Alpina with Swiss-French keyboard
Handsome brown case and cleaning brush
Hermes Media 3 with German keyboard
The Media 3 had a "deluxe" case (the latch to open it is in the form of a button located on top of the case, and it has a green Bakelite handle).
Scheidegger International (in reality a relabeled Triumph/Adler Gabriele, without a case)
Good news: in the ten minutes that I spent oohing and aahing over the Alpina, a fellow came by and bought the Hermes standard, which was sold to him for the equivalent of twenty bucks.
This is the first time I have seen someone (besides myself) expressing any interest in (let alone buying!) a thrift store/ flea market manual typewriter. He did not try it out, so I can only assume he wanted it as a decorative item. Still, it's something. So, counting the discovery of the Alpina, that is two typewriter-related firsts in one day. 2011 is starting off very nicely indeed.
(While the tile of this post indicates that I hope to have a "typewriter spotting round-up" every week, that may not always happen. At least once a month would be nice, though.)