Thursday’s preview listing at the auction house featured a VERY sweet typewriter.
I really wanted to attend to place a bid on it. I had no idea if there would be a lot of interest (too rich for my blood), or no interest (within reach of my estate sale-sized wallet).
But in any case, I NEEDED to be there.
- The auction started at 6:00 pm.
- I had to be somewhere (close by) at 7:00 pm.
- The typewriter was #47 on the auction list.
- The auctioneer has a tendency to chat a lot and likes to share his questionable sense of humor.
You see my dilemma.
But I had to give it a shot.
Miraculously, the auctioneers had to be out by 7:15 for another function, so they FLEW through the listings with little to no banter between items. I clocked them at 30 seconds an item.
And not only was I there for the bidding, I WON it.
A 1917 Corona #3 Folding Typewriter, including case. It's so stinking cute, and its dimensions are smaller than a standard sheet of paper!
I found this guide online, and I know the carriage pulls up and folds out over the keys, but the physics of it escapes me.
(Any folding suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated.)
Mr. VJIMT wishes my obsession were a little less heavy.
Maybe I should stick to postcards.