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Twin Tassie; DELUXE Triple Cap Band; Circa 1930s
was £459.99
now £399.99
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Stunning Silver Herringbone Patterning ~

~ Art-Deco 'BOX-ELLIPSE' (BARLEY) Style Cap Band ~

~ Double-Jewel ~ Crisp Imprint ~ Button Filler ~ a Solid 14ct Gold Nib, Circa 1930s ~

~ New Ink Sac Fitted, Serviced, Excellent Overall Condition ~ 

vintage pen overview summary

Up here is a vintage Parker Royal Challenger fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1930s. The pen is in excellent MINTY condition. The pen is a rare and highest grading among the CHALLENGER series; and the color is in silver with herringbone pattern. The pen bears art-deco box-ellipse 'Barley' cap band and doube jewel / twin tassie. The body has been polished to glossy colour. The imprint on the barrel is crisp. The button filling system is in perfect working order. The pen has been serviced and tested for its full functionality. This Parker Royal challenger is a classic elegance and has been produced to the highest standards of craftsmanship, technology, and aesthetics. This would make an excellent gift to treat yourself or someone important.

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Model: Parker Royal Challenger - USA
Colour: Silver herringbone
Overall Length: 4-13/16 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1930s
Filler Type: Button filler
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
fountain pen history   Parker Pen Company was founded in 1888 by George S. Parker, whose mission was to manufacture a better pen. The Parker Pen Company's tradition epitomizes the highest standards of craftsmanship, technology, and aesthetics.

From the 1920s to the 1960s, Parker was No.1 in worldwide writing instrument sales. In 1931, Parker created Quink 'quick drying ink' which eliminated the need for blotting and led to the developement of the most widely used model of fountain pen in history, the Parker 51 (over $400 million worth of sales in its 30 year history). Manufacturing facilities were set up over the years in Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Mexico, USA and Argentina. 

Parker pens were frequently selected to sign important documents such as the World War II armistices, and commenorative editions were sometimes offered.

fountain pen cap THE CAP
Material: Silver pearl bone patterning plastics
Top Ring: Chrome; Polished
Top Jewel: Black domed plastics jewel; polished
Trim Pattern: Elengant box ellipse cap band; Polished & stunning
Pocket Clip: Chrome plated pocket clip embossed 'PARKER'; it is polished and adjusted to tight fit on your shirt.
Cap Screw: Smooth
Work Done: The whole cap has been gently hand polished to restore its shiny condition
fountain pen gold nib THE NIB
Material: 14ct solid gold
Grade: Medium
Imprint: Read 'PARKER PEN MADE IN U.S.A.'
Condition of Feed : Excellent & clean
Work Done: The nib and feed has been cleaned to remove dried ink and residuals. The nib has been polished to restore its shiny condition.
Imprint: Good imprint; Reads 'PARKER ROYAL CHALLENGER GEO.S.PARKER MADE IN U.S.A. .0.'
End Jewel: Black jewel end cap for the button filling system
Screw with Filler: Smooth
Screw with Cap: Smooth
Lever: N/A
Work Done: The barrel has been gently hand polished to restore shiny colour with the imprint masked
fountain pen barrel
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Type: Button filler
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Medium - Large storage; Easy to handle button filler mechanism
Work Done: A new sac filled. Talcum powder has been applied on the ink sac to prevent it sticking with the metal part of the filler system. The ink sac and the filler mechanism has been tested to ensure its full working order.
Functionality: Excellent
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