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    Default Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    Hello. I was wondering if anyone could tell me which one of these two pen brands is more famous, better known worldwide and has a larger market share in the pen industry.

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    Default Re: Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    I would say Parker - certainly if you're looking at a worldwide perspective. Sheaffer's have only a very small presence in the UK/European market.

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    Default Re: Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I would say Parker - certainly if you're looking at a worldwide perspective. Sheaffer's have only a very small presence in the UK/European market.
    If I had to guess, I would say Parker too...but it's not based on anything but my feelings.
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    Default Re: Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    Anyone have access to their worldwide sales figures?

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    Default Re: Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    Worldwide I would also say Parker.

    I know Parker pens since I was a kid, you could buy everywhere Pelikan, Waterman, Parker, Montblanc, Faber-Castell, ... to name the big ones.
    But never heard about Sheaffer at that point of time.

    In Central Europe Sheaffer was and is no big player (in opposite to Parker).

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    Default Re: Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    Parker pens were produced in the US, Canada, Denmark and for a long time at Newhaven, UK. Many of the UK and Danish pens were unique to those countries. Parker had some form of link with Osmia in Germany which produced the Duofold for the European market for a time. I believe they are produced in France now. Many other companies in the US and elsewhere produced pens heavily influenced by such Parker models as the Duofold and the 51.

    I think Parker would be better known worldwide.

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    Default Re: Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Anyone have access to their worldwide sales figures?
    Someone does...


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    Default Re: Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    Adding to Eachan's post, they also had a production presence in South America as well. Globally, even though I'm a Sheaffer guy, my money would be on Parker as a name better known around the world.
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    Default Re: Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous0332 View Post
    Hello. I was wondering if anyone could tell me which one of these two pen brands is more famous, better known worldwide and has a larger market share in the pen industry.
    Parker.

    Sheaffer lost a lot of mindshare to Schaeffer, Shaeffer, Schafer, and Shaffer.
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    Default Re: Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    Biro beats them all.

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    Default Re: Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    This person has asked this question on a number of forums, even non pen forums. Not sure why or even if it is a genuine person or question.

    As far as I know there are no facts to be ascertained, it is just an opinion.

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    Default Re: Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fermata View Post
    This person has asked this question on a number of forums, even non pen forums. Not sure why or even if it is a genuine person or question.

    As far as I know there are no facts to be ascertained, it is just an opinion.
    Yes, I wondered about that when I saw how many prior posts he/she/it had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fermata View Post
    As far as I know there are no facts to be ascertained, it is just an opinion.
    Well, if you only consider what people like us say on pen forums, yes. But both of these are long-standing, international companies. Dedicated research could easily turn up sales figures, and a quantitative answer could eventually be derived. And while famous is a pretty vague measurement, global reach through total sales would certainly point to a reasonable reply to the question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Yes, I wondered about that when I saw how many prior posts he/she/it had.
    We're all bored and leaping at the chance for dialogue!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    We're all bored and leaping at the chance for dialogue!
    Which is the most popular color ink: black or blue? Prove it.

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    Default Re: Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    Parker's sales for 2020 were less than 2,557,000,000 US dollars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Parker's sales for 2020 were less than 2,557,000,000 US dollars
    So were mine.
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    Default Re: Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Parker's sales for 2020 were less than 2,557,000,000 US dollars
    So were mine.
    And mine...

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    Default Re: Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    I'd like to feel that my vague, ungrounded opinions matter. They're probably right.
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    Default Re: Which is the more famous pen brand, Parker or Sheaffer?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    I'd like to feel that my vague, ungrounded opinions matter. They're probably right.
    Of course they matter, but they aren't facts. We're in a gray/grey area, though, so maybe an opinion is just as valid as anything else. It becomes a poll rather than research, a popularity contest, which is probably what fame is all about, anyway.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
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