Parker 75 ‘Place Vendôme’ BP, in gold-plated ‘Grain d’Orge’ finish. Made in France. Date code IE (1988 Q3).
Bought in a shop in mid-1989, so I am confident about this being its date of production.
Parker 75 ‘Place Vendôme’ FP, in gold-plated ‘Grain d’Orge’ finish. Made in France. Date code IE (1984 Q3 or 1988 Q3).
Bought on eBay in 2022, so I do not know which date is correct.
Nib is 14k gold, ‘M’, and ‘Made in France’.
Parker 75 FP in Sterling Silver Ciselé finish. Made in USA. No date code.
But it has ‘dished’ tassies and its ‘Parker’ imprint on cap-band at rear, leaving a blank area under the clip on to which one might get one’s initials/monogram/logo engraved. So, it is a post-1970 pen. And the lack of date codes means pre-1979.
This pen’s nib is 14k gold, ‘F’, and ‘Made in USA’.
In this photo one can see the ribbed indentations for one’s fingers on the FPs’ grip-sections.
The top of the grip-sections in this photo would correspond to a ‘0’ mark on a first-run 75. One can see in this photo how much I have rotated my 75s’ nibs in order to make the writing experience a comfortable one. And it is now a very comfortable writing experience 😊