Monday, September 20, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 258

From a modern Parker classic (in the previous blog post) to an iconic vintage Parker!
Meet Christopher's new Parker 'Vacumatic' fountain pen...

(photo courtesy of Christopher ~ please click on image to enlarge) 

Christopher: "Some collectors, I have found, seem to discount the Parker Vacumatic Debutante because of its size. Still, I think it is unquestionably a beautiful example of Parker's vintage best. Case in point is a Silver & Pearl Vacumatic Debutante with brilliant steel fittings. This is a US model date coded the 2nd quarter of 1947. A single jet coloured jewel, final generation blue diamond warranted pen with a clear plastic button topped Vacumatic filler. But for me the real excitement, once I had restored and serviced this pen, was all about the nib. As per usual, a 14K gold nib and Parker date coded with the 7 for 1947, it is one of only a handful of points in my collection which is a fine nib writer. Often I have found that fine nib writers do not lay down the ink smoothly or, for that matter, consistently but this pen is exceptional on both counts. As for the barrel transparency, it is more then expectable at about a C8. All and all, a great example of the Parker Vacumatic Debutante and definitely a good addition to any vintage pen collector’s collection" 

Our thanks to Christopher for sharing this find with us. We'll be featuring another of his recent vintage finds here on Wednesday!

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