A relatively rare Parker 65, the first version of the pen (“Mark I”) introduced in 1968 by Parker in England and only made for about a year before the 65 was redesigned to share components with the 61, including the converter filler.
This Mark I 65 uses the same filler as the VP, designed to be pulled out of the section and filled from the ink bottle to be a cleaner way of filling a pen than having to dip the nib. This VP filler suffered from the risk of breaking the feed tube and the VP had already been discontinued. It is speculated that Parker in England wanted to use up surplus VP parts. Whatever the reason this Mark I pen was short-lived. A previous owner of this pen has taken the precaution of fixing the filler into the section so as to avoid the risk of breakage. The filler works well and safely in this mode.
The rolled gold Custom cap has the Parker and rolled gold imprints and “Made In England”. The barrel has the “65” model imprint just above the section ring. The double cap and barrel jewels are grey. The 14k nib is a smooth fine – medium writer.
Closed the pen is about 13.8cm and 14.5cm with the cap posted.
The pen is in excellent condition. It comes in the original polka dot metal case, a little scruffy but closes firmly.
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