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    Smile Identifying age of Parker pen box

    Does anyone have any idea of the date of manufacture for this pen box? It is about 5-1/2 long by 1/2 deep and wide.

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    Default Re: Identifying age of Parker pen box

    there's a halo on it. the halo appeared first time in 1958 if I remember correctly.
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    Default Re: Identifying age of Parker pen box

    Thanks! that is helpful!

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    Default Re: Identifying age of Parker pen box

    What an interesting box.


    I have seen many of this size of Parker card boxes.

    They were used to house Vacumatics, Duofold and both P51 Vac & Aeros
    From 1948 onwards


    Have never seen one of this type before.


    This type of stylised Parker variant font was printed hard cases from 1947/1948


    Never seen a card case with a box number before, usually they were used on early Metal Clam case. ( always 2** , never 1** )


    Of course, christof is correct, your box is post 1958


    What pen was in it, I am guessing a P51 Mk 1a / Mk II Aero
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    Default Re: Identifying age of Parker pen box

    I attach 3 images of the same Parker font used 1947/1948 ( Parker Box 253 )

    Even though both parts of this box fit together, I suspect that the top is older than the bottom.
    Looking at what limited images I can see of yours, the bottom section looks to be in vastly better condition than the top.
    These types of card boxes are the same size.
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    Default Re: Identifying age of Parker pen box

    Quote Originally Posted by proteus View Post
    I attach 3 images of the same Parker font used 1947/1948 ( Parker Box 253 )

    Even though both parts of this box fit together, I suspect that the top is older than the bottom.
    Looking at what limited images I can see of yours, the bottom section looks to be in vastly better condition than the top.
    These types of card boxes are the same size.
    Simple amazing

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