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What Parkers Have Joined Your Collection Lately?

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#21 sanesan

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 02:53

I recently got around to re-sac'ing this 1940 striped duofold fountain pen. I'm told the imprint is uncommon since it is a generic "Parker" imprint rather than more typical "Parker Duofold". I've seen a couple of the generic imprints, but only on the 3 band button filling pens.

 

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 02:55

Gorgeous! You can really see how that form led into 45, 75, and so many others. Iconic

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 03:15

At the Little Rock pen show I picked up a Lacquer Parker 75 and a gold cap Parker 65 both in excellent condition.


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Posted 07 May 2020 - 03:39

At the Little Rock pen show I picked up a Lacquer Parker 75 and a gold cap Parker 65 both in excellent condition.


Vanness is in Little Rock, arent they? Maybe my fave online pen shop. Mike has always taken good care of me when I needed anything.

Dont have a 65 or 75 yet. So many Parkers; so little money...

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 03:45

Vanness Pen shop is wonderful! They are always a big part of the Little Rock Pen show! 75 miles from me but well worth the drive to visit Mike and Lisa! This was the first time I had even seen a 65, it is a wonderful pen! I already had several 75's but couldn't pass up this one for the price.


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Posted 07 May 2020 - 03:50

Would love to see your 75 and 65, if you would like to share pics!

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 15:18

Recently acquired a sterling silver Parker Sonnet with a factory stub nib.

 

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Here's the pen. Slightly tarnished sterling silver with gold plated band and clip. It's date coded IIL, 2nd qtr 1993.

 

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Edited by corgicoupe, 08 May 2020 - 00:30.

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 15:56

Nine! At least I don't feel so bad now! 

 

I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the new arrivals.

 

Make it 11. I ordered a 51 and a 51 Demi on ebay yesterday. This is not funny anymore.  :yikes:



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Posted 07 May 2020 - 15:57

Recently acquired a sterling silver Parker Sonnet with a factory stub nib.

 

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I like that "S" marking. Have not seen that before.

 

How's the pen working it for you? And how did you get that nib? Did you have to buy a regular one and then send it in for nib exchange?



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Posted 07 May 2020 - 18:01

@ sanesan -- That pen is gorgeous!  Probably my favorite color of the Laidtones (I only have one Duofold and it's black; the Blue and Dusty Rose ones are both button fillers).

 

@NumberSix -- this is serendipity!  I had just finished sending Vanness email about their awesome service before logging onto FPN today (and my current order hasn't even arrived yet -- but is out for delivery  :bunny01:).  And I hit the pay button about 11:30 PM EDT on Monday night....  (By Tuesday I had tracking info; by yesterday, when I could actual access the USPS tracking site, it was already in transit....

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 18:10

 

Make it 11. I ordered a 51 and a 51 Demi on ebay yesterday. This is not funny anymore.  :yikes:

 

Oh well, at least you're still making me feel good, just one purchase today, another Arrow!


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Posted 07 May 2020 - 18:21

 

@NumberSix -- this is serendipity!  I had just finished sending Vanness email about their awesome service before logging onto FPN today (and my current order hasn't even arrived yet -- but is out for delivery  :bunny01:).  And I hit the pay button about 11:30 PM EDT on Monday night....  (By Tuesday I had tracking info; by yesterday, when I could actual access the USPS tracking site, it was already in transit....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

When I place an order early enough in the day for them to process that day, I usually receive it within about 3 business days. Sometimes 4. Even now in this crazy time. (I ordered a new Bullet Journal and some inks from them a couple of weeks ago.)

 

Unlike another local pen business, from whom I overpaid for a Parker IM (bc I wanted to support this store). Placed the order on Monday, and as of today it's still "pending". Now maybe they are only shipping once a week, like PeytonStreetPens says they're doing. And that would be fine. It's still fine because once it ships I will probably have it the next day. But some communication about it would have helped.  :P

 

Vanness (and Pen Chalet and Goldspot) have spoiled me by processing fast right now. 

 

Come to think of it, maybe they didn't have the pen in stock and are ordering it from amazon or something?  :angry:  No, I can't think like that.  :blush:



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Posted 07 May 2020 - 18:23

 

Oh well, at least you're still making me feel good, just one purchase today, another Arrow!

 

Glad I could be of assistance! Looking forward to seeing the new Arrow.



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Posted 07 May 2020 - 21:42

 

I like that "S" marking. Have not seen that before.

 

How's the pen working it for you? And how did you get that nib? Did you have to buy a regular one and then send it in for nib exchange?

I bought it from a fellow pen club member. It forces me to write larger than I usually do, but it is nice writing.

 

I'll post a photo of the whole pen a bit later today.

 

ETA: See the earlier post for the photo.


Edited by corgicoupe, 08 May 2020 - 15:18.

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Posted 08 May 2020 - 05:19

Recently acquired a sterling silver Parker Sonnet with a factory stub nib.

 

http://www.fountainp...actory_stub.jpg

 

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Here's the pen. Slightly tarnished sterling silver with gold plated band and clip. It's date coded IIL, 2nd qtr 1993.

 

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Great to see a first year Sonnet with the original nib section with the additional gold ring. 


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Posted 08 May 2020 - 14:21

The second of my 3 recent Ebay purchases (mentioned in my earlier post)  arrived a couple of days ago, a Forest green 45 Classic GT.  I've found it very difficult to get the green colour to show correctly in a photograph though.

 

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Posted 08 May 2020 - 17:04

The second of my 3 recent Ebay purchases (mentioned in my earlier post)  arrived a couple of days ago, a Forest green 45 Classic GT.  I've found it very difficult to get the green colour to show correctly in a photograph though.

 

 

 

Nice!  I have an Olive and a Teal. This seems like it would be a nice color to fit between them. 



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Posted 08 May 2020 - 19:28

Is it just me, or does anyone else get tired of the Vac system? It's super cool and holds an endless amount of ink. (I have yet to run a P51 dry, even with weeks of constant use.) 

 

But I figured my P51 had to be running low on this 4001 Royal Blue fill, and I thought I might like to put Serenity Blue in it for a change. What a hassle trying to clean it out! It's been a few months since I changed inks, so I had kind of forgotten.

 

It's currently sitting nibdown in a wad of thick, soft toilet paper to hopefully wick all the remaining water out. 

 

One of the best writers I have yet used. But I am tempted to pass it on to someone for a good price. Ugh.

 

Am I the only one who feels like this?



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Posted 08 May 2020 - 21:01

 

When I place an order early enough in the day for them to process that day, I usually receive it within about 3 business days. Sometimes 4. Even now in this crazy time. (I ordered a new Bullet Journal and some inks from them a couple of weeks ago.)

 

Unlike another local pen business, from whom I overpaid for a Parker IM (bc I wanted to support this store). Placed the order on Monday, and as of today it's still "pending". Now maybe they are only shipping once a week, like PeytonStreetPens says they're doing. And that would be fine. It's still fine because once it ships I will probably have it the next day. But some communication about it would have helped.  :P

 

Vanness (and Pen Chalet and Goldspot) have spoiled me by processing fast right now. 

 

Well, I put the order in very late Monday night, so it wouldn't have likely been processed till Tuesday.  And the package arrived about a quarter after 5 yesterday afternoon.  Note that that was with the free shipping option, I might add....  :D 

Pens are drying after being flushed out yesterday evening.  

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Posted 08 May 2020 - 22:06

 

Well, I put the order in very late Monday night, so it wouldn't have likely been processed till Tuesday.  And the package arrived about a quarter after 5 yesterday afternoon.  Note that that was with the free shipping option, I might add....  :D 

Pens are drying after being flushed out yesterday evening.  

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

I placed an order today, and I got the shipping notification within about two hours. No doubt I will have the package by about Tuesday. They're just that damn good.  :bunny01:

 

Vanness order includes a brushed chrome w/ GT Shaeffer Prelude, so I will probably send back the stainless CT Sonnet I ordered the other day from another shop. Everything I have read says the Prelude is a better pen for the steel nib (designed by the same person, even?), and this one was on sale at a much better price point even than the entry-level Sonnet I purchased.


Edited by NumberSix, 08 May 2020 - 22:16.






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