Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:40 PM
The inner box reverses for display. Don't know if there was another lid over the outer/lower box. Outer box is No. 292 for those who like boxes. Inner box, back of outer box, and directions dated 4/58 all have the arrow/halo. Pen and pencil lack arrow/halo. Inside of outer box is hand dated July 1, 1959.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:48 PM
"Positive attitude makes for good decisions, but bad decisions make for great stories."
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Posted 10 November 2021 - 09:20 PM
Took a few years, but here is a NOS VIP Custom pencil, recently purchased from an eBay seller in Janesville. No arrow/halo. Note the 51 Signet 3-line pattern. The Custom Jotter was assembled from a 51 Signet pencil cap (the Signet Jotter, pencil, and Liquid Lead all use the same outer cap) and a 65 parts Jotter - you need a 61/65 ratchet mechanism because the barrel is shorter than a 51.
The pencil is an agglomeration of parts: 61 clip, 51 Special/21 mechanism with a gold plated tip, and a cap with the same pattern as the 51 Signet, but smaller in diameter than the cap activated pencil.
Edited by matt, 10 November 2021 - 09:23 PM.
Posted 26 January 2023 - 07:27 AM
had this pen for 5 years, but never worked out what it was!!!
But after reading this post, could it be that I have a Parker VIP in some kind of green?
it has male plastic threads on the barrel, a grey jewel on the cap ( not black as would have a Parker 51 Special), brass threads inside a polished stainless cap marked “Parker halo logo” to the left of “PARKER”, and “Made in USA” on reverse, and a P61 type clip (34 mm)
grateful if someone can confirm, and confirm the actual colour of the pen ( one picture shows ball point in between a P51 nassau green dj and P51 forest green sj fountain pens)
Also, does anyone know the range of colours the VIP came in?
Posted 27 January 2023 - 05:37 AM
In 1959, the colors were black, charcoal, grey, red, deep blue, and green.
Compare your cap with a 51 pencil (or 61 fountain pen). The VIP jewel is the same diameter as a 51 pencil/61 FP. 61 pencils and ball points have a more tapered cap and a smaller jewel. The VIP actually uses a 61 fountain pen clip.
Based on your cap shape, I think you have a VIP.
Edited by matt, 27 January 2023 - 05:39 AM.
Posted 27 January 2023 - 04:47 PM
Many thanks Matt
yes indeed, the jewel on the VIP is the same diameter as that of my P61 Flighter fountain pen, and the clip is identical too
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