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Parker 51 Mk. lll Classic Set.

Regular price £135.00

The Parker 51 Mk. III was introduced in 1969, and gave way to the Mk. lV in 1971. This is a Mk. lll fountain pen/pencil set, only made for a very short period.  It is in first class condition throughout, and the pen is a superb writer.

The set is finished in Classic Black with  'Lustralloy' caps which carry a Chrome plated 'arrow' clip and a pearl grey end stud.  This was replaced with an integral metal stud in 1971, apparently there was some concern about toddlers ingesting the pearl stud!  This pen therefore had a very short production run, always a good sign for collectors.

The overall condition of the set suggests that it has seen little use.  The black celluloid has a a deep, lustrous shine, the 'Lustralloy' caps shows no dings and the frosting is intact.

The pen has been fully serviced and tested.  The Aerometric filling system is simple, easy to use and works well.  The 14Ct. Gold nib is exceptional, it writes with a wonderfully smooth and consistent medium line, it is a very 'easy' writer.

The pencil has a rotary mechanism, it operates by turning the cap to extend and retract the lead.  The eraser shows little use, I have made no attempt to remove it as the rubber haas hardened and become brittle with age.

The Parker hard presentation box is in good, solid, clean condition.

Despite being over fifty years old the Parker 51 Mk. III still has a modern appearance but with all the Parker 51 prestige. It would make a great vintage every day user.

Read a full Parker 51 review here.