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Maker: Diamond Medal.

The Diplomat was the high end of the Diamond Medal line, available in a full-size clipped version and a shorter ring-top.  The dates given for the production run below are somewhat speculative; I’ve seen pre-Parker Diamond Metal pens with a tapered cap in the same mode as Sheaffer’s Balance line, and I make an assumption that the flat-top will be an earlier form.

Production Run: c. 1925 – c.1930

Cost When New: $3.98 (for modern value, try this calculator).

Size: 11.5 cm long capped, 14.4 cm posted, 10.0 cm uncapped.

Point: 14k gold.

Body: Celluloid.

Filler: Lever, capacity approx. 0.9 ml

Diamond Medal Diplomat

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