Size: Capped - 5 1/2 inches; posted - 6 inches.
An excellent example of the seldom encountered Mk. II Parker 51 with the "transitional" rounded barrel. This model of pen is depicted in David Shepherd's Parker 51 book on page 63. As such, it is an early example of the "Mk. II" Parker 51. This one is in lovely glossy burgundy coloured lucite and judging from its external and internal condition it has been used very carefully and sparingly. I have gone over this pen very carefully as I do all my pens and the only thing I can see on it is a very faint and small clip mark that you can just see on the close-up of the cap below. The cap has the lovely even and delicate frosting that is unmarked by even the very fine lines you usually see. The pocket clip is chrome plated and the small grey top jewel is clear and bright. The barrel and hood are also in excellent condition, with no damage at all noted. Inside, the steel Aerometric filler is absolutely perfect with the original pliglass ink sac that is still perfectly serviceable - they seem to last forever. The nib is a 14 carat gold Parker in a medium point.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib writes very well, with a good smooth action as you would expect from a Parker 51.
A beautiful and unusual late Parker 51.