12002: Parker Silver Dollar: very rare economy sub-brand black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 14.4 cm long, stepped section, narrow feed. Pen has never been filled, machining dust still present inside barrel and on section threads, exterior shows moderate wear and a streaky surface, as the cap and barrel appear to have originally been given a thin coat of black lacquer which has partially worn away. Nib is from the Charles W. Guy pen company of Milwaukee, not original as Silver Dollars came with warranted nibs.
DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $1200
11633: Parker 020: rare black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 13.9 cm long, barrel imprint worn but legible, early Lucky Curve feed with side cuts only at tip. Slight cap shrinkage two-thirds from top, probably from heat-fitting of cap, cap lip has been trimmed 1 mm, retaining original lip profile. Teardrop-vent Lucky Curve #2 writes an effortless shaded line, opens up easily.
DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: fine flex • $500
9247: Parker 30: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.7 cm long, gold filled overlay with scrollwork and diamond pattern, one of Parker's most expensive gold filled pens at the time, catalogued at $10. Rare, short-lived Lucky Curve feed with side cutouts, responsive Lucky Curve nib; metalwork crisp, name on barrel, a few marks on the posting end, but much better than usually seen, tiny hairline in section mouth underneath nib (see detail).
DATE: c. 1904 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine flex • $2250
9940: Parker 15 in box: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, gold filled filigree cap, pearl slabbed barrel, 13.6 cm long, early production example with rounded ends, hard rubber exposed at cap crown; this pen is fresh out of an estate, and comes in a Parker Christmas box with a handwritten note, stating "Dad gave Mom this pen before they were married". Initials on cap overlay, some plating wear, but hard rubber is black and glossy, pearl intact and lustrous; keyhole-vent Lucky Curve #3 nib is toothy but in good shape.
DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium semiflex • $2450
11977: Parker 62: classic fully-overlaid hand-engraved eyedropper-filler in the uncommon slender "lady's" version; 12.7 cm long, fully marked, crisp engraved decoration, teardrop-vent #2 Lucky Curve nib, tool marks to section overlay, trimmed slightly at front edge (see details).
DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $1650
12254: Parker 018: rare black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 13.4 cm long, early and short-lived pre-spearhead Lucky Curve feed with side cuts at tip, good barrel imprint, cap is a near-perfect reproduction, slightly darker than barrel. Interior end of feed is broken off short, short hairline from nib's vent hole, overall appearance and functionality fine.
DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $265
5972: Parker 23H: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, hexagonal body, 14.4 cm long, fully marked with 1891 and 1894 patent dates; unusual & desirable, good legible imprints, even fading, with the shadow of a now-removed add-on clip towards the top of the cap, keyhole-vent #3 Lucky Curve nib.
DATE: c. 1906 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine flex • $1200
9095: Parker 47 in box: iconic black hard rubber "Pregnant Parker" eyedropper-filler, 13.3 cm long, gold filled trim, nicely colored pearl slabs, #3 Lucky Curve keyhole-vent nib; 1910-dated inscription on cap cartouche, box is well worn, with ink stains and spots of wear-through on the cloth exterior. Pen itself is very clean, with no brassing and unfaded hard rubber, noting some scratches on the barrel end, probably from posting the cap. Fresh to the market -- from our personal collection, bought out of an estate over 15 years ago.
DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine flex • $6500
7792: Parker 58 Awanyu Aztec: legendary hard rubber eyedropper-filler with gold filled half-overlay with American Indian motifs; 13.7 cm long, cap restored, imprint weak but legible.
DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • Full details on request
9996: Parker 70: rare gold filled telescoping ringtop, 10.6 cm long, extends to 12.3 cm (excluding cap, which is not designed to post onto the barrel); overlay is crisp and unbrassed, name engraved very lightly on the cap, the inevitable two dings to the side of the bulbous barrel end. Intact Lucky Curve feed with notably smooth and calligraphic #3 Lucky Curve nib.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: broad stub superflex • $1800
11536: Parker 70: rare gold filled telescoping ringtop, 10.5 cm long, extends to 12.75 cm; intact Lucky Curve feed, #3 Lucky Curve nib has been retipped, usual multiple shallow dings to the bulbous barrel end.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine flex • $1650
10478: Parker 16: rare slender ladies' version of Parker's classic gold filled filigree eyedropper-filler in black hard rubber; 12.9 cm long, extensive plating wear but mechanically sound, Lucky Curve feed intact, Lucky Curve #2 nib with "lazy S" imprint, teardrop vent. We found this pen "in the wild" many years ago, and kept it in our study collection.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: G • NIB: fine semiflex • $485
6218: Parker Jack-Knife Safety: rare baby Bakelite-barreled ringtop eyedropper-filler, black hard rubber, 7.75 cm long, gold filled trim; good barrel transparency, cap imprint light but legible, tight stable hairline in cap lip (see detail), Lucky Curve feed intact, #2 Lucky Curve nib has longitudinal hairline from base up to "C" in imprint.
DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine flex • $585
9777: Parker 61 in box: black hard rubber eyedropper-filler with full overlay, 12.9 cm long, intact Lucky Curve feed, #3 Lucky Curve nib, very clean condition with strong imprints, no dings, initials "MS" engraved on cap. Described in Parker's 1914 catalog: "Barrel, cap and nozzle entirely covered with 18K gold. There is something about the plainness of this pen that makes it very pleasing to the eye." Cannot guarantee gold content, but no evidence of brassing (old ink in photos of section is not corrosion; has been cleaned off since). Much less common than more ornate contemporary models such as the 62. Box leatherette hinge only partly intact.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $2650
10467: Parker 16 Jack-Knife Safety: small "turban top" black hard rubber screw-cap ringtop eyedropper-filler with gold filled filigree overlay; 9.65 cm long, fully marked, #3 heart-vent nib opens up nicely with moderate pressure, hard rubber good and dark, has not been reblackened.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $650
8213: Parker 20½ Jack-Knife Safety: unusual small vest-pocket black chased hard rubber screw-cap ringtop eyedropper-filler, 8.9 cm long, gold filled trim, wide cap band with custom emblem of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity riveted through (causing a cap lip hairline -- see detail); moderate fading, all imprints good, wide raised barrel threads, nice early teardrop-vent nib basically intact but too scratchy for use, beginnings of a hairline from the vent hole.
DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: VG* • $200
8772: Parker 70: rare gold filled telescoping ringtop, 10.8 cm long, extends to 12.7 cm (with cap off, which is not designed to post onto the barrel); fully and crisply marked, typical dings to bulbous barrel end, intact Lucky Curve feed with #3 Lucky Curve nib; note short axial hairline from vent hole.
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $1500
12238: Parker 20: rare slip-cap button-filler with transparent Bakelite barrel, hard rubber cap; 14.1 cm long, nice clean imprints on both barrel and blind cap. No sac, can be installed upon request at no additional cost.
DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $600
12675: Parker Black Giant: famed oversize black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.7 cm long, nickel plated trim, full length model with clip, nice clean specimen, hairline from nib vent hole professionally laser welded, tail of Lucky Curve feed has been cut off flat.
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $1600
10935: Parker Black Giant: oversize black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 14.75 cm long, worn but sound, #12 Lucky Curve nib with downwards-bent tip writes a finely shaded line. A rare pen with a special provenance: its barrel is engraved "W. W. Vautsmeier/U. S. Army" -- Major Walter W. Vautsmeier, a flight instructor during WW1 who died in 1922 in the crash of the Roma, an Italian-made semi-rigid dirigible and the last US military airship to be filled with hydrogen (more background here).
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: G • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • $2850
12682: Parker 16 Jack-Knife Safety: gold filled filigree over black hard rubber ringtop button-filler, 11.6 cm long, patent dates on barrel overlay, model number on blind cap; #3 Lucky Curve nib requires some initial pressure to open up, hard rubber has been chemically reblackened and shows porosity in piercings of overlay.
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $450
10122: Parker Jack-Knife Safety: long #2-size screw-cap eyedropper-filler with transparent Bakelite barrel; 12.2 cm long, wide gold filled cap band, nickel plated clip, good cap and barrel imprints, intact Lucky Curve feed, #2 Lucky Curve nib opens up with light pressure, noting tiny hairline starting from vent hole (repair should not be necessary if pen is to not be used regularly); cap posts on barrel but only on very end.
DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine superflex • $825
11318: Parker Black Giant: enormous black hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.7 cm long, rare stub version with wide gold filled cap band, engraved "CAPT. A. H. ROGERS"; huge #12 Lucky Curve nib is a fine writer, Lucky Curve feed tail is intact, but traces of scorching on underside of spearhead feed (see detail). Nice clean example with unmarred milling on cap crown, barrel imprint worn but present.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $1875
10847: Parker Black Giant: iconic oversized black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, especially rare in this stub version, 13.6 cm long, wide gold filled cap band; even wear, moderate fading, massive Lucky Curve nib.
DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: G • NIB: fine rigid • $1650
11660: Parker Lucky Curve: black ringtop button-filler, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, wide cap band, crisp milling at ends, strong imprints; identical to a Lady Duofold Deluxe, but with no Duofold markings. #2 Lucky Curve nib has a semistub tip, writes a shaded line.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium • $225
12897: Parker Duette: small bronze and cream button-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, strong barrel imprint, notably good color. Nib has what appears to be a stable stress hairline from the base, cap has a patch of increased transparency next to the clip (see details).
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine stub • $200
12610: Parker button-filler: metallic gold and black marbled, 12 cm long, gold filled trim, like a streamlined Duofold Juniorette, long and slender, but in an uncommon non-Duofold material.
DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine • $165
12638: Parker Premiere: large Depression-era white-veined red-brown "Mahogany" button-filler, 12.4 cm long, gold filled trim, made in Canada, Canadian Duofold nib.
DATE: c. 1936 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine stub • $275
12879: Parker Deluxe Challenger: large button-filler, green pearl chunks on black, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, section with ink window, lively and responsive nib; excellent color, strong imprint with 2nd quarter date code, name on barrel.
DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $225
12439: Parker Pencopen: green candystripe button-filler, 13.3 cm long, trim and steel nib originally gold-washed, but plating virtually all gone; section with ink window, button assembly at end of barrel also made of transparent celluloid. Good barrel imprint with large "1" date code. Penco was a house brand of J.C. Penney.
DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine • $90