Parker: 1888 to 1945

13373: Parker 24 New Style: an extremely rare slip-cap eyedropper-filler design, offered for only a very brief time (mentioned in Parker's Side Talks in 1899, absent from 1898 and 1900 Parker catalogs); mottled hard rubber, correct black hard rubber section, 14.45 cm long, #4 keyhole vent Lucky Curve nib, intact early narrow Lucky Curve feed, barrel imprint worn at ends but almost all legible. Tool marks and crack in section (see details), cap is a precise replacement made from original material.

DATE: c. 1899 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: extra-fine flex • $1500

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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

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13515: Parker 018: rare black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 13.95 cm long, early pre-spearhead Lucky Curve feed without side cuts at tip, good barrel imprint with patent application of Apr 1899 last noted, pre-Lucky Curve banner.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra fine flex • $325

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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

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13367: Parker New Special: rare economy model, smooth black hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 12.6 cm long, even moderate fading, strong barrel imprint, especially unusual with "NEW SPECIAL" imprint on the nib. Nib is missing tipping on one side, hairline from base (see details).

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: VG* • $600

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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

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13552: Parker 018: rare black hard rubber "Jointless" eyedropper-filler, 13.9 cm long, spearhead Lucky Curve feed, barrel imprint heavily worn, no visible cap imprint, hairline from vent hole of teardrop-vent Lucky Curve nib should be repaired if pen is to be used extensively, otherwise usable as is.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: medium fine stub flex • $250

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13647: Parker 25 Click-Filler: extremely rare oversize hard rubber slip-cap self-filler, Parker's first (patent number 791,466); 15.4 cm long, imprints worn but present, #5 Lucky Curve keyhole vent nib is a notably elegant writer. Cap lip crack has been repaired and is virtually invisible from the outside, even under magnification. To fill, push front of nickel plated pressure bar with fingernail to unlock while depressing rear protrusion to flatten sac; pull same protrusion back to allow sac to reinflate and to relock the pressure bar with a "click". This is only the second Parker click-filler we have offered in the past 20 years in any size. #5 was the largest size sold, and rarely seen.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: extra-fine stub flex • $1650

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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

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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

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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

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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

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13448: Parker 16: black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, gold filled filigree overlay, 13.9 cm long, fully marked, #3 keyhole-vent Lucky Curve nib, intact Lucky Curve feed; an unusually clean example, hard rubber has not been reblackened, interesting dated presentation inscription on barrel cartouche.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $695

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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


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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12849: Parker 20: rare slip-cap button-filler with transparent Bakelite barrel, hard rubber cap; 14.1 cm long, good barrel imprint, no model number on blind cap, #2 keyhole-vent Lucky Curve nib has moderate flex. A transparent silicone sac has been installed.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $565

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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

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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

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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

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12850: Parker 18½: black chased hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, 14.1 cm long, intact Lucky Curve feed, heart-vent Lucky Curve nib.

DATE: c. 1916 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium semiflex • $225

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12844: Parker 20½ Jack-Knife Safety: full-length black chased hard rubber button-filler, 13.2 cm long, nickel plated trim, earlier model with domed cap top, knurled bead at end of blind cap; crisp and glossy, good imprints and chasing, intact Lucky Curve feed, #2 nib with teardrop vent and banner imprint.

DATE: c. 1917 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $265

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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

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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

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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

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13646: Parker 25 Jack-Knife Safety: smooth black hard rubber button-filler, 12 cm long, gold filled clip, uncommon short oversize model, #5 Lucky Curve teardrop-vent nib, spearhead Lucky Curve feed; nib tipping is scant but present, writes fine with a light hand, imprints all legible, honest wear and fading, no cracks or other damage.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: G • NIB: fine semiflex • $275

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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

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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

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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

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12869: Parker button-filler: black celluloid "Black Line" flat-top, 11.2 cm long, gold filled trim, hard rubber ends, Lucky Curve imprint and nib, spearhead feed.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine firm • $150

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13560: Parker pencil: so-called "Depression" series model in uncommon material, light blue pearl and black marble, 12.2 cm long, good imprints and color, thin gold wash plating largely worn off barrel band and clip; uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: VG • $60

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13751: Parker Bridge set: four enameled metal desk bases with matching Vest Pocket Duofold ringtop pencils for the four cards suits. A very rare set, lightly used, missing only the upper parts of each of the four individual boxes, with some wear and damage to the outermost box (see details).

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc • $1450

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13561: Parker Challenger: small grey pearl marbled button-filler, 12.1 cm long, chrome plated trim, some age dulling to cap band, but clip unusually bright, deep bold barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, notable nib with matching date code.

DATE: 1935 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine stub semiflex • $150

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13742: Parker Bridge Pencil: scarce model, black and triangular in section, 12.15 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; read more about these pencils here.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG • $195

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13620: Parker button-filler: uncommon Depression-era model, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, like a Deluxe Challenger but different trim, colored rather than black ends; 2nd quarter date codes on both barrel and nib.

DATE: 1936 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine stub • $165

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13622: Parker button-filler: uncommon Depression-era model, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, like a Deluxe Challenger but different trim, colored rather than black ends; 4th quarter date codes on barrel, 3rd quarter on nib.

DATE: 1936 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine • $160

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13508: Parker The Mysterious Yangtze: privately printed hardbound travelog by company founder George S. Parker, nice clean copy, light pencil mark on front cover.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $80

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13621: Parker button-filler: black streamline "Raven" series pen, 12.6 cm long, gold filled trim, uncommon proportions, long and slender, spearhead feed, good barrel imprint, 4th quarter date code on nib.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine • $150

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13712: Parker desk pencil: red pearl marbled with black taper, gold filled trim, 17.8 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, strong imprint with 2nd quarter date code, hairline at front of barrel does not affect function (see detail). May be either Challenger or Vacumatic line.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine* • $80

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