Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 163

Well, this will probably be the smallest item I'll be posting for our pen club's virtual "show & tell", lol, but it's pen-related... and it just so happens to be the 100th anniversary of the beloved Parker 'Duofold' this year, so I hope no one minds.

(photo by Maja ~ please click on image to enlarge)

I'm a pin collector as well as a pen collector and I'd been looking for this particular pin (at a reasonable price) for several years with no luck. A few months ago, a French eBay seller had it up for bids with a low starting price and low shipping (just the way I like it, heh) so I put in a modest bid, and won it for just slightly over 3 Euros (including shipping!) The pin has a bit of wear to it, but I still think it's cute :) 

The fountain pen on the pin is actually the modern Parker 'Duofold', not the vintage one (the pen's trademark "Arrow" clip is a dead giveaway---the vintage 'Duofold' had a roller clip). Parker's famous "Quink" ink (also depicted on the pin) was first introduced in 1931, ten years after the 'Duofold'. Both Parker's 'Duofold' and its 'Quink' ink are still in production. I'm not sure when this little pin was made, but I'd guess in or after 1987, when the modern 'Duofold' came out. 

(Side note: I acquired a modern 'Duofold' fountain pen late last year and will be posting photos of it in a few weeks)

~pic & review by Maja

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