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    Default Parker XXI ballpoint identification - some help please

    Was sent this photography by another Parker collector.

    Described as a Parker XXI - Argentina production pen

    It obviously is not a P21.

    I thought I knew all the pens made in South America P45 61 51 Classic etc

    New one on me.


    Any comments would be appreciated, particularly from any Vector pen collectors here.
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    Default Re: Parker XXI ballpoint identification - some help please

    It looks to me like a Vector rollerball with some sort of a replacement grip. Isn't it more likely to be a rollerball than a ballpoint as it has a removable cap?
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    Default Re: Parker XXI ballpoint identification - some help please

    Chrissy,

    Many thanks for your reply.


    Whilst I have never collected any Parker Vector, I know what they look like.
    ( I had not idea just how may fans there are of these pens until recently speaking to other collectors, they never attracted me )

    I have no idea what it is.


    Experience has told me, looking at the tip of the feed that is a ballpoint.
    Perhaps I am wrong.

    Have no record of South American production of fibre tip or rollerball production ( post 1979 )

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    Default Re: Parker XXI ballpoint identification - some help please

    Parker ballpoints don't usually have removable caps. Some rollerball tips look exactly like ballpoint tips.
    My money is still on a frankenpen.
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    Default Re: Parker XXI ballpoint identification - some help please

    Chrissy,

    Many thanks for your reply.


    3 years ago I would have thought the same.


    Was offered this ballpoint and researched it, have no intention to be clever.

    In the mid 1980's Vector changed the design of ballpoints, P88 too.

    ( The provenance of this pen is not in doubt, nor it is a prototype, it is just rare. )


    Still would like comments from any Vectors collectors PLEASE.
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