Parker 51

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 very nice Parker 51 MKI (Vacumatic filler) from 1942, in Cordovan Brown. There is some wear on the hood, probably from the cap. The “blue diamond” cap is 10K gold-filled, a common vertical lines pattern with a chevron cap ring. The cap has a cartouche, with the initials ARH professionally engraved. The cap shows use wear, including some smallish dents and minor scratching, but overall it is very shiny and attractive. The nib writes a very pleasant, wet enough fine. Very nice example, can be used forever.  

Price: $105 Sold

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