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    Default Re: Which 51's did you decide to keep in your collection?

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    Nice nib too

    Nice stub, or is it an italic? Nice.

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    Default Re: Which 51's did you decide to keep in your collection?

    A stub, makes me smile every time I use it.

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    Default Re: Which 51's did you decide to keep in your collection?

    All of them? 😅 Have eight full size aerometrics, one demi and one vac. Two of those are safe queens (mint black and burgundy with gold filled caps, the other has a nice stubby M and the other a Cursive Italic BB), the others from mint to user grade pens with EEF to B nibs and Lustraloy caps of various sorts.

    One of my daily user pens is a black 51 Aero with a lustraloy cap and Cursive Italic Broad nib, it is a backup to my vintage Pelikans and offers a different kind of writing experience. It is in good nick but I also keep it in use without worrying too much. It is kind of my "personal pen" and I plan on letting the slow natural wear and tear that it accumulates throughout the years of use to show for posterity.

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    Default Re: Which 51's did you decide to keep in your collection?

    I only have three. The first, a cedar blue aerometric with Lustraloy cap, date code 1950, was given to me in 1951 when I graduated from grammar school. The second, a black Vacumatic with RG cap, dated 1946, was my Dad's pen that I inherited 31 years ago today. The third is a cordovan Vacumatic with a Lustraloy cap, date code T6, that I purchased from a pawn shop because it has a fine nib. Oops... almost forgot the black Aerometric desk pen, date code 8, that I got for $5 at an antique/junk store. I added a base, but it still dried out so I bought a Lustraloy cap and it sits upside down in the holder.

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    Default Re: Which 51's did you decide to keep in your collection?

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    At least one is a Keeper. There are others but they are just pens.

    First quarter first year 51 my Dad gave my Mom as an engagement present.



    Sterling cap with teeth marks as my younger siblings used it when teething. Some have said that I did too but as first and best son that is of course silly. I would NEVER do anything like that.
    Something like your siblings' teeth marks should make that pen even more precious.

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    Default Re: Which 51's did you decide to keep in your collection?

    Parker 51 Flighter was bought 50 years ago second-hand to take notes at the University long seminars.

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    Default Re: Which 51's did you decide to keep in your collection?

    I only ever had two, both extremely user-grade aerometric gray-ish, and I think one's a Demi.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

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