The Parker Challenger fountain pen was first released in 1934 and continued to be sold until 1940. The pen was made in three different models: the Challenger; the Deluxe Challenger; and the Royal Challenger. Each of these versions of the pen were also available in a couple of different sizes, the standard which measures around 5-1/8” and the slender that measures around 4-5/8”.
The barrel of the Parker Challenger is of particular interest thanks to the mottled design that it was made in. Each type of Challenger is available in black, gray, green, red and blue although the blue is the scarcest type because it was only available for the single year. The colored celluloid barrel and cap is one of the drawcards to this very collectible pen model and the pen feels very comfortable in the hand.
Browse through the selection of Parker Challenger fountain pens for sale. It is possible to find examples of each of the different models that were released and you will also notice that the prices that they are being offered for will vary quite dramatically.
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c1930s vintage PARKER DELUXE CHALLENGER Fountain Pen EXCELLENT
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Parker Challenger Fountain Pen Black Yellow Marble 14k Nib
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Vintage Parker CHALLENGER Fountain Pen w Parker 28 Nib
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1937 ADVERTISEMENT Parker Royal Challenger Fountain Pen Replogle Globes Stars
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Parker Slender Challenger Green Pearl Fountain Pen
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vintage Parker fountain pen 1937 Challenger like thrift pen button fill serviced
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The pen accents are silver and comprise the clip and cap band. You can expect the accents to have gone through some brassing process which would be expected on pens that are rising 70 years old.
The Challenger fountain pens are possibly examples of the many hidden treasures that collectors are only just beginning to rediscover. They have always been particular good on the page and the nibs are great to write with. They are capable of holding quite a lot of ink and they are button fillers, much the same as the Duofold with a pressure bar to pump the ink. The button is hidden away under a cap to ensure the appearance of the pen is smooth and clean.
It is possible to find Challenger fountain pens with a couple of distinctively different looking clips. The original and Deluxe Challengers started with a ball clip before changing to the blade clip in the later releases.
Get more information about the Parker pen range from the earliest releases to those that have been created more recently. Browse the Parker Fountain Pens page.