Saturday, June 18, 2022

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 388

 Today's featured new acquisition is a vintage Parker 'Magnetix' desk set belonging to Stuart!

Stuart writes: "I’ve got another great desk set for my collection, and you’ll recognize it from the 1947 Parker ad you recently linked to on the club blog! I got it from Pendemonium, and as they don’t ship through the infamous Global Shipping Program of eBay, the set arrived in eight days."

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

"The base is solid Lucite, and see the colour!"

"From Richard Binder’s website, I determined that this colour is Plum, the same as was used in Aerometric 51’s. It’s a very deep, rich colour, and I love it."

"It works beautifully with the gold anodized aluminum piece in the centre. And I like the contrast between the curves of the base and the straight lines of the insert."

"The pen’s a 21, with a lovely smooth steel nib, described by Pendemonium as an XF, but I think it’s a Medium - it writes too big a line to be an F or XF. I’m thrilled with this one, it’s a great addition to my collection."

Wow, what a looker! Stuart - congrats on this great find, and thank you for sharing it here :)

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