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19-5-2020 04:26:45  #1


Vintage Typewriter Paper

Here is my collection of vintage typewriter paper. All is vintage with the exception of the paper with mint green designs (to the right of the Mead pad) and the bottom right which is letterhead from Oblation Papers and Press in Portland, Oregon.
Please post photos of your typewriter paper.
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28-6-2020 00:13:17  #2


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Hi Amelia

Here's my small collection of mostly vintage typewriter paper. The Campus paper belonged to my first wife who was a bit of a doodler in high school and filled in the letters.

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The Funtime doodler pad is only a few years old and is not really typewriter paper, but it makes for fun letters to my cousin's children. I might find a few more pads and packages if I dig deep enough, but this is a start. Come of fellow forum members, respond to Amelia's request and fill this thread with pictures of your perfectly pretty papers.


We humans go through many computers in our lives, but in their lives, typewriters go through many of us.
In that way, they’re like violins, like ancestral swords. So I use mine with honor and treat them with respect.
I try to leave them in better condition than I met them. I am not their first user, nor will I be their last.
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28-6-2020 00:26:52  #3


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Thanks for sharing Sky! 🙂
I really like the typewriter graphic on the Campus notepad.


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03-6-2021 16:33:11  #4


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I just got an opened box of (quite old) Eaton Berkshire 25% cotton paper and it was both memory and revelation. I remember when I was in junior high school, having to buy a pad of typewriter paper for homework essays I needed to type on my mom's Selectric II. Back then I wanted nothing to do with a typewriter and thought buying special paper for it was ridiculous. Now I find that typing on it is simply astounding. It lays flatter, doesn't curl as much, the type seems sharper. It's just much more pleasant to type on and read, than garden variety bright white copy paper. I'm hooked and now I find myself habitually shopping for these papers.
Phil Forrest

 

04-6-2021 10:19:51  #5


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I'm hung on the fact that your mother owned a Selectric, because it was not your average home typewriter. We had (still have) a lowly by comparison Smith-Corona Pride Line Automatic 12. Paper does make a big difference and it's fun to experiment with different medium; I'm partial to the visual effect that carbon sheets create, and that look is a real nostalgic trigger for me.


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04-6-2021 14:14:02  #6


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Uwe wrote:

I'm hung on the fact that your mother owned a Selectric, because it was not your average home typewriter. We had (still have) a lowly by comparison Smith-Corona Pride Line Automatic 12. Paper does make a big difference and it's fun to experiment with different medium; I'm partial to the visual effect that carbon sheets create, and that look is a real nostalgic trigger for me.

If I remember the story correctly, one of my uncles, mom's older brother, was in the Navy during and slightly after the Vietnam war era. He went on to work within the sphere of government contracting, doing electronic work. I believe the Selectric II was purchased by my uncle from what was then called DRMO, which has running sales on gear that was used by the US military. My uncle bought it then sold it to mom for what was probably .2% of what the government paid for it, and we had that machine working until well after I joined the Navy myself in 1997. I bet mom and dad donated it to a thrift store in the early 2000s during one of the great garage cleanouts they like to do every few years. It was avocado green, I remember. 
Phil Forrest

 

06-6-2021 13:05:08  #7


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Shame that it's gone, especially given its backstory...


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