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Yesterday at the pen shop. The guy emptied a small paper pack full of old Lamy Safaris in decent to excellent condition - various colours. All around $10. Could not believe my eyes when among the bunch peeked an unmistakable and familiar Green! The Savannah. Mint condition with the sticker still on it, although the print was gone. Picked them all and naturally felt overjoyed! However, in daylight today, I see a name sitting there, quietly, on one facet. Small fonts. Not very visible but distinctly there. Heat stamped / engraved. My question to any one who may be able to help is - 'what do I d
If you use only vintage, high-quality fountain pen, please move on. This subject matter is strictly for people like me who mess around with "genuine, non-imitation" plastic fountain pens. Plastic pens can receive minor or major scratches. So can metal pens, but many metals can be polished to remove most scratches. My Waterman Phileas began life as an inexpensive student pen. No lacquer finish. No solid-gold nib (at least that I've seen). No wood, glass, or ivory inlay. It was and still is a molded plastic pen cast in one solid color (and others bear a faux-marble appearance). I shouldn't