Sunday, August 30, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 67

From a classic Parker fountain pen from the mid-70s (featured in the previous blog post) to some much older classic Parker writing instruments (Vacumatic & Duofold models) recently acquired by longtime VPC member Christopher from another longtime VPCer (David M)...

(all photos courtesy of Christopher ~ please click on images to enlarge)

In Christopher's own words: "The fountain in the snap attached of the Parker Vac set you have seen before, but I did pick up the matching pencil from David and had the right case for the set in my Parker drawer. Needless to say, I am extremely pleased with this now completed Parker Vac set."

Re: the photo above, Christopher writes: "I also picked up the barrel, section, cap and blind cap for the other snap attached. The parts were in desperate need of cleaning and polishing to remove scratches and bring back the sheen, but as you will see, the results worked out well. I had the right button filler mechanism (pressure bar and button) in my Parker parts along with the correct period and size Duofold Canadian nib/feed and was able to have a great working and looking addition for my collection."

...and last but not least - a lovely gift from his wife (Chris)...

Christopher: "The other photo is of my birthday present from Chris last month. She just asked me what I wanted most in the way of a fountain pen and could I ask for more. The Birks box was what my father’s Parker came in as a gift from my Mum. The pen is long gone, but the beautiful box came to me. By the way, the pen is mint and also came from David."

Many thanks to Christopher for sharing his new acquisitions with us!

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