For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Vintage Circa 1983 Parker 75 Premier Fountain Pen in the Athenes Model with 18K Gold Fine Nib. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, ultrasonically cleaned, put back together, and now is in wonderful writing condition.
Note: This series was introduced to the European market on September 12, 1983 at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo. Made in the Parker Meru factory, this was to be the luxury version to the 75. It was slightly longer and with a larger diameter, the Premier was designed to be a higher-end model. It has an elegant look to it with its black, flat jeweled end tassies made out of onyx, and faceted rings that make it sparkle in the light. This Parker 75 Premier was manufactured from circa 1983 to 1991.
I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, and section. Hand polished the 22K Gold Electroplate Cap Clip, Cap, and Barrel. I have cleaned the 18K Nib, Feed/Stem, and Section. I have cleaned and polished the barrel and cap to bring back the shine of the metal. This Parker 75 Premier displays brightly and is in incredibly great condition. This Parker 75 Premier is known as the Athenes model made between 1983 and 1991 and measures 5 3/8" capped and 6 1/8" posted.
The fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no dings, dents, or repairs with the slip cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap sports a faceted cap band and has two black onyx jewels at the ends. The Cap Lip is stamped with, "PARKER FRANCE and the French Parker hallmarks". There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel. The Athenes model has the 22K Gold Plated finish with Black Lacquer pinstriping - this is a sophisticated and classy design.
This Parker 75 has an ink converter filling unit and I have tested with water and fills as it should. It is a Parker factory ink converter.
The NIB is fitted with an 18K Fine and marked with, "PARKER 750 FRANCE 18K with the PP Arrow and Eagle Head Hallmark". When measuring the actual tip of the 18K NIB it measures at .58mm when measuring with digital calipers. The back of the feed shows an "F" for FINE. When writing a sample, this NIB writes with a fine to medium line/stroke. The fine stroke measures at .57mm with light pressure and the medium line/stroke measures .83mm when measured with digital calipers under medium to firm pressure. The nib is a very smooth writer. The 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 Parker 75 Premier Athenes Model Fountain Pen is an extremely gorgeous fountain pen that is also a wonderfully smooth writer. I would consider this Parker 75 to grade in Excellent to Near Mint Condition and is deserving of a great collection. It is ready to write or just add to your writing arsenal collection.
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