This 1955 Parker 61 Heirloom First Edition capillary-filler in Burgundy is a very rare model. The pen has a two-tone GF “Rainbow” cap with “First Edition” plaque mounted below the clip. It has the barrel engraving: “To Ray Spaulding 61 First Edition” followed by Kenneth Parker’s signature. These were given by Kenneth Parker to special people to celebrate the launch of the pen. Ray Spaulding was Parker’s Director of Product Development and the pen comes with his business card and an original 1957 copy of “Shoptalker The Magazine of Parker Pen Employees,” which pictures Mr. Spaulding in his new office. Has never been used – the wick in the Teflon jacket is still white.
Medium nib. New-old-stock. Mint. Cap with original patina – will polish on request. Item #149 in Catalog #78.