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30-7-2015 13:53:03  #1


FS: 34 Antique Typewriters

A generous donor has gifted Farm Sanctuary with this beautiful collection of antique typewriters — by bidding on and winning one of these items, you will make a long-lasting contribution to farm animal protection. Thank you for your support of Farm Sanctuary, North America's leading farm animal rescue and protection organization.

The typewriters can be found at the link below: 
http://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/item-detail.cfm?auctionID=3422&ItemID=177437&viewType=1&style=2&font=1&catName=Antiques%20and%20Art

1.Imperial "The Good Companion" Antique Typewriter - Made in Liechester England.

2.Underwood 3 Bank - Antique Typewriter (1920). Decal: "Licensed under Gubelmann Patent November 9, 1915". 3 row keyboard. 

3.Frolio 5 - Antique Typewriter. Serial #414000. Super Activated Type. German. Other name: Gundka

4.Corona, Folding Model 3 - Antique Typewriter

5.Remington Noiseless - Antique Typewriter Serial #NS44575

6.Remington Noiseless - Antique Typewriter Serial #01471. Metal Platen

7.Royal - Antique Typewriter Serial #E103612. Beautiful Decals

8.Remington Portable Model 5 - Antique Typewriter. No serial number.

9.Royal Quiet Deluxe - Antique Typewriter (Black). Serial #A1169229

10.Royal - Antique Typewriter (2 tone - Red). Serial #P168812. Nice decals.

11.LC Smith Corona - Antique Typewriter. Serial #1016114 D

12.Corona Wide Carriage (Portable) Antique Typewriter

13.Remington Rand Noiseless Antique Typewriter

14.Remington (2 tone lavender) Antique Typewriter (Not Rand)

15.Remington (2 tone green) Antique Typewriter. Gold leaf. No case. Beautiful Decals

16.Remington Portable (Raising Platform Model) Antique Typewriter. Serial #N344575

17.SCM 'Silent' Antique Typewriter. Serial #2570845

18.Comptometer, Very Old - Antique Typewriter. Serial #231981

19.Smith Corona Tower - Antique Typewriter. Serial #1177-041. Tan with 2 tone green keys

20.Comptometer, Gold Leaf, Felt & Turrant Mfg. Antique Typewriter

21.Naumann Erika Model 5 - Antique Typewriter. Gold leaf. European keyboard

22.Olympia (Raised Silver Script) Antique Typewriter. Serial #491361. Wood case

23.Remington Portable Antique Typewriter. Keys raise

24.Hammond Folding Multiplex - Antique Typewriter. Standard size. Serial #24053702. Very old

25.Oliver #9 - Antique Typewriter. Green. Standard size. Very old. Serial #880808

26.LC Corona & Smith, Silent - Antique Typewriter. Gold leaf. Serial #1526758. Immaculate

27.Royal Arrow, Elite - Antique Typewriter. Gray. With case. Serial #C1687475

28.Summira 7 - Antique Typewriter. Serial #58908, W. Germany

29.Hedman Check Writer - Antique Typewriter. Serial #70425, Model C, 1915

30.Royal Standard #5 - Antique Typewriter. Serial #158301-5. New York (1911)

31.Olivetti 'Lettera 32' - Antique Typewriter. Serial #5351385, blue, portable, zipper case

32.Corona Silent - Antique Typewriter. Gold Leaf. Elite Floating Shift. Black Case. Serial #2S70845

33.Olympia DeLuxe - Antique Typewriter. Light Green, portable, raised silver script, gray leather case

34.Naumann Erika - Antique Typewriter. Serial #891136/S. Black case, international keyboard
 

 

30-7-2015 15:40:50  #2


Re: FS: 34 Antique Typewriters

Good luck with your auction. I think it's a great cause and I hope it helps your organization. However, I have to question the approach of selling these machines as a group. Perhaps even more disturbing, there aren't any detailed photos to review, just tiny thumbnails; without decent multi-angle photos there's no way for a potential buyer to roughly assess each machine's condition or glean more specific details concerning the features of each model.

It's this lack of information, plus the very vague shipping details accompanying the auction, which will keep a serious collector like myself from bidding. And that's a shame because I would have been interested in a number of machines within that group.


"To save time is to lengthen life."
 

30-7-2015 18:36:44  #3


Re: FS: 34 Antique Typewriters

Yes, I fully agree.  To get anything like the best from this sale, someone needs to photograph them and list them individually on a big on-line auction site such as eBay.  The machines as a job lot have such a limited market, whereas the market for individual machines will be far greater.  I should think the only offers for the lot would likely be from dealers intending to sell them on, and they cannot pay market value whereas individual buyers perhaps will.  Best too would be for someone who knows something of the subject to desctibe their condition and show a type sample from each machine.
You will certainly realize more for your cause this way.  Good luck.

Last edited by beak (30-7-2015 18:41:39)


Sincerely,
beak.
 
 

07-8-2015 19:33:14  #4


Re: FS: 34 Antique Typewriters

Well if there were seperate listings I probably would have considered. I would reccomend seperating them. If you like the group idea, at the very least seperate them into groups of like 5.


Back from a long break.

Starting fresh with my favorite typer. A Royal Futura!
 

09-8-2015 21:46:47  #5


Re: FS: 34 Antique Typewriters

You have some nice typewriters. Unfortunately, your pictures and descriptions are absolutely horrible. You are asking a substantial amount for a group of typewriters without providing potential buyers the ability to actually get a reasonable idea of what they might be buying. I strongly advise you re-evaluate your sales strategy if you wish to bring in the maxiumum amount of funds for your organization.


When you aren't looking for it... you ALWAYS find it!!!
 

13-9-2015 12:44:45  #6


Re: FS: 34 Antique Typewriters

I agree with the others. Separate auctions would make you more successful.

 

16-9-2015 10:19:49  #7


Re: FS: 34 Antique Typewriters

**Update Post regarding Farm Sanctuary Typewriters** 
Due to the volume of typewriters we have for auction we are unable to post all photos/ descriptions. We are happy to provide any bidders with further information. For serious inquiries please contact: kkasprzak@farmsanctuary.org, subject line: Typewriter Inquiry. All prices are negotiable. Thank you for your interest!  

Last edited by FarmS (16-9-2015 10:21:03)

 

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