The Parker '88' was launched, not surprisingly, in 1988. This pen is a blue lacquered, first year pen.
In 1992 the 88 Mk.1 was discontinued, a short production run for Parker at the time.
The pen is a cartridge/converter filler. It is fitted with the original Parker ink converter for use with bottled ink, cartridges are readily available should this be the preferred filling method.
The pen is in mint, uninked and unused condition. It is strikingly attractive and bears no handling or storage marks, explained by the provenance outlined below. At 15.7cm., over six inches, in length when posted for use, it is a long and elegant pen with a very good balance and feel. The cap snaps firmly in position at either end of the pen with a satisfying 'click'.
The pen is part of a special collection created in the 1980s as a presentation to businessmen promoting Parker pens as prestigious business gifts. They have been left untouched since then so are now available for sale for the first time. Please contact me if you would like information about the whole collection.
The 88 will be sent by Royal Mail, first class, signed for delivery.