For your consideration, we are offering for sale this absolutely gorgeous Near Mint, Restored 1943 Parker Blue Diamond Senior Striped Duofold Fountain Pen in the Dusty-Rose Celluloid. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, put back together, and now is in wonderful writing condition.
I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, section, breather tube, and barrel. Replaced the old diaphragm with a new, properly sized one. Hand polished the Gold Filled Blue Diamond Clip, Chevron Cap Banding, and 14K Gold NIB.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap has the Blue Diamond Gold Filled clip with no wear. The Gold Filled Chevron Cap Band displays a wonderful gold-filled color, also, with no wear. The top jewel is black and polished to a great shine The barrel is clearly stamped with, "PARKER DUOFOLD MADE IN U.S.A. with date code 3 (for 1943) in the 2nd quarter". The transparency of the barrel is Water Clear as one can easily see through it. The blind cap securely fits. There are no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel. This Senior Parker Duofold Fountain Pen measures 5 3/8" in length capped and 6 1/8" posted.
I have restored the Vacumatic filling system with a new diaphragm. The Vacumatic Filling System works great, typically in my tests with water about 10 to 14 presses and it will fill full. This Vacumatic Filling unit is in excellent condition; it has been greased and now operates smoothly and works flawlessly.
This Parker Duofold has the 2-Tone 14K "V" NIB that is in spectacular condition retaining all the platinum plating masking - rarely do you see these nibs retaining all of the platinum masking. The actual writing portion (iridium) of the 14K Parker "V" NIB has a Fine point measuring roughly .48mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample, the NIB writes with a fine to broad stroke/line. The writing sample provided in the image has a fine stroke measuring at .48mm with light pressure and can flex to a broad stroke of roughly 1.11mm with medium to firm pressure when measuring with digital calipers. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Montblanc Blue Ink.
This is a spectacular Senior Parker Duofold Fountain Pen in the Dusty Rose Celluloid with a fabulous 2-Tone Nib. I would grade this Parker Striped Duofold in Near Mint Condition and a true rarity to find with the nib in this condition in the most desirable Dusty Rose color. Certainly, a collector-grade writing instrument and is ready to write or just add to your writing arsenal collection.
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