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
UK-made Custom Insignia 65 from 1968-72, 13.5cm long, gold-filled (from sources; there is no confirming imprint) cap and body, with delicate, elegant full length “chasing” lines in groups of eight with open space separating each group. There is an unused personalization area on the barrel. The clip is the 1960’s Parker arrow, and it is clean and tight. The nib is 14K, and writes a wet medium line with some flex. This pen is in excellent, essentially unmarked condition, showing only the microscratches of very light use and travel in a case. $90
This pen is not for sale.