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Today, a sentimental favorite ... . Its a 1966 PARKER 75. This one has the Vermeil finish (a thin wash of gold over sterling silver) and has a Medium Oblique nib.
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Proud2BHumble
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May 17, 2018
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Dad has the "Flattop" a name which, he insists, may be considered a true American portmanteau. From the Eames era! jeeze Anyway he's used one since I was in diapers ('early 70's). All his pen and ink art, '74 to current, all of his correspondence, this pen. Grandmother's was the gold-wash 75 above, my mom had the Sterling silver 40th? Edition? Probably got it for her 40th birthday, nevermind.
Whatever, a beautiful silver one. They take on a unique and splendid finish over decades of use: the pen becomes a custom-fit tool as the grid wears down in the high-friction patches of the writer's grip. Beautiful heirloom-quality pens, the Parker 75s.
May 17, 2018
GSP1888
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May 12, 2018
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Not a flat top. "... last days of PARKER's dominance ..."?! I cannot agree. The 75 remained in production for at least 15 years after this one was made. Then came the modern Duofold and Sonnet, both major players in their respective markets.
Today I'm sharing another PARKER in my rotation. (Yeah, I have a thing about PARKERs) This is from the '50s and is a prototype of what would become the PARKER 61; known sometimes as the 61 Prototype. It's shape and details are mesmerizing to me ... and it writes beautifully as well!
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May 12, 2018
RayF
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May 12, 2018
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A classic from the last days of Parker's dominance in the domestic market! Can't tell from the shot but might it be a "flat-top" as well? Don't part with it, their value keeps going up every year...
May 12, 2018
JonasHeineman
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May 11, 2018
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Very nice, I really like smaller oblique nibs.
May 11, 2018
cspangl1
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May 7, 2018
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I also have one of those pens. I use it quite often in my rotation!
May 7, 2018