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I have bought a duofold citrine which made in france

with his ass,I find logo PARKER and a word france and "10"

WTH?what is that?10?

I cant find any Letter of Quality pen

What is that means,Parker is not a quality pen anymore?

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My Parker IMs (new metal vesion, not the older "Vector MkII") do nt seem to carry date codes at all.

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Hi, I bought my 'I.M' in the UK in April 2012, and there is no clue as to where it was made, but on the chrome band at the bottom edge of the cap is this code, (photo). I would think it was made during '11 or '12.

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I'm sure there's a "Let's not upset China" clause, Richard; it seems to be the vogue these days.

 

On the offending item, the code looks like the third quarter of a year ending in 0. If it's an IM of any sort, then 2000 is too early, so that's prrrrrrrobably meant to indicate 2010, which is suggests that Parker's flipping back to the previous pattern of Quarter Year rather than sticking with Year.Quarter. On datum isn't a good foundation, of course, and I thought I'd seen a thread containing evidence that they were sticking with Y.Q on a more up-scale pen.

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Are you sure it doesn't say IQ? That would be the date code for the 4th quarter of 2010.

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Hi all, Yes it is 'IQ'. It was bought brand new from large stationers in the UK, in April '12, of course it could have been made a year or more earlier, but takes time to move along the supply chain to the shops, in this case seems to more be than a year.

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