Friday, October 9, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 87

Today's featured new acquisition is a lovely Parker '51' "Signet" fountain pen belonging to honourary VPC member Glenn from Australia. 

The "Signet" (which came out in 1948) is a gold-filled (a/k/a "rolled gold") version of the famous Parker '51', and is one of only three all-metal version of the '51'. Of the three (the "Signet", "Flighter" and "Presidential"), it's the only one that was also available in a smaller ("Demi") version. Without further ado, here it is...

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



Glenn: "This is my latest arrival, a very lightly dented Parker 51 Signet, made in England circa 1950-54.  It came from a FPN member in Poland and took ages to arrive via surface mail; I was becoming concerned that it may have got lost in transit."
"It has a fine gold nib, and the rolled gold finish is in good condition. I’ve waited quite a while for one to come up at an affordable price, and I notice that slight dents are not unusual in the few I have seen on sale."
"As such, it is an unremarkable example of a pretty pen that in due course will take its turn in the rotation."
Many thanks to Glenn for sharing his photos and thoughts on this beautiful vintage pen with us!

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