Size: Capped - 4 11/16 inches; posted - 5 1/16 inches.
The Parker 17 Lady was manufactured in England from the early to mid 1960s. This one is a beautiful jet black example and is in almost pristine condition with no damage that I can find at all. The cap has a conical-ended top button securing the rolled gold Parker arrow pocket clip. There is also a narrow rolled gold cap band. Both clip and band are completely undamaged with no brassing. Both barrel and cap are lovely and glossy with no scratches or other damage. Very unusually, the barrel still retains a good part of its original chalk markings. The only part that is not clear is the price at the right-hand end. The 14 carat yellow gold hooded nib is undamaged and in a fine point. Unscrewing the barrel exposes the aerometric filler. This is very clean and the pliglass ink sac is still perfectly clear and it looks to me to have never seen a whiff of ink. The imprint on this pen is on the side of the barrel. Later models were imprinted on the cap just above the gold band.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib feels very smooth and produces a good wet and fine width line.