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    Default Lamy Persona

    The Lamy Persona, designed by Mario Bellini in 1990 is one of my favourite Lamys. Until now, I was able to catch three different models:









    one is still missing...

    C.
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    Default Re: Lamy Persona

    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    The Lamy Persona, designed by Mario Bellini in 1990 is one of my favourite Lamys. Until now, I was able to catch three different models:









    one is still missing...

    C.
    Very nice :-) I managed to snag a Model 21 Black for my partner last year, at a great price. Very stylish pens.

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    Nice on Christof. I think I have the one you are missing Vera

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    Default Re: Lamy Persona

    Nice ones Christof.

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    Default Re: Lamy Persona

    Nice design, never seen on ein real life, but the Makrolon (polycarbonate) looks great
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    Woww! Am in love, especially with the all platinum one at the bottom.

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    Default Re: Lamy Persona

    Christof, when you are writing with these does the ribbed grip feel at all irritating? Also, have you any ideas what sort of price one should fetch in the second hand market?

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    Default Re: Lamy Persona

    Chrissy

    To be honest, I only have tested the Makrolon Persona. The all metal Personas are to heavy for me. I rather collect than use these pens.
    But the section feels very comfortable and the nibs are fantastic, elastic and smooth. Very nice nibs.
    I am not sure about prices but can tell you what I paid for mines:

    21 Black ca. $120.- used but good condition
    22 Platinum $275.- NOS, mint and boxed condition
    023 Makrolon $ 120.- used but good condition

    The original box is quite nice. It was designed by Mario Bellini as well. I really like it much:





    and there was a matching case too:



    hope this helps.

    C.

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    Default Re: Lamy Persona

    Thank you Christof. That helps a lot.

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    Default Re: Lamy Persona

    Great post! I've always loved that pen, but only ever got the new "Imporium" (present from my father) which is clearly a notch below the "Persona" with its ring nib and clip actuation.

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    Default Re: Lamy Persona

    The second one is handsome. Is that the makrolon? Nibs on those look a little like Parker 65s.

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    Yes, Black barrel and silver cap is the one with Makrolon barrel.
    Good observation about the nib - nibs have actually similarity with paker 65 nibs!
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    Default Re: Lamy Persona

    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    The Lamy Persona, designed by Mario Bellini in 1990 is one of my favourite Lamys. Until now, I was able to catch three different models:









    one is still missing...

    C.
    5 years later, I was able to complete the quartet



    Model 20 with Titanium surface. This is a very early example without the roll-stop on the clip.

    C.

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    Default Re: Lamy Persona

    Ahh, I hadn't even noticed the roll stop on the others. Very nice.
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