The Parker 17 was introduced in the UK in 1962, two pens were available, the 17 Duofold with a thin cap ring and the 17 Super Duofold with a deep cap ring. The 17 Lady was introduced in 1964.
This particular pen is an excellent example of the Parker 17 Duofold. A small number of these were produced with an open 'Beaked' Nib rather than the conventional hooded nib. This is one of these and they are quite rare. It is finished in the Blue with gold filled trim to the clip and deep cap ring. The open nib is a smooth Broad.
The pen is in near mint condition and has been fully serviced.