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Parker 51 Fountain Pen

During the 1940s, the most prized pen was the Parker 51. The China-Burma-India Theater did not have PX provisions. At the time there were two Parker 51 pens in stock at the PX in India.  Since these were the only two available for all of China, the PX in India decided to raffle off the chance to buy the pens for $15 each.  The donor was one of the winners of the raffle and purchased the pen. (U.S. Air Force photo)

During the 1940s, the most prized pen was the Parker 51. The China-Burma-India Theater did not have PX provisions. At the time there were two Parker 51 pens in stock at the PX in India. Since these were the only two available for all of China, the PX in India decided to raffle off the chance to buy the pens for $15 each. The donor was one of the winners of the raffle and purchased the pen. (U.S. Air Force photo)

During the 1940s, the most prized pen was the Parker 51. The China-Burma-India Theater did not have PX provisions. At the time there were two Parker 51 pens in stock at the PX in India.  Since these were the only two available for all of China, the PX in India decided to raffle off the chance to buy the pens for $15 each.  The donor was one of the winners of the raffle and purchased the pen. (U.S. Air Force photo)

During the 1940s, the most prized pen was the Parker 51. The China-Burma-India Theater did not have PX provisions. At the time there were two Parker 51 pens in stock at the PX in India. Since these were the only two available for all of China, the PX in India decided to raffle off the chance to buy the pens for $15 each. The donor was one of the winners of the raffle and purchased the pen. (U.S. Air Force photo)

During the 1940s, the most prized pen was the Parker 51. The China-Burma-India Theater did not have PX provisions. At the time there were two Parker 51 pens in stock at the PX in India.  Since these were the only two available for all of China, the PX in India decided to raffle off the chance to buy the pens for $15 each.  The donor was one of the winners of the raffle and purchased the pen. (U.S. Air Force photo)

During the 1940s, the most prized pen was the Parker 51. The China-Burma-India Theater did not have PX provisions. At the time there were two Parker 51 pens in stock at the PX in India. Since these were the only two available for all of China, the PX in India decided to raffle off the chance to buy the pens for $15 each. The donor was one of the winners of the raffle and purchased the pen. (U.S. Air Force photo)

During the 1940s, the most prized pen was the Parker 51. The China-Burma-India Theater did not have PX provisions. At the time there were two Parker 51 pens in stock at the PX in India.  Since these were the only two available for all of China, the PX in India decided to raffle off the chance to buy the pens for $15 each. The donor was one of the winners of the raffle and purchased the pen. (U.S. Air Force photo)

During the 1940s, the most prized pen was the Parker 51. The China-Burma-India Theater did not have PX provisions. At the time there were two Parker 51 pens in stock at the PX in India. Since these were the only two available for all of China, the PX in India decided to raffle off the chance to buy the pens for $15 each. The donor was one of the winners of the raffle and purchased the pen. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Note: This item is currently in storage.

During the 1940s, the most prized pen was the Parker 51. The China-Burma-India Theater did not have "PX" provisions. At the time there were two Parker 51 pens in stock at the PX in India. Since these were the only two available for all of China, the PX in India decided to raffle off the chance to buy the pens for $15 each. The donor was one of the winners of the raffle and purchased the pen.

The gold top of the pen reads "PARKER" on the stem. The top of the cap has green stone, and the bottom of the cap reads "1/10 16K GOLD FILLED/MADE IN USA." The body of the pen is gray.

Donated by Mr. Harry A. Blair.

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