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Parker


Parker and Waterman are old American pen companies that migrated to Europe for business reasons. Both are currently owned by Newell Rubbermaid.  Both have made wonderful pens through the century. I'm particularly fond of Parker Vacumatics and Duofold Juniors. English Parkers are also wonderful writers, often with flexible nibs

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06 APR 2014
French Parker 75
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A very attractive Parker 75 in black lacquer finish.  The nib is an 18 Kt fine, and does not rotate, as some older 75s do.  Mild desk wear. Cartridge/converter (converter included).  5 1/8", 130 mm.

Price: $115 with Free Shipping in the US

Danish Parker Duofold - Big Red
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There must be a story to this Streamlined Parker Duofold Senior.  The imprint isn't that sharp, but you can see both the "Made in USA" and the round anchor mark that Parker put on its Danish pens. The nib is a Penol Ambassador. No question it's Danish!  Firm fine. The feed is the Christmas tree style.  New sac.  Button filler.  Faint imprint, a few short scratches, and brassing of the clip ball and cap bands.   5 3/16", 132 mm.

Price: $225 with Free Shipping in the US

Danish Parker Popular - Terracotta
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A very pretty mid-size Danish Parker.  It's really pretty, in excellent condition, with a very clear imprint (and Danish Anchor symbol).  The nib is a firm fine (maybe extra fine) Vacumatic style nib (USA).    5 1/4", 132 mm.

Price: $125 with Free Shipping in the US

English Parker Duofold
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This is a standard sized English Parker Duofold. It has an aerometric filler.  Exellent imprint and the chalk price marks are still present.  The 18 Kt nib feels like a medium. Condition is like-new.   5 5/16", 135 mm.

Price: $140 with Free Shipping in the US

Mandarin Parker Duofold Set
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This is the iconic Mandarin Yellow Streamlined Duofold from the 1920s. This set comes with the senior sized pen, box, and a working pencil.  The pen cap, like most Mandarins, has small cracks. In this case they've been very well restored (by someone before me).  The close up shows the cracks.  The nib is a medium, but I'd be unlikely to use this pen - these are rare because the plastic is very brittle, so they're really mostly display pieces (in truth).  Other than some brassing of the clip ball and tiny areas of brassing on the cap bands, there are no other issues.  The box shows a some wear, but it's quite intact and very cool.

Price: $850 with Free Shipping in the US

Parker Duofold Centennial
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Spectacularly gorgeous pearl and black modern Duofold in like-new condition. Cartridge-converter filler.  Nib is an 18 Kt. medium.  The smaller, International size.  5 3/8", 137 mm.

Price: $350 with Free Shipping in the US

Danish Parker Duofold
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A very attractive black Duofold, made in Denmark. It's a two jewel model, with a button filler under the blind cap.  Great imprint. The nib is a 14 Kt fine/medium (more fine). Some deskwear to the plastic, otherwise no problems.  5 1/4", 134 mm.

Price: $120 with Free Shipping in the US

Danish "New" Parker Duofold
Targa TargaA very nice and lightly used "New Parker Duofold" (which it says on the imprint).  The pen is an aerometric filler, and for all intents and purposes is like the English Duofolds.  14Kt fine nib. Very little wear, great imprint.  Pretty burgundy color is more red than it appears on my screen. 5 1/8", 131 mm.

Price: $100 with Free Shipping in the US

Danish Parker Duofold
Targa TargaA practical Danish Duofold with an aluminum button filler.  The nib is a replacement warranted 14 Kt XF - a good nib for editing.  A bit of wear to the imprint - otherwise very good condition.  5 1/8", 130 mm.

Price: $75 with Free Shipping in the US

Burgundy Senior Duofold Set
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 I have a nice burgundy English Duofold Senior set with its box. 14 Kt fine nib.  5 1/2", 140 mm.  Aerometric filler. Very reliable pen. Light imprint. From the 1950s.

Price: $165 with free shipping in the US

 Parker 21
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Parker 21s are not fancy, but most of them are also cracked. This one is not! A pretty blue in nearly perfect shape. Fine steel nib.  Aerometric filler. 5 3/8", 135 mm.

Price: $60 with Free Shipping in the US - Price Reduced - $50

Parker 51s
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1683 - 51 Special - Aerometric - Black, Chrome - 1950 - fine - Mint, with partial sticker that says "51 F".  

Price: $130 with free shipping in the US

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SB103 - Vacumatic filler with new diagphragm. Dark blue barrel. F/M nib.  1947. Excellent condition.  

Price: $125 with free shipping in the US

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1689 - Grey Vacumatic filler. F/M nib. Excellent condition. 1948.

Price: $115 with free shipping in the US

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1686 - Black barrel. Exellent condition. Vacumatic filler. New diaphragm.  Fine nib. 1948.

Price: $125 with free shipping in the US

Parker Sonnet - Black
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Black Sonnet in excellent condition.  It has a soft medium 18 kt nib.   Cartridge-converter filler. 5 1/4", 133 mm.

Price: $140 with Free Shipping in the US

Red Hard Rubber Senior Duofold
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An imperfect but still nice Red Hard Rubber Senior Duofold.  What's wrong? A very small chip and lip crack, for one. There's no pressure on the lip when the pen is fully posted, so there's no reason this should get worse.  But it is there.  The cap band is fairly brassed (could be polished to hide it, but it's still brassed). The barrel threads are black. When rubbed, they smell like rubber, but feel like plastic (I'd bet the latter).  The imprint is a bit worn, but completely present (see the middle photo).  And the spring is a two-piece spring, like those in a streamlined Duofold. Nib is fine and semi-flexible.   5 1/2", 139 mm.

Price: $300 with Free Shipping in the US

English Parker Duofold Maxima
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English Parker Duofold Maximas are large pens. They're incredibly reliable, using the aerometric filling system.  The imprint on this one is pretty worn, but the pen is otherwise in great shape.  The nib feels like a fine. It's marked 35 4 - typical for Senior instead of Maxima - although the pen cap is clearly a Maxima.   5 5/8", 142 mm.

Price: $150 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Parker Duofold Centennial
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Almost new modern Duofold Centennial (the larger size).  Nice size, great condition. Medium 18 Kt. nib. Cartridge converter filler.  5 7/16", 138 mm. A very practical pen and a nice size & weight.

Price: $275 with Free Shipping in the US  SOLD

English Parker Duofold Maxima
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Beautiful black Parker Maxima with a great imprint. Excellent condition!  Big pen.   Aerometric filler. Very reliable. 14 Kt Fine Nib.  From the 1950s. 5 7/16", 144 mm

Price: $150 with free shipping in the US SOLD

English Parker Duofold Senior
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English Parker Duofold Senior (large size). Aerometric (squeeze) filler. Dark blue color. Nice 14 Kt medium nib. Very little wear.  A super pen for everyday. 5 1/2", 140 mm

Price: $140 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Parker Duofold Toothbrush
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This standard Parker Duofold  Geometric (AKA "Toothbrush") is in the standard green. There's a moderate degree of cap/barrel color discrepancy and brassing of the clip and band. Button filler. Fine flexible nib. 5 1/8", 129 mm.

Price: $175 with free shipping in the US SOLD

English Parker Duofold
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English Parker Duofold in standard size. Button filler. Dark Burgundy Color. Nice 14 Kt Italic nib. Moderate wear, some brassing to cap band. A fun pen to actually use! 5 3/16", 132 mm

Price: $100 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Parker Duofold Naples Blue Moire Set
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This Parker US Parker Duofold set in Naples Blue moire dates to the late 1920s. The set is ladies sized, and the color is wonderful on both the pen and the pencil. Condition is excellent, with brassing of the ball on both the pen and pencil, and an area of brassing at the top end of the pen & pencil clips. The nib is a fine Lucky Curve with some flex.   The pen is 4 3/8"; 110 mm

Price: $295 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Lapis Parker Duofold
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A very pretty streamlined Junior Duofold in Lapis.  There's a fair bit of brassing of the clip and band, but the plastic condition is great, as is the color.  The nib is a 14 Kt. that works as a fine stub, labelled "Parker Duofold 14K Pen X".  Button filler.  4 1/2", 115 mm.  

Price: $100 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Parker Senior Duofold
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(194) This large black English Parker Duofold has a Fine/Medium semi-flex 14 Kt Nib . Light wear of the plastic, but some brassing of the tip of the clip and cap band. Aerometric filler. 5 1/2", 140 mm. I'm afraid this one has a repaired lip crack.

Price:$90 with free shipping in the US SOLD

English Parker Duofold
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Standard sized English Duofold in teal.  One short but deep scratch in barrel. Moderate brassing & wear of clip and cap band. Nice medium 14Kt nib that at some point was probably mildly bent but now writes smoothly.  5", 128mm

Price:$85 with free shipping in the US SOLD

Parker Duofold Senior
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(207)This is a dark blue English Duofold Senior.  The nib is a #35 14 Kt fine.  The problem is a crack in the cap that I've repaired, but you can still see where it ran.  Cap lip cracks are never as stable as the original plastic, no matter how well repaired. So this one is discounted quite a bit. Great nib. Aerometric filler. 5 1/2", 140 mm.

Price:$90 with free shipping in the US SOLD

Parker Senior in Teal
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(219) A standard English Duofold Senior - which is to say an ideal pen for regular use. Aerometric filler. Medium 14 Kt nib - #35 (correct for Seniors).  Small crack in the cap lip. Fairly faded imprint, although fully readable.  5 1/2", 140 mm.

Price: $90 each with free shipping in the US SOLD

Parker Vest Pocket Duofold
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It may not be practical, but it's really cool.  This is a vest-pocket sized ringtop streamlined Duofold from the last 1920s.  The color is black-veined pearl.  As with most pens in this color, the barrel is a bit orange - transformed by out-gassing from the sac.  The nib says "Duofold Deluxe" and is a rigid fine. 3 7/16", 87 mm. 

Price: $120 each with free shipping in the US SOLD

Parker VS Button Filler
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This Parker VS was made in 1947. It's a button filler with a 14 Kt. gold-filled cap. The nib is an XF. There's no discoloration on the nib - it wiped off with a little polish.  Excellent condition (collector grade), with no dings and very minimal desk wear.  5 1/2"; 140 mm

Price: $125 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Modern English Parker Inflection
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This is a modern Parker Inflection in Radiant Gold.  Medium nib. Light glitter to the barrel.  Cartridge/converter filler.   A little brassing to the cap band - otherwise in great shape.

Price: $75 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

English Parker Duofold
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This is a black English Parker Duofold, standard sized.  It's a mixed picture. There's a short scratch on the cap, the cap band is fairly worn, and there are some nicks on the clip. The Engraving is present but light.  However, this is a pen to use!  The nib is great broad stub with wonderful line variation, and this pen uses an aerometric filler that means it will be as reliable as can be.  A pen to use with considerable pleasure and no guilt. The reason it's worn is because the previous owner must have liked using it, and I suspect most people will, too.

Price: $90 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD


English Parker Duofold NS
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An English Duofold NS (NS=New Style) in better than average condition. There's some brassing to the cap band, and one scratch on the cap. The clip has worn a small groove in the cap.  But the nib is a really neat XF that flexes to fine (take that, you editors). Button filler. 5 1/8", 130 mm

Price: $75 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

English Duofold NS
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English Parker Duofold NS in a chocolate brown color. Button filler. The nib is a medium oblique.  14K. 5 1/4", 133 mm. Very nice condition.

Price: $130 with Free Shipping in the US SOLD

Danish Parker New Duofold
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(224) This is a standard sized English-style Teal Duofold, except that it was made in Denmark. The barrel says "New Parker Duofold" "M.I.D." The nib is a fine flexible Penol DeLuxe.  This may be a correct nib, since the same plant made Parkers and Penols and as times got tough in the 50s, they were more relaxed about what nibs went on which pens.  To phrase it more properly, this may be the nib the factory installed - we can't be certain. I have some articles on Danish Parkers for the curious... Aerometric filler. 5 1/4", 132 mm 

Price: $110 each with free shipping in the US SOLD