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. 


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

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

  3. Congratulations on the fine typewriter.

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

  5. no. i am not jealous. not a bit. and you can't make me. nope.