This eBay listing for a Parker “51” fountain pen makes me just a little sad.
The depressing part is this sentence in the description:
This pen belonged to my father.
The fifty bucks he may get for it will be spent quickly, but that pen will be lost to him forever.
I certainly hope that when I pass my nice pens down to Quinn and Lyra in the future, they’ll have some better use for them than to flip them on the 2050 equivalent of eBay…