Every year, LAMY produces a special edition of the popular LAMY safari fountain pen, sometimes even in multiple colors. Here we've compiled a visual look back at all of the annual special edition LAMY safari fountain pens that have been available in the United States, for at least as long as Goulet Pens has been around.
2023: aquasky, lightrose, and springgreen
Another set of three pastel colors for 2023! The aquasky light blue, the lightrose pink, and the springgreen fountain pens each have a glossy pastel resin barrel and cap, with color-matched trim. Each comes equipped with a silver steel nib.
These three pastel colors are similar to the 2019 special editions, but a bit more vibrant in color.
2022: strawberry, and cream
The LAMY safari fountain pen in strawberry features a matte red body with a matching red clip and a silver steel nib.
The cream version features a matte ivory body with a matching ivory clip and a silver steel nib.
2021: terra, and savannah
These two colors serve as an homage to the original LAMY safari fountain pen colors from the 1980's.
terra features a matte orange-red body, complemented by a black clip and a black steel nib.
savannah features a matte olive green body, with a black clip and a black steel nib.
2020: aquamarine, mango, and violet
These three vibrant special edition colors were dubbed the "candy" collection.
The mango featured a yellow-orange body, clip, and finial, and a silver steel nib. A matching yellow-orange ink was also made available separately in bottles and ink cartridges.
The aquamarine version featured an aqua turquoise body, clip, and finial, and a silver steel nib.
Finally, the LAMY safari fountain pen in violet featured an all-purple body, clip, and finial, and a silver steel nib.
2019: Blue Macaron, Mint Glaze, and Powder Rose
In 2019, three colors were introduced together as a special edition collection for the first time. These three LAMY safari fountain pen special edition colors were known together as the Pastel collection.
Blue Macaron featured a glossy pastel blue barrel and cap, with a silver clip and a silver steel nib.
Mint Glaze came with a glossy pastel green barrel and cap, with a silver clip and a silver steel nib.
Finally, the Powder Rose featured a glossy pastel pink barrel and cap, with a silver clip and a silver steel nib.
2018: All Black
A totally stealthed-out special edition! This LAMY safari fountain pen in all black featured a matte black barrel and cap, a black clip, and a black steel nib.
Another very popular special edition! This matte teal LAMY safari fountain pen in petrol came with a black clip and a black steel nib. A matching petrol teal ink was also made available separately in bottles and ink cartridges.
2016: Dark Lilac
Definitely the most popular LAMY safari special edition ever, to this day. The LAMY safari fountain pen in dark lilac was the first purple safari. It was also the first of the popular matte versions in the special edition series. This fountain pen came with a black clip and a black steel nib, and an incredibly popular bottled ink and ink cartridges that sold out far too quickly. It now has a cult-like following!
The final installment in a trend of bright yellow-greens was the neonlime. This LAMY safari special edition fountain pen featured a bright glossy neon yellow-green barrel and cap, silver clip, and a silver steel nib. In addition, it was accompanied by a matching neonlime bottled ink and ink cartridges.
2014: Neon Coral
Continuing the neon trend was the bright glossy pink/orange neon coral. This special edition fountain pen came with a silver clip and a silver steel nib.
2013: Neon Yellow
The first in a series of bright, neon colors was Neon Yellow. It came with a silver clip and a silver steel nib.
2012: Apple Green
This glossy apple green LAMY safari fountain pen came with a silver clip, and a silver steel nib.
Originally released as a special edition, it was later re-released as a regular edition under the name "green".
A glossy bright turquoise color, this LAMY safari special edition in aquamarine came with a silver clip and a silver steel nib.
Later re-released as a regular edition, the aquamarine color was discontinued once again.
About the LAMY safari fountain pen:
The LAMY safari is a workhorse pen, known throughout the fountain pen community for its ruggedness, reliability, and no-nonsense functionality. The triangular grip makes it great for those starting out who have no idea how to hold a fountain pen. However, it's used and loved by fountain pen lovers of all levels of experience.
Each pen is equipped with an interchangeable silver steel nib, which can be easily swapped out for another size. Additionally, a blue LAMY ink cartridge is included so you can get started writing right away.
If you'd like to use bottled fountain pen ink, the LAMY safari fountain pen can accept the LAMY Z28 converter.
The annual special edition LAMY safari fountain pen is typically released in the late winter or early spring. A very popular pen, it is only produced for a limited period of time. Many fountain pen enthusiasts enjoy having multiple LAMY safari fountain pens in various colors and try to collect each special edition.