13450: Parker 51: rare pre-launch model in black with 1/10 14K gold filled cap in grouped parallel lines with monogrammed (CKB) cartouche, very early four-hole clutch; Blue Diamond clip, two-tone clutch ring, metal jewels appear to be silver, blind cap imprint is bold and lacks date code, aluminum Speedline filler has one ding on its side, shell has some tool marks (see details), condition of pen is otherwise excellent.
DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $895
13513: Parker 51 demonstrator: rare first-year black double-jewel with clear hood, red collector, barrel marked "DEMONSTRATOR", metal Speedline filler, aluminum jewels, imprint on blind cap with 2nd quarter date code, smooth sterling silver cap with imprint at top, long clutch. Cap is clean, though with wear to the geometric decorative band, small patch of stress marks at end of barrel over filler where overtightened in the past (see detail; only apparent under magnification).
DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine • $850
10168: Parker 51 Club button: large metal pin back, 3.55 cm in diameter, given to Parker dealers as part of a sales contest promoting the initial release of the Parker 51; rare, and probably even less commonly seen than the sought-after contest award pens.
DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $300
11302: Parker 51: Cedar Blue first-year, smooth sterling silver cap with imprint at top, metal jewels appear to be silver rather than aluminum; good blind cap imprint with 2nd quarter date code, aluminum Speedline filler with diamond at end of plunger. Neatly cut oval depression on hood behind and in line with the nib appears to be an early form of nib position indicator, as later adopted for the 61, but whether factory or aftermarket cannot be determined. Name on barrel, a few pinhead dings to the cap, slight hood shrinkage.
DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $850
13738: Parker 51 pencil: Nassau Green with early 1/7.5 12K gold filled cap with grouped parallel lines geometric band and cartouche; clip is wartime, gold filled over silver.
DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: exc • $195
13975: Parker 51: black wartime Vac-filler, 1/10 14K gold filled over silver cap in uncommon alternating pairs of straight and squiggly lines pattern, 13.75 cm long, Blue Diamond clip, two-tone clutch ring, barrel imprint mostly polished away, 2nd quarter date code still clearly visible; clean overall condition, no cap dings, some usage scratches at end of blind cap (see detail).
DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine • $175
13384: Parker 51 set: black Vac-filler with 1/10 16K gold filled cap, grouped parallel lines with geometric band, rectangular cartouche, two-tone clutch ring, sharp imprint with 4th quarter date code, 14K solid gold Blue Diamond clip; matching twist-action pencil uses .9 mm lead, also has solid gold clip but nozzle is gold filled. Pen cap shows more usage than pencil.
DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $295
13537: Parker 51 desk set: elegant midcentury modern ensemble with rare Red Band button-filler desk pen, sharp barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code; original synthetic sac is shown in the photo but has been replaced, original sac will be included; base is hefty gold-finished metal, 12.5 cm by 11.3 cm, very clean with only light marks on the black center panel, labels on bottom perfect. "Magnetix" swiveling socket is a Moholy-Nagy design for Parker. Red Band 51s are extraordinarily hard to find, as they were recalled almost immediately upon release.
DATE: 1946 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine • $825
12976: Parker 51 Demi set in box: dark blue Vac-filler with two-tone Lustraloy cap, 12.35 cm long, chrome plated trim, with matching twist-action .9 mm pencil; pen has bold barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, clean but with slight clip mark on cap, name on barrel of pen but not pencil.
DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium • $185
11754: Parker 51 Demi: uncommon Canadian-made cordovan vest-pocket Vac-filler, 12.2 cm long, frosty two-tone Lustraloy cap with polished rim, strong barrel imprint; this may be the first Canada production Vac-filling Demi that we have offered.
DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine • $285
13908: Parker 51 demonstrator: transparent Lucite Vac-filler, Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, clean barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code. These pens were not sold to the public, made for a brief period in 1947-48 for dealers, salesmen, and repairmen only.
DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $565
10860: Parker 51: unusual Canadian-made grey Vac-filler, fully marked, characteristic Blue Diamond clip with high placement of the Diamond, cap material is odd and appears to be rhodium plating over brass or cupronickel; no date code visible on barrel, but Canadian nib bears 1947 date.
DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine • $350
13969: Parker 51 Demi: early production Forest Green Aerometric filler, 12.9 cm long, 1/10 12K gold filled cap in converging lines pattern, strong barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, early filler with "PRESS . . . 6 TIMES" imprint, acrylic connector, sac transparency as new.
DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $225
12984: Parker 51 Demi Princess: extremely rare gold filled Aerometric filler, 12.5 cm long, with faceted "jewels" set into the ends and around the upper cap; shallow bumps to side of cap, otherwise excellent.
DATE: c. 1950 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $2250
13824: Parker 51 Demi Special set in box: Forest Green Aerometric filler with polished stainless steel cap, chrome plated trim, Octanium nib, black cap jewel; with matching .9 mm twist-action pencil, both new old stock with stickers, pencil has 3rd quarter 1953 date code, instruction sheet dated 1955.
DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $220
13850: Parker 51 Demi Special set: grey Aerometric filler with polished stainless steel cap, black jewel, with matching .9 mm twist-action pencil. Both pen and pencil are imprinted with the same name; pencil bears late "53" date code, barrel color appears to be the pre-Aerometric grey, differing from the pen's. Pen nib is gold, not Octanium, new sac has been installed.
DATE: c. 1953 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $165
13971: Parker 51: blue Aerometric filler, 1/10 12K gold filled cap in converging lines pattern, 13.65 cm long, sac transparency as new, made shortly after discontinuation of barrel imprints and date codes.
DATE: c. 1954 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: broad • $225
13818: Parker 51 set in box: Forest Green Aerometric filler with 1/10 12K gold filled cap, converging lines pattern, with matching Liquid Lead pencil (pencil refills no longer available); new old stock, mint with stickers, instruction sheet dated 1955.
DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $265
5828: Parker 51 pencil lead refills: 12 leads in a stoppered glass tube, 8 cm long, made in England, label reads "for Parker '51'/ROTARY PENCIL", with Parker "halo" mark; many available, all "B" hardness.
DATE: c. 1964 • CONDITION: mint • $6
8424: Parker 51 Mark III: late black Aerometric filler, South American production, barrel with Parker numbers indicating either a prototype or an archived sample; Lustraloy cap with unusual top button, fully imprinted, made in Brazil, filler housing made in Argentina. Octanium nib, two inlaid metal dots in hood.
DATE: c. 1970 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine • $350
13914: Parker/Kullock 51 demonstrator: a customized transparent pen using modern acrylic with Parker parts from the 1940s; 13.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, modern metal clip jewel, nib is from a Parker 61.
DATE: c. 2000/1948 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $250
13854: Parker/Kullock 51 demonstrator: custom modern demonstrator, made by Ariel Kullock using a newly-made transparent cap and barrel and vintage Parker 51 parts; 13.9 cm long, Aerometric-filler, chrome plated trim, pearlescent clip jewel.
DATE: c. 2008 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $265