Superb 1920's Parker Lady Duofold Lucky Curve Red F/pen. Fully Serviced. N/res
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Superb 1920's Parker Lady Duofold Lucky Curve Red F/pen. Fully Serviced. N/res:
An excellent & fully serviced late 1920's Parker Lady Duofold 'Lucky Curve' button-fill fountain pen in Red Permanite (Parker's version of plastic to replace hard rubber for pens) with gold-filled trim including a ring-top & a 14k Lucky Curve nib. It measures 11.5 cm capped (excluding the ring-top) with a cap diameter of 1.1 cm approx.
Bearing in mind the pen is around 90 years old, it's in remarkable condition. The colouring is strong with no obvious discolouration, colour fading or ink staining whilst the barrel imprint is reasonably clear. There are no splits, cracks or any obvious nicks or surface scratches & little, if any brassing of the trim with no plating loss.
Before I began servicing pens myself, I had this pen professionally serviced about 14 years ago & it has never been used since. With an ink-dip test I found it writes with what I consider is a very smooth Medium nib.
One unusual feature - perhaps a rarity - is Lady Duofolds are generally considered to have been produced with either a ring-top or a clip or neither whereas this pen has both a ring-top & a clip. In my opinion, the pen was manufactured (almost as a 'deluxe' model?) with both a ring-top & a clip as:-
- The 2nd last photo shows the ring-top in close-up & has all the appearance of being a 'factory-fit' rather than a later add-on.
- The last photo shows the cap without the clip but which leaves an obvious gap between the main body of the cap & the black end-piece so, again, it appears to be a 'factory-fit' rather than a later add-on.
Costs include tracking & insurance for UK & Overseas buyers as detailed below with no additional cost for packing, materials etc.
£2.08 for Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For post (Special Delivery option available)
European Union Countries
£6.25 for for Royal Mail International Tracked &/or Signed post with online tracking (at least until departure from the UK) &/or a signature required on delivery
Non-European Union Countries
£6.75 for for Royal Mail International Tracked &/or Signed post with online tracking (at least until departure from the UK) &/or a signature required on delivery
Non-European Union buyers please note: Buyers are responsible for the payment of any import taxes, duties or other charges.