The Parker “51,” produced by the Parker Pen Company, is considered by many collectors to be the best pen ever made. To this day, its shape and design remain widely recognizable and it seems to never become dated. My pursuit includes its history and advertising ephemera.
market in 1941, it soon became widely imitated by most pen manufacturers.
However, from 1942 the jewel was removed from the blind cap on the majority of production, and double jewelled pens became far less common.
From circa 1942 the jewels were also made from a pearlised plastic.
For example, an item that goes from 500 NP to 2,000 NP would not receive an alert.
If we cannot find evidence of your price suggestion, then we may simply not make any changes.100,000 NP, or buyable items that have gone unbuyable.
Though I am not an avid Parker 51 collector, I have always wanted to find an all gold example.
This limits the choices to two ~ The Gold Plate Signet/Insignia, or the Gold Presidential.
My main collecting interest is the Parker “51” and its many variations, from pre-production varieties all the way to the last U. I use a Parker “51” every day, modified to fit my taste, such as a custom Torelli-made hand hammered copper cap with a smooth fine nib (I write a lot of numbers for a living…) or a “51 Imperial” converted from an original Parker Vacumatic, with a stub nib (for those million dollar contracts…) The first “51” I ever saw sat in my father’s drawer since the days of my early childhood.
I remember the glistening gold cap and its futuristic shape.
These guidelines do not apply to items inflated naturally due to time passing (such as a retired item raising in price over time), or an event occurring (such as Charity Corner pushing up the price of wearables).