Exceptionally Rare and Beautiful Vintage Parker 51 HEIRLOOM 14K Solid Gold Fountain Pen and Self-Propelling Pencil Set
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Exceptionally Rare and Beautiful **Vintage Parker 51 HEIRLOOM 14K Solid Gold Fountain Pen and Self-Propelling Pencil Set**
With beautiful fully hallmarked smooth solid gold caps, clips and trim, elegant black body plus double jewel / twin tassie, this is one of the rarest most sought after of all the Parker 51 models. Complete in original case with papers.
Date: Q4-1948 - as shown by the marking "8 without any dots". Dating Parker 51 pens is easy. A single year number is used for the 1940s, a double number in the 1950s. Three dots for 1st quarter, two dots 2nd quarter, one dot 3rd quartet and no dots 4th quarter.
Overall Pen Length: 14 cm - 5 3/8 inches
Filler System: Vacumatic
Condition: Very Good. Serviced and tested.*********
Parker Pen Company
The Parker Pen Company was founded by George S. Parker in 1888. Dissatisfied with the pens available at the time, Parker's mission was to produce an eminently reliable pen. This tradition continued admirably in the decades that ensued, with the Company becoming the number one leader in writing instrument sales from 1920 through the 1960s.
Parker also continued to regularly revolutionize the fountain pen and all that accompanied it. In 1931 Parker launched Quink, an ink that did away with the need for blotters. This breakthrough also paved the way for Parker's launch in 1941 of the Parker 51, that would go on to become the most popular fountain of all times ($400,000,000 in sales over its 30 year lifespan).
The Parker Pen Company also came to epitomize prestige, as well as the highest standards of craftsmanship, technology and design. As such, Parker pens were frequently selected to sign important documents, including the Armistice following World War II and the INF Treaty between President Ronald Regan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987.
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- Very Good
- 14K Gold