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Parker Falcon Of My Dreams!

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#1 Inkysloth

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 13:29

I hovered over a Falcon on Ebay, bidding when there were 7 seconds left, and got a beautiful boxed Parker Falcon, with nib size tag & price, leaflet, cartridge, converter, and card outer box.

50271035667_518d2053ae.jpgParker Falcon and box by Robin Inkysloth, on Flickr

50271035942_350a556323.jpgParker Falcon nib - top by Robin Inkysloth, on Flickr

50270193633_54e9809308.jpgParker Falcon cap & label by Robin Inkysloth, on Flickr

50270863421_ddb66bc342.jpgParker Falcon cap & original price by Robin Inkysloth, on Flickr

50270862746_378db9a811.jpgParker Falcon box - rear by Robin Inkysloth, on Flickr


I love that list of all the nib sizes available!

50271039272_2de39ca802.jpgParker Falcon leaflet side 1 by Robin Inkysloth, on Flickr

50270195603_0b103ea84a.jpgParker Falcon leaflet - side 2 by Robin Inkysloth, on Flickr

 


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#2 Ron Z

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 13:36

Nicely done!  I have had a couple of them, one a flighter, one a brown one, but never the papers and box.  A very cool pen, and decently made.  Do you plan to use it?  I'll be interested how the girth fits your hand.  I found mine to be too thin when I had them, and it would be even more of a problem for me now.  Even so, one can't deny that the design is cool. 


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Posted 26 August 2020 - 14:35

Great find! Love the look of the falcon but have never been able to snag one at a price that suited me. Enjoy!


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#4 Inkysloth

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Posted 26 August 2020 - 14:50

Nicely done!  I have had a couple of them, one a flighter, one a brown one, but never the papers and box.  A very cool pen, and decently made.  Do you plan to use it?  I'll be interested how the girth fits your hand.  I found mine to be too thin when I had them, and it would be even more of a problem for me now.  Even so, one can't deny that the design is cool. 

It's been used already (it arrived with a dried out cartridge in) so I don't have the pressure at least of deciding whether to use a mint pen. I'll give it a try. I have quite small hands and don't mind slender pens, but it's about as thin as I like to go. My first fountain pen was a Parker Classic, which was a 10th birthday present from my grandad. That's definitely too slim for me to use for any length of time.

I love the all-in-one nibs. I'd really like a Pilot Myu, but they're well out of my price range.


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Posted 26 August 2020 - 17:22

Great find! never seen one with box and papers.


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Posted 27 August 2020 - 19:01

Congratulations, very nice pen, I have that finish possibly with a fine nib, I have to use a bit farther up as it's a bit thin for me, still comfortable. Got it cheap but with a bent clip, Edelstein Mandarin looks nice with it, so far very reliable pen.


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Posted 29 August 2020 - 21:33

You did get it for the £18.10 sticker price, right? :)



#8 Inkysloth

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 22:40

You did get it for the £18.10 sticker price, right? :)


Not quite... but adjusted for inflation, I got it for less!

According to an inflation calculator, £18 in 1979 is equivalent to £83 today, and I paid £54.66.

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Posted 01 September 2020 - 22:55

Nice find - how rare is that!?

I think you got it for a good price.

 

Always liked the design of these pens - destined to be a future classic, if not already so.

Tha Falcon I had had a huge ball of tipping and put down a nice wet line.

 

Enjoy it in good health.







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