Classic Typewriter Classifieds
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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: typebar@aol.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 two months.

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 of a typewriter, see the end of this page.  For some good advice on how to ship a typewriter, visit this web site.  If you buy or sell an item through this site, please let me know so I can keep the page up to date.
 


Sell and Trade:

  • (new!) (6/16) For Sale: Remington Noiseless Portable Typewriter Model Seven with case, SS# 77332. Excellent condition, shows hardly any wear for its age. I will send more photos on request. If you are a collector and attending the International Typewriter Collectors Convention in Milwaukee in August, I could save you on shipping by delivering. Contact: decades9@gmail.com.

  • (new!) (6/16) For Sale: Remington Quiet-Riter Miracle Tab portable Typewriter with case. 1953 QR2639396.  Has green keys and space bar all in very good working condition. This is a beautiful machine in I will send more photos on request. If you are a collector and attending the International Typewriter Collectors Convention in Milwaukee in August, I could save you on shipping by delivering. Contact: decades9@gmail.com.

  • (new!) (6/16) For Sale: Corona Standard (1938) 2C197687.  This is a beautiful typewriter, black, sleek and in very good condition.  Comes with the case and Smith Corona cleaning brush. I bought this portable in Denver back in the 1990's.   I could save a collector shipping bumps and charges by delivering to the buyer if they are attending the International Typewriter Collectors Convention this Aug.  Contact: decades9@gmail.com.

  • (new!) (6/16)  For Sale: 1950s Smith-Corona Super Silent Typewriter; in pristine
    condition. The keys, levers, and casing are in near mint shape. The case is also in excellent condition. Some of the keys stick, but it just needs a good cleaning. It was in good working condition when last used.   I am asking $150. I will gladly email pictures and answer any questions. Contact:  John  jrl212@earthlink.net.

  • (new!) (5/26) For Sale: “ Remington Quiet-Riter” manual portable typewriter.  Light Brown with green keys.  Included is a very sturdy carrying case.  It is from about 1960, give or take a couple of years.  I used it to graduate college in 1972, and it has had little use since.  I just tried it out, and every key, lever, and knob still work as they used too.   The craftsmanship is amazing.  I can email a picture on request.  I’m asking $100.  If you live within 75 miles of Dallas, TX, I’ll deliver it for $10.  Elsewhere, I’ll add UPS charges.  Contact:  michaelbolton@att.net.

  • (new!) (05/26) For Sale: 1969 Royal 440 desktop typewriter. It could use some tinkering but it's one of Royal last gasps at the office marketplace, circa 1969-70. All the functions work great and it types really clearly when there is a fresh ribbon installed. The cover is entirely removable creating great access to the inside of the machine. It has a big carriage, which is a little noise when returning. But a great working machine overall. Looking for $75 plus actual shipping costs. Note: this is one heavy lady moving in on 40 lbs. Contact: namlexa@aol.com

  • (04/14) For Sale: Smith Premier No. 2 Contact Alex atalexsandor@optonline.net   or call (203) 615-2700.

  • (04/14) For Sale or Trade:  Smith Corona Super Sterling typewriter. Excellent working condition, with ribbon, original box, and owners manual. If you are a writer or collector that loves the feel of a true key strike and the satisfying noises that accompany the use of a true typewriter this model is perfect for you. Contact: mtc.collins59@gmail.com.

  • (04/14) For Sale: Remington Typewriter (manual) in running and good condition to sell in Kolkata.  Interested persons can contact either in my Mobile No. 9874246230 or by sending mail in my mail id : sm90986@gmail.com.

  • (04/14) For Sale: Royalite portable typewriter with carrying case.  in working condition, with some keys a little loose.  Case is slightly worn, zipper broken on side. Asking for $200.  Please respond to: oacs61@optonline.net.

  • (03/08) Sold!  Franklin Typewriter No. 7 (manufactured in 1891). It is in very good condition. Case included. Pat'd.1891.

  • (03/08) For Sale: Victor made around 1899. Very good condition. The carriage moves freely. The index moves freely but it does not engage the print wheel. I am not sure if it just needs an adjustment or is missing a part. The space and type do appear to work. Contact: mpttraducciones@yahoo.com.mx.

  • (03/01) For Sale: 1893 Blickensderfer No.5 for sale. Good cosmetic condition but not currently working as the typewheel is stuck and not freely moving. Space bar is a bit gummed up. A very solid and complete machine. $300 firm. Email me at thepayday1@gmail.com  with 1893 in the subject.

  • (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: willisms1@gmail.com

  • (02/12) For Sale: Daugherty typewriter. No box but in very god condition. Price is 1500€ or best offer. Located in Italy. Contact: passibelli@libero.it 

  • (02/12) For Sale: 1889 National curved keyboard typewriter. No case. In woking condiction. Located in Italy. Selling to the best offer. Contact: passibelli@libero.it 

  • (02/12) For Sale: Blickensderfer No. 5 in original case. Best offer. Located on Oregon coast. Contact: Phil fliphall@msn.com

  • (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:  mmbeau@att.net.

  • (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: coleman2410@gmail.com.

  • (01/16)For Sale: Blickensderfer 5 and Oliver typewriters.  Located in Washington state.  Contact: schactler@charter.net.

  • (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: jllemke@amerytel.net.

Typewriter Resources & Specialty Services:

  • (new!) 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: type@xs4all.nl.
  • (new!) International Typewriter Collectors Convention 2014 now has a web siteLocated at: www.itcc2014.com.  Any comments will be welcome.

  • ETCetera, the quarterly newsletter for Early Typewriter Collectors is looking for new subscribers.   Anyone who has an interest in typewriter history would want this publication.  Visit: http://www.etconline.org and subscribe today.

  • Nickel Plating:  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 Tel: 860-347-7434 or 860-997-3221 cell  Email: msg82350@aol.com.

  • 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.  Contact: donhoke@tx.rr.com.

  • 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. email: bussys@nmia.com
  • Vintage typewriter ribbons are now available.   Spools & ribbons for many of the popular models from the 1890s onwards.  Contact: typebar@aol.com 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: typebar@aol.com or visit www.typewriterdepot.com  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: copyboy@dma.org.
  • RESTORATION: American 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 Series, American Restoration? Are you a collector of antique or vintage memorabilia looking to restore an item of yours? Pawn Star’s Restoration Expert, Rick Dale demonstrating his expertise on his own show for History, AMERICAN RESTORATION!
    If you have a unique, antique, or vintage item that you'd like restored and featured on American Restoration please email: AmericanRestorationTV@gmail.com.


Vintage typewriter ribbons are now available at TTS Business Products

Wanted:

  • (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  typebar@aol.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 adman77@comcast.net.
  • (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 feri.varro@gmail.com if you can help me. Many thanks!
     
  • (06/15) Wanted: One ribbon cover (left) for a '41 line Remington Deluxe Noiseless Portable. Black/black only. Must be shipped to Singapore. Contact Premeeta at nyx-04@hotmail.com.
  • (05/09) Wanted: Looking for a ribbon vibrator for a Royal flatbed manual typewriter.  Contact Jim at:  jkilorn1@frontier.com.
     
  •  (04/29) Wanted: I need a green space bar for a Hermes 2000 jcagle12@msn.com
     
  •  (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: replambe@gmail.com.
  •  (3/23) 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 Vegas. Contact:  Manlymancasting@gmail.com.
  • (3/23) Wanted : Smith-Corona Corsair Deluxe turquoise case top and the spool and ribbon for that model. Contact at mtrealout@gmail.com if you have any information about either of these items.  
  • (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: jpayton2@earthlink.net.
  • (11/18) Wanted: Royal Empress typewriter.  Prefer Avocado Green but any color would be fine.  Please feel free to email me at: jonkd4mpw@yahoo.com.
  • (11/11) 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 whgraham@nc.rr.com

On Prices:

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.

On Condition:

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.
  • Excellent = glossy paint, shiny nickel, no rust, no missing parts, types well.
  • 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.
For a form that will give you a much more complete way of describing the condition of a machine, visit this online typewriter rating page put together by several collectors.
 
The Classic Typewriter Classifieds originally appeared on Richard Polt's web site:
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