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Saturday, 7 December 2013

Emeric Somlo Typewriter Collection Auction Results

The Emeric Somlo
Typewriter Collection
Auction
Young’s Auctions
Melbourne, Australia
November 29, 2013


To say there are surprises here would be an understatement. But, as I forecast, there were many, many bargains to be had.

LOT 1 MERRITT $450
ESTIMATE 400-600
LOT 2 ODELL $450
ESTIMATE 500-800
LOT 3 WORLD $425
ESTIMATE 400-600
LOT 4 AMERICAN $325
ESTIMATE 400-600
LOT 5 BENNETT $160
ESTIMATE 200-300
LOT 6 JUNIOR $140
ESTIMATE 200-300
LOT 7 STERLING $850
ESTIMATE 400-600
LOT 8 STANDARD FOLDING $170
ESTIMATE 200-300
LOT 9 STANDARD FOLDING $150
ESTIMATE 200-300
LOT 10 BIJOU FOLDING $160
ESTIMATE 200-300
LOT 11 CORONA 3 $250
ESTIMATE 200-300
LOT 12 CORONA 4 $190
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 13 EMPIRE $260
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 14 EMPIRE $240
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 15 ADLER $240
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 16 ADLER BILLING N/P
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 17 ADLER  15 $200
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 18 EMPIRE 2 $140
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 19 IMPERIAL B $500
ESTIMATE 500-800
LOT 20 IMPERIAL D $140
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 21 NOISELESS PORTABLE $300
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 22 POSTAL $460
ESTIMATE 500-800 
LOT 23 BLICKENSDERFER 7 $425
ESTIMATE 600-900
LOT 28 SALTER 6 $475
ESTIMATE 400-600
LOT 29 ROYAL BAR-LOCK 10 $500
ESTIMATE 600-900
LOT 30 ROYAL BAR-LOCK $400
ESTIMATE 600-900
LOT 31 NEW YOST $750
ESTIMATE 1000-1500
LOT 32 YOST 11 $700
ESTIMATE 1000-1500
LOT 33 OLIVER 3 $450
ESTIMATE 600-900
LOT 34 NEW CENTURY 6 $475
ESTIMATE 600-900
LOT 35 PITTSBURG 10 $425
ESTIMATE 500-800
LOT 36 HAMMOND 1 $1150
ESTIMATE 600-900
LOT 37 HAMMOND 12 $575
ESTIMATE 600-900
LOT 38 VARITYPER N/P
ESTIMATE 400-600
LOT 39 HAMMOND MULTIPLEX 26 $250
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 40 CHICAGO $475
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 41 REMINGTON NOISELESS PORTABLE $220
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 42 REMINGTON NOISELESS PORTABLE $220
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 43 ROYAL PORTABLE $140
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 44 CORONA 3 $200
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 45 CORONA 3 $220
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 46 UNDERWOOD 3 $170
ESTIMATE 200-300
LOT 47 UNDERWOOD 3 $140
ESTIMATE 200-300
LOT 48 REMINGTON MODEL 1 PORTABLE $140
ESTIMATE 200-300
LOT 49 REMINGTON PORTABLE $150
ESTIMATE 200-300
LOT 50 IMPERIAL GOOD COMPANION MODEL T $130 ESTIMATE 200-300
LOT 51 BIJOU FOLDING & UNDERWOOD 3 $100
ESTIMATE 100-200
LOT 52 GUNDKA FROLIO 5 $170
ESTIMATE 200-300
LOT 53 SIMPLEX N/P
ESTIMATE 150-250
LOT 54 PRACTICAL 1 N/P
ESTIMATE 150-250
LOT 55 2 GSN JUNIORS $140
ESTIMATE 150-250
LOT 56 STANDARD FOLDING $130
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 57 EDELMANN $475
ESTIMATE 400-600
LOT 58 BLICKENSDERFER 5 $475
ESTIMATE 400-600
LOT 59 MIGNON 2 $525
ESTIMATE 600-900
LOT 60 MIGNON 4 $400
ESTIMATE 500-800
LOT 61 MIGNON 4 $400
ESTIMATE 500-800
LOT 78 DENSMORE N/P
ESTIMATE 400-600
LOT 79 ORGA PRIVATE N/P
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 80 ORGA $150
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 81 AMC $150
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 82 IDEAL 23 $400
ESTIMATE 500-700
LOT 83 SMITH PREMIER 4 $140
ESTIMATE 500-800
LOT 84 L.C.SMITH $170
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 85 L.C.SMITH SILENT $100
ESTIMATE 100-200
LOT 86 SMITH PREMIER  & ROYAL (10?) $140
ESTIMATE 100-200
LOT 87 MONARCH 3 $240
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 88 MONARCH 2 $400
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 89 BAR-LOCK 22 & AEG STANDARD $130
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 90 REMINGTON 6 $240
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 91 REMINGTON 7 $300
ESTIMATE 400-600
LOT 92 REMINGTON 8 $300
ESTIMATE 400-600
LOT 93 REMINGTON 10 $600
ESTIMATE 500-800
LOT 94 REMINGTON 10 $200
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 95 REMINGTON 12 $240
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 96 REMINGTON 16 $200
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 97 REMINGTON NOISELESS 6 $200
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 98 REMINGTON 11 with WAHL REGISTER $200
ESTIMATE 300-500
LOT 99 REMINGTON 11 $130
ESTIMATE 150-250
LOT 100 SMITH PREMIER 10A $180
ESTIMATE 250-450
LOT 101 UNDERWOOD 4 $150
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 102 UNDERWOOD 5 Passed in
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 103 UNDERWOOD 3 $130
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 104 UNDERWOOD 4 Passed in
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 105 UNDERWOOD 5 $100
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 106 UNDERWOOD STANDARD $100
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 107 UNDERWOOD NOISELESS STANDARD $140
ESTIMATE 200-400
LOT 108 FOX 4 $260
ESTIMATE 300-400
LOT 109 ROYAL STANDARD 1 $475
ESTIMATE 600-800
LOT 110 ROYAL 10 $150
ESTIMATE 200-400

LOT 111 ROYAL KHM Passed in
ESTIMATE 300-400
LOT 112 ROYAL 10 $140
ESTIMATE  200-300


TOTAL KNOWN SALES $23,775
96 ITEMS, 87 KNOWN SALES, 3 PASSED IN, 6 NO PRICES (Average $273)
LOW ESTIMATE: $29,850 (Average $311)
HIGH ESTIMATE: $48,550 (Average $506)



6 comments:

Dwayne F. said...

Bargains, indeed. Some of these would have done better on eBay or etsy.

Mark Adams said...

Certainly some good deals. A good reference -- if only for the purpose of drawing oneself back to reality!

Belladonna said...
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writelephant.com said...

Wow! Shows how overpriced a lot of the more contemporary typewriters on ebay and etsy are!

Robert Messenger said...

In a handful of cases I think the prices paid for fairly common typewriters were ridiculously high (ie that musty, rusty Adler). Overall, however, I think many of the more unusual and more valuable typewriters went dirt cheap. I bet some of these will re-appear on Australian eBay. By and large, the estimates were WAY off the mark in the first place. If it was my collection, I'd be pretty disappointed.

Steve Snow said...

Wow. If I'd had my socks pulled up I'd've looked into bidding on a couple of these. Those Standard Foldings for $130-$140 a pop would go down a treat. I think it shows not so much that the typewriters on ebay are overpriced (which they are) but that in the open market colour/aesthetic/"rare"/"retro"/fUnKy AtOmIc" values fetch far higher prices than collectable value or rarity.