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 example of the Parker 51 is a MKII, made in Argentina during the 1950s. It is in beautiful, almost new condition, showing no evidence of prior use except for testing. The black plastic barrel is unscratched, marked only by a white “M” marked to designate its nib size (and believed to only be on Argentinian pens). Its gold cap is unblemished, completely clean, in the grouped vertical lines pattern. The Aerometric filler is Argentinian as well, and shows no staining or mark of having held ink, although it was filled with water for testing. The nib is a wet fine/medium, very smooth, and writes fast. A good chance to get a 51 in nearly perfect condition!

Price: $110 Sold

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