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Parker Sonnet Athens Model Rollerball


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#1 Robb1980


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Posted 02 September 2019 - 20:27

Can anyone provide info on a old Parker Sonnet Rollerball that I have had in my collection for years.  It appears to be identical to the FP but I am not certain that that it is the same gold plated body. It's from 1994 - I think.




Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks, Robb

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Edited by Robb1980, 02 September 2019 - 20:33.

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#2 thx1138



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Posted 03 September 2019 - 08:18

The finish is called Athenes. This finish was carried over from the Parker 75 Premier range and always seems to attract a premium price on the second hand market. I have a few of the Premiers and a couple of Insignia's with this pattern, it is in my opinion only second to the barley corn pattern in terms of attractiveness.

Edited by thx1138, 03 September 2019 - 08:23.

#3 Robb1980


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 21:16

Thank you. This is tremendously helpful and I appreciate you taking the time to respond. Best, Robb.

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 21:25

RB barrel should have a 'Barrel insert' that would prevent using FP section with full size cartridge/converter.

RB cap have circle pattern at the jewel (as identification from the top)


other than that all in same size/dimension



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Posted 05 September 2019 - 23:26

The barrel insert can be removed if in case one would like to convert the RB to a FP.
Khan M. Ilyas

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