This was part of the flea market on a cloudy Saturday morning last week. The vendors pull up in their vans and offload their wares on the pavement. Pink Panther seems to be in a rather unfortunate position... The market was not quite as populated, perhaps due to the threat of rain. Nevertheless, somewhere in that jumble, there was a typewriter to be spotted:
Predictable, no? A heart-warming sight, nevertheless, better than not finding anything at all. It occurs to me that I have not had the chance to use one of these Hermes standards, despite knowing my way rather well around their portable line. Maybe if I snuck one home and hid it under the bed, no one would notice?
This Royal flatbed Model 5 was waiting to be discovered a few meters away. The French azerty keyboard scared me off, but it was still a nice find. The only other place I've seen one of these was in Georg's collection.
What else? Ah, this wholly-plastic Olympia Traveller S. I believe these were still being sold brand new just five or so years ago - has anyone had a chance to give them a try? It's carriage-shifted, I think; I didn't check. I wasn't even slightly tempted to ask about it, but I can see how it would be intriguing given its very recent vintage.
Before pouncing on my Underwood Universal Golden Touch, I found this Facit Privat in the same thrift store. The QWERTY keyboard was a welcome discovery (with additional Swedish letters on the bottom row, though), but the typewriter's keys would not move for love or money - it seemed completely frozen. I was too busy cooing over the Underwood to examine it any further...
Spotted at the flea market a couple of weeks ago: some fellow offering playwriting lessons advertised his services with a picture of a Swissa Junior.
Not too far from Professor Playwright, a handsome Remington standard basked in the sun. With the carriage lever on the "wrong" side and the ruler in front, it reminded me of the Continental standard I used at Herr Wepf's house back in May.
This blue '30s Royal Portable was very lovely. I don't hear much about these, anyone used one?
While this plastic Triumph Gabriele 25 was decidedly unexciting. Clean, though, and well-maintained.
I still look out for globes at the market and find plenty to look at, but I decided to only put up pictures of the more unusual ones. I think this certainly qualifies!