A number of our members are enthusiast collectors of Lamy fountain pens, and their Safari and Safari Al-Star(Al-Star), in particular. Lamy has just released a “Charged Green” Al-Star, which prompted one member to show us his new Charged Green Al-Star and matching ink, another brought his collection of Green Lamy Safaris and Al-Stars and others to show off their collection “just” Al-Stars.
First up, the Charged Green Al-Star followed by a Charged Green Al-Star and a Parker 75, both with matching ink on a Rhodia pad:
The next picture is of the almost all the Lamy “Greens”, from the left: Yellow Safari, Lime Safari (2008), Apple Green Safari (2012), Neon Safari (2013), Neon Lime Safari (2015), Silver Green Al-star (discontinued 2008), Bluegreen Al-Star (2014) and on top is the Charged Green Al-star (2016).
And here is the collections of Al-Stars – the first is missing a Graphite model and the second is missing a Raspberry one. Here are the colours and dates of the first collection, from L-R:
and the colours and dates of the second collection, from L-R:
The owner of this second collection is looking for a “2008 Limited Edition Raspberry” Al-star, if anyone has one for sale at a reasonable price (the one on eBay currently offered at $236 is not reasonable!), let us know as he is quite interested.
The dates are from this helpful page – http://kmpn.blogspot.ca/2011/03/lamy-al-star-collection.html