Parker 51

1950s

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

This Parker 51 is a 1950s MKII pen, with an Aerometric filler. The 1950s pens do not carry date codes, and they did not change throughout the decade within this model. This pen is a dressy model: Midnight Blue with the gold-filled Insignia cap, and in truly excellent, unmarked condition. Indeed, the filler shows no evidence of prior use and there was no dried ink in the filling unit. The nib is a wet medium, very smooth. It’s an outstanding example of a great pen. Please treat it to a case to protect its beautiful finish.

Price: $115 Sold

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