Parker Lady in blue. Last version, with chalk marks.
The Parker '17' Lady was introduced into the Parker Duofold line in 1964 and replaced with the Parker Lady Standard in 1968. The same year the pen was redesigned to include a Parker 45 style clip and a cap band at the very end of the cap. This pen is this later version.
This is a fine example of a Parker Lady fountain pen. It is finished in Blue with Gold filled 'Arrow' clips and cap band.
The pen is in remarkable condition throughout, in perfect working order and shows very few, if any, signs of use. The fountain pen has a clear ink sac, a very clear and crisp imprint on the cap, pristine Gold filling and an excellent shine. The 'Chalk Marks' identifying the pen are very fragile and wear away very rapidly with the lightest of use.
For am aspiring collector the Parker Lady is a good starting point. There are only four colours: Black, Blue, Red and Green, and three models so a complete collection is twelve pens. This excludes the Gold filled 'Insignia'. The Parker Lady pens I am listing at the moment are mainly duplicates from my own collection.
Although the Parker Lady is not a particularly rare vintage pen, mainly due to its success in the global market, it is nevertheless not easy to find one in such pristine condition.