When I saw Alan Seavers siver-plated Smith Corona I was reminded on this typewriter that I unfortunately was not able to buy. But for all lovers of Erika I want to share it.
Look at the serial number! This was the jubilee machine for 100,000 built machines. It is interesting that the paper holder says 150,000 It was probably changed for the 150,000th machine because they don't wanted to gold-plate the 150,000th machine and had the 100,000th in their archive, so they just had to change the paper holder.
Now in Private Collection.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Typewriter collector from Germany. I collect all brands, but like Olivetti the most. I'm not that type of collector that buys the most expensive, old or rare pieces. I love and collect typewriters because it was an everyday product millions of people used. Much of them are well-made and were so expensive for there pre-owner – now, people want not to throw them away, but they don't want them anymore – and so, there are ridiculous cheap. When I see a typewriter, standing around and being so cheap, I cannot abandon it. (I hope my english is at least understandable, feel free to correct me).