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 • $525

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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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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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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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14148: Parker Duofold Vacumatic: not factory original, but a serendipitous mismatch: a burgundy streamlined Junior Duofold cap and blind cap combined with a Vacumatic Junior barrel; 11.7 cm long, excellent color and profile match, lockdown filler, later Vac nib is a precise and smooth writer. A fun user and a real conversation piece!.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $120

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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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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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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

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14181: Parker Vacumatic demonstrator: black full-sized, 12.2 cm long, gold filled trim, lockdown filler, true factory demo with "DEMONSTRATOR/NOT FOR SALE" barrel imprint; strong regular imprint with 1st quarter date code, name on barrel as well. 1938-dated nib has a crack from the vent hole, but is still usable, pen is currently not functional as the diaphragm has been removed to preserve barrel transparency.

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium semiflex • $465

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14172: Parker Vacumatic: full-size Deluxe in red pearl laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, striped jewels and section, lockdown filler unit, strong barrel imprint with 1st quarter date code, matching date code on two-tone Arrow nib; excellent transparency, minor toothmarks on blind cap, some pitting to filler plunger (see detail; does not affect function).

DATE: 1937 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine firm • $295

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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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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

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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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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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14277: Parker Vacumatic Major: green pearl laminate, 12.9 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, strong barrel imprint with 3rd quarter date code, matching 2nd quarter date code on two-tone Arrow nib; condition as new, perfect barrel transparency -- appears not to have been filled.

DATE: 1946 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $220

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14289: Parker Vacumatic Major: black laminate, 12.8 cm long, gold filled trim, Blue Diamond clip, strong barrel imprint with 2nd quarter date code, matching date code on nib, fine barrel transparency.

DATE: 1946 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium • $165

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14288: Parker Vacumatic Major: unusual Canadian-made blue pearl laminate, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, clip of typically Canadian form with high Blue Diamond; bold deep barrel imprint with 1st quarter date code, matching date code on two-tone Arrow nib, notable barrel transparency.

DATE: 1946 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: fine semiflex • $265

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14070: Parker Vacumatic Junior: silver pearl laminate pump-filler, 12.9 cm long, chrome plated trim (cap bands appear to be leftover wartime sterling silver), strong imprint with 4th quarter date code, barrel darkened but still translucent. Pen was found with present English Parker replacement nib, notable sharp-edged factory italic.

DATE: 1947 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: extra-broad italic • $225

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