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#1 macthemaths

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 22:50

OK...

Black, Blue, Red, Yellow, Orange, White, Vista, Al-star...

...What else?

Thanks,

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 23:10

Hi Chris,

Uhhh... transparent. (demonstrator). OK?

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 23:36

Thanks.

And I thought of another one - the blue and red special edition.

Any more?

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 23:51

Cool topic -

There's also a charcoal Safari. And the transparent demonstrator is called Vista and is, for some reason, marketed as its own model.

I don't know if Al-Star counts - it's the same design as the Safari, but it's made out of aluminum and is also marketed as a different pen. It comes in it's own array of colors - silver-blue, graphite, silver, green, etc.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 00:07

If I'm not mistaken, there are two orange models: the original Safari, and the later "Flame" LE with a red clip.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 00:16

I'd like to see a nice Kelly Green model with a black clip someday.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 00:59

When they initially came out there were Savanna Green and
Terracotta Orange. Has anyone mentioned gray (whitish one, not charcoal)?


For Al-Star there was a limited color called "Blue Star". It was sold only in Itoya in Japan.

Edited by Taki, 30 December 2006 - 15:27.


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Posted 30 December 2006 - 02:54

Interesting...that one looks like it came with a converter as part of the deal, too! To boot, it's a different converter than the ones they sell now!

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 02:59

QUOTE(rroossinck @ Dec 29 2006, 08:54 PM)
Interesting...that one looks like it came with a converter as part of the deal, too! To boot, it's a different converter than the ones they sell now!

Yeah, the person with green one says it came with a cartridge and converter. The converter looks like press-bar type. It might look better than current one in Vista smile.gif

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 03:23

Wow, it's really interesting to see other safari colors I haven't seen before.

So, it looks like we are up to this:

Safari
  • Charcoal (black)
  • Blue
  • Red
  • Orange
  • Terra Cotta Orange
  • Flame LE w/red clip
  • Blue SE w/red clip
  • Yellow
  • Gray
  • White
  • Vista (clear demonstrator)
Al-Star
  • Aluminum
  • Blue Aluminum
  • Green Aluminum
  • Graphite
  • Blue Star
Any more?

EDIT: to add colors.

Edited by davidmigl, 30 December 2006 - 06:04.


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Posted 30 December 2006 - 04:14

Safari Gray. Current Gray might look like white, but White was discontinued in 2002.

Edited by Taki, 30 December 2006 - 04:15.


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Posted 30 December 2006 - 06:03

Interesting.... can you still buy grey? (is it still in production?)

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 06:07

I love my white Safaris (I bought two), they have a very jaunty Lord Vader's Stormtrooper look about them. biggrin.gif
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Posted 30 December 2006 - 13:49

QUOTE(davidmigl @ Dec 30 2006, 01:03 AM)
Interesting.... can you still buy grey? (is it still in production?)

I think so, yes. The gray is still pictured on the Lamy USA website. I saw the gray pen at my local Paradise Pen store a few weeks ago. I'm fairly sure it was not the true white version, although upon first glance the gray appears to be white.

Edited by blueiris, 30 December 2006 - 13:49.


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Posted 30 December 2006 - 14:35

Found a photo of all the Safari colors together on this page. According to this page the names of the colors are:
  • Savanna Green
  • Terracotta Orange
  • Alpin (white)
  • Charcoal (black)
  • Safari (yellow)
  • Sky (blue)
  • Gray (gray)
  • Hot (red)
  • Flame (orange)
  • Royal Blue (blue with red clip)
According to this page, Gray has been discontinued, too. If you see one you should grab it!


This photo is missing Terracotta Orange and includes Vista.

I've been talking like a Safari expert, but I am not. I have had one Safari (which is MIA), an Al-Star (which I sold) and a Vista RB I use as a loaner pen rolleyes.gif Safaris are so popular in Japan right now and I can find tons of information on Japanese web sites.

Edited by Taki, 30 December 2006 - 14:45.


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Posted 30 December 2006 - 15:02

Thanks everyone.

Taki - that's just the picture I was looking for but would never have found because of the language problem.

Chris

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 16:53

I'm looking to purchase (replace) a flame (orange) Lamy fountain pen and having trouble finding one. Does anyone have an advice / suggestions? No luck with most of the stores found through Google, and no luck on eBay. Thanks.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 03:47

I love the White one.... does anyone know where I can get one??? Preferably a bold, I will ask the Lamy rep that comes to my store if she knows where also??? I own a blaze with red clip in bold and a vista in medium (which I accidentally washed in the laundry) smile.gif

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 03:48

QUOTE(BobP @ Jan 20 2007, 04:53 PM)
I'm looking to purchase (replace) a flame (orange) Lamy fountain pen and having trouble finding one. Does anyone have an advice / suggestions? No luck with most of the stores found through Google, and no luck on eBay. Thanks.

I will ask around what nib size would you like???

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 11:14

I thought I might have one more to add to the list of Al-Stars.

I was in Berlin early last summer and saw a special edition Silver/Grey Al-Star with the signature of a certain football player.

Haven't got a pic at the moment as I didn't buy the pen, but I'll try do a search for some photos.






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