This week we were fortunate enough to stumble upon some of the rarest of the rare Lamy Safari pens, the Savannah Green and the Terracotta Orange!
The Savannah Green was the very first Safari introduced in 1980, and came in this great box made of cardboard with plastic ends. The pens sit elevated inside the box. Being plastic, and now 35 years old, the plastic is fragile, and can break easily. One must take great care in opening and closing these boxes, which snap together when closed
The bottom of the box shows a fountain pen and reminds you that you cannot put two short international cartridges back to back in this pen. Only Lamy Cartridges will work. Interestingly enough, this diagram is present on every writing instrument box, regardless of whether it is a fountain pen or not.
Found in four different writing modes, we found them all, Fountain Pen, Rollerball, Ballpoint, and Mechanical Pencil.
The fountain pen features an unmarked black nib, unlilke modern day Safari pens which have the Lamy logo and nib size.
The fountain pen came to us with the included converter. From what we understand, it may not be original, but it sure is a cool Lamy converter, and it fits. All Aluminum with W. Germany marking on the press bar. It should also be noted the fountain pen and rollerball included the W. Germany inscriptions reverse of the Lamy imprint on the barrel.
Lamy Safari Terracotta Orange
Terracotta Orange was also a 1980’s color, but not exactly sure where this fits into the grand scheme of things. It is also a rare color and features the same style box as the Savannah Green.
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get all four writing instruments in this wonderful color, only one Rollerball was found.
These are some incredibly scarce Lamy Safari pens, and a piece of history. While the fountain pen has already been spoken for we still have a Savannah Green Ballpoint, Mechanical Pencil, and two Rollerballs here and here. The Terracotta Orange Rollerball can be found here.
If you’ve been thinking of getting one of these for your collection, now is the time, these do not come up for sale very often, and certainly not new old stock like these are!
Ink it up!
Brian & Lisa