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Lamy Safari Charcoal 1St Edition W Germany Barrel Imprint?

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#1 Uffuffa

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 18:37

Have just seen a first generation charcoal Safari being sold on the bay for an inordinate sum but am very interested in the W Germany imprint, which Ive never seen before. Does anyone have anything similar to this imprint on their Savanna, Terracotta and/or Umbra from the time please? Photo attached.

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#2 jungkind

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 00:54

I have a Savanna and a Terracotta with a similar imprint, they both came supposedly from someone who bought them when Lamy first started selling pens in the US. One theory is that this imprint was added for export because the early pens were sold in Germany without any hint where they came from. They were without the W. Germany on the barreltop, that later versions had.



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Posted 18 December 2019 - 01:30

I have a Savanna and a Terracotta with a similar imprint, they both came supposedly from someone who bought them when Lamy first started selling pens in the US. One theory is that this imprint was added for export because the early pens were sold in Germany without any hint where they came from. They were without the W. Germany on the barreltop, that later versions had.


Wow - I’d love to see photos if you wouldn’t mind please? I thought my Savanna/terracotta collection was pretty comprehensive but this has thrown that theory out...! Presumably there are no other differences that you’ve found, aside from the side imprint?

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 03:20

I am travelling, as soon I am back I will post some pictures



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Posted 18 December 2019 - 04:49

cool! never seen this before...
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What's Up At Christof's: http://www.fountainp...tofs/?p=2337615

 

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 06:33

cool! never seen this before...
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+1. B)  :lol: .



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Posted 28 December 2019 - 18:25

Sorry for the delay, here are the photos

 

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 19:34

Wow...! Amazing!!! Thank you you so much for sharing. How on earth did you get these? Im going to have to go on the hunt.....but Ive no idea where to start!

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 22:59

That's cool



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Posted 29 December 2019 - 16:34

There was another thread regarding this imprint

 

http://www.fountainp...barrel-imprint/







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