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1944 Parker Vacumatic Major (Handwritten)


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#1 Rhincodon

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 23:32

A blue azure pearl model.

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Although the barrel has ambered, it's still clear enough to see the ink level.
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This is my first review, and it probably shows. I didn't talk much about technical aspects because I have no idea what they are, and I'm sure there are people on FPN who do and can explain it much more accurately than I can. Please let me know what I can do to improve to be useful to other readers!
I'll come up with something eventually.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 23:56

nice review, but be aware its hard to just have one of these vacumatics.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 23:58

Gorgeous pen, great photos, very nice handwriting that's super easy to read, and great review. Please keep em coming.
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I have one of these (down from 3) and I LOVE it. It's one I don't think I'll ever be able to part with except for emergency situations of course. The nib is just... just nearly perfect.

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#4 redisburning

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 00:19

beautiful vac man.

Im a 51 kind of guy but I am often tempted by these gorgeous pens.
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 00:34

Thanks for writing the review and sharing your enjoyment of the pen. I just got an Azure Blue Vac a couple weeks ago, and it was my first Vac, too. I'm impressed just as you are that at their age, these can look and write the way they do.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:25

Nice pen! I have a black 1945 Vac Major that I love. Thanks for the review.
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:42

Great review! I sure enjoyed it!

An Azure Blue was my very first Vac a few months ago. Within a very short time I also had Vacs in brown, green, and gray. I'm still looking for a nice burgundy.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 06:41

That is a stunning pen!
Thanks for the review, your handwriting is very aesthetic.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 08:43

A thoughtful review. I do like vacs and my 1948 black vac is my current user pen atm. :)
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:16

That is one fantastic specimen you got there. I've tried my dad's Vac and it does have a good flex to it, even though it is a 14k. Great review and thank you! Great handwriting btw. :)
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 18:04

nice review, but be aware its hard to just have one of these vacumatics.

that's have mine for one day and looking for another one to collection






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