Name: Parker Sonnet Propelling Pencil
Maker: Parker, France c1994 (Date Code IIII)
Colour: Indigo Lacque
Material: Lacquer / Gold Trim
Filling System: Parker Standard Leads 05.mm
Condition: Near Mint
The Parker Pen Company was established by George S. Parker in 1888 after he decided that the pens available at the time were not up to scratch. His philosophy right from the start was based on the premise that if you make a better pen, people will buy it. This has been the main aim of Parker ever since and the statement is as valid today as it was 125 years ago.
George Parker died in 1937 but his legacy lived on in new products like the Parker 51, dubbed as the World's Most Wanted Pen, and one of the highest selling fountain pens ever made, and the ever popular Duofold range continued to keep the company at the forefront of the marketplace.
Parker are now part of the BIC Group, and they continue to produce high quality writing instruments from their factory in France where this pen was produced.
The Parker Sonnet was released in the early 1990's, and this particular lacquered finish was part of a special edition run of lacquered pens and pencil. It is a stunning finish, best described as indigo blue with marbled pearl. The pencil is in near perfect condition, and comes complete with 0.5mm leads, ready to write
We also have the corresponding Sonnet fountain pen available here
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings.
The pencil only shows very minor surface wear in the form of micro-scratches to the cap and body but is almost like new