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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

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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 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

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14033: Parker Vacuum Filler: scarce proto-Vacumatic, rare stub model only 10.8 cm long, silver pearl laminate, one-piece section and barrel construction, early two-tone Arrow nib with single central line between feathers on imprint. Barrel imprint worn but mostly legible, two cap lip hairlines have been professionally repaired, not easily seen (see details); sac has been removed to preserve color.

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

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15373: Parker Vacuum Filler: proto-Vacumatic in red pearl laminate with one-piece section and barrel, 10.85 cm long, rare stub model, gold filled trim, striped jewels, metal lockdown filler, barrel imprint fully legible, plating on two-tone turn-up nib well preserved. A good example, worn but sound, noting hairline crack in filler plunger shaft, one missing feed fin, and name ("MAMIE") on barrel. Diaphragm has been removed for color preservation, can be reinstalled upon request.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine • $585

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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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14299: Parker Vacumatic: slender silver pearl laminate Deluxe, 11.75 cm long, chrome plated trim, lockdown filler unit, imprint without date code, early Vacuum-Filler style construction with one-piece opaque barrel, no separate section, skewed laminations; two-tone Arrow nib is a slightly later replacement, two-way tip writes a smooth extra-fine inverted. Shallow tool marks to section, short sealed hairline in cap lip.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine/extra-fine • $265

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15157: Parker Vacumatic Junior demonstrator: black pump-filler with transparency barrel, 12.15 cm long, gold filled trim, marked "DEMONSTRATOR/NOT FOR SALE". Sharp imprint with 4th quarter date code, nib slightly later with early 1936 date stamp. Some scratches to inside of barrel, fine transparency.

DATE: 1934 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine stub semiflex • $600

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15285: Parker Vacumatic tool: unusual bench-mounted clamp for oversize Vac filler units; not usable as is since shaft threads partially stripped, could easily be restored or washers added so fresh threads engage. Base mount is 1 3/4 inches (4.4 cm) wide. Formerly used at Penfriend of London.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: G* • $165

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14507: Parker Vacumatic Junior: grey pearl and black marbled, 12.2 cm long, chrome plated trim, fine barrel transparency, strong imprint with 4th quarter date code; matching date code on the nib, which is a generic Parker nib rather than a Vac nib -- surely a very old replacement, possibly installed at the time of original sale. Lockdown filler shaft has stress hairline at end of plunger, does not affect function, some ink staining to upper part of cap.

DATE: 1935 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium semiflex • $250

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14297: Parker Vacumatic Junior pencil: grey pearl and black marbled, 11.9 cm long, chrome plated trim; good imprint with 2nd quarter date code, one area of brownish staining on barrel, uses 1.1 mm lead.

DATE: 1936 • CONDITION: fine • $80

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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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15456: Parker Vacumatic Slender: long slender Golden Web (scarcest model of an uncommon and desirable pattern), 12.85 cm long, gold filled trim, black section and jewels, metal lockdown filler, clean imprint with 2nd quarter date code, barrel transparency like new, two-way arrow nib with slightly upturned tip and matching date code. Plating on blind cap tassie ring a bit rough, otherwise like new.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine • SOLD

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15330: Parker Vacumatic desk base: rare double holder, glass with a layer of green pearl laminated celluloid, base measures 7 x 3 inches (17.5 x 7.5 cm), Art Deco classic offered only for a short time, with very few surviving examples. Original decal in front and labels on bottom, slight separation of bonding of celluloid and glass visible when viewed at certain angles, as shown in details.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine • $450

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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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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 repeater 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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15264: Parker Vacumatic Slender Maxima set in box: silver pearl laminate, 13.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, Blue Diamond clip, striped jewels and section; both pen and matching Non-Stop repeater pencil have extra-wide bands with matching monograms. Pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, has strong imprint with 2nd quarter 1939 date code, pen date code worn away but by features of close production date. Pen was serviced at some time during WW2, as its notably smooth and flexible two-tone Arrow nib is for a Major and has a 2nd quarter 1941 date code, while the filler unit is an all-plastic war-era replacement -- rarely seen in this larger size, as wartime production did not give priority to replacement parts for older models. Scarce and desirable streamline box has some warpage, though much less than typical.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: fine flex • $695

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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

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14952: Parker Vacumatic Major pencil: silver pearl laminate, 12.85 cm long, nickel plated trim, good imprint with 4th quarter date code, overall condition fine+ but for deep circumferential scratches below barrel band (see details, not so obtrusive due to the direction of the pattern). Uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: 1941 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $50

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14997: Parker Vacumatic Junior: black laminate, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprint with 1st quarter date code, excellent barrel transparency.

DATE: 1942 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $165

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15356: Parker Vacumatic Major: blue pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled over silver trim, Blue Diamond clip, barrel imprint with 2nd quarter date code, good barrel transparency, wartime production with plastic filler unit with diamond imprint on end of plunger, nib is a slightly later factory replacement (date code for 1946), name on barrel, clip shows signs of having been bent and restraightened.

DATE: 1943 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $205

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15343: Parker Duofold Senior pencil: red and silver pearl with black stripes, 13.1 cm long, gold filled over silver wartime trim, matches Vac-filling Duofold pen; largest size, strong imprint with 1st quarter date code, uses .9 mm lead, mechanism propels but does not consistently retract lead.

DATE: 1944 • CONDITION: fine* • $95

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14956: Parker Vacumatic Major pencil: silver pearl laminate, 12.9 cm long, wartime trim is sterling silver, some nickel or chrome plating still present but mostly worn away, especially on barrel band; good imprint with 4th quarter date code, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $95

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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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15384: Parker Vacumatic Major: blue pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, wartime gold filled over silver trim, Blue Diamond clip, strong barrel imprint with 1st quarter date code, good barrel transparency, black filler plunger with diamond imprint on end, condition excellent but for small dig in barrel (see detail).

DATE: 1945 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine • $265

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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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14955: Parker Vacumatic Junior pencil: golden pearl laminate, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, sharp imprint with 4th quarter date code, uses .9 mm lead; slight increase in transparency of cap.

DATE: c. 1947 • CONDITION: fine • $65

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15323: Parker Vacumatic Sub-Debutante pencil: brown pearl laminate, 11.9 cm long, single smooth gold filled barrel band, black jewel, good imprint with 4th quarter date code, uses .9 mm lead, original stickers but has been used, some increase in transparency (see details).

DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: exc • $75

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15419: Parker Vacumatic Sub-Debutante pencil: green pearl laminate, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim, bold imprint with 1st quarter date code, interesting advertising imprint for Packard-Bell radios and televisions (their first TVs were offered in 1948); as new, uses .9 mm lead.

DATE: 1948 • CONDITION: near mint • $125

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