Parker 51

1958

About This Model

The Parker 51 is generally agreed to be one of the genuinely iconic fountain pens, for its timeless design, revolutionary construction, efficiency, unparalleled durability, and for being a great writer. It is also among the most sold pens of all time, having been available from 1941 until the early 1970’s, manufactured in plants around the world, and sold millions. Within each major model there are myriad combinations of color, cap, and other details that have made collecting 51s a serious sport around the world. 51s are available in two lengths: the typical 51 is 5.4" long, but demis, a half-inch shorter in cap and barrel, were also produced. They are excellent writers, hold a great deal of ink, and are great shirt/jacket pocket pens. Parker 51s are readily available today, although some of their colors and cap patterns are rare.

About This Pen

A 1958 Grey Charcoal Parker 61 MKI capillary filler with a Heritage “rainbow” cap. In nearly flawless condition — there are a few tiny marks along the barrel, and a few tiny dents on the cap; none of these are readily seen. Both jewels are intact and clear; the 61’s characteristic gold arrow is clean. There is a wear mark on the capillary filler’s exterior surface; this will not be seen or affect the pen’s filling. The gold nib, a fine, writes well.

Price: $125 Sold

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