2015-01-29

Lamy al-star collection

al-star is an upgrade to the safari, with aluminum body and semi-transparent triangular section.
it started production from 1997, and in recent year, some special edition are made for each year.

special edition color should be only in production for that particular year.
however, some colors become regular model after a few years.

here are some of the models, (from the right of the photo)

modelnameremarkspecial editionyear introduced
(regular)
discontinued
25al-star-19972015
26graphitblack nib,
changed to chrome nib since 2008
?
27silverblue?2010
24silvergreenblack clip and black nib?2008
24silvergreenchrome clip and chrome nib20082010
28ocean blue20072009
23raspberry2008--
29black purple20092011
22coffee2010--
21ruby2011--
20pearlaka champagne2013--
71black20132015
32bluegreen20142016-
42copper orange2015-
52charged green2016-
84pacific2017-

the horizontal one is a special editon with signature of Bastian Schweinsteiger





there were some changes on the barrel logo in around 2010,
check the barrel "LAMY" logo where the letter "A" and "M" joins and also the middle triangle of the letter "A",
here is a comparison of the black purple al-star (2009) and coffee al-star (2010)



two silvergreen ?
the silvergreen was switched to a chrome chip in 2008, and it was discontinued in 2010.




12 comments:

Cecil said...

Dear Kmpn,

Could you advise me where I find the largest variety of bottled inks in Hong Kong?

Kind regards,

Cecil

kmpn said...

hi Cecil, you can find the pen shops here, Winners, Hop Cheung, Pen Gallery, Feng Yuan Co ... should have some bottle inks.

thanks.

-kmpn

Cecil said...

Hi Kmpn, thanks for your quick reply. I love your blog though I do not know when you usually update it. But keep up the good work!

Cecil

kmpn said...

thanks.

-kmpn

Samantha Cheung said...

Dear Kmpn,

Love the silver green very much. Where can I possibly buy it in hong kong now?

Best,
Samantha

kmpn said...

hello Samantha,
you may contact the Hong Kong Lamy distributer at http://www.lamy.com.hk/list_contact.php

thanks a lot.

Casanski said...

Hello
Can you advise me how to purchase some of the earlier AlStar limited edition fountain pens - coffee, champagne Pearl and so on?
Kind regards.
Tom.

kmpn said...

hello, as many of them have already discontinued, they may appear on the auction site occasionally. or wait for the lamy to re-issue them again. :)

Juan Carlos Cervini said...

Hi
Can you tell me which are the 3 gray colors to the right of the silver green.

kmpn said...

the rightmost one is the 25 Al-star, the next is a black nib 26 graphit (with the paper ring), it looks exactly the same as the chrome nib 26 graphit (third right). hope this helps :D

Juan Carlos Cervini said...

Hi:
The special editon with signature of Bastian Schweinsteiger is the same color of Nº 25 ?
Thanks.

kmpn said...

yes, it has the same color as that.

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