11319: Parker Duofold Senior set in box: classic black oversize button-filler, 14 cm long, GFT, early production in Permanite, raised single cap band with personal inscription, crisp milling on ends; matching "Big Bro" pencil with black hard rubber barrel shows more use, with bump to cap crown and scratches to nose cone (see details), box also shows wear with loose top.
DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: exc/fine • NIB: fine firm • $600
12695: Parker Duofold Senior: classic oversize orange button-filler, 13.8 cm long, gold filled trim, single raised barrel band, good imprints, "spearhead" feed, big Duofold nib has some nicks and marks, imprint polished on left side from repair work, but is a smooth wet writer.
DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine • SOLD
12839: Parker Lady Duofold pencil: orange ringtop, 12.3 cm long, gold filled trim, strong barrel imprint, uses 1.1 mm lead; unusually clean crown, noting visible vertical striations from original manufacture.
DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: exc • $80
12799: Parker Duofold Senior: unusual oversize Mandarin Yellow button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, two barrel imprints, original Lucky Curve banner imprint mostly polished away, later single-line general Parker imprint added on other side; comb feed and lack of date code places assembly around 1933, using earlier components and a non-Duofold Lucky Curve #7 nib for a pen to be sold without the Duofold name or guarantee. Read more about this pen and other "downgraded" Duofolds here.
DATE: c. 1927/1933 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $985
7502: Parker Duofold Senior: unusual black button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, appearing to date to c. 1927, but late barrel imprint with 4th quarter 1937 date code indicates factory assembly of older parts (note late imprint on clip, however).
DATE: c. 1927/1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $465
12388: Parker-Osmia Duofold Special: black button-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, made in USA for sale in Germany; nice clear barrel imprint, Duofold nib with "Y" code letter, "M" imprint denoting nib width on section is typically German; the Parker-Osmia venture lasted only from late 1927 to the end of 1929, Parker then sold Osmia back to its former owners.
DATE: c. 1928 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium stub flex • $695
12616: Parker Duofold Senior pencil: black veined pearl, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; good imprints, bump to cap crown but still much better than most.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • $150
12533: Parker Duofold Senior: classic oversize orange button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprints, intact Lucky Curve feed, big Duofold nib with semistub tip.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $495
11658: Parker Duofold Senior: classic oversize orange button-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprints and end milling, spearhead feed. Unusual long-tined Duofold nib is slightly later (early 1930s), and has considerable flex; there is a very fine axial hairline from the vent, which seems largely stable given the flexibility of the tines and the thickness and rigidity of the nib body behind the vent hole.
DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine flex • $600
11323: Parker Duofold Senior: striking streamline button-filler in copper pearl -- not a catalogued color, with only a handful of examples known; 13 cm long, gold filled trim, full USA imprint, excellent color, some plating wear to the lower cap band. A notable Parker rarity.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $2500
13020: Parker Duofold Senior Deluxe set in box: oversize streamline button-filler in Moderne Pearl green and black, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp imprint, Duofold Deluxe nib, spearhead feed, triple cap bands with wider center band; matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, instruction sheet dated 1932. Outstanding condition, but also extraordinarily vibrant pearlescence -- as luminous as a LeBoeuf.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine firm • $1200
10948: Parker Vest Pocket Duofold desk pencil: Lapis Blue, scarce model with letter-opener taper; 16.6 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, imprints strong, no brassing, some scratching to surface, minor marks to end of letter-opener.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $265
12836: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe pencil: black-veined pearl streamline ringtop, 12.1 cm long, gold filled trim, attractive user, takes 1.1 mm lead; name on barrel, tool marks on nose cone, but fully functional.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG* • $40
11540: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe: Moderne green-veined pearl ringtop streamlined button-filler, 11.75 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprint, fine barrel color with only slight ambering, silicone sac has been installed (latex can be substituted upon request) to preserve color, comb feed and nib are factory replacements, nib has date code for 1949 and "R" signifying a replacement with Duofold guarantee.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: extra-fine firm • $165
12812: Parker Duofold Junior Deluxe: black-veined pearl streamlined button-filler, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, clean imprint, Duofold nib with spearhead feed; usual barrel darkening, some scratches to cap below clip ring, trim plating excellent with no brassing.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $150
12958: Parker Duofold Senior Deluxe: streamline black-veined green pearl button-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, big Duofold Deluxe nib, triple cap bands with wider central band; excellent color, hard to find as introduced towards the end of Duofold production.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $520
12837: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe pencil: black-veined pearl streamline ringtop, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; excellent but for plating wear to ringtop fitting.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $70
11610: Parker Duofold Junior: streamlined button-filler in Mandarin Yellow, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Duofold nib is a precise smooth writer, spearhead feed; some staining to cap, cap lip has been replaced using vintage celluloid, stronger than new and invisible from the outside.
DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine firm • $400
11496: Parker Vest Pocket Duofold Deluxe: uncommon miniature ringtop button-filler in jade green, 9.1 cm long, gold filled trim, name on barrel directly over imprint, moderate and even discoloration.
DATE: c. 1934 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $200
11112: Parker Duofold Senior: black streamlined button-filler, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, later production comb feed marked "A", massive smooth-writing Duofold nib has a tight hairline from the vent hole, but is so stiff that it will be entirely stable in normal use; date code on barrel indicates postwar assembly of prewar parts.
DATE: 1935/1947 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine rigid • $450
12412: Parker Duofold Juniorette: English-made button-filler, scarce and desirable green herringbone pattern, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim; some ambering to barrel.
DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $300
12825: Parker Duofold Centennial set in box: early production set in black, made in UK; fountain pen has "IN" date code, ballpoint has "IE"; pen has been dip-tested. Packaging is later, for a different Duofold model.
DATE: 1988/89 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: medium • $595
12806: Parker Duofold Mandarin Yellow in box: limited edition of 10,000 pens, Centennial size, 18K nib, cartridge or converter (included); in box with guarantee and all packaging, number of pen is close to the number on the guarantee, but does not match. Never filled, we have dip-tested the nib for smoothness.
DATE: 1995 • CONDITION: mint* • NIB: medium • $950
12564: Parker Duofold International set in box: green marble, cartridge/converter (converter included), 13.1 cm long, gold plated trim, made in England, notable factory italic nib came to us very scratchy, has been tuned and smoothed, now wonderfully calligraphic; pen has 1st quarter 1996 date code, matching 0.7 mm pencil has slightly later "E" date code. In original inner and outer boxes, with guarantee and instructions.
DATE: 1996 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-broad italic • $795
6567: Parker Israel's 50th Duofold Centennial: numbered limited edition of only 500 pieces, in a cherrywood box with inset bronze commemorative medal with matching number; complete with all original packaging and paperwork; we were fortunate enough to acquire a small cache of these very scarce Duofolds, including some with sequential numbers.
DATE: 1998 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine • $800