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VINTAGE PARKER 61 GOLD TORQUOISE FOUNTAIN PEN MINT NEVER BEEN INKED (PK212)
Double Jewel; Gold Arrow Inlaid; Circa 1960s
was £449.99
now £399.99 old ink pens
 
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VINTAGE PARKER "61" FOUNTAIN PEN

~ Comes with Original Hardcase Box ~

~ Excellent Minty Condition - Intact Original White Chalk Mark ~

~ Advertised by Parker as 'Pen from Outer Space' in Christmas 1956 ~ 

~ Excellent DING-FREE MINT CUSTOM - 12ct Rolled Gold Cap with Torquoise Body ~ 

~ Double Jewel / Twin Tassie ~  Intact Arrow Inlaid ~ Circa 1960s ~

 ~ Highly Collectible ~ Excellent MINTY Overall Condition ~

 
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SUMMARY
 
Up here for auction is a vintage Parker "61" CUSTOM fountain pen, which was manufactured in England circa 1960s. This Parker "61" is highly collectible, which is in EXCELLENT MINTY DING-FREE - 1/10 12CT rolled gold cap with nice torquoise body. The pen set is EXCELLENT MINT. The pen bears DOUBLE SILVERY GREY JEWEL STONE. The metal arrow, which is inlaid into the shell just behind the nib, is in intact condition. On the barrel is the intact original white chalk mark reads '61 CUSTOM M 12-', showing that the pen was barely used, in minty condition. The pen bears a capillary filling system. 

The Parker advertising campaign for the 1956 Christmas season likens the revolutionary 61 to a pen from Outer Space, was very much on the mind of the American public at that time. This Parker "61" has a classic elegance and has been produced to the highest standards of craftsmanship, technology and aesthetics. The pen has been fully serviced. This is rare and very much sought after, of such a collectible and vintage pen in excellent condition.

 
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SUMMARY
Model: Parker "61" - USA
Colour: Torquoise
Overall Length: 5-1/2 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1960s
Filler Type: Capillary
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested for full functionality
 
STORY
 
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     "Unlike any pen in this world... or any other"

     "A pen from Outer Space"

That was the slogan for the Parker advertising campaign launched in 1956, to introduce its newest and most revolutionary fountain pen. The pen was the striking new Parker 61. It was Parker's ambitious entry in the 'no-mess filling' competition. According to Parker's advertising, it took years of work by a research teamof 50 people to develop the amazing 61, the first fountain pen that actually fills itself by itself, requiring no action from the user. The pen has no button, no lever, no plunger, no squeeze bar, and no cartridge or converter. The pen sucks up a fill by capillary action.

 
DESCRIPTION
 
fountain pen cap THE CAP
Material: 1/10 12ct rolled gold cap
Top Ring: Gold
Top Jewel: Silvery grey jewel
Trim Pattern: Reads 'PARKER', '61' and 'MADE IN ENGLAND' with emblems
Pocket Clip: Parker arrow pocket clip; It is polished and adjusted to tight fit on your shirt.
Cap Screw: Push type
Work Done: The whole cap has been gently hand polished
fountain pen gold nib THE NIB
Material: 14ct gold, tipped with a specially developed Plathenium material
Grade: Medium
Imprint: Gold arrow inlaid by the nib
Condition of Feed : Excellent & clean
Work Done: The nib and feed has been cleaned to remove dried ink and residuals.
 
THE BARREL
Imprint: N/A
End Jewel: Silvery grey plastic jewel
Screw with Filler: Smooth
Screw with Cap: Push type
Lever: N/A
Work Done: The barrel has been gently hand polished to restore shiny colour
 
THE FILLER
Type: Capillary
Imprint: N/A
Ink Storage: Medium
Work Done: The filling system has been tested
Functionality: Excellent
 
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