Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Blue Chance

Accident. Fluke. Good luck. Fortuity. Providence.

It has been a long time since I've added a new typewriter to this collection. I've been operating based on a one-out-one-in system. Very recently a friend was visiting a thrift store (in a lull between Covid-19 waves) and found this blue beauty:


$25. Are there even typewriter deals like that left?


I've been looking for a 50s smooth colored Royal for a long time. You have your pinks and reds. Those are very popular, but there is something Western in this color. I think of broad, open skies on a sunny Arizona day. I see the color of turquoise jewelry. I see the subtle blue in the hazy far away mountains. 


This is uncleaned and in original condition. 


Every typewriter collector--every collector--has those rare moments where all the stars align and you find that special thing.


Collecting is as much serendipity as it is sagacity. 

5 comments:

  1. Wow! That is really an amazing find for nearly nothing. Congrats. (And nice to see a post from you.)

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  2. Wow, beautiful machine! Sky blue is right! Will we see a typecast soon? (Hint-hint!)

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  3. The Royal badge makes me think of Native jewelry with coral, silver and turquoise. It's just stunning. I'll second Joe's hint. We miss your typecasts.

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  4. Congratulations on the fine typewriter.

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  5. Ditto what everyone else said - smokin' deal! :D

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