On offer is a very nice Parker Duofold with what is, I imagine, a customised solid 9ct gold overlay to the cap and barrel. It has not been possible to identify the exact model, but from the measurements it is quite possibly a Streamlined Special. This pen was almost certainly made in England, where Duofolds were manufactured since the 1930s and. Hey were produced in the same sizes as their American predecessors and were all of the (1929) streamline style. As Parker introduced the Duofold NS in 1946 then this pen will date to before that. The barrel carries a full set of hallmarks for 9ct gold, showing that it was hallmarked in London it 1946. The cap shows the hallmarks for 9ct gold. It is impossible to say with any confidence how much of the pen’s gross weight is 9ct gold, but the cap and barrel alone weigh just over 20g. The pen measures approximately 130mm capped and 154mm posted. It is fitted with what is probably the original 14K gold nib which is also stamped England 10 (the 10 was normally fitted to the Duofold Junior) and which has a very high % of tipping and it writes beautifully smooth (see writing sample). It has a couple of cosmetic issues that need highlighting. There are a couple of tiny dints on the engine turned overlay which are barely noticeable. Also, the feed has a few small teeth-like marks which have almost certainly been caused by someone using the wrong tool when removing the feed section. They do not really detract from the look of the pen but Duofold feed sections are easily found in all the common sizes. The pen has been completely stripped and cleaned and fitted with a new ink sac. When servicing the pen it was noted that the section was being secured in place with a little shellac, easily opened up with a little gentle heat, so we have repeated this. If you have any questions then please do feel free to ask. Thank you for looking. The item “A Very Nice Vintage Parker Duofold Pen with 9ct Solid Gold Overlay London 1946″ is in sale since Sunday, October 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectables\Pens & Writing Equipment\Pens\Fountain Pens\Parker”. The seller is “pens-n-gems” and is located in Belper. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Material: Solid 9ct Gold Overlay
- Type: Pens
- Nib Material: Gold, 14K
- Sub-Type: Fountain Pens
- Vintage: Yes
- Brand: Parker