12546: Parker Vacuum Filler: rare proto-Vacumatic, silver pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, one-piece section and barrel, two-tone turnup nib, strong barrel imprint, lockdown filler may be slightly later, with aluminum instead of chrome-plated brass plunger, small cap lip hairline has been professionally repaired. Pencil is slightly later, cap-actuated rather than cone-driven, and shows more wear and usage than the pen.

DATE: c. 1932/1934 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine firm • $495

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10236: Parker Golden Arrow (?): very early red pearl laminate lockdown-filler, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, two cap bands, one-piece section-barrel construction, two-tone nib with single central rib on arrow; rare barrel imprint with no mention of model name, no date code. Only a handful of these pens are known, and it seems most likely that they either predate the original Golden Arrow or immediately postdate it, prior to its renaming as the Vacuum Filler (discussion here). Condition is mixed, with hardly any wear and crisp imprints, but with a couple of cap lip cracks and a circumferential hairline under the clip where two laminations appear to have separated due to age shrinkage over the inner cap (see details). Long-tined nib has tight central hairline extending up from base; name engraved on barrel. Sac has been removed to preserve color.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine semiflex • $450

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12542: Parker Vacuum Filler: rare proto-Vacumatic, red pearl laminate with one-piece section and barrel; 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, striped jewels, metal lockdown filler, barrel imprint fully legible, plating on two-tone turn-up nib excellent. A good clean example, noting hairline crack in filler plunger shaft and slightly ribbed surface on back of cap (see details).

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium • $565

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12964: Parker Vacuum Filler: rare black proto-Vacumatic with "reverse trim" (chrome, rather than the standard gold filled) and Dupont imprint on cap, 12.25 cm long; one-piece section and barrel assembly, later single-tone Arrow nib, posting mark on barrel, nice clean barrel imprint.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine • $495

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10212: Parker Vacumatic set: early top-line full-sized lockdown-filler in black, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, good barrel transparency, imprint with early date code, 4th quarter; matching pencil is slightly later, with 3rd quarter 1936 date code. Set is well used but sound, pen nib is a later replacement, subtle surface rippling to pen barrel due to differential age shrinkage of laminations. Pencil uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: 1934/1936 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine • $350

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10240: Parker Diamond Medal "Vac-Fil" Vacumatic: uncommon burgundy pearl and black marbled pump-filler, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, barrel transparency excellent, lockdown filler, Diamond Medal nib is smooth and soft, but not the usual type found on this model. Step at blind cap joint, name on barrel, cap lip cracks have been sealed and reinforced by a black celluloid internal sleeve. This model was made by Parker for retail by Sears, Roebuck & Co.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium semiflex • $225

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10191: Parker Vacumatic set: uncommon golden pearl laminate lockdown-filler, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, striped section and jewels, two-tone nib with excellent plating, excellent barrel transparency, strong imprint with 4th quarter date code, matching 1.1 mm pencil has 1st quarter date code. While this color is relatively common in later Vacumatics, it was introduced only at the very end of production of the original lockdown series. Pen is extremely clean, noting slight shrinkage of cap at very top right below the clip.

DATE: 1936 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $485

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12951: Parker Vacumatic Oversize: golden pearl laminate, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, fine transparency, strong barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, big two-tone nib with matching 2nd quarter date code, lockdown filler, striped section and cap jewel, blind cap jewel a black replacement. An unusually clean example of a color introduced only at the very end of Oversize production.

DATE: 1936 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: fine • $650

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10201: Parker Vacumatic: golden pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, striped jewels and section, excellent barrel transparency, strong barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, trim plating excellent, but plating gone from two-tone nib and there is a light longitudinal scratch just under the barrel imprint; this color was introduced only at the very end of lockdown-filler production, and examples are relatively uncommon.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine rigid • $285

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12206: Parker Vacumatic Junior: small Golden Web, 11.75 cm long, gold filled trim, lockdown filler, made in Canada, good barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, good transparency, multiple sealed cap lip cracks (see details); notable super-broad oblique nib has some deep scratches on and around the imprint, and there is a longitudinal hairline from the vent hole -- should be stable but could readily be repaired, overall appearance fine.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: extra-broad italic oblique • $265

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12898: Parker Vacumatic Junior: red pearl marbled, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, remarkable barrel transparency, bold imprint with 1st quarter date code; nib has 4th quarter date code, is missing tipping on one side, some shrinkage to blind cap (see details). Filler diaphragm has been removed to preserve color -- not a user.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • $200

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12516: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: small silver Shadow Wave, 11.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, 2nd quarter date code, fine barrel transparency, some dings to aluminum Speedline filler plunger.

DATE: 1938 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine firm • $165

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12954: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: golden pearl laminate double-jewel with rare "star" clip, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, striped section and blind cap jewel, cap jewel a black replacement; later filler with plastic plunger, excellent barrel transparency, imprint with 4th quarter date code, matching code on two-tone Arrow nib, name on barrel.

DATE: 1938 • CONDITION: exc* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $225

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12465: Parker Vacumatic Junior pencil: green Shadow Wave, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprint with 4th quarter date code, a few scuffs to the side of the cap, otherwise excellent+.

DATE: 1938 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $80

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12965: Parker Vacumatic Junior pencil: red Shadow Wave, 11.85 cm long, gold filled trim, interesting barrel imprint: "DETROIT'S TRIBUTE 100%"; 2nd quarter date code, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: 1939 • CONDITION: exc • $120

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12948: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: green pearl laminate double-jewel with rare "star" clip, 11.85 cm long, gold filled trim near-perfect with no brassing; striped jewels and section, some roughness to aluminum Speedline filler, fine barrel transparency, excellent imprint with 3rd quarter date code, matching code on two-tone Arrow nib.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $285

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12517: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: small green Shadow Wave, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, 3rd quarter date code, fine barrel transparency, some corrosion to aluminum Speedline filler plunger; cap lip hairline has been unobtrusively repaired.

DATE: 1939 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium • $165

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12998: Parker Vacumatic Debutante pencil: brown Shadow Wave, 11.5 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprint with 3rd quarter date code, unusual wide "jeweler's" barrel band with fine barrel lines pattern; uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $95

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11695: Parker Vacumatic Debutante set: silver pearl laminate, 11.85 cm long, chrome plated trim, Blue Diamond clip, striped section and end jewels, aluminum Speedline filler, two-tone arrow nib, fine barrel transparency, usual slight swelling over filler unit, good imprint with 3rd quarter date code; matching injector pencil has first quarter date code, uses 1.1 mm lead. Both pen and pencil have matching extra-wide "jeweler's" cap bands, engraved "E. G.".

DATE: 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $365

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12949: Parker Vacumatic Maxima: oversize silver pearl laminate double-jewel, 13.5 cm long, chrome plated trim, Blue Diamond clip, black section, striped jewels, aluminum Speedline filler, good barrel imprint but date code worn away, some wear to two-tone Arrow nib.

DATE: 1939 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine firm • $395

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11919: Parker Vacumatic Imperial Major set in box: black laminate with 1/10 14K gold filled cap, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, aluminum Speedline filler; 3rd quarter date code on both pen and matching .9 mm pencil, very clean caps, initials engraved in cartouches, plating worn on big two-tone arrow nib. A scarce and short-lived model.

DATE: 1940 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $785

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13018: Parker Imperial Debutante Vacumatic set in box: golden pearl laminate, gold filled cap, 12.4 cm long, two-tone nib, aluminum Speedline filler with diamond imprint on plunger end, excellent barrel transparency, barrel imprint good but date code weak, matching .9 mm pencil has crisp barrel imprint with 2nd quarter date code, area of increased transparency towards front of barrel; both caps have initials neatly engraved in cartouche, slight clip marks.

DATE: 1940 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine • $695

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11994: Parker Vacumatic Sub-Debutante: small grey Shadow Wave double-jewel, 11.8 cm long, chrome plated trim, aluminum Speedline filler, good barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, some barrel transparency, very slight swelling around filler unit,.

DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $160

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12955: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: black laminate double-jewel with uncommon wide smooth cap band, 11.9 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip; fine barrel transparency, imprint with 4th quarter date code, pristine aluminum Speedline filler, fine appearance but slight heat shrinkage irregularity to cap surface.

DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium • $195

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12463: Parker Vacumatic Junior pencil: blue pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, strong imprint with 3rd quarter date code, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: exc • $70

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12950: Parker Vacumatic Maxima: oversize blue pearl laminate single-jewel, 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, unusual early wartime pen with 2nd quarter date code, matching date on two-tone Arrow nib, rare and remarkable chrome plated brass Speedline filler with diamond imprint on plunger end; good barrel transparency, excellent overall but for slight edge wear to cap band plating, revealing wartime silver substrate.

DATE: 1942 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine firm • $595

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11998: Parker Vacumatic Major: black laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled over silver wartime trim, Blue Diamond clip, good imprint with 3rd quarter date code, barrel darkened, some ribbing to surface from material aging.

DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine • $160

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13055: Parker Vacumatic Major: golden pearl laminate, 12.7 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, Blue Diamond clip, barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, good barrel transparency, wartime production with plastic filler unit, plunger with diamond imprint on end, nib is slightly later with a 1946 date code.

DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $150

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13056: Parker Vacumatic Major: green pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, Blue Diamond clip, barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, wartime plastic filler unit, black plunger has diamond imprint on end, excellent barrel transparency.

DATE: 1944 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine • $165

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12421: Parker Vacumatic Major: blue pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled over silver wartime trim, Blue Diamond clip, uncommon jeweler's model cap band; strong barrel imprint with 1st quarter date code, wartime filler plunger with diamond imprint on end, all-plastic filler construction; initials lightly scratched in cap band cartouche.

DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $185

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12872: Parker Vacumatic Major set: black laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled over silver wartime trim, Blue Diamond clip, good barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, fine transparency, later replacement nib with 1953 date code, matching pencil has 1st quarter 1946 date code, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: 1945/1946 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $225

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12966: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: silver pearl laminate with wide "jeweler's" cap band, 12 cm long, chrome plated trim, bold imprint with original silver infill but lacking date code, perfect transparency, appears to be new old stock, never filled (we have replaced the diaphragm), pristine. This pen came to us without a nib; we have installed a correct new old stock nib.

DATE: c. 1946 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $265

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