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    Default Parker English Duofold Green Mini Collection (work in Progress)

    I've always liked the English Duofolds. A few months back I decided to try and form a complete collection. This is what I currently have.


    Pencil, Lady, Slimfold, Demi, Senior, Maxima.

    I've focussed more on the getting the 2 larger pens as they don't come up as often. I'm currently missing a Junior, (standard) Duofold and a fat banded Pencil. I'm not too fussed about the late versions i.e. the ones with the 45 style clips. I may try and add the Super 17 as it's often referred to as a Duofold as well.

    If anyone spots any nice examples of the pens I'm missing I would be grateful for the heads up.

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    Default Re: Parker English Duofold Green Mini Collection (work in Progress)

    Nice collection. Green isn't the commonest colour! In fact it's the one colour of Slimfold I've never managed to find.

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    Default Re: Parker English Duofold Green Mini Collection (work in Progress)

    this is really neat!

    nice pens

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    Default Re: Parker English Duofold Green Mini Collection (work in Progress)

    This is a really nice and focused collection! Could you comment about the nibs? From what little I have read about these pens the nibs come in different sizes (5, 10, 25, 35) and have varying degrees of flexibility. Could you tell us about your experience?

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    Default Re: Parker English Duofold Green Mini Collection (work in Progress)

    Carlos, in my experience the nibs are a little soft, a bit like the German nibs that were coming out at around the same time.

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    Default Re: Parker English Duofold Green Mini Collection (work in Progress)

    I got a green Maxima myself, impressive color. It is loaded with Diamine Sherwood Green:



    The nibs are soft, but I wouldn't call them flex...

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    Default Re: Parker English Duofold Green Mini Collection (work in Progress)

    Quote Originally Posted by carlos.q View Post
    This is a really nice and focused collection! Could you comment about the nibs? From what little I have read about these pens the nibs come in different sizes (5, 10, 25, 35) and have varying degrees of flexibility. Could you tell us about your experience?
    From my experience in general most of these pens have fairly rigid nibs except from the Slimfold. Around half of Slimfolds out there have what could be called a semi-flex nib. The larger nibs e.g. Senior and Maxima can yield a bit more due to there size but are really firm nibs.

    From what I can remember,

    5= Slimfold nib
    10= Junior Duofold / Late Victory/ Standard Duofold / Demi
    15= Standard / Demi
    25= Standard / Demi
    35=Senior
    50= Maxima

    It can get quite confusing as the sized medium sized ones come in a variety of nibs.
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    Default Re: Parker English Duofold Green Mini Collection (work in Progress)

    Very nice focused collection. Not tempted to put a MkV Victory in there too?
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    Default Re: Parker English Duofold Green Mini Collection (work in Progress)

    Quote Originally Posted by grainweevil View Post
    Very nice focused collection. Not tempted to put a MkV Victory in there too?
    That's a good idea. I think I'll keep an eye out for one.

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    Default Re: Parker English Duofold Green Mini Collection (work in Progress)

    Interesting - I had no idea there were multiple band varieties on English duofolds (beyond the thin single or double one). I had an early dark green one for a while and really liked how it wrong but it left me in a trade for something I wanted more...

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    Default Re: Parker English Duofold Green Mini Collection (work in Progress)

    Great focus for a mini collection, good hunting on the remaining pens!

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