13104: Parker Vacumatic: rare vest-pocket model, black with gold filled trim, 11 cm long, opaque barrel, unique short section, lockdown filler. Barrel imprint is later with 1st quarter 1940 date code, compatible 2nd quarter 1939 date code on nib, indicating later assembly of much earlier parts -- a known practice at Parker, periodically done to reduce excess stocks of spare parts.
DATE: 1932/1940 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $525
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 excellent appearance, minimal wear, and crisp imprints, but with two small cap lip hairlines and a circumferential separation between cap laminations due to age shrinkage over the inner cap (see details; all have been professionally repaired). 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-fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $650
13890: Parker Vacuum Filler: black "Crystal" Junior, 12.1 cm long, gold filled trim, transparent barrel configuration identical to factory demonstrators, but without the dealer-only markings; imprint weak but mostly legible, two-tone nib later with 1937 date code, back half of barrel has internal bubbles and slight shrinkage, probably from overheating, blind cap jewel a later replacement. Mechanically sound, a rare early proto-Vacumatic.
DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: fine firm • $275
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
13108: Parker Vacumatic: early production red pearl laminate full-size Deluxe, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, striped end jewels and section, lockdown filler, good barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, fine barrel transparency; two-tone turn-up nib with excellent plating, plating losses to chromed filler plunger, some brassing and pitting to other trim, otherwise clean.
DATE: 1934 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine rigid • $265
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
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 • $165
13651: Parker Vacumatic Secretary: extremely rare and short-lived model, designed to snap into a rubber base via the red ball at the cap top; 13.8 cm long, black with helically striped ink window, strong imprints with matching 3rd quarter date codes on barrel and nib, usual slight shrinkage to the barrel around the filler unit. This is only the third example we have offered in the past 20 years.
DATE: 1936 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine • $1500
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
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
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
13406: Parker Vacumatic "Non-Stop" injector pencil: early production example of an uncommon and short-loved design, especially hard to find in basic black; 13.1 cm long to match long Major pen, gold filled trim, uses 1.1 mm lead; imprint with 4th quarter date code.
DATE: 1938 • CONDITION: fine • $195
13599: Parker Vacumatic Debutante: Golden Pearl laminate, 11.75 cm long, striped jewels and section, scarce "star"clip; good barrel imprint with 2nd quarter date code, fine barrel transparency, notable factory stub nib, original aluminum Speedline filler has been replaced with a 1940s plastic-plunger unit.
DATE: 1938 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium stub semiflex • $265
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
13845: Parker Vacumatic injector pencil: green pearl laminate, gold filled trim, 13.2 cm long, striped clip jewel, wide band matching Maxima or Slender Maxima, uses 1.1 mm lead, good imprint with 3rd quarter date code. Name on barrel, brassing to trim, one of the four clutch fingers of the mechanism is missing (see detail), but still functional.
DATE: 1938 • CONDITION: G-VG* • $120
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
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
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
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
13225: Parker Imperial Debutante Vacumatic: black laminate double-jewel, 12.2 cm long, 1/10 14K gold filled cap with alternating pairs of straight and wiggly lines, Blue Diamond clip. Good barrel imprint with 2nd quarter date code, good barrel transparency, arrow nib is a slightly later replacement, with date code for 1945; Speedline filler unit, cap has initials engraved in cartouche, slight surface waviness above from dent removal.
DATE: 1940 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $595
13819: Parker Imperial Debutante Vacumatic set in box: golden pearl laminate, gold filled cap with alternating pairs of squiggly and straight lines and cartouche, 12.3 cm long, black jewels, two-tone Arrow nib, aluminum Speedline filler, excellent imprint with 2nd quarter date code, excellent barrel transparency; matching .9 mm pencil has 3rd quarter date code on barrel, both pieces have a name on their barrels.
DATE: 1940 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $650
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
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