A Parker 41 Debutante pen in coral pink. The 41 Debutante was only made for the three years, 1956 – 58, aimed at a younger generation with bright colours and striking cream and gold enamel fishscale caps. It used components from the successful Parker 21 de luxe, including the very reliable aerometric filler from the 51 Special and 21 and the Octanium nib. The same size as a 21 deluxe, just very slightly shorter and slimmer than the Parker 51, the Debutante was priced between the 21 and 51 at $8.75.
The pen has a fine nib. The pli-glass sac has excellent transparency with the imprint on the pressure bar: ”PARKER PEN COMPANY U.S.A.” and the instruction: “TO FILL PRESS RIBBED BAR FOUR TIMES”. The photos taken with my iPhone show a redder barrel than the actual pinker coral. The enamel fishscale cap is in excellent condition, with the gold fill even more striking than in the photos.
Price: £145 ($169, €159) ….. plus postage
US & Canada tracked airmail: £15 ($18)
Asia, Australia & New Zealand tracked airmail: £15 ($18)
Europe tracked airmail £12 (€13)
UK First Class Recorded: £5.05
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