Welcome back to fountain pens, and yes the textured green and orange are among the earliest colors, and highly desired.
The grip was designed to aid, so hopefully it will become comfortable for you. Even though the pink is 2011, it's also becoming more difficult to find. Though Safari is considered "just a school pen" to many, it's also a reliable pen with loads of charm to others. : )
Here in The Netherlands, the pink is still for sale, I paid €18,50 for the pen at Le Couronne du Comte webshop.
I think it's not a highly valued pen here in the Netherlands. Can't imagine a lot of people paying more than €€ 30 for a lamy Safari pen but perhaps I'm totally wrong about this.
There's an orange limited edition on marktplaats.nl and people won't go higher than €19,=http://verzamelen.ma...&fta_ind=4&fs=1
Children have to write with a fountain pen in school here but most of them stop using them when they get to the age of 11/12 years. My youngest daugter still likes to use one, she is almost 12 years old. She still uses the Lamy ABC in school although I offered her a lamy safari or a lamy Nexx M. She likes her old ABC Lamy a lot. She uses the Lamy Nexx at home though for homework.
Edited by marliellen, 11 September 2012 - 08:18.