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Bogon07
November 6th, 2012, 04:48 PM
Looking at bphollin's photo of his Al-Stars over at FPN, I was thinking about a possible colour for 2013.
http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/22180-lamy-safari-colours/page__view__findpost__p__2504835 (http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?/topic/22180-lamy-safari-colours/page__view__findpost__p__2504835)


dark green
black
yellow or gold or champagne
a proper dark purple unlike the Shiraz
orange as distinct from the exisiting Raspberry
sky blue

And for a big thrill Lamy should introduce a cheap flexible nib with it.

brandonh
November 7th, 2012, 08:02 PM
No need to click through--I'm happy to share here :p

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8347/8162226396_0f16e6a105_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lamy2000/8162226396/)

Bogon07
November 7th, 2012, 08:18 PM
thanks Brandonh, nice Al-Star collection you've accumulated.

Your silver-blue actually looks silver-blue not silver-lilac like mine.

Bogon07
January 6th, 2013, 04:27 PM
No need to guess any more. Thanks to Dan's update:

http://fpgeeks.com/2013/01/the-lamy-al-star-pearl-is-the-new-color-for-2013/ (http://fpgeeks.com/2013/01/the-lamy-al-star-pearl-is-the-new-color-for-2013/)

By a strectch one of the guesses was correct:
yellow or gold or champagne

I thought it would be a metallic pearl white (like the Studio) but it appears very champagne-ish with a pink tinge in colour from the photo.

Looking forward to seeing it in the metal. Another Al-Star to add to the collection.

Bogon07
February 8th, 2013, 11:48 PM
KMPN's blog has some more pictures f the new Al-Star. Not having the slight pinkish tone of the previous image, more of a silver golden brown look this time. This LE will probably look radically different depending on the light and background. http://kmpn.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/lamy-al-star-pearl-2013.html He also has a post indicating the Graphite Al-Star is being discontinued this year. :(

Sailor Kenshin
February 9th, 2013, 08:33 AM
Maaan, those are purdy in the line-up.

brandonh
February 13th, 2013, 08:51 PM
Dang. I don't know how kmpn does it. Color me jealous.

Bogon07
February 14th, 2013, 03:30 AM
Dang. I don't know how kmpn does it. Color me jealous. Also how did Dan get the news of it so early ?????? Anyway mine is now winging its way out of the UK.:crazy_pilot:

Bogon07
February 17th, 2013, 05:37 PM
InkNouveau has a video of the pen.

http://www.inknouveau.com/2013/02/lamy-pearl-al-star-new-for-2013.html

As Snedwos commented this pen would go really well with a black nib.

Also worth watching just for Brian & Rachel's matching Pontiac Azteks! Must have been a buy-one-get-one-free deal.
1724

snedwos
February 17th, 2013, 06:09 PM
It is most definitely a black ink pen!

Bogon07
February 18th, 2013, 10:35 PM
Saw a couple of "Pearl Champagne" the local shop today. It looked very pale gold in their lighting.

Bogon07
February 19th, 2013, 06:32 PM
The Pearl Champagne arrived yesterday :)

Perhaps pearl refers to the finish not just the colour. There seems to be a very subtle effect on the two flat sides of the body that looks like the inside of an oystershell, sort of like the lines of a contour map. I can't say I've noticed this on my other Al-Stars.

Under the neon lights at work the colour appears more an olive silver !

Bogon07
April 12th, 2013, 05:02 PM
I saw a tweet or twit yesterday evening from Goulet Pens advising Lamy weren't going to to do any more production runs of the Pearl Al-Star !

Sailor Kenshin
April 13th, 2013, 08:53 AM
I got mine, and agree with those who say it's more of a chanpagne color. VERY nice, though.

tandaina
April 13th, 2013, 10:48 AM
Funny thing, I collect German pens but have no Lamy, wish they were piston fill. But after I saw the tweet about this color being retired I ordered one! It's the only current color that interests me! So first Lamy on its way.

Sailor Kenshin
April 13th, 2013, 11:41 AM
Kewl! What size and color nib did you get?

tandaina
April 13th, 2013, 12:43 PM
Went with a silver 1.1 stub. In modern stiff nibs the only thing I can stand are stubs. We'll see, very few nibs newer than the late 50s that I actually like. So if I really like this pen it'll be a coup! But the champagne/pearl color was just too tempting!

Sailor Kenshin
April 13th, 2013, 02:01 PM
I have a 1.1 attached to my Stealth Charcoal Safari. Very wet, E-Z touch writer. Hope yours is just as nice!

Bogon07
April 15th, 2013, 08:41 PM
I have a 1.1 attached to my Stealth Charcoal Safari. Very wet, E-Z touch writer. Hope yours is just as nice!

Just discovered a new partner for your Chacoal Safari a Black Al-Star SE with black clip & nib.
http://www.lamy.com/eng/b2c/al_star/071

2033

Geez they are a bit mean with the nib selection F & M !

I better try and find where I can order one before the SithPenLord calls them all over to the DarkSide.

tandaina
April 15th, 2013, 09:43 PM
My Pearl Al-Star arrived. It'd really fit into that pen tray at the top of this thread, a pleasing set of colors that.

It is my first Lamy and one of my few modern pens so it is a bit of an adjustment. I'll repeat my review from the FPB in the Lamy section here if anyone is interested.

KrazyIvan
April 15th, 2013, 10:53 PM
The power to create an all black pen is nothing compared to the force.

Bogon07
April 15th, 2013, 11:31 PM
KMPN's blog has some more pictures f the new Al-Star. Not having the slight pinkish tone of the previous image, more of a silver golden brown look this time. This LE will probably look radically different depending on the light and background. http://kmpn.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/lamy-al-star-pearl-2013.html He also has a post indicating the Graphite Al-Star is being discontinued this year. :(

Although the black is labelled as a Special Edition by Lamy it could become a replacement for the Graphite.

I think the Shiraz or BlackPurple Al-Star would have looked great with a black nib and clip combination.

Tandaina, look forward to seeing your review of the Pearl Al-Star.

velo
April 20th, 2013, 01:07 AM
I would love the Al-star to actually have a matching metal grip section. After years of using mine I'm finding the plastic section irritating. I thought about buying a couple of cheap charcoal Safaris and using that section but that would be a waste of good pen.

I guess Lamy are clever that way because I've ordered the brushed steel Studio with the rubberized grip. Also have my eye on the 2000.

Bogon07
April 20th, 2013, 01:11 AM
I would love the Al-star to actually have a matching metal grip section. After years of using mine I'm finding the plastic section irritating. I thought about buying a couple of cheap charcoal Safaris and using that section but that would be a waste of good pen.

I guess Lamy are clever that way because I've ordered the brushed steel Studio with the rubberized grip. Also have my eye on the 2000.
The safari grip section will not fit the al-star without some modification.

velo
April 20th, 2013, 01:14 AM
The safari grip section will not fit the al-star without some modification.

Lucky I didn't follow through although I would have ended up with a nice stealthy Safari anyway.

Bogon07
April 21st, 2013, 01:20 AM
The o-ring is attached to the grip on the Safari and attached to the barrel on the Al-Star. The Al-Star one has a slightly flatter cross section as well.

You could amuse yourself by interchanging Vista & Charcoal grips and barrels.

mmccabe_
April 24th, 2013, 09:59 PM
Brandonh, Whereeee did you get this case from?! I've been searching for a Lamy display case like this for mine and haven't been able to find one.



No need to click through--I'm happy to share here :p

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8347/8162226396_0f16e6a105_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lamy2000/8162226396/)

brandonh
April 25th, 2013, 04:58 AM
eBay

tytoalba
April 25th, 2013, 10:45 AM
Brandonh, Whereeee did you get this case from?! I've been searching for a Lamy display case like this for mine and haven't been able to find one.



No need to click through--I'm happy to share here :p

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8347/8162226396_0f16e6a105_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lamy2000/8162226396/)

sure wish Lamy would make these cases available to masses...
Brandon, did your ebay source have more of these cases available?

brandonh
April 27th, 2013, 03:16 PM
It was a one-time-only kind of deal. It came from either Belgium or France--I can't remember...

And while I'm here, have an updated pic!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8399/8686039793_e766ebce85_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lamy2000/8686039793/)

jjlax10
May 3rd, 2013, 09:46 AM
Will the 1.1 and 1.5 nibs be available in black for the special Al-Star?

Bogon07
May 3rd, 2013, 04:20 PM
Will the 1.1 and 1.5 nibs be available in black for the special Al-Star? I would not expect so. Lamy tends to associate the 1.1, 1.5. & 1.9 with the Joy rather than the Safari, Al-Star, Studio etc. You can get black nibs in EF, F, M, B, LH as far as I know. I have a steel A nib in my Black Al-Star and filled it with Noodler's Heart of Darkness which has crept all over the nib making it look almost black anyway. :)

hark40
May 4th, 2013, 04:45 AM
Will the 1.1 and 1.5 nibs be available in black for the special Al-Star?
Depends on the store. Some stores will only ship what Lamy ships, but as the Z50 nibs are so easily changed, some stores will go a little further and happily swap the standard nib for the italic nib. Goulet, TWD, isellpens do, but they are no doubt the only ones.

Edit: Just as I hit post I realised that you asked for black italic nibs. As far as I am aware, they are not available in black.