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Strange Parker Duofold Senior With Odd Imprint



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Hello all! I recently won a Parker Duofold Senior (the Big Red) online and I just received it in the mail. The pen is in wonderful condition, but the imprint is so strange. There is no Parker imprint, but rather just COMPLIMENTS OF FALLS GARAGE INC. and an offset D to the right of it. I have no idea what to make of it, and I can find nothing online. The rest of the pen looks great, so Im stumped. Is it a gift? Loaner pen? Maybe a bootleg Duofold? Ive attached pictures, so let me know if you know anything about this pen! Maybe we can figure something out.

 

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I would say the imprint was for the business FALLS GARAGE INC. for their customers. To say thanks for their business? I would say that is a pen that I would call a keeper.

Any Duofold Senior collector would pay a pretty penny to add that pen to there collection. I my self collect Jotters with advertising on them. Just the last two weeks I picked up two Jotter salesman pens with interesting imprints on them. I have one green P21 that has the following hot stamp on it.

 

BILL DAWSON CIRC. SUPV.

THE DENVER POST MARCH '59 QUOTA

DLY. 21,875 SUN 28,700

 

 

I would say to you keep the pen.

 

Ken

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I almost bid on this pen, but passed as I already have 2. I think you got a great deal!

 

Congrats!

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brandonsandy

Thats what I figured as well. It wouldve been one hell of a compliment gift at the time! The only thing that strikes me as weird is the lack of the original Parker imprint. Ive taken a loupe to it and there is 0 trace of the Duofold imprint. So maybe this business made a special order? In either case, I had no intentions of selling it, so itll be a special oddity in my collection.

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The printing matches Parker's standard printing and everything else is correct, so,likely real.

And in regard to it being perceived as an extravagant gift, maybe. My grandfather told me about the "gifts" he received that would have been contemporaneous to that period. I have the pens, and it includes a gold filled Parker Lucky curve.

(Some would have called them bribes.)

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Wow nice find! Hard to imagine a garage giving away such a nice pen, usually see service awards and such but not businesses giving away Duofolds! Definately a keeper!

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Googled Falls Garage and got this:

 

Falls Garage

2635 Sullivans Trl, Falls, PA 18615

(570) 388-2227

Be cool if it was the same company!

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