Some interesting typewriters are for sale at a certain much-abused online auction house, one which shall remain nameless. By the way, that Orga Privat mentioned in my last round-up is still for sale for £169 in Coventry, England – don’t send it (back) to Coventry! Just a few hours left.
There’s a “cute” Portex No 5 being offered in Bob Dylan’s home town, with one bid at a mere $25. Less than three days left.
In Italy, there’s a Teletype Lorenz Western Union (1920) at $1750, no bids with more than five days left. It’s described as a very rare piece “ASPIRED BY THE COLLEZZIONISTIS”. How can one resist such a lumbering great lump?
Also for sale in England (spoils of war?) is this Groma Model N (for “Nazi?). It has that SS double lightening bolt key, the one sellers aren’t allowed to highlight any more.
I read that the symbol "originated from the ‘Sig’ or ‘Sigel’ or even ‘Siegel’ rune and was part of Hitler's widespread use of occult symbols”.
This machine is currently listed a 99 pence, more than four days left and one bid. The seller estimates it’s from 1939.
Finally, a Wellington in Texas at a mere $49, no bids and almost six days left.