The Lamy Safari Candy Collection ($29.60 for fountain pens) is their 2020 special edition collection. There are three new colors in this collection and what is unique to these pens compared to the regular line of Safari fountain pens is that the whole pen is colored to match the body including the clip: the Mango is a matte finish with the clip painted to match the grip, cap and barrel. The same color matching applies to the Violet and the Aquamarine pens as well.
The matte finish is not very common in the regular line, or at least it hasn’t been but Lamy has been making more and more of the Safaris in the matte finish. And up until now, the only all one color Safari has been the all-black model. Lamy does continue to mix it up. The Petrol Safari ($49.95) is a mix of black clip and matte finish body so never say never.
We have the fountain pen models here but there is also a rollerball ($20) and ballpoint ($16) version available.
I don’t have all the previous special releases of the Safaris or AL-Stars but I think the new Candy Collection colors fit right in with the other bright colors that have been released over the years. No teasing, I have a lot of lime green models and more AL-Stars than Safaris presently.
I thought you might want to see my wonky rainbow without all those distracting candies. Besides, I ate them.
The Lamy Safari Candy Collection we received had an array of nib sizes: EF, F and M. Above is a sample of what the writing looks like at each of those nibs sizes and a few non-fountain pens for reference if you don’t have a lot of experience with Lamy nibs. (That’s Rhodia paper, FYI.)
The Giveaway So…now for the best part. We have not just THREE but FOUR of these amazing Lamy Safari Candy Collection fountain pens to give away. Big thanks to Goldspot Pens for providing these wonderful pens for us. TO ENTER: Leave a comment below and tell me what your favorite candy is. ALSO, tell me which Safari Candy you’d like too (I’ll do my best to match winners with pens but if everyone picks the same one we’re gonna have to play Rock, Paper, Scissors to fight it out.) Play along and type in something. It makes reading through entries more interesting for me, okay? One entry per person. If you have never entered a giveaway or commented on the site before, your comment must be manually approved by our highly-trained staff of monkeys before it will appear on the site. Our monkeys are underpaid and under-caffeinated so don’t stress if your comment does not appear right away. Give the monkeys some time. FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. All entries must be submitted at wellappointeddesk.com, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on Thursday. Winners will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your actual email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone — pinky swear. If winner does not respond within 5 days, I will draw a new giveaway winner. Shipping via USPS first class is covered. Additional shipping options or insurance will have to be paid by the winner. We are generous but we’re not made of money. US and APO/AFO only, sorry.