With price sticker still on barrel. The filler is dry, as are most of these. Grey clip screw jewel. Made in U. Fine nib and Lustraloy cap with no dings or dents. Nickel plated Blue Diamond clip. The blue diamond has no blue paint and I believe it came from the factory this way, as there is no trace of chipped blue paint. Black, nib,. Date code on barrel This is rare – these two dates seldom match on 51s. Name “A.

Parker Date-Codes Reference

RED BAND “51” Produced merely two years and released in small numbers, the “red band” Parker “51” pens from are items of high cachet. Discontinued due to challenges repairing them, today they are quite scarce. Near the high end of the cachet pyramid reside those “51” featuring solid gold caps. Given as gifts by those who had significant discretionary funds, these truly evinced Parker’s, “Jewels of Pendom” philosophy. Parker “51” was released for sale in the USA in While it is uncertain that all features persisted the entire year, or that all the first year features disappeared by the start of the 2nd year, pens that carry “First Year” features do have above average collector cachet.

Ernesto Soler is a pen collector and the webmaster of Parkercom, a member remain widely recognizable and it seems to never become dated. was a Vacumatic filling “51” versus my father’s old Aerometric filling “51”.

The principle difference between the Special and anormal aerometric is that the Special uses a steel alloy nibinstead of k gold. The second lacks thisengraving but if you pull out the nib youll find that it is made inBrazil. The referee was breaking the action each time both boxers were on the inside even when they were still throwing shots. Parker used his movement well to slip a lot of Joshuas attack but in doing so did not do enough himself to win more rounds.

This demonstratoris manufactured in clear plastic showing the tubular nib andenclosing collector also in clear plastic. This pushed Hughie Fury to become next in line for a title shot. The second of these two has azero mark on the section a feature in early s. So well be back again. Most Parker s have the frosted quotLustraloyquot cap with thethin shiny cap band. Early s featured a small open nibbut the design was switched to a hooded nib in and most survivingexamples feature the hooded nib.

The Parker “51”

The Parker 51 Ball Pens are now quite rare simply because they were such good pens they were used extensively. Most of them just wore out. Made in the UK this is a very good example of this model dating from the mid sixties. It is finished in Teal Blue with a lovely rolled gold cap.

Below take a gander at about Parker “51” fountain pens. A few have It’s date code makes it a “first year” Aerometric, not that anyone really cares.

Date codes 2. Nib codes 3. Hallmarks and other markings 4. Condition codes 5. Abbreviation codes. In mid Parker began marking most pens and pencils with a date code, both the barrel and the nibs were marked, but lacking a date code doesn’t necessarily mean that the pen was made pre, since many imprints have been worn off with use. The first date codes, found for example on the Vacumatics, consists of two digits, the first one denoting the quarter of production, the second denoting the production year.

Hence a “47” marking on a ‘s pen indicate that the pen was produced in the fourth quarter of , not , which is a common misconception. In the second quarter of this system was however changed to save production time, and a new date code, using a system of dots, was adopted. The stamp initially had three dots and for each quarter one dot was filed down leaving none for the fourth quarter. Since production was overlapping examples exist with either the imprint 28 or.

1950s Navy Grey Parker 51 Fountain Pen

Parker should be a familiar name to anyone who pays attention to pens; their Jotter ballpoints are everywhere, and they have a pretty good reputation in the higher end as well. They were and still are one of the great fountain pen companies, and the arrow clip design should be instantly recognizable to anyone who pays attention to fine pens. Parker was founded by George Stafford Parker in Early Parker pens had the unique patented “Lucky Curve” feed, which was an elongated conventional feed that curved back to touch the barrel wall.

Supposedly this helps draw ink back into the pen when it wasn’t in use. Parker used the Lucky Curve into the s as a competitive market differentiator in a crowded pen market.

The majority of examples in circulation, however, date from the s. Perhaps no other fountain pen has been so unanimously acclaimed as a classic. Nor is it.

It does not have an imprint and date stamp near the clutch ring on the barrel. Parker stopped dating pens at some point in the s, so it’s possible this is a late s model. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility help. Email or phone Password Forgotten account? Sign Up.


Parker had had a subsidiary in the UK since at least , as shown by old ads. First there was only marketing and a selling force. The setup worked fine, until World War II, when shipping became increasingly more risky.

This is a Parker 51 Aerometric Signet in Burgundy with the converging lines Parker stopped dating pens at some point in the s, so it’s possible this is a.

Discount will be applied when we acknowledge your order. Welcome to Catalog Contact Us. Extraordinary Pens. Show Details. See below for a description of the display and each pen. Ten 10 items in total. For two days we will only sell the entire collection intact. Starting on day three we will sell the components individually.

Order individually if you would like first come, first served , and we will let you know on day 3 if you got your item. Just a suggestion: fill the single empty slot in the tray with the matching 7 Red Ripple pencil with its 2 GF bands at the top of the barrel. Extremely rare. The back panel with the original list of pens the tray was designed to display [Note that Black, Yellow, Grey, Blue and Green are not on the list — perhaps some insight into what were the most popular colors].

Near mint.

1956 Parker 51 Vacumatic With 12k Gold Filled Cap by Mauricio Faivich

The nib is an elegant answer to a question of aesthetics and function. It has a characteristic shape that, with a few notable exceptions, has remained very much unchanged for one hundred years. In an effort to recognize a common language about pen nibs, I have given this article over to examining the nib’s anatomy. The following are terms in use, as well as an outline of the structure of pen nibs. This confusion continues today, encouraging people to think that replacement nibs for vintage fountain pens are readily available.

Dating your Parker 45 Fountain Pen, How old is your Parker 45, or simply want to know more about Parker 51 Aerometric Ink Pen – My perfect zerowaste pen?

By Ernesto Soler — April 10th, Ernesto Soler is a pen collector and the webmaster of Parker Developed in and introduced in the U. To this day, its shape and design remain widely recognizable and it seems to never become dated. My pursuit includes its history and advertising ephemera. I remember the glistening gold cap and its futuristic shape. I often tried to fill it and write with it, but its mangled nib had seen better days.

Parker 51 Custom Vintage Fountain Pen in Teal with Rolled Gold Insignia Cap – England c.1968

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Parker 51 Aerometric Demi Signet in Black date coded This is a Parker 51 Flighter, an Aerometric filler fountain pen with a Lustraloy cap and barrel c.

Return to Parker. For those of us concerned with when a pen was made, Parker is the sweetest of all makers, in that many of their pen actually have a date printed right on them. Not only the year, but which quarter of the year, will appear, giving a very clear sense of just how old the pen is. While modern Parkers that follow this practice mark only the barrel or cap of the pen, vintage pens generally have a code on the barrel and on the point. One generally takes the barrel as definitive of the age of the pen as a unit, since caps, barrels and blind caps were usually all made together, and swapping tends to show.

This does not mean that a point whose date code does not agree with the barrel is necessarily a replacement. An other thing to not get too concerned about is finding a pen has lost its code. Modern pens are much more likely to present their codes, but their codes are less easily understood. Parker began applying date codes in From then until , the codes took the form of a pair of digits; the first indicating which quarter and the second the year.

Thus, a pen with a 46 code is from October through December of , and pens made in the third quarter are very obvious about their year.

Where Are The Date Codes On A Parker 51?

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Parker 51 Aerometric – Gold Cap – 14K Nib – Teal Fountain Pen. £ 0 bids. £​ postage. Ending Today at PM BST12h 58mClick.

The Parker 51 pen was launched in , was very popular through out its production, and can still claim the highest sales volume of any fountain pen. Its production spanned from to the early s. The Parker 51 fountain pen was named because research and development was completed in Parker’s 51st year – Kenneth Parker said, “The pen was made to look like someone’s idea of a dream pen. When people said it was sleek, but did not look like a pen, we relaxed.

That is when we knew the competition had to worry overtime, as well as a good functional pen, we had a well styled one, something that was good to touch and see. The first Parker 51s used the Speedline version of the Vacumatic filling system introduced seven years earlier on the Vacumatic range of pens. The first year Parker 51 pens are double jewelled, having aluminium jewels on the cap and the blind cap.

However, from the jewel was removed from the blind cap on the majority of production, and double jewelled pens became far less common. From circa the jewels were also made from a pearlised plastic. At the same time Parker also replaced the metal Speedline version of the Vacumatic filling system with a plastic Vacumatic filler.

The Anatomy of a Nib

Grandpas Fountain Pens. Home Contact Us Vintage Restored – coming soon! On the workbench – coming soon! Two black Jewel. Ambered, but transparent barrel.

Parker “51”s made in Canada and England in the s are exceptions to this pattern, as they stuck with the earlier single-digit pattern. Second quarter, or.

Click for a larger version of this picture. Medium to Slightly Broad nib, Aerometric fill system. These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount. This vintage fountain pen was made by Parker in the USA. In the montage it simply looks Black as it is what we would call a Bottle Green and very dark.

Well nibs and caps are changed over the years so for approximate date I think we have to go by the filler sleeve and settle on c This conflict of dates and origin is reflected in the price. Dating aside the aerodynamic design of the “51” has made it a classic and the plaudits it has received over the years both in terms of design and reliability are well deserved.

The pen barrel carries no text or date code. Condition is good with some minor surface wear to the barrel. They are also an ideal vintage fountain pen to start a collection. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch.