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    I am new to forums, having not ever really been a part of one before. This is my first attempt. I have used fountain pens for years, beginning with one I received from my mother as a high school graduation present (1969). It is a Parker 45, which I still use regularly, today. A friend says "You can never have too much of a thing that you didn't need to begin with". This clearly applies to me and my pen collection. I have dozens.

    Obviously, I do not use all the pens at one time. However, I do have three that I use daily: the Parker 45, a Schaefer desk pen and an original Namiki Vanishing Point. I then rotate the balance, routinely, so they all get some use. The Namiki was given to me years ago, by my children, as a birthday gift. It is one of the original blue, faceted vanishing point pens made and sold by Namiki.

    Unfortunately, during a multi-TSA checkpoint process in an airport with a friend having a heart issue, the Namiki got left behind at one of the security checks (Take everything out of your pockets; put in tray, etc.). I did not notice the loss until the plane was in the air. Calling TSA proved predictably, fruitless. So..., I'm looking for a replacement.

    It was blue plastic, with a faceted barrel and a pocket clip built into the tip. If anyone has one for sale or knows where I might buy one, I would appreciate hearing about it.

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    Welcome home. Pull up a stump and set a spell. For Vanishing Point arcana contact Carmen Rivera. If Carmen doesn't have one it the person most likely to know where one is.

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    Welcome. You're gonna need that stump to set upon when you realize the prices the faceted varieties are at lately.

    If you can deal with a slightly heavier variant, you can get a Vanishing Point Decimo which is about the same size. There's also the regular Vanishing Point (aka Capless), but it is slightly larger in diameter.

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    Hello and welcome.
    Regards, Chrissy | My Blog: inkyfountainpens

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    Welcome, Fred!

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