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    Default Some help please Parker 61 Mk III Custom Cap with a Parker date code

    I have always thought , aside from the Cloud series, no Mk III Custom Caps ( Newhaven RG with RG jewel ) were ever code dated.

    They were produced to 1982.

    Perhaps I have missed something, anyone have one, seen one , heard of one ?

    Was told of one, I do not have it yet or any photography.

    I recall that the factory at Meru, France may have made some with code dates, but this one is Newhaven made.

    Any comments please.

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    Default Re: Some help please Parker 61 Mk III Custom Cap with a Parker date code

    After a day with 39 views I am guessing it is unusual, possibly rare.

    Perhaps I will need to expand the question.

    Has anyone got any Parker 61 Mk III ( USA / ENGLAND / FRANCE ) with a ' QUALITY PEN ' Parker date on the cap band.


    To my knowledge, the first pen dated using this method was NL ( 3Q 1979 ) & NI ( 4Q 1979 ), all Arrow Park pens.

    Any comments would be greatly appreciated ( photography would be even better )


    Many Thanks

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    Default Re: Some help please Parker 61 Mk III Custom Cap with a Parker date code

    To be honest, I read the words but I'm not sure what they all mean when you put them together

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    Default Re: Some help please Parker 61 Mk III Custom Cap with a Parker date code

    azkid,

    A great many thanks for your comment.

    You are of course correct.

    It was ' tech speak ' , was addressing 4 particular members who would understand it.

    Unfortunately none have replied, guess they are busy or just not interested.



    3Q means 3rd quarter of a year - July to September ( Arrow Park is the postal address for Parker Janesville Factory, USA )


    Can post a chart of the date codes that Parker used from 1979, almost all pens ( USA ENGLAND FRANCE ) have them printed on the cap band.

    Or ,of course, another member can

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    Default Re: Some help please Parker 61 Mk III Custom Cap with a Parker date code

    I believe today with alot of help from other UK Parker pen collectors I have now resolved this question.

    Parker 61 Mk III cap bands were never date code stamped.


    It was a P51 Mk III cap dated 1981 - you have too smile, odd but true.
    Most think that P51 production at Newhaven ceased in 1973 - 76

    Many thanks.
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