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For what it is worth, in no particular order here are some the things I like best about your thread, or page, or whatever it should be called:

  • The photography. I think you could probably photograph a rock and make it interesting.
  • Your illustrations. I occasionally try to illustrate a design or concept when I am putting together a wood working project, a simple desk shelf or a desk top box. A friend of mine (an architect as a matter of fact) was interested in building a very simple bench for the front porch of his fishing cabin, a place to put on and remove waders. I sent him an idea and an illustration. He said he liked the concept, and the illustration as well,it reminded him of an MC Escher etching.
  • The anecdotal information you often provide with a post, here is an example from some time back: "This is a "MEWA Toolbox" from the 1960's, designed by: Wilhelm Kienzle and manufactured by MEWA, Switzerland..."

The breadth of your interests. You are not just about Pelikan or Lamy, or another specific brand of design. I like it that you often show pens form different manufacturers with similarities.

 

your display of European pens, many of which I have never heard of. Your thread is always a learning experience for me.

 

I used to blog, mostly about bicycles and Randonneuring so I have experienced 'publishing anxiety' - that feeling that it has been too long since the last, and a new post is needed. I have no concern or worries about 'when will Christof produce a new post?' I understand that these things are the product of a number of different elements and I am comfortable with the notion that it will come when it comes and no sooner.

 

Keep up the good work,

Dr. Codfish

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Thanks for the photos of the gray Pelikan set and I did not know they existed in other colors other than tortoise, green, and black. Did Pelikan ever make a blue striated FP? Thanks.

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow

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Very nice.

 

The Pelikan on the far right with the swirled color and 2 cap rings, would I guess be pretty rare--I've never seen one before (not that I'm an expert by any means). It looks a bit like a waterman 3 with the 2 cap rings and the swirled body and cap color.

 

-Otter1

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Very nice.

 

The Pelikan on the far right with the swirled color and 2 cap rings, would I guess be pretty rare--I've never seen one before (not that I'm an expert by any means). It looks a bit like a waterman 3 with the 2 cap rings and the swirled body and cap color.

 

-Otter1

Yes, there were not that many built of these, but still, they exist. So, I wouldn't call it a super rare pen, just uncommon. The color/pattern is called light tortoise and there are existing two versions: one with a single capband, similar to all other 400, and one with two capbands of which I think that it is the older of the two.

c.

 

ps: I'm still looking for the missing pencils which seems to be much harder to find....

 

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The LAMY Safari has been a pen of special interest to me since I came into pens. But my goal never was to get a complete collection of all colors. My main interest is in the early colors, and the newest ones with textured surface. Nevertheless, I find it interesting to have a chronological overview to all the colors ever made. Since one year, I am member of the very friendly board of the French pen community: stylo-plume.org. Stylo-plume allows to edit original posts for quite a long time. That's why I decided to start there a thread with the goal of collecting pictures of all Safari colors. Have a look at here:
My special thank goes to Rolf Thiel from missing-pen.com who was kind enough to allow me to show his pictures. And of course C. Josef LAMY GmbH for the pictures of their website.

1980 Savanna
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images: Christof
1980 Terra
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image: Christof
1983 Alpin
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image: Christof
1984 Umbra
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image: christof
1989 Hot
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1994 Yellow
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image: Christof
1997 Blue
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Image: Christof
2001 Griso
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image: Christof
2004 Flame (orange)
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image: missing-pen.com, with permission by Rolf Thiel
2006 Sky
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image: missing-pen.com, with permission by Rolf Thiel
Between 2006 an 2007 the black clip has been replaced by a chrome platetd clip on all regular colors.
2007 White
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image: C.Josef LAMY GmbH
2007 Black
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image: C.Josef LAMY GmbH
2008 Lime
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image: Christof
2009 Pink
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image: C.Josef LAMY GmbH
2009 Orange
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image: C.Josef LAMY GmbH
2011 Aquamarine
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image: C.Josef LAMY GmbH
2012 Green
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image: Christof
20?? Vista
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image: C.Josef LAMY GmbH
2013 Neon
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image: C.Josef LAMY GmbH
2014 Neon Coral
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image: missing-pen.com, with permission by Rolf Thiel
2015 Neon Lime
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image: C.Josef LAMY GmbH
2015 Brown
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image: Christof
2016 Dark Lilac
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image: Christof
2017 Petrol
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image: Christof
BTW: stylo-plume.org is a very familiar and sympathetic fountain pen community. If you speak or understand a little French, you should make a visit from time to time there.
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Man...

 

Whad if the guys at Lamy made an LE Savanna....

 

That would be Killa....

 

Somethin' to think about.

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PS, textured Alpin white, manufactured the same year as the 2007 gloss?

No, I suspect that it is much earlier, because the clip and nib are black and the cap screw is metal, at least on my pen. Unfortunately, the matte white surface is almost impossible to photograph.

C.

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Here's a detail shot of the textured Alpin:

 

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...not the best pictures ever, I know. But it's really difficult to catch this color and even the surface.

 

The textured Alpin is stamped with W. Germany, the glossy one with Germany.

 

C.

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2012 Green???

Was I asleep at the switch or what?

Was this not available to the USA?

 

Wonderful thread and photos. Thanks as always Christof!

 

PS, textured Alpin white, manufactured the same year as the 2007 gloss?

Not the apple green, but a NICE OL SAVANNAH GREEN!!! 😁

 

(Boy am I waiting for that day!)

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Not the apple green, but a NICE OL SAVANNAH GREEN!!!

 

(Boy am I waiting for that day!)

(smacks forehead) Apple Green!

Yes, the: not quite dark enough green (on the scale) to say it's the true secondary color green that fits between Lamy Blue & Yellow.

Have that one and used Diamine Meadow Green ink.

 

Just missing the three textured, first green, earth red, and white.

Also the red/yellow, white/red internationals.

 

Christof, your photography is amazing! the texture is visible, thanks again.

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Now, something new Pelikan. My newest: a 101N from 1950. Nothing uncommon...

 

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...except the nib: a true EEF!!

 

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EF nibs are easy to find, but EEF are quite uncommon and you won't find them every day. Although its tiny tip size, it writes perfectly smooth on every paper. Not necessary to mention that I like it a lot....

 

C.

 

PS: Thanks to V.

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