An early French production Parker 75 in the gold filled Diamant (Diamond) pattern, c1968. The diamant pattern is bolder than the lined grid and particularly sparkles in the light. Diamant is is one of the less commonly found 75 designs and this is early production.
The pen pre-dates Parker’s marking the 75 with a date code but the years of manufacture can be approximated fairly accurately: French manufacture began in 1968 and the pen still has the flat tassies and the “0” on the nib angle gauge, which means it will have been made between 1968 and 1971. The cap has the Parker imprint on the front together with Made in France and the 20 micron gold fill mark.
The cap tassie has a nicely stylized “A” engraved.
The nib is an French 18k medium and the pen comes complete with the original converter.
CONDITION: very good; surface marks from use but no brassing , the pen looks very good. The nib gauge originally had gold plate over the steel and a lot of this has worn off.
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