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Parker 51 Aerometric with a frosted finish Lustraloy cap in Blue c. 1960s

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This is a Parker 51 Aerometric with a frosted finish Lustraloy cap in Blue c. 1960s. The cap is stamped PARKER on the front near the lip and MADE IN U.S.A. under the Parker logo on the back. Between these stampings on each side is a 51 logo stamping. The cap is tapered more than earlier caps, similar to the Parker 61. This 5 9/16 inch long pen has the later Aerometric filler unit stamped press 4 times and has no black end piece. It sold for $10.00 in 1965, and with a matching pencil for $15.00.


Parker 51 Aerometric Demi Signet in Black date coded 1949

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This is a Parker 51 Aerometric Demi Signet in Black with the converging lines pattern gold filled cap date coded 1949. The cap is stamped PARKER on the front near the lip and 1/10 12K GOLD FILLED on the back. The barrel is stamped near the clutch ring on the barrel MADE IN U.S.A. 9 with three dots, indicating a Q1 1949 date. Parker stopped dating pens at some point in the 1950s. This 5 1/16 inch long pen has the early Aerometric filler unit stamped “PARKER 51” over TO FILL over PRESS RIBBED BAR over FIRMLY SIX TIMES. over USE DRY - WRITING over SUPERCHROME INK. over MADE IN U. S. A. It sold for $15.00 in 1952.


Parker 51 Vacumatic custom by Ariel Kullock in a burnt orange c. late 1990s

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A throw back photo from 2004 of a cool fantasy 51. This is a Parker 51 double jewel Vacumatic in customized by Ariel Kullock in a burnt orange or ginger color plastic, including the cap top jewel, c. late 1990s. The cap is a 1/10 14 karat gold vintage cap, but the clip appears to be a new casting, or possibly a vintage one that has been completely reworked and replated. It looks like a new pen.


Eclipse Streamline fountain pen in green c. late 1940s

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This is an Eclipse Streamline fountain pen in green c. late 1940s. The early Eclipse Streamline appears to borrow design elements from the Eversharp Skyline clip, but this model’s clip ends in a point instead of wrapping over the cap top. The 5 5/16 inch long button filler has no barrel imprint. The Eclipse logo stamped clip and the 3/8 inch ribbed cap band are lightly gold plated and very susceptible to plating loss. The very firm gold plated stainless steel nib is stamped with the Eclipse logo over CANADA and this one shows pitting.



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