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    D63262E1-1AD5-4F82-9C89-A1A2ED88D59D.jpg53F3A957-7E45-4BDE-82F4-133F2CD9C87C.jpg3B3C80F0-9FAA-453E-8A81-303AB7706CC5.jpgHi all,

    I recently bought this unaware of what model it is and what itís worth, would anyone be able to help me with this?

    Declan
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    Try again, as there is no written or visual information on what precisely you bought.
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    Is this better?

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    Yep, now the images show. A Parker rollerball, for which I don't know the value, but ballpoint, rollerball, and pencils are almost always worth/priced less than fountain pens. Perhaps a non-fp person will have more information. The case also implies it was originally a set of two or three items, commonly an fp, ballpoint, and pencil. It looks like a fairly recent model, likely in the last 20 years or so?
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    I think this is the Parker Arrow from the 1980s, as Jon says the fountain pen is worth more than anything else but it is not a sought after model, $50 tops, I don't know roller ball prices, perhaps $25.

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    DF5CFB81-90EF-4369-ABCE-00694F904A2D.jpg46D3644F-045F-48A5-B75E-421336BBF716.jpgYea from what Iím aware itís the past 20 years, I did get a fountain pen with it but itís not a Parker I have no idea what it is tbh 😂

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    It is an english Platignum, looks a bit of a mess tbh especially the cap. This pen is much earlier than the Parker but, sorry, I am not sure that it is worth any money at all.

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    If I were looking to buy this Parker Arrow rollerball I would not pay more than £7 delivered.

    It is very average ( well used ) as is the case

    It is possible to buy an NOS ( A perfect one for about £15-£20 )

    As for the Platignum mentioned, possibly two bobÖÖÖ.as in nothing

    What did paid for the pair of them ?

    Oh, some images of best Parker Arrow collection there is.
    Not mine, another collector friend I know very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by proteus View Post
    Declanhulme1113

    If I were looking to buy this Parker Arrow rollerball I would not pay more than £7 delivered.

    It is very average ( well used ) as is the case

    It is possible to buy an NOS ( A perfect one for about £15-£20 )

    As for the Platignum mentioned, possibly two bobÖÖÖ.as in nothing

    What did paid for the pair of them ?

    Oh, some images of best Parker Arrow collection there is.
    Not mine, another collector friend I know very well.


    I paid £20 for them two and two Parker 25 rollerball

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    Then you bought wisely.

    The P25 rollerballs are worth alot more.

    Depending on the model and condition, alot more.

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    Middle aged men are keen buyers of the Parker 25 who look to buy again the Parker 25s that saw them through at school/uni.

    The standard 25 has blue trim, if yours are green or red for example then they are worth a little more.

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    Thought these P25 were rather nice...........
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    Yeah the ones I have the blue on them, Iíve used them all day today and there great to write with!

    What are the orange ones called? Wouldnít Iím done if these

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    Quote Originally Posted by Declanhulme1113 View Post
    Yeah the ones I have the blue on them, Iíve used them all day today and there great to write with!

    What are the orange ones called? Wouldnít Iím done if these
    Here is a bit more on the Parker 25. Tony Fischier's Parkerpens.Net is my first stop when I want to learn about any model Parker. Incidentally, Tony says that a P-25 is his everyday pen.

    https://parkerpens.net/parker25.html
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    I never understood the interest in these pens...........clearly missed something......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fermata View Post
    It is an english Platignum, looks a bit of a mess tbh especially the cap. This pen is much earlier than the Parker but, sorry, I am not sure that it is worth any money at all.
    There was a pecking order at school set by your pen. Platignum was right at the bottom of the list. It was the least desirable pen to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrawler View Post
    There was a pecking order at school set by your pen. Platignum was right at the bottom of the list. It was the least desirable pen to have.
    Well it was probably a marginal improvement on the school supplied dip pens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
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    There was a pecking order at school set by your pen. Platignum was right at the bottom of the list. It was the least desirable pen to have.
    Well it was probably a marginal improvement on the school supplied dip pens.
    :-) You remember those too. Yes they were. At least they owned a pen.

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    The only worse pen was an Italian clone of the 51, often marked VV on the clip. the pen was a piston filler but I needed a pair of pliers to fill my pen, not ideal when you are making hurried notes in History.
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