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Awesome Parker set in ebay
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I've never seen or heard anything about these. Anyone konw anything about them?

Parker 'Bird 'Prototype .S.Silver Fountain Pen +Biro. - (eBay item 150178784610 end time Nov-08-07 12:00:00 PST)

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Hi Dennis
This ebay link is long gone and this info has been a while coming
but I think these are the pens you are refering to.

birds.JPG

The following information was given to me by Dave Ruderman at the 2009 London pen show.

These pens are known as the Parker oiseau or "Bird" prototypes.

Apparently they were made in the early 80ies at the Meru factory in France.

Allegedly not sanctioned by Parker head office, it was an attempt by the French factory to generate some revenue in difficult times.

The main body was made from sterling silver (fully hallmarked) and the pen has styling themes from the Parker 85 (clip) and Parker 180 (reversible nib).

Numbers are difficult to establish for this pen, though some speculate around 70 total production.

More images of these pens can be found here in a zip file

And before anyone asks, yes I own these pens  smile

Regards
Paul.




-- Edited by baz666 on Sunday 20th of June 2010 07:18:18 PM

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that's pretty awesome.

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