08-21-2016, 06:22 PM
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Picked this up at my local Thrift Store last week for $3. I believe it is a Safari, but no markings except Lamy on the pen body and on the nib, along with I think a "1".
Too small to see without magnification, which a can't get to at the moment.
Came with no convertor or cartridge. I have a Sheafer cartridge in there with Chesterfield Antique Copper I transfered using a syringe(diabetic). Cartridge is abit long and the pen does not screw down completely, but that is no biggie right now. I need to get a converter for it, but that won't happen for a while.
Still, a very nice writing pen, and for $3? Heeeyy. Smile
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 08-21-2016, 08:11 PM
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Nice.

It is the Lamy Safari.

I have a white one with a couple different nibs. Don't use it much. 

Get the converter. Will make it so much easier to enjoy.

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 08-21-2016, 08:38 PM
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A local thrift store will be visited by me . 

I would love to get a fountain pen like that for that price.

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 08-21-2016, 09:22 PM
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Great find, @OP!

(08-21-2016, 08:38 PM)duck creek Wrote: A local thrift store will be visited by me . 

I would love to get a fountain pen like that for that price.

Another option is eBay. I picked up 6 Sheaffer "School pens" for $27. Tossed the 1 nib that was in bad shape (and was advertised as such in the listing), then sold my least favorite for $30 on Craigslist. But even if I had kept all 5, they're easy to use fountain pens and cartridges are still available (which I refill with a syringe from various Goulet Ink samples), and I paid a net of $5.40/each.

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 08-22-2016, 03:45 AM
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(08-21-2016, 08:38 PM)duck creek Wrote: A local thrift store will be visited by me . 

I would love to get a fountain pen like that for that price.

They have another model, believe it is the Logo, for $10. Did not have $10 at the time, and they only open Thursday through Saturday. Guess where I'm going Thursday?

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 08-22-2016, 03:52 AM
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(08-21-2016, 09:22 PM)Gig103 Wrote: Great find, @OP!


(08-21-2016, 08:38 PM)duck creek Wrote: A local thrift store will be visited by me . 

I would love to get a fountain pen like that for that price.

Another option is eBay. I picked up 6 Sheaffer "School pens" for $27. Tossed the 1 nib that was in bad shape (and was advertised as such in the listing), then sold my least favorite for $30 on Craigslist. But even if I had kept all 5, they're easy to use fountain pens and cartridges are still available (which I refill with a syringe from various Goulet Ink samples), and I paid a net of $5.40/each.

I believe my local Staples carries Sheaffer short cartridges, which should fit this pen just fine. I have zero issues refilling. I have a few different inks I chose because I  like them, and already do this with a really cheap Sheaffer pen, which is why I have the cartridges.
When I get around to placing an order with Goulet, I'll pick up a couple of converters.
Thanks, gentlemen.

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 08-22-2016, 05:16 AM
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I have a couple of Lamy Safari pens and really like them.  Both that I have are fine nibs and I use them with bright colored inks for taking notes.

You can find the converters on Amazon for around $6 dollars.  

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001DV...UTF8&psc=1


I bought some blunt tip syringes on Amazon - 10 pack for $7.99 to fill some of the converters.  

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D6D...UTF8&psc=1

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