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    Default Anyone know what this is?

    Hi guys,

    I'm a fountain pen novice and have come across this pen set for sale. Does anyone know what type of pen it is?

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    Justin

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    Default Re: Anyone know what this is?

    Looks like a Sonnet
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    Default Re: Anyone know what this is?

    Thanks for the quick reply Chrissy. That was actually my guess, but as it's being offered for ~35 USD on FB markets, I thought it seems too good to be true, so wondering if it's legit. Quite a strange package with the watch and 1903 advert too. The seller says it's a limited edition and unused.

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    Default Re: Anyone know what this is?

    I think it is the pen just before the Sonnet, the "Insignia". Same section as the Sonnet, but the nib units do not unscrew. Note the flat top of the cap and the flat "blind cap". I use one with a Sonnet section just so I can swap nibs.
    Does not dry out as quickly as the original Sonnets seem to.

    See: https://parkerpens.net/insignia.html
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    Default Re: Anyone know what this is?

    Quote Originally Posted by welch View Post
    I think it is the pen just before the Sonnet, the "Insignia". Same section as the Sonnet, but the nib units do not unscrew. Note the flat top of the cap and the flat "blind cap". I use one with a Sonnet section just so I can swap nibs.
    Does not dry out as quickly as the original Sonnets seem to.

    See: https://parkerpens.net/insignia.html
    Good pick up. I've now zoomed in and can make out 'signia' on the bottom of the cap.
    Probably can't go wrong for for the price - and I can give the watch to my 2 year old son

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    Default Re: Anyone know what this is?

    Quote Originally Posted by welch View Post
    I think it is the pen just before the Sonnet, the "Insignia". Same section as the Sonnet, but the nib units do not unscrew. Note the flat top of the cap and the flat "blind cap". I use one with a Sonnet section just so I can swap nibs.
    Does not dry out as quickly as the original Sonnets seem to.
    Apologies, I must admit I didn't think it looked exactly like the Sonnet but I put that down to the fact that it came with a watch in a gift pack.
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    Default Re: Anyone know what this is?

    Thanks guys, I think I might take a punt on this - since the packaging is so strange, i suppose anyone looking to produce a counterfeit wouldbe llikely use a regular parker box rather than going to the effort to produce this with the watch etc.

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