Monday, June 10, 2019

National Ballpoint Day ~ June 10th

My newest acquisition - a 2004 Parker 'Jotter' Premier Edition ballpoint in "Saffron Yellow":
(click on photo to enlarge)

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic 'Jotter' ballpoint (which rotates 90 degrees with each 'click', so that the ball wears evenly as you write), Parker released a special Jubilee anniversary edition in 2004. According to, the design of this ballpoint was based on the original 'Jotter' Filigree introduced at the New York Fair in 1959, and the featherless clip was similar to that on the earliest Parker 'Jotters'. This 50th anniversary special edition was made in England and features a sterling silver cap, button (engraved "50") and filigree sleeve barrel. The two finishes made for this model were "Licorice Black" and "Saffron Yellow".

This particular pen had been on my radar for several years, but was becoming harder and harder to find, so I was happy to find one on recently for a very good price. Many thanks to Lisa & Brian Anderson for their always-excellent customer service! (photo & post by Maja)

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