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  1. Wondering how much this pen is worth, as I'm suspecting that I grossly overpaid for it. I recently got this Parker 45 at a pen show and was very happy with my purchase. It has a 14k gold nib and writes beautifully. I don't have a deep knowledge of fountain pens (only started collecting last year), so I just trusted the dealer's price. However, when I got home, I started doing some research, and discovered that the pen is being sold on ebay for much, much lower than what I had paid. The dealer said that it was a rare version of the pen because of the gold cap and the lighter red color, whi
  2. Captivelight

    Red Parker 45 Flighter

    Can anyone please tell me anything about this Red Parker 45 Flighter - it's not something I have come across before with matching red section and end tip on a brushed steel Flighter body with gold trim. Pen was made in the US but I purchased it from Japan. Fine 14K Gold nib fitted when I got it. Was this a standard colour? Any idea of dates ... anything would be useful! Thank you. http://pencollect.co.uk/personal/45red.jpg
  3. Captivelight

    Parker 45 Coronet Set

    Happy days - today's post brought me the final pen that I needed to complete my set of Parker 45 Coronets http://pencollect.co.uk/personal/23.jpg The Coronets were introduced in around 1967 and featured a colored anodized aluminum body, a wider clutch ring then the regular 45 Flighters and a unique marking among the 45 family where the Parker logo is inscribed in line with the clip. Less easy to notice, they tend to be 1mm shorter in length then the 45 Flighter and are lighter in weight. Colors are Red, Blue, Grey, Green, Brown (often called Orange) and Black.
  4. Hi to all, can you help me in two points: Are the pens in the photos bellow Parker 45 Flighter model? (it looks like from what I've seen of pictures through Google-it) Is there a way to date them? (I search the web but the methods I've seen all talked about gold trims and these are all silver...) Here are the photos. It's a duo set, with two fountain pens in a box. One is a Medium Nib and the Other a Fine nib. One thing I noticed and found strange is that one says "Made in France" and the other "Made in England"... The box looks old and is not in very good condition as you
  5. Armand.D

    Ink Flow Problem ? Parker 45

    Hello everyone, some months ago I received a parker 45 from a kindly member, and have a problem with one.. I decided to test it and found a deluxe converter to fit it, then filled it with usual BB ink but.. writing : it only puts down a very very fine line + I have to exerce a lot of pressure to see the ink properly. It was already cleaned before, does it means I have to use ammonia, or that the feed is damaged ? I've done nothing special with it and the member approved that he sent it nearly mint/carefully, the problem is not here so I have no ideas.. Your thoughts ? Thank you. (pictures
  6. Lovely_Pen

    Parker 45 With Italic Nib?

    I recently bought a Parker 45 off the bay, which was described as having a "very broad nib." Little did I realize that it was a Broad Italic nib, marked by the "E" on the back of the section...I'm guessing the seller had little idea as to what he had offered. The pen wasn't in the best shape when it arrived, and required some TLC. While it's a lovely writer, the B nib is just a little too broad for my taste and handwriting style. Does anyone know if Parker made 45's with a Medium Italic nib? I do really love a good italic nib, and this one is lovely--I'm assuming any other italic nibs they
  7. Runnin_Ute

    Parker 45 Desk Set

    Just got this Parker 45 desk set in a divided wood box. I won't have it for a few days or so, but it sure looks nice. Appears to be from the late 1960's. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Parker-45-Fountain-Pen-Desk-Set-on-Wooden-Divided-Box-/331416979084?_ilink=&_trkparms=gh1g%3DI331416979084.N9.S1.M-2451.R1.TR1&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=Tcfh0W%252FmV6LD7nQM49fbpbLUFwE%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
  8. Hello FPN, I have a Parker 45 flighter that's got a case of tine alignment issue. The problem is, the nib is not actually mis-aligned, when I disassemble it, (ie. take the collar off the nib unit freeing the nib) the nib tines are perfectly aligned. However when I reassemble it, the collar seems to be pushing one tine downwards further than the other resulting in scratchiness . Is this a common problem with parker 45s? Is there a way to prevent the collar from pushing one tine down further than the other? I've tried rotating the collar a bit and jiggling it around as I slide it up the feed to
  9. h.farmawi

    Parker 45

    few days ago i got 3 nice pens a Sheaffer Imperial and 2 beautifully colored Parker 45 pens, both of them came with a Fine Nib one of them -the gold plated one- was very clean so i didnt do anything to it and the other one needed some service so i did it and im currently using it, such a nice pen very smooth, fantastic grip and decent ink flow even when im using cheap paper it writes perfectly without any problems. here is some pictures for both of them :http://imageshack.com/a/img534/3292/qyd7.jpghttp://imageshack.com/a/img822/6840/dsi0.jpghttp://imageshack.com/a/img850/2144/5qol.jpg
  10. EJKorvette

    Parker 45 Extra Fine Italic Nib

    I have searched high and low for one of these (the housing is not marked with an identifying code letter), and I'm beginning to think they may be unobtanium. Does anyone have an idea where I may be able to find one?
  11. poisonball

    Hi There From Singapore!

    Hi there! I'm from Singapore, really into fountain pens but alas aren't really rich enough to buy the more drool worthy pens; I've just splurged on a vanishing point decimo on rakuten, and hopefully it willactually turn up.... So we're moving house, because the house is getting renovated, and we had to clean out all our junk to store it away for a year. The whole of last month we'd been packing and stuff -though OUR stuff, had been cleared out. My mother's stuff, is... well, still all over the place. So last weekend I had been clearing out some last bits of stationery and found what i thoug
  12. Watermonkey314

    What's Going On Here?

    I'm new to the vintage pen thing. I've started with Parker 45s after reading OcalaFlGuy's enthusiastic praise of them), and I've recently acquired a few at excellent (to me) prices. (2 plastic GTs with steel nibs at ~$20 in excellent / mint condition, plus a NOS flighter, also steel-nibbed at ~$30 - I do realize I've missed out on a 14k nib, so I'm still fishing for a reasonably-priced one). But this baffles me - am I missing something that makes this 45 worth 4+ times more than any other? (Olive green 45 GT with a 14k XF nib, fully serviced, now at $105!!). Or did someone just get carried a
  13. I would like to share my delight of acquiring some older fps : they are parker 45 , particularly shield pattern with green paint , a pattern unknown to me atleast before.A lady sheaffer in black color with golden overlay type pattern , has a 14 k medium nib , excelent writers . I still value these "oldies " and extremely happy to have these wonderful pens !
  14. Hey, So a while back I acquired two used Parker 45 pens, one with a 14k extra fine nib and the other with a steel Fine. Unfortunately, the 14k nib seems to have been either worn out, or badly ground...it writes as thick as a Japanese M, and has such a tiny sweet spot that it's immensely difficult to use. A tiny bit off and the pen bites into the paper. I made sure the tines are aligned, and spread them a tiny bit to make it wetter which seems to have helped a bit, but it's still not very fun to use. In addition, my other P45 kept getting ink all over the inside of the cap, as well as the
  15. Captivelight

    After Three Months ...

    So, around 3 months ago I bought a Parker 45 in a nostalgic fit of self indulgence on the grounds that it was the pen that saw me through my school days, or to be more accurate that THEY were the pens that saw me through as it turned out that my fellow class mates were pretty much convinced that property ownership was not an important issue leading to a fair number of pens disappearing never to be seen again. So, having bought myself one pen I found myself buying another, and another ... and pretty soon I seem to have found a new direction to my wanderings on the internet whilst I'm sat here p
  16. strandloper

    Are Parker 45S Still Being Made?

    I've found this pen for sale on a local site with the price dropping over a few weeks. It is brand new still in the modern sort of bubble pack packaging, apparently won in a competition and unwanted. I recall my father having an all steel Parker pen when I was a kid back in the 70s that, from images found on the net, I believe was probably a Flighter 45 so I will probably bid for this pen. Just wondering how old it might be.
  17. So I won this Parker 45 here ... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rare-Parker-45-Flighter-Brushed-Stainless-Steel-Fountain-Pen-80s-/290988354420?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&nma=true&si=7Y7wDtDdd09zbjn2WwznDS4PHEc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc It was one of those spur of the moment bids ... which I almost immediately thought ... hmmm I don't know enough about this pen, and nobody else has bid on it. Well, no problem, thought I, someone else will Snipe it. So I went off to bed and thought no more of it. In the morning I found I'd won it. Now, I would
  18. Hi I've just bought a parker 45 with a grip section that has 4 equially placed depression, they are placed at 12,3,6 and 9 oclock. they are smooth and contain no ridges unlike other shaped grips i've seen. In fact this is the first Parker 45 I've seen without a totaly round grip section. Does any one out there have any info on this? Pen is a parker 45 flighter, gold nib with silver coloured (chrome) trim and tassie at the end of the barrel. Regards
  19. Wheatflower

    Parker 45 Converter Problem

    Earlier in the month I decided it was time for me to Try A Vintage Pen and I ordered a nice greenish NOS Parker 45 from a well-known online store. It writes well, but after two attempts to fill it with ink I have realized that the sac in the little squeezy converter is broken. I hold the seller blameless in this: the pen was described as having been manufactured in the early 60s, and as I was also manufactured in the early 60s I have a good respect for the effects of time. However, I am in a quandry about what to do next. Do modern Parker converters fit the 45? Should I try to have my c
  20. I collect Parker 45s and am trying to get one of each. Richard Binder's excellent guide is very helpful in this regard as it lists all the barrel colours. However, to my eye, it is very difficult to distinguish "rage red" from "vermilion" without having them side by side. My problem is that I cannot actually place them side by side, because I only have one colour: http://users.tpg.com.au/bule/temp/red_pens.jpg (in reverse chronological order: Custom, CT, Arrow/CT, Parker Eversharp, Eversharp Big E). Does anyone know which colour I have here? I suspect it is rage red but I far from
  21. Hello denizens of Parker-world! I recently developed an acute form of Parker fever and went on a bidding spree on the E-nabler-bay. Rather than blow all my money on a single new (Pilot) pen, I decided to try my hand at buying vintage and fixing up pens myself. No pics yet but here are the 5 pens slowly winging their way to my door: Parker 45 Flighter, Parker 51 x 2, Parker 21 Super x 2, and Parker 21 Non-Super. I'll have to be careful with the 21's since I already cracked the section of my Parker 45, which I only received this month! I plan to carry the 45 and 51's around as part of my fountai

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