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    Default Re: The Parker pen that you always wanted

    What a remarkable archive images

    I found the date lines very interesting



    Impressed as always
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    Default Re: The Parker pen that you always wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by proteus View Post
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    I think that you will find that Parker made the International Classic Cisele pattern between 1990 and 1993.
    Only in a ballpoint and a pencil, for some reason a fountain pen was never released.
    Oh, I remember that there wasnt one in the catalog at the time, but brains are a funny thing and I think another pen (probably a flighter) and the Classic Cisele set got mixed up in my memory, brain has had 30 years or so to scramble it.

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    Default Re: The Parker pen that you always wanted

    Parker 51 in silver plate barrel and cap. Parker T 1.

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    I admired the T1 in the Fischler/Schneider book for years. Then I handled one at the DC show, and my interest faded. I suppose if I found one at an antique shop or flea market I'd grab it, but I decided that it wasn't worth the $350 price that was being asked for them at the time.

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    Default Re: The Parker pen that you always wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by proteus View Post
    I would very interested to hear from any other members, please

    Most collectors always have one or two Parker pens they wished that they could had owed but never quite got there.

    For me, it was the modern P100.

    Always wanted the Cobalt blue version
    I have that exact pen. Ironically its the only colour combination it came in that i dont particularly care for. But i got a good deal on the bay for it. Its nice. Decent writer. A little heavy. I prefer a 51 or a snorkel

    Ive considered selling the 100 in order to fund buying the colour i want, but i know i would likely buy another 51 (or two) with the money and never get another 100 in my collection.

    So i hang on to it.

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    Default Re: The Parker pen that you always wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by Motomachi10 View Post
    Parker 51 in silver plate barrel and cap. Parker T 1.

    That rolled silver 51 that @christof has is spectacular! One of the best looking pens ever imo

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    Default Re: The Parker pen that you always wanted

    Not so much 'always wanted,' but want back: a Parker Lady and some other smallish lever-filler I gave away to local pen-using friends.

    Though the space pen looks pretty cool.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

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    I just purchased one of my most wanted Parkers- a 180 flighter. That nib has always caught my eye, and once it gets here I can check out the whole variable width thing that I have been wondering about forever.

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    Default Re: The Parker pen that you always wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Not so much 'always wanted,' but want back: a Parker Lady and some other smallish lever-filler I gave away to local pen-using friends.

    Though the space pen looks pretty cool.
    This hits home for me. I want the two 51s I had in high school and college. Like youth itself, I didn't appreciate what I had.
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    I now have the Parker T-1. Is a beautiful design but not a good writer.

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    I love, in my memory, the dark blue Parker 45 I got for Christmas in 1960. It replaced a string of Sheaffer "school pens" that I had hated. I used that pen until I graduated high school in 1966, carrying it everywhere. I would hang it from the neck of my tee shirt when I took long bicycle trips in the summers, during one of which it fell. The "blind cap", as I would now call it, got a tiny blip, but the pen still wrote perfectly. I also levered-off the fake hood when I capped it quickly. No pen wrote like that 45.

    Then I happened on a Parker 51, "midnight blue", US medium, and it is the pen I didn't know that I always wanted. My favorite. Second is a teal P-51 Special. I write with one of them every day, and have the other as a backup.

    I have assembled a P-45 much like my original, right down to the gold medium nib. Somehow, it's just not the same as what I remember from when I was twelve. Ah, but the P-51!

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    My "new" P-45 is much better than I suggested. I pulled it out of my ready-to-hand coffee cup and I've been using it as I audit courses at CCNY. (Note if you live in NYC and are over 65: you, too, can audit nearly anything at one of the CUNY 4-year colleges, and do it for free!)

    My new-old P-45 is a terrific fountain pen. It feels just right in my hand. It is elegant. It writes beautifully. It does not have the "magic" of nostalgia, but the 45 was a great, great creation. Parker should have made them again, rather than the next-gen P-51.
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    Default The Parker pen that you always wanted

    The Sonnet Intrepid Journeys Collection Mt. Fuji Edition Fountain Pen has caught my eye. Ive never paid more than $300 for a pen, though, so Im a bit reluctant to drop $675 on this, even though it makes me salivate.

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