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Welcome to Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. the U.K.’s premier vintage fountain pen website. We offer a good stock of restored Conway Stewart, Parker, Sheaffer, Waterman and others. We sell desktop items too. Vintage Fountain Pens Inc. – 1st on line, 1st for quality and 1st for customer service.
A free fountain pen gift box is available with each purchase upon request (just tick the relevant box at checkout) and our postage and packing charge is per order not per item.
Enjoy your browse through our vintage fountain pen selection.
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The Parker “61” was first launched in the UK in 1964. This particular example, issued in 1966 and discontinued in 1969 is the “61 Presidential”. This exceptional set, comprising fountain pen and propelling pencil, is made of 9ct gold. The weight of the fountain pen is 26g and the pencil 24g. As you can see from the montage they are well hallmarked. The elegant styling of the Parker "61" with its arrow pointing the way to the nib combined with the Parker grey pearl “jewel” in the cap crown of each item and on the end of the fountain pen barrel, combines to create a quite distinctive Parker design. Parker called the attractive pattern of lines and dots “Perlé” – it gives both items a bit of sparkle. The text around the cap lip on both carries the hallmark and states "Parker 61 Made in England". The pair is a good weight and balance in the hand and the nib has a smooth medium point. On unscrewing the fountain pen barrel you will find the Parker capillary filling mechanism. This is immersed in the ink to draw the ink into the filler by capillary attraction. This means that the pen can be filled without immersing the nib into the ink bottle. Whilst it depends on the owner to use and refill the pen on a regular basis (so preventing ink drying in the capillary filler), it is a reliable and clean filling method. Condition on both items is very good with very minor age wear and the barrel lozenge is clear of personalization. The capillary filler has been used to fill the fountain pen for testing and it is in working order. The expel/repel pencil is also in working order and currently has lead in the chamber. The replacement lead size is 0.9mm. The fountain pen measures 133mm with cap on and 142mm with cap on barrel end. The pencil is 129mm in length. The Parker “61” has a distinctive and elegant look and this, combined with a 9ct gold finish, make this an exceptional example of Parker at their best. It will sit well in a vintage fountain pen collection but equally they will serve well as everyday writers. All fountain pens are professionally serviced and bench tested prior to offering for sale. A further inspection is carried out before despatch. Filling instructions will be sent with your order. A gift box is available free of charge on request at checkout where you may also select your method of payment. A currency converter tool is there to assist if required.
Postage and packing
U.K. via Royal Mail Special Delivery: £7.00
Europe via Royal Mail International Signed For: £10.00
Rest of World via Royal Mail International Signed For: £12.00
The postage and packing charge is per order not per item, so if you buy more than one item you pay only one postage and packing charge (see our terms). These costs will be added to your invoice at checkout. Please select UK, Europe or World delivery to ensure you pay the right amount.
If you would like to meet other enthusiastic collectors of pens and writing equipment why not join the Writing Equipment Society?
Here is a little information about how this site works:
The Vintage Pens and Desktop Items section shows information on all current stock displayed in a random order over several pages and provides an opportunity to purchase. Clicking on the link below the illustration will reveal other items currently available from the same manufacturer. To find a particular item in the current stock, click the Quick Stock List lozenge and select from there.
When you have found something you wish to buy, then click on the 'add to basket' icon . You may continue shopping and add more items to your basket. When you have completed shopping then click on the 'Check out' button in the right margin to pay for your purchases. (NB: this button only appears when you have items in your basket. We use 'cookies' to record the contents of your basket. If your browser has cookies turned off then you will not be able to add items to your basket.)
Our Sold Archive provides information to budding vintage fountain pen/desktop item collectors and social history students. Should you wish us to source a previously sold item an e-mail link is provided.
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