On a visit to Poland in the summer of 2008 I picked up an inexpensive pen that I just loved. I liked it in the store, but alas I got the last ones they had in stock. After I got back to the US I found that I loved this pen and wrote with it for months, but alas it disappeared from the desk. Not a big deal since it was very inexpensive, around US$4, but I missed the way it wrote. My wife is jealously guarding the other one from my covetous paws.
The pens have "Papermate Tikky by Rotring" written upon the side. I believe they are item #S0770920 on this page. I'd love to pick up a box of a dozen with blue ink. I have contacted a reputable seller here in the US and he tells me that Rotrings aren't imported to the US any more.
Can anyone help me source these through a reputable shop? I'd prefer to deal with a seller in the US, but liked them so much I wouldn't mind to go further afield.
Failing that, I may have to send my relations out to get more for me and then mail them along to me.
Alternatively, I suppose I could pick up blue Rotring ballpoint refills (if I could find a good source) and use them in another pen and achieve the same wonderful writing experience. But it seems the refills are more expensive than those wonderful, inexpensive Tikky pens I fell in love with.