I attempted to get this question answered on a different site to no avail, so I figured I'd try here.
The original thread was about self-colored grip sections on the later, more "rare" Snorkels. (http://fountainpenbo...lored-sections/)
My understanding is that periwinkle, fern green, sage green, buckskin tan, vermillion, and the "new" burgundy did have grip sections that were colored, but peacock blue and mandarin do not (are black instead). Not sure about fiesta red. Correct me if any of these statements are wrong.
My question is whether any of the later production standard colors (pastel blue, green, gray) switched to a colored section too. Actually, I don't know whether they were still produced when the new colors were released. In other words, is a green snorkel with a green section always going to be either sage or fern, and is a blue snorkel with a blue section always going to be periwinkle?