Every once and a while I see a period tv show or movie with people using vintage fountain pens. It’s fun to try to identify those pens. Sometimes mistakes are made. For example, a couple of years ago I watched a series called Mr Selfridge on PBS. It’s the story of an American businessman who went to London in the early part of the 20th century and opened a department store. In one of the seasons, during the opening credits, someone was placing what should have been a Parker Duofold of the era in a case. Unfortunately the Parker Duofold shown was a modern one! Recently I started watching the Crown on Netflix and just about every episode has someone using a vintage fountain pen. I think I spotted a Parker 51 in 1 scene. I would love to hear from anyone else that watches the show and has ideas about the identification of some of the other pens. The pen police are busy these days spotting mistakes in other media as well. For example, in a recent issue of a very well respected pen journal there was an advertisement for a pen shop with a photo of a Parker Sonnet. Unfortunately the text was for a Parker Duofold. I am deputizing all readers of this blog to be on the look out for pen mistakes.
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