Parker 65

1969-1970s
About This Model

The 65 was an English Parker, developed in the mid-1960s as a successor to the 61, which was largely unsuccessful, even with the innovative capillary filler. These were not easy years for Parker, as they struggled to maintain success. The 65 was meant to evoke the 51 but with a part 61-like/part 51 Aerometric filler. /they appeared in number of gold-filled decorative finishes, and sported semi-hooded nibs with some flex. 65s were produced well into the 1970s, with a raft of style and filler changes.

About This Pen

This is an especially pretty Parker 65, a 1969+ model in Maroon, but with a “Consort” cap, in 12ct (⅕) rolled gold with a brick pattern. This pen is the MKII model, with the later cartridge/converter capability, produced after Parker standardized its filler fittings to this format. The red barrel is clean and shiny, shows some micro-scratching, but none of it is easily visible. The folded nib is 14k 585 gold, a full wet broad, a pretty delightful writer. The pen comes with a Parker cartridge.

This pen is not for sale.