The Parker Duofold Senior was first introduced in 1925 as part of the first Duofold range. The first models were made from Red or Black Hard Rubber, later models were made from Permanite, Parkers name for Celluloid. Permanite was developed by Du Pont with Parkers help and was available in more colours. The Streamlined range was introduced in the late 1920's and included pens in Lapis Lazuli, Chinese Red and Mandarin Yellow. It was to be a few more years before the marble effect pens were available made from the newer Acrylic materials.
This is a Duofold Senior Streamlined set in the rarest of the colours, Mandarin Yellow. It was made around 1930 and is in fabulous condition.
The colours are in clean, bright and consistent and the imprints are deep and clearly legible. The gold plating to the clips and cap rings is in lovely condition with some very minor wear at the edges.
The pen has not been fitted with a sac to prevent any possibility of discolouration, a sac can be fitted on request (I would use a silicone sac). It has been thoroughly cleaned and prepared.
All parts of the pen and pencil are totally original, including the Extra Fine 14ct gold nib.
This is a wonderful set, the condition is superb and the rare colour practically bounces off your desk. The nib is smooth and the gold plating is strong. It is probably more of a collectors set than a daily user but it is a testament to the design and manufacturing processes that it could still be used daily if required.
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