Saturday, November 28, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 112

 Back to vintage pens we go with these two recent acquisitions belong to Christopher...

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

Christopher: "The first is an unusual Parker Parkette Deluxe with a Jeweler’s band. This evidently is somewhat rare because the Deluxe was sort of an economy line which sported all steel over the more expensive gold ones. This is a well-appointed Parker pen because the imprinting on the barrel is embellished with a silver colour. On top of the jet black it just stands out and looks ever so smart. This is a slender sized model with an ink view window. The window has turned red with age but in no way does it take away from the pen."


  Christopher: "The second item is a very rare grey/black and pearl finished Parker Parkette set in the larger standard size. Grey is a very rare colour in this line of Parker pens. It should be noted that there were only two sizes available in the 1938 Parkette Deluxe model. What is also very attractive are the stacked coin cap bands and all the fittings on this pen and pencil set are 14K Gold filled. Evidentially Parker went to a whole new design on the deluxe Parkette in 1938 which included the rounded top flat arrow cap clip."

"I personally like the standard size which really sits nicely balanced once posted in the hand. The Steel nibs for these Parkette Deluxe last model in plastic fountain pens are not outstanding but responsible and I personally like the fact that Parker chose to mark them Parkette and also put a date code on them."

Many thanks to Christopher for sharing his lovely vintage finds with us!

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