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Parker 51 Classic in Teal Blue

Regular price £95.00

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The Parker 51 aerometric filling system was introduced in 1948.  In 1958 a 'halo' was added to the cap, this pen has no 'halo' so it can be dated to before 1958.

The 51 is often described as 'the best pen ever made', it was often copied but never equalled.  This is an outstanding example, it has a Teal Blue finish and a good, deep shine.  The stamp on the barrel identifies it as an English made pen.
The colour is most attractive, it is definitely Blue but has a distinct Green tinge, it is not a common '51' colour.

  The lustralloy cap is ding free and is fitted with a 'short arrow' clip, pearl coloured end stud and simply engraved with:  'Parker'. 

The pen has been fully serviced and tested. The aerometric filling system uses a clear 'Pli-glass' ink sac, the sac in this pen is clear and unstained showing it has seen little use and has been stored without ink.

 The 14 Ct. Gold nib has a medium point which lays down a very smooth and consistent medium line.  All 51s are good writers but this one is exceptional, it is a pleasure to use.
The box may not be original to the pen but it is contemporary with it and is in good condition.

At sixty odd years old at least, this is a remarkable top quality vintage pen. The 51 is the first choice of many collectors as a daily user, it is totally reliable, stylish and very practical with a great deal of prestige.