The Parker Premier De Luxe 23Ct. fully Gold plated pen sat at the top of the range of luxury Parker pens. This set, comprising a fountain pen and a ballpoint is uninked and unused. It has only been handled for the photographs and is complete with all original packing and includes a box of ink cartridges and ink converter.
At 140mm. capped and an impressive 156 mm. posted the fountain pen is a large and very substantial pen. The ballpoint has a length of 135mm.
The pattern on the gold finish is described as 'graduated chiselled', not sure what that means but it is very attractive and gives the Gold a little extra sparkle and doesn't show fingerprints easily.
The cap is a secure 'click fit' to cap and also when posted, this prevents the cap rim from touching the barrel to avoid scratching.
The nib is 18Ct. Gold with Rhodium sections overlaid to highlight the parker 'arrow' and outer edges of the tines, it is a most striking effect.
The ballpoint mirrors the design of the fountain pen, it operates by twisting the cap.
The set is presented in the original luxury parker case, also pristine. It contains an unopened box of cartridges, a soft pen pouch, an ink converter, and two instruction leaflets with stamps ahowing that the pens were purchased from 'The Pen Shop', in Manchester, in July 2012.
This version of the Parker Premier had a relatively short production run and, as the top of the range, was very expensive. Consequently the Premier De Luxe GT is rather hard to find, particularly in mint condition. This is a luxury pen set of the highest quality and represents pen making at its very best.