The pace of new typewriter sightings has slowed considerably since I spotted the Alpina in the first week of January, but that is mostly my fault as I am not visiting the usual haunts quite so regularly, not being in the market for a new acquisition etc. However, I did want to write a round up at the end of every month, so here are a few flea market sightings from the past couple of weeks:
This Remington Noiseless Portable was the most impressive of the lot - much smaller than I had expected from pictures I've seen online, and it appeared very clean and well-looked after. A definite temptation, if not for that AZERTY keyboard!
The seller of this Mignon index typewriter was very proud of it indeed, and in fact printed out a sheet from a collector's website to illustrate how prized it is (the laminated sheet was being read by a prospective customer when I took this photo). I believe he was asking about $500!
A Hermes Media typewriter being offered for $20.
Ditto. (Ok - this one's an earlier model and it's actually a Hermes 2000; it has a touch control regulator which is the main difference.)
This Royal is from a bit earlier in the year, when there was still snow on the ground. A rather huge standard machine! Not very common around these parts, though.
Thanks to Deek, February has been declared Typewriter Appreciation Month! As I cannot very well organize a one-person type-in, I shall observe it by sending typewritten letters to fellow typosphere-dwellers. I have heard tell of a writing circle around these parts - how do I join? Do I write letters to everyone in the circle first, or do some people write first and surprise me (hint, hint)? I would be very glad for some clarification on the concept, which I think is an excellent idea, and I look forward to joining in the fun. Time to stock up on some pretty Swiss stamps!