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Hi All,

Is this a 45 set? Not great pictures but the section and nib look like a 45, although the cap and barrel are a color I've never seen in the 45. Maybe a limited, special run of 45's? But there were a gazillion 45's over the years, and for all I know this might be more common than I think. Li'l help with the i.d. and any information you might have on this set in particular? Does that nib look like it might be 14k?
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Thats a 45 Coronet set. Note the gold tail and the extra thick gold barrel ring. A good photo will depict the halo logo on the cap. The colors were pastel-flavored. They look nice, but not for frequent carry or posting because the finish is easily scratched. Considered a premium 45.

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Yup, that looks like a gray coronet set, which I didn't know was a thing. This group is great! Thanks.

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The color of some of the Coronets can be a bit difficult to tell from an online photo. Id wager that this one is the sky blue version. The grey version is darker in tone, but sometimes the grey is also hard to differentiate from the olive green version.

 

This family of pens looks great as a collection with the spectrum of colors arrayed, but some of the colors seem a bit off for a high end metallic finish when you take the pens out and use them individually. A very Pale sky blue? A very muddy olive green? I live in Austin, so at least the orange/rust color makes sense, because it is clearly Texas burnt orange!

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The color of some of the Coronets can be a bit difficult to tell from an online photo. Id wager that this one is the sky blue version. The grey version is darker in tone, but sometimes the grey is also hard to differentiate from the olive green version.

 

This family of pens looks great as a collection with the spectrum of colors arrayed, but some of the colors seem a bit off for a high end metallic finish when you take the pens out and use them individually. A very Pale sky blue? A very muddy olive green? I live in Austin, so at least the orange/rust color makes sense, because it is clearly Texas burnt orange!

I'd add that there can be quite a bit of variation between examples of the same color.

 

I believe the production colors were a black, red, brown, greenish, grey, and blue. I've seen a few pens identified as prototypes in colors that are so far off the norm I tend to agree. The provenance helps since they were found in Janesville by a collector there.

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I'd add that there can be quite a bit of variation between examples of the same color.

 

I believe the production colors were a black, red, brown, greenish, grey, and blue. I've seen a few pens identified as prototypes in colors that are so far off the norm I tend to agree. The provenance helps since they were found in Janesville by a collector there.

FarmBoy, I have seen some of those prototype colors. One of the local competition that I have to fight for scrapes keeps picking up the good stuff.

 

One of these days I will have to catch up with him to see all of his new Parkers he has picked up.

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