There is just something special
about not only having the vintage pen of your dreams, but also
having the original box it left the factory in. Parker was
well known for producing stylish and well engineered pens that wrote
the way the public wanted.
But Parker was also known for putting those pens in some beautiful
boxes. The range of Parker boxes run from a simple cardboard
box to some extremely beautiful boxes that Parker had designed by
big name fashion designers.
The better grade boxes served a few purposes. Obviously, they
were good display points for the dealer. The prospective buyer
would be drawn to the beauty of the boxed pens. But more
practically, the boxed also served as protection for the pen or pen
set when the user was not writing with them. They became a
fixture on the desk, the place to put your writing utensils when you
were done for the day.
Some boxes have become extremely collectible on their own right and
bring high prices due to rarity or design.
But no matter how you look at
them, a Boxed Set of pens is a nice part of any collection.