unfortunately I have to partly contradict you.
Elysee often changes the type names. In the catalog of 1992, there was
The top line Parthenon (#10): Bi colour, fine line, laque classique, laque trajan and the edition 90. All with the first clip.
The finesse (#20) and en vogue line (#30): Bi-colour, goldplated, platinum plated, laque intarsia and laque. All with the second showed clip.
And the cheaper lines with the "old" slim nib.
There were several cheaper lines of Elysee pens. Even the mid-range Elysee pens had line levels such as the Epoque Corona Gold (Art Deco and Empire), Globe Trotter, Sports, Laque Leather (blue, green, black, and burgundy), Barleycorn (a finish used in multiple lines including a pre-redesign series with the closed-top pen clip and double middle rings; there were gold electroplated and platinum plated with gold accents models at different price-points with the Barleycorn finish pre-redesign and post-redesign), and Laque Color (came in red, green, and blue). The Lyric was a mid-range post-redesign model as well, and the Laque Color was the cheapest of the lacquer mid-range Elysee pens (I have this in red and green ballpoint pen as well as green fountain pen). The mid-range post-redesign pens had the open-top pen clip and the single middle ring. Going down the lines toward the cheapest of the end-of-company Elysee pen lines, there were the Caprice (grey, green, red, and blue), Dynamic, and streamline. The cheaper lines of Elysee pens before redesign were much nicer than those available prior to the closing of the company; I include examples below, the first from Mercado Libre and the others from eBay.
From Mercado Libre (pre-redesign - notice the cobra lacquer like the En Vogue series)
From eBay (pre-redesign - notice the rich red lacquer)
From eBay (pre-redesign - notice the lapis lacquer)
From eBay (pre-redesign - notice the sparkly finish; this is not a laquer finish; I own a set of these [purchased on eBay] in this blue sparkly finish; I believe that this may have been the pre-redesign bottom of the line in the mid-to-late 1980's; the red and lapis pens pictured above were a step above this)
It is worth mentioning that I first saw Elysee pens in the late 1980's while in graduate school. I only had eyes for the En Vogue series, top-of-the-line prior to the introduction of the Edition 90, but I could not afford them. Actually, I could not afford even the low-end Elysee pens at that time. But, I "visited" Elysee pens and gazed through the case at the En Vogue series (closed-top pen clip and double middle ring) until the redesign. After the redesign, I would gaze at the Special edition Elysee pens and some of the top-of-the-line pens, all of which I have purchased over the years since then. I will close this post with a picture of some of my Elysee pens (in pairs).
Left to right: En Vogue Lapis (pre-redesign), En Vogue Cobra (pre-redesign), Finesse Laque Fine Line in Green, Edition No. 1, Edition No. 2, and Impressions No. 1
Edited by elysee, 09 July 2017 - 02:11.