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19-7-2022 13:30:22  #291

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I am always surprised how reasonable the S&H costs are from sellers in Canada to me here in Idaho - USA.

Some are even less expensive that what a USA seller wants to charge for shipping only 4-5 States away to my home.


24-8-2022 10:02:38  #292

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Looks like a couple of collections have gone live:

1) Ebay has a personal collection of 9 typewriters, 8 of which seem in decent condition, including a Torpedo 18b, two SM3s, a Rocket, and a few royals and SCMs. I've any of these so will just be watching. 

Vintage Typewriter Collection of 9 - Incl. German Torpedo, Hermes, Olympia SM-3 | eBay

2) Liveauctioneers has about 30 lots (most of them multiples) of early European and American typewriters. (Sholes & Glidden, Caligraphs, Remingtons, Dactyle, Musicwriter, American, Empire, American,...) I'm not sure they're from a single European collector, or a museum, or that the auction house that has simply collected many. They're located in Köln, Germany, so shipping costs to Seattle will likely keep me on the sidelines (nevermind a lack of space). Not that I needed a set of 3 Blick's, 1 Rem-Blick, and 1 Postal all in one go... (5 American and English Typewriters (#0281) on Sep 17, 2022 | Auction Team Breker in NRW (

Science&Technology/MechanicalMusic/Fairground Auction on Sep 17, 2022 by Auction Team Breker in NRW (



24-8-2022 14:29:54  #293

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The 'Auction Team Breker' has been going in Germany for at least two decades.  They gather antique typewriters from all over Europe, including England, and have auctions of them every so often.  They are well-known amongst serious European collectors.


28-8-2022 21:04:42  #294

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10-9-2022 19:56:30  #295

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10-9-2022 20:33:26  #296

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And if anyone is looking for a Facit T2 standard with a normal-width carriage...there is one offered out of NY State on Face Book Marketplace.  Asking price only $ 100.  Looks to be in nice shape and seller says it works.

(Not affiliated with sale.)



28-10-2022 04:46:47  #298

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That is NOT an IBM    It is based on an Imperial Electric typewriter from before the days of the Litton Industries takeover (when Royal electrics were re-branded as Imperials).  The clues are in the details like the platen knobs (Imperial 70 manual) and the ribbon spools and mechanism (rather like the Imperial 80), but the biggest clue is in the photo of the electric motor which is labelled 'Imperial Electric' !  I can see why the seller thinks it is an IBM 'B' since the overall shape is similar, so maybe an easy mistake to make for a non-typewriter person.  Even without the modifications, it must be an incredibly rare machine.  I was offered one to take home when I was an apprentice in the mid-1970's and had to refuse it because my mother would have gone spare if I had dragged something this size home !


28-10-2022 07:30:35  #299

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Thanks, Tom...I should have looked more closely.


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