How do I identify my Parker pen?

Check the ink cartridge itself inside the barrel for the Parker name and logo. Check for an “H” in a rectangle that’s stamped on the pen, in much older pens that are overlayed in gold. The “H” stands for the George W. Heath company of New York, which did the gold work overlay on turn of the century Parker pens.

Where is the date code on Parker 51?

All pens of this period are double jewels, meaning that they have a decorative “jewel” at the top of the cap and at the end of the barrel. The imprint on the majority of these pens is at the end of the barrel, near the decorative “jewel”, all in one line. They may or may not have a “1” datecode after the imprint.

How do you date a Parker 51 fountain pen?

the d/c on a 51 would have been on the barrel under the clutch ring. I would think that very few,if any aerometric 51’s would have had a date code. The last date code on US made Parker 51s was 1952 so therefore you will find a good amount of Aerometric 51s with date codes..

Are Parker Pens good pens?

They created some of the first pens with clips, to hold pens in your pocket. Parker are known the world over and so they should be. They’re a great brand. Founded in 1888 they’ve been making quality pens ever since.

Why are Parker pens so costly?

Parker Pens are costly because of the durability of the pen. It was designed to last a long time. The pen is made of metal and has a screw-type cap that ensures there is no ink leakage. The durable design of the Parker Pen also protects it from any damages impacting its performance or quick drying of the ink.

Does a Parker 51 have a gold nib?

Parker 51 pens have gold nibs, unless they’re Parker 51 Specials, in which case they have steel nibs, shiny caps and a black jewel on top.

Are Parker pens worth?

Parker pens are quite costly in India and a Parker pen with a gold plated clip costs anywhere between 200 to 50,000 rupees for a Parker duofold. Their cost is primarily based on material and brand value.