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International Typewriter Collectors'
August 7-10, 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
This page is a public forum for selling, trading, and buying antique
typewriters and related items. Ads are free. To place an advertisement, just
send an email to: email@example.com and
be sure to include "Classified Ad" in the subject. Follow the format
of other ads on this page and I will post it
for you. The date an ad was posted appears immediately before the
ad in (month/day) format. In general, ads will be removed after about
If you buy or sell an item through this site, please let
me know so I can keep the page up to date.
Here's some advice on selling. BEWARE
OF SCAMMERS replying to your advertisement to sell or buy a typewriter. Although most offers are genuine, and people honest, I've
been made aware of some scams recently, offering the asking price of the
typewriter plus some excess money that needs to be forwarded to a third party.
Beware of this type of offer and always exercise the usual precautions that you
would on any internet transaction. If you have any concerns about a
transaction, please feel free to contact me.
Ads are divided into
Sell and Trade, Wanted and
Specialty Services. There is also advice on prices and on rating the condition
a typewriter, see the end of this page. For some good advice on how
to ship a typewriter, visit
this web site.
Sell and Trade:
(03/01) For Sale: Olympia SM3 in excellent but dirty condition. Works
perfectly. Please email for pictures and more information. $50 plus exact
shipping costs. Contact:
(02/12) For Sale: Daugherty typewriter. No box but in very god condition.
Price is 1500€ or best offer. Located in Italy. Contact:
(01/19) For Sale: Underwood typewriter, a product of Underwood Elliott
Fisher Co. I’m not a collector and am willing to sell. I live in Salem SC
,near Rt I-85, Greenville. email:
(01/19) For Sale: Royal Alpha 610 Electric Typewriter made in Western
Germany. Contains 1 disk letter cartridge, erase tape & ink cartridge
(which all work properly), original power cord and cover. Not used in 35
years. Weighs about 50 lbs. Asking $100 + shipping O/B/O .Pictures upon
request. Contact Pam: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(01/16) For Sale: Hammond Multiplex portable (1915), EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Hasn’t been used since about 1960, everything appears to work but ribbon
dried up. Decals clear and sharp. Case shows very slight wear. $300. Located
in Pittsburgh, PA. Pictures available. Contact George:
(01/16) For Sale: Royal Aristocrat Portable Typewriter complete with case in
excellent condition. It is complete with manual (dated 1956). Label:
Royal Typewriter Co., Div. of Royal McBee Corporation, Westchester Avenue,
Port Chester, NY. Price: $25.00 plus shipping costs. I can be contacted at:
(01/09) For Sale: In very good condition, 1938 Underwood Champion portable
in case. Metal key rings suggests it was an early production. Very popular
in world war II, asking $375. Will send pics, e-mail at
(12/28) For Sale Vintage shipping box for Remington Typewriters with great
graphics...a black manual Remington TW with a large multi-pointed red circle
around the typewriter graphic. Entertaining best offer. Condition is
excellent with only bottom of box without boards. Top of box has typical
shipping box stenciled lettering which reads, “FRAGILE...*** ON THE
***...REMINGTON TYPEWRITER CO. ...LA CROSSE, WIS”. Two of the sides have
the typewriter/circle graphic which also has printed on it, “REMINGTON
TYPEWRITER...MADE IN THE U.S.A.” One side of the box has no printing or
graphics. The last side of the box reads, “Mach. No. LX49123...Model No. 12
A...Keyb’d No. 360...Type No. PICA...Order No.” Email “email@example.com”
with questions and/or picture requests, or if interested in discussing over
the phone, request my cell phone number in your email. 19.5 W x 18.75 D X
(12/28) For Sale: Silver Reed typewriter and case. Good condition.
Collectable antique. 100 pounds. London. England UK. Contact Anne
(12/5) For Sale: Vintage Royalite Royal Typewriter in original case, made in
Holland. Mint condition perfect for any collector. Asking $250. Availbale to
look at Fort Lauderdale, Florida area or can e-mail pictures. If you have
any questions please call Megan (585) 727-6158.
(12/5) For Sale: Antique Remington Rand Typewriter pristine condition,
collectors item. Asking $350. Available to look at Fort Lauderdale,
Florida area or can e-mail pictures. If you have any questions please call
Megan (585) 727-6158.
(11/07) For Sale: No. 5 Blickensderfer, Has No Case, Needs Attention -
Good thing is that the Spool Head, turns when keys are used. Also a Corona
USA, dusty & sticking. Has case. Prefer pickup in the London, UK
area but will also ship. Contact:
Typewriter Resources & Specialty Services:
Reproduction Decals: I have reproduction decals
available for dozens of different typewriter brands, from the extremely rare
(Brooks) and complicated (Sholes & Glidden) to the more common (Royal 10,
Underwood 5). For a complete list see:
http://catch55.home.xs4all.nl/tech/page4.html. For information at:
I have been
in the metal finishing business for 35 years. We do both commercial and
restoration. Our primary finish is nickel plating both satin and bright along
with the necessary polishing and buffing. We can restore all typewriter
hardware back to the original nickel finish. Our standard lead time is 1-2
weeks. UPS service daily. Mark Goldreich, Rayco Metal Finishing, Inc.,
134 Mill St. Middletown, CT 06457
860-347-7434 or 860-997-3221 cell Email:
Ingenious Yankees: The Rise of the American System of
Manufactures in the Private Sector. This book contains an exceptional chapter
on typewriter manufacturing in the 19th century. There are also
chapters on axes, watches, and wooden movement clocks. Now out in paperback for
the first time, as a dissertation, this book won the 1985 Nevins Prize given
annually by the Economic History Association. $30.00 + $5.00 shipping &
handling, $15.00 shipping and handling outside the USA. Now accepting Paypal.
- Hammond Ribbon Spools For Sale...a first class reproduction of the originals
for early Hammond Typewriters. Contact: John Lewis Sr., Business Systems
Sales and Service, 4805 Manual N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87110, Daytime Tel:505-884-0600.
Vintage typewriter ribbons are now available. Spools &
ribbons for many of the popular models from the 1890s onwards. Contact:
or visit www.typewriterdepot.com
for more details.
Antique Typewriter Repairs: For typewriter repair or
complete restoration of your vintage typewriter, contact Tony at TTS Business
Products in Garden City, NY, email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
for more details. Tel: 516-489-8300. Read more about our service, as printed in
a national publication,
click here .
- TYPEWRITER JEWELRY. Earrings $10/pr. Tie tacks/lapel pins $10 each postpaid
worldwide. The "jewels" are genuine typewriter keys (specify character
preference or we send randomly). Desk plates and office door signs up to17
characters and spaces, typewriter keys (random styles) on fine woods, $49.50.
Charles Sough, 2517 Rugby Rd., Dayton, Ohio 45406 USA. E-mail:
Restoration on History needs you! Do you have a unique, antique, or
vintage item that you'd like restored and feature on History's New Hit
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memorabilia looking to restore an item of yours? Pawn Star’s Restoration
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If you have a unique, antique, or vintage item that you'd
like restored and featured on American Restoration please email:
Vintage typewriter ribbons are now available at
(01/09) Wanted: Chicago parts machine. Looking for carriage parts or
will purchase the entire machine (junker) to get the parts I need.
Contact: Tony email@example.com.
(01/09) Wanted: Model 10 or 11 Pittsburgh Typewriter to use for parts in a
restoration. I am willing to pay a fair price for a machine regardless of
its condition providing it has the parts that I need. Contact: Murray Segal
603 778 0653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(01/09) Wanted: Noiseless Typewriter Model 4 manufactured by the Noiseless
Typewriter Company of Middletown, Connecticut. I would prefer a parts
machine which I could use to help in the restoration of a Model 4 that I
already own. Found!
(12/05) Wanted: I am looking for a "carriage return lever" for my Masspro
portable typewriter S/N 3034, which is in a very good condition. Please send
an email to
email@example.com if you can help me. Many thanks!
ribbon cover (left) for a '41 line Remington Deluxe Noiseless Portable.
Black/black only. Must be shipped to Singapore. Contact Premeeta at
(05/09) Wanted: Looking for a ribbon
vibrator for a Royal flatbed manual typewriter. Contact Jim at:
(04/29) Wanted: I
need a green space bar for a Hermes 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org
(04/25) Wanted:I am looking for
typewriters that type languages BESIDES Latin letter languages (English,
French, German, Spanish, etc.); Cyrillic (Russian, Ukrainian, etc.); Greek,
and Hebrew. Again, I want scripts OTHER than these. Examples: Hindi, Arabic,
Burmese, Thai, Bengali, Tibetan, etc. Working or not, doesn't matter.
Portable antiques preferred but all will be considered. If you have ANY
Burmese or Tibetan machine, please contact me immediately. Also looking for Fraktur / "gothic" machines. Thank you. Contact:
Wanted: Are you a tradesman, collector, picker, restorer, vintage fanatic?
If so… American Restoration wants you! Seeking energetic tradesmen,
collectors, and restorers for History Channels American Restoration to
appear as guests. Must have an interest in all things antique, vintage, and
fixing old gems. Must be Las Vegas Native and/or willing to travel to Las
(3/23) Wanted : Smith-Corona Corsair Deluxe turquoise case top and the spool
and ribbon for that model. Contact at
email@example.com if you have any information about either of these
(3/17) Wanted: I badly need a cover
that sits above the ribbon spools for my
RC Allen Music Writer. Any cover that fits, regardless of color will do for.
I'm hoping somebody will have one. Contact:
Wanted: Royal Empress typewriter. Prefer Avocado Green
but any color would be fine. Please feel free to email me at:
Wanted To Buy: Royal Model "0" parts. Up to 6 key return
springs, and the top cover assembly that covers the ribbon spools. Contact:
Bill Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service manual for 1945 Royal Quiet DeLuxe typewriter.
types in upper case only and the ‘zero’ key has a slash through the zero.
These typewriters where used in the military to copy radio messages. Two of
these typewriter models that I know of that where made/adapted for this
where the Remington Model 17 and the Remington portable Model 5. Underwood
and LC Smith made them also but I do not know the model type. Most of these
would be from the 1940’s. Contact Paul at
1. a rack of tab stops for a Burroughs, serial number begins
with 50a, 2. ribbon spools for a 1952 Halda portable, ribbon is
optional, and 3. plastic ribbon spool cover for Woodstock 5.
Appears to fasten via slots on the under side of the ribbon
spool cups. Contact Jay Williams at
Prices for typewriters depend on many things, including (above all) rarity
of the model, uniqueness of the mechanical design, condition of the machine,
and personal predilections. Prices can vary a lot. Some years ago Paul
Lippman wrote, "The value of a collectible typewriter is very subjective,
differs from one part of the world to another, and changes constantly. No
two collectors would agree on a specific value anyway. It still comes down
to what a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to accept."--
Paul Lippman, American Typewriters: A Collector's Encyclopedia.
If you want to build a collection, I recommend buying the recent books
by Darryl Rehr and Michael Adler. Both include suggested values;
they differ widely, and you should consider them to represent the upper
(Adler) and lower (Rehr) extremes of the normal price range. For a discussion
of the approximate value of some common makes of typewriters, see. Prices
for most typewriters advertised on this site are normally negotiable, and
do not include shipping.
The condition of a typewriter can affect its value significantly. You may
want to use the following terms when describing the general condition of
your machine, or at least keep the following features in mind.
For a form that will give you a much more complete way of describing the
condition of a machine,
this online typewriter rating page put together by several collectors.
Excellent = glossy paint, shiny nickel, no rust, no missing parts, types
Good = gently worn: minor nicks and scratches, minor flaws in nickel, no
missing parts, minimal rust, capable or nearly capable of typing.
Fair = significant damage to appearance and/or mechanism, but restorable.
Rust damage, missing paint or decals, mechanical problems.
Parts = not restorable; useful only for parts. A rust bucket.
The Classic Typewriter Classifieds originally appeared
on Richard Polt's web site:
Classic Typewriter Page.