Friday, May 31, 2013

My type...

At our local bi-annual flea market last Saturday, I happened upon yet another typewriter I couldn't resist. Even though I thought I'd broken the habit, done a clearout and vowed not to buy anymore, how could I resist this beauty?


A "Brother Deluxe" in the most delicious duck egg blue colour with beautiful art deco logo and font, sigh...




When I asked the seller how much she wanted for it she replied "$30", inwardly I was saying "yes!!!" but stood there thinking about having to carry it on into the city where I was going to meet friends...


The seller saw me hesitating and said "I'll take $20"! Deal done! Yes I did have to haul it on into the city on the train where I was going for a girls' weekend but I went straight to the hotel we were staying at and left my bags there, so no worries!


Thought I may as well recap on my little collection (much smaller than it used to be thanks to eBay :-)


Olivetti Studio 44.


Imperial 200.


Olivetti Lettera 32.


Hmm, I guess when it comes to vintage typewriters I definitely have a type :-)

5 comments:

Skye said...

My dad gave me a blue brother typewriter (portable) for my tenth birthday. I suppose that's the olden days equivalent of giving them their own laptop?

Susan said...

Now that is a sweet one! I rarely see these old gems around here (N.E. Victoria). I still think of you whenever I dust off my eBay purchased typewriter!

Amanda said...

What a great deal! I purposely do a little hesitating at sales and sometimes I get a discount too, hehe!

Van said...

Your collection is gorgeous!

Hafizah said...

That's an amazing deal! I'm 18 and typewriters absolutely fascinate me! Been looking for pretty ones at good deals but ebay makes things so hard for me and we dont have great thrift stores in adelaide! Your collection is gorgeous by the way :)