Parker 75 y 45 were the two first Parker models with user-interchangeable nib assemblies. By 1960, in competence with ball pens, traditional fountain pens were seriously in decline and all pen makers in difficult troubles. Parker was still selling the “51”, but the capillary-filling 61 required more expertise than most people may have and for that reason was unpopular.

In 1960 Parker introduced the 45, named for the famed Colt Peacemaker revolver of the Old West. This model was the first Parker cartridge filler model, which Waterman has already adopted in the CF model. But the 45 has an additional attractive feature: a user-interchangeable nib assembly. The 45 flourished and have been produced in more finishes than any other of the company’s pens. During 1968 Parker Argentina adopted the 61-line clip also for the 45. So the Argentinean 45 pen sets for this period (1968 until mid 70’s) bear a much detailed arrow clip unique among the standard production from all the other sites. In particular ball pens and pencils of 45 and 61 are closely alike. They can be distinguished because the 61s have engraved the number model and plastic tassies, while the 45s have metallic tassies and no number model engraved.

Parker 75 Place Vendome, France, c. 1968, flamme pattern, silver plate, on the cap lip imprint Parker, made in France, the logo and french hallmarks, 14 kt French nib, medium point, converter installed. Mint, never used in box #80 $USD 160
Parker 75, made in Meru, France, 1975, midnight black lacquer, gold filled stepped tassies, Parker arrow clip and cap band, on the cap band the logo, PARKER,  Made in France, TE (date code). Rare with the engraving L3118 on the back side of the grip (prototype identification?). The nib writes with a medium line, marked F on the back of the feed and on the nib PARKER 585 France and the hallmark. Excellent, slightly used, no brassing, no lacquer wear, scarce color, in presentation box. #2904 $USD 140

Vintage Parker 45, Argentina, 60´s – 70´s, choice of colors (Black, grey, blue, red, green), brushed stainless steel cap, later models with unique long clip 61´s alike. Used, refurbished, working. #110 $USD 25

Parker 45, England, 3rd Q1982, scarce vintage set of fountain pen and mechanical pencil, brushed stainless steel, rare solid 14 Kt gold nib, medium point, cartridge or converter filling (included).  Matching mechanical pencil, transversal lines engraving near de cone, 1.19 mm leads, twist actuated. Near mint  #336 $USD 55
Parker 45 Insignia fountain pen, Argentina, c. 1967, gold filled cap and barrel, parallel lines pattern, black tail and section, medium point nib, cartridge or converter (not included  filling. NOS, mint condition.  NOS mint. #982 $USD 95
Parker 45 Custom, Argentina, c. 1967, GF cap with parallel lines, executive black barrel and section, rare solid 14 Kt gold nib, fine point. Cartridge or converter (not included) filling.  NOS mint # 875 $USD 75

Parker 45, Argentina, c.1960, fountain pen and ballpoint set, gold filled caps with parallel lines pattern, unique Argentine production with clip  61 alike, executive black barrels, double metallic jewels, cartridge or converter filler, solid 14 Kt Gold nib, fine point. In the end of the ballpoint a small flake of the gold plating is missing, otherwise no signs of use. In original presentation box. #2454 $USD 90

Parker 45, Argentina, c. 1980, very scarce chocolate brown epoxy finish,  gold filled clip and trim, scarce solid gold 14 Kt nib, fine point, comes with converter. Near mint, original very scarce long arrow clip. # 41 $USD 120

Parker 45, pen and ballpoint set, Argentina, c. 1970, frosty lustraloy caps, gold plated clips and ends, Nassau green barrels, 14 Kt solid gold extra fine nib. Cartridge or converter(included) filler. Mint or near mint in original presentation box. #2844 $USD 70

Parker 45 Custom, Argentina, c. 1965,scarce vintage set of fountain pen and mechanical pencil, GF caps  with parallel lines, green Nassau barrels and section, rare solid 14 Kt gold nib, blobby iridium medium point.  Matching mechanical pencil, 1.19 mm leads, twist actuated.  Slightly used, excellent, scarce set. # 656 $USD 95
Parker 45 Harlequin Circlet, England, c. 1970’s, stainless steel pen with an engraved pattern called Circlet, imprint Parker Made in England QC, chrome plated clip and trims, night shell, 14 Kt gold fine point, cartridge or converter (included) filling. Near mint. # 1400 $USD 110
Parker 45 Classic de luxe, France, c. 1965, satin stainless steel cap, imprint Made in France, gold plated clip and trims, black barrel and shell, 14 Kt gold nib medium point, cartridge or converter (included) filling . Excellent # 2229 $USD 60
Parker 45 de luxe, Argentina, c. 1969, steel cap, gold plated clip, original clip 61 alike (exclusive clip genuine of  Parker Argentina) introduced in 1969, executive black barrel and section, octanium nib, extra fine point. Cartridge or converter (not included) filling. Chalk mark of nib size on barrel. NOS mint #681   $USD 30
Parker 45, pen and ballpoint set, Argentina, c. 1970, frosty lustraloy caps, blue barrels, original clip 61 alike, metallic jewels. Fine nib. Cartridge filler. Pen mint, no signs of use, ballpoint near mint #275   $USD 50