Parker Duofold Classic Centennial Fountain Pen
Parker Duofold Classic Centennial Fountain Pen
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A symbol of excellence since 1921, the Duofold remains the most distinguished pen in Parker’s collection. Every detail is carefully considered, from the cast acrylic body to the precious metal finishes to the rhodium highlights on the 18-karat-gold nib ... Read More

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OpaTom
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Apr 19, 2019
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Nib size?
Apr 19, 2019
AndyTStill
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Apr 19, 2019
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You can choose, Fine or Medium, at check out.
Apr 19, 2019
PenChick87
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Apr 18, 2019
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We were discussing this below, seems the other variants are priced much higher on Amazon, and only the F nib Big Red is lower on Amazon, those were the only things I could find. Let us know if you uncover anything else
Apr 18, 2019
mgepark
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Apr 15, 2019
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Is it to good to be true? Sought of kidding I guess. I see it now like at Goldspot where the list is $778 not $692 perhaps there's been a price increase like Sailor which is going to go up today.
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Apr 15, 2019
dbhatia
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Apr 15, 2019
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Is this different than what Amazon is selling for a lower price. $307 shippe Parker Duofold Classic Big Vintage Red Fountain Pen, Fine Nib, Blue Ink https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BM3TEW8/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_i_XtlTCbF6VA9V4
Apr 15, 2019
PenChick87
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Apr 15, 2019
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I’ve bought on endless pens and here before and had great experience, not to dare you but I did buy on amazon and was not impressed, I have a feeling they are sourcing from a lot of places, Amazon isn’t what it used to be. I prefer Massdrop or other specialized retailers, you can’t beat the customer service
Apr 15, 2019
mgepark
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Apr 16, 2019
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Agreed but the pen can be returned on Amazon where Massdrop it’s doubtful. Then there’s tax on Amazon but I would have 5% from Prime. The big red is heavily discounted on Parker’s website where none of the others are. I bought the Pelikan M800 burnt orange a few years ago at even lower than this after wanting it for many years. Still puzzled by the prices.
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Apr 16, 2019
RayF
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Apr 15, 2019
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Happy to see MD finally able to source the Parker Duofold, a pen I've often mentioned in these discussions, and one that I say beats the pants off Pelikan's M8xx series, especially in the nib department. MD's price is very good and Parker offers a great selection of colors to chose from. If I were you (and I didn't already own two Parker Duofolds) I wouldn't hesitate to jump on this drop ASAP--we have no way of knowing how many of each color are available, or even how many total pens are available!
Apr 15, 2019
RayF
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Apr 17, 2019
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Pretty sure Parker includes the converter (both of mine came with one). Otherwise, you can order them here: https://www.amazon.com/PARKER-Fountain-Converter-Standard-S0050300/dp/B00135JVKQ They press into the section and fill by twisting the piston handle.
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Apr 17, 2019
Hughie
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Apr 17, 2019
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Excellent. Thanks for you very informative and detailed help. I did get the red centennial on Amazon prime. 2 days no customs. I'll let you know how it behaves. Thanks again.
Apr 17, 2019
SilentSpeaker
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Apr 15, 2019
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Can't speak as to price, but for any of the curious: this model, and the smaller "international" size, is the only modern Parker pen even worth bothering with, let alone looking at IMO. Every other model still being made today is either a generally mediocre import from their Chinese factory, or the Sonnet which has suffered from dryout issues since it was brought to market in 1994 (yes there are collectors online complaining about this still!). Get them while they're hot, as you never know, the next iteration of duofold might be worse (pretty much the going pattern for the former big three great American pen makers: parker, sheaffer, waterman). The red model has the barrel imprint as a homage to the original Big Red. Also note that though these days only fine and medium nibs are available to buy in store, you can use Parker's nib swap program to swap your unused nib for something perhaps more interesting (they have a surprising range available, for now anyway). Again with the nib swap, get those speciality nibs while they're hot, as the going fare these days for many manufacturers is simplification of nib range to "just" F, M, B. Centennial model have nice balance in the hand for me. Comfy to write with for long periods.
Apr 15, 2019
RayF
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Apr 16, 2019
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Secret formula ;- )
Apr 16, 2019
IxnayOnCrispay
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Apr 18, 2019
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Don’t do the Premier dirty like that lol.
Apr 18, 2019
Tan_56
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Apr 15, 2019
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Do you ship to Singapore? Thanks
Apr 15, 2019
wipaco
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Apr 15, 2019
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Yes, they do. You can check this by clicking the "JOIN DROP" button. This takes you to a page that shows you the shipping fee, but it does not commit you to joining the drop.
Apr 15, 2019
PenChick87
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Apr 15, 2019
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YASSSSSS The Big Red is my JAMS! This is an amazing price, thanks Massdrop for making this happen! As you guys can see I am partial to the Red but does anyone have any other trim recommendations that I should consider before purchasing?
Apr 15, 2019
PenChick87
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Apr 16, 2019
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I went with the Big Red, I went back and fourth about the imprint and I do like the classic look you mentioned, but in the end I thought the red was pretty cool! I'm so excited to get it! I also googled the Mandarin Yellow, very nice indeed! Are they still in production?
Apr 16, 2019
RayF
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Apr 16, 2019
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I think you made the right choice with the Big Red--good looking and has the extra historical context. As for the Mandarin Yellows, the originals were added to the line in 1927 or so. Not sure when they stopped producing them, but versions from that period can be found on eBay and certainly at pen shows. Like all of the more interesting colors, condition, size and scarcity will run the prices up pretty quickly. The other Mandarin Yellow, a limited addition run of around one thousand, was in released in 1995 to celebrate Parkers's 125 year anniversary. They were snapped up by collectors and if you can find someone willing to part with theirs today, you'll probably need a second mortgage. I keep hoping Parker will do another reissue--hopefully before 2120! Good luck with yours, let us know when it comes in.
Apr 16, 2019
willentrekin
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Apr 15, 2019
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What a great deal on a nice pen. I have a couple of Parkers (a Sonnet and a few Urbans) and they're terrific. I wish this one didn't have the barrel engraving, though. I don't understand why companies do that.
Apr 15, 2019
willentrekin
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Apr 16, 2019
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That's great to know. Thanks to you and @RayF for the further info. That sure does make the blue more tempting.
Apr 16, 2019
RayF
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Apr 16, 2019
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My father used to say: "I can resist anything but temptation" (pretty sure he stole that line from Oscar Wilde ;- )
Apr 16, 2019