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What Parkers Have Joined Your Collection Lately?

parker p45 sonnet p51 p21 jotter p75 vacumatic duofold ciselle

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#101 NumberSix

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 16:34

I've been meaning to try Aurora carts in my Parkers, so I ordered a couple of boxes. Popped a black one into one of my 45s this morning, and it's working like a charm. I need to give it a day or two, in case any ink bleeds out through the feed or section. But it seems great so far. 



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#102 corgicoupe

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 19:20

No reason it should not work. When I bought an Aurora pen at the Atlanta pen show a couple of years ago (at the Aurora table) and it didn't have a converter, I was told to wander around and find a Parker converter, which worked just fine.


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#103 NumberSix

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 19:50

No reason it should not work. When I bought an Aurora pen at the Atlanta pen show a couple of years ago (at the Aurora table) and it didn't have a converter, I was told to wander around and find a Parker converter, which worked just fine.

 

So far working great. I have already written several pages with it. 



#104 Astonmv8

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 19:29

This is my new collection I picked up this week. First vintage Parker's very pleased.

 

4 Duofolds, 45 ct and a 17

 

 

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#105 NumberSix

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 19:42

I was drooling over your new acquisitions when you posted them in that other thread! Well done. Insta-Parker-collection. 

 

Most of us have to buy ours one at a time.  :lol:



#106 Astonmv8

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 20:51

It was shear luck NumberSix, I thought I was buying around 8 pens from a very nice person having a clear out. It turned out to be 36 pens! ranging from Parkers, Conway Stewart, Swan, Mabi Todd, Watermans, Reliance, Osmiroid and Platignum. Most are in need of repair so I will sell these as well as the Parker 45 and 17 but I am keeping the Duofolds.

 

I was drooling over your new acquisitions when you posted them in that other thread! Well done. Insta-Parker-collection. 

 

Most of us have to buy ours one at a time.  :lol:



#107 mitto

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 08:30

A bunch a 19 Parker 51s. Three vacumatics and the rest aerometrics. Two vacumatics are without caps. But I already have some vacumatic caps in my part boxes.

Busy week aheady cleaning and restoring the pens.

Edited by mitto, 28 May 2020 - 08:33.

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 11:08

A bunch a 19 Parker 51s. Three vacumatics and the rest aerometrics. Two vacumatics are without caps. But I already have some vacumatic caps in my part boxes.

Busy week aheady cleaning and restoring the pens.

Sounds like fun! Do you have any pictures? 



#109 Carguy

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 16:02

A bunch a 19 Parker 51s. Three vacumatics and the rest aerometrics. Two vacumatics are without caps. But I already have some vacumatic caps in my part boxes.

Busy week aheady cleaning and restoring the pens.


Man I sure wish I could find a score like this. I’m lucky but not THIS lucky.

Nice haul Mitto! Will you adopt me so I can be in your will?

#110 Astonmv8

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 19:54

Beechwood, not sure what Duofold this is as its rather short and stubby compared with picture of yours

 

Can anyone confirm what Duofold this is?

 

 

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#111 Astonmv8

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Posted 28 May 2020 - 20:05

I think this is a Parker Duofold Vest Pocket from c1930. I can just make out on the barrel Geo S Parker but not much else its such a shame the cap is in such poor condition. The nib and barrel on the other hand are great.

 

Happy to be corrected



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Posted 29 May 2020 - 17:28

Parker 17 "Lady" ( B)

 

I ordered this one almost a month ago from the UK, and it finally arrived (through no fault of the ebay seller). It is tiny!  Shown here alongside a 45 and a Jotter for comparison. 

 

I inked it up with Quink Blue, and the tiny Broad nib lays down a thick line. It is the darkest Washable Quink Blue I have ever had from a pen. I almost wondered if there was perhaps some old ink in there, though the pen and sac were spotless. I think it's just paintbrushing ink. 

 

Small, but it's bigger around than a Jotter BP, and posted it's just fine to use. I doubt it would ever become a daily driver, but it works well enough that it could. I suspect, given the name, that it was designed to be carried in a purse. And it would be perfect for that use. 

 

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#113 NumberSix

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 17:49

Received two Vectors today:

 

  • Black plastic made in France - ordered with ESSRI
  • Burgundy Plastic made in USA - NOS from eBay (late 90s?)

 

These pens are slim, but they're a great length posted. My only issue is that they have the same weird too-smooth-in-a-bad-way feel that my Parker 15 does. No issues with ink flow or anything, but they feel a little weird when writing. 



#114 Carguy

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 21:17

Parker 17 "Lady" ( B)
 
I ordered this one almost a month ago from the UK, and it finally arrived (through no fault of the ebay seller). It is tiny!  Shown here alongside a 45 and a Jotter for comparison. 
 
I inked it up with Quink Blue, and the tiny Broad nib lays down a thick line. It is the darkest Washable Quink Blue I have ever had from a pen. I almost wondered if there was perhaps some old ink in there, though the pen and sac were spotless. I think it's just paintbrushing ink. 
 
Small, but it's bigger around than a Jotter BP, and posted it's just fine to use. I doubt it would ever become a daily driver, but it works well enough that it could. I suspect, given the name, that it was designed to be carried in a purse. And it would be perfect for that use. 
 
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I’ve been meaning to try a 17 on for size, I just haven’t gotten around to buying one or finding one I like.

#115 donnweinberg

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 21:43

I just received delivery from the U.K. of a 24K custom gold-plated Parker Frontier FP that I purchased on Ebay. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the plater-seller and really looks great.  Here are four photos I just took:

 

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#116 jchch1950

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 05:40

Parker IM in  brushed metal finish. :)



#117 Matlock

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Posted 31 May 2020 - 06:33

Parker  1987 Duofold Centenial in Black with 14k fine nib.


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#118 mitto

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 15:28

A 1987 Parker Duofold International blue marble.

I bought the pen cheap as the section and barrel metal connector was stuck inside the barrel. And, hence, the antique shop owner wanted to get rid of it.

I was able to remove/unscrew the metal connector from the barrel with use of mild dry heat and then threading it back to the section using shellac. The pen is in mint condition with box and paperwork.

Edited by mitto, 02 June 2020 - 15:31.

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#119 christof

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Posted 04 June 2020 - 08:05

I finally was able to catch a Parker 105 Flighter:

 

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I already had the gold version with bark-pattern:

 

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Now I would be interested to see a picture of a sterling silver version with bark pattern. Does anyone have one?

 

C.


What's Up At Christof's: http://www.fountainp...tofs/?p=2337615

 

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#120 Beechwood

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Posted 04 June 2020 - 11:40

A Parker 51 in Cordovan Brown, from 1946, Made in Canada.

 

Such a smooth fine nib.

 

 

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