Parker51.com was launched in December 2004. The site is an out growth of the admiration for the Parker "51" fountain pen, which I started collecting back in 1995. Parker51.com is a work in progress and will be updated as time permits. I attend all the major pen shows held in the United States and sometimes some of the smaller regional shows. In addition to being an informative site, I sell a variety of pens and parts. I try to do new additions on a monthly basis, but don't hold me to that, as sometimes other life activities get in the way. I am often asked where I get my pens from. A large portion of them come from the pen shows I attend, some I buy directly from collectors/accumulators that contact me through this website, and a smaller portion come from the "wild", such as flea markets and antique dealers. I sometimes do buy and sell on Ebay under the name "erovira383".
Because of the nature of the internet, I try extra hard to provide excellent service, be it answering questions, opinions as to value and/or finding that special pen. I truly appreciate the loyalty of repeat customers that I have had the opportunity of serving during the past few years. I am proud of my Ebay perfect feedback of 1,183 as of this writing (9 Mar 2013), all positive and no negatives.
Parker51.com is hosted by Ernesto Soler, who along with his wife Nancy of 25 years live in Palatine, Illinois a northwest suburb of Chicago.
I make every effort to show clear images and short descriptions of pens. In general, all pens are in good condition, except as described. Sometimes I may miss a small flaw, although not too often. If the pen is not as described, I will refund your money and shipping.
Mint - pen in new condition as if you were the first to purchase the pen or as you would expect to see it when it was first offered for sale, never inked, most of the time known as "New Old Stock"
Near Mint - same as a mint pen, but it may have been dipped, filled and/or used for a minimal period of time
Excellent - minor signs of wear to the pen, its parts, its imprints and to the gold/silver filled trim
Very Good - a nice quality pen suitable for a collection or a daily "user"
Thank you for visiting my site. I appreciate your interest and business.
Unfortunately, I do not have a shopping basket or a check-out. Orders can be made by emailing me directly at email@example.com I will try to get back to you within 24 hours, but keep in mind that sometimes I travel for business or go camping on the weekends and email responses might take a little longer. For credit card payments I can only use Paypal. I also accept Western Union wire transfers. Checks and money orders are always welcome.
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