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Spotting Lamy Safari Special Or Limited Editions Worldwide?


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#1 Uffuffa

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 17:52

Does anyone have any tips about how to spot announcements of limited runs of Lamy Safari around the world when they are due to be released or even when they have been released? It just frustrates me when I find out three months after the release and find that they have all sold out... :( How do you keep your finger on the pulse worldwide?

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 21:38

I read the Lamy section in this forum.

As Lamy brings out asia-exclusive LEs we don't get any information here in Europe. They are giving out far less information on the German speaking market than any other. So, scanning this international forum often helps.

You may also try to read the specs. Sometimes there is informationen hidden in there. https://specs.lamy.com/en


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 03:41

Agreed, this is a frustration. I’ve discovered a number of models when they popped up on eBay, and it's always hard to tell if the seller is trustworthy.

 

The KMPN Blog is a pretty good source of information. It doesn't catch every edition, but it has posted about some of the LINE character exclusives (e.g. Lamy safari BROWN Edition (2015)) and the recent China-exclusive Studio Terracotta Pearl (want!). See also the “other known variants” notes at the end of the Lamy safari special editions post.

 

The white Safari with red clip is one I've wrestled with. The glossy red clip and red dot cap top seems to be the canonical “Japan Exclusive” model, but more recently a white safari with the same glossy red clip has been sold with a light grey cap top as an “Asia Exclusive color” that I haven't seen confirmed anywhere. Even more puzzling, I picked up a “Korea exclusive anniversary edition”, which is a glossy white Safari with a metallic red clip (actually gorgeous), and the light grey cap top. I haven't seen any description of this model online, so I have difficulty understanding its provenance, but I'm happy I own it.



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 22:53

Thank you for those great tips! Im particularly interested in your metallic clip Safari from Korea. Could you kindly post a photo of the clip? Sounds amazing. Also, where did you pick it up please?

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 10:40

Here's the metallic red “Korean edition” alongside the glossy red “Asian edition”.

 

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I bought both of these on eBay:

 


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 00:51

Very odd.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:58

Looks good and have now picked one up. There are so many official Lamy Safari collaborations now it is very difficult to stay on track with the releases before resellers try posting them for crazy money. So far Ive managed, but I missed the Tsum Tsum edition and I suspect it will one day become my first overly expensive Safari purchase unless I let that gap in my collection go...

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 10:38

Can the dark lilac LE Safari still be found somewhere?


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 16:09

Sorry to ask, what is the tsum Tsum edition?



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Posted 29 January 2019 - 17:58

https://www.google.c...i30.vdbTAKc8U7Y


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Posted 30 January 2019 - 12:43

Can the dark lilac LE Safari still be found somewhere?

Genuine Lamy Safari Dark Lilacs still do turn up on eBay on a fairly regular basis. Expect to pay somewhere in the neighbourhood of US$100 for a new one (although you can get lucky and pay a little less).

Do beware of fakes of this model, though. They are usually offered at “too good to be true” prices. The Safari Dark Lilac certainly seems to be the most widely counterfeited Lamy pen from what I've observed.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 17:35


Can the dark lilac LE Safari still be found somewhere?


Theres an online store in the UK selling them for £32.90. I think its a bit rude given Lamys wholesale price to the shop isnt going to be anywhere near that, but its not ridiculously expensive.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 23:40

I just saw this on Massdrop:
https://www.massdrop...on-fountain-pen

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 01:01

I just saw this on Massdrop:
https://www.massdrop...on-fountain-pen


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 15:57

I just saw this on Massdrop:
https://www.massdrop...on-fountain-pen


this is at least the second time, maybe third, this pen has been up on MD for the same price, US$110. Sheesh. Someone must have bought a case on speculation (for what, $15-20 each? Maybe they fell off a truck.) at the release date and has been trickling them out for years.
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Posted 24 February 2019 - 23:40

Had some really great news today! A mate of mine in Soeul has apparently managed to source a single Tsum Tsum for me at a reasonable price. Will post pics if I can seal the deal.

Also, two Lamy Choco editions have just surfaced on eBay. The price made my eyes bleed... Glad I got mine before this incredible hike. But its out there if you want one of the 5000 that were produced.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 16:00

https://www.lamy.com.../index_eng.html

This is the English version of Lamy's Corporate site, in German.

On this page, there are links to their social media pages.

I find that many brands, even retailers, use Instagram, and other social media pages, to showcase and create "buzz" for their new products.

Edited by Anne-Sophie, 01 March 2019 - 16:29.

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