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19XX Oliver 9

Serial #888834

I'd coveted the batwing Olivers for a while but most local sellers look for $300-$600 for an Oliver 3 or 9 (the most ubiquitous models in the Toronto area, it seems) in decent shape and $150 for a rusted, almost unrecognizable hulk. I found this one at the residence of the gentleman whose ad I answered for his Smith Premier No. 4. He thought I might like to add an Oliver to my collection, and he was right. It had sat on a shelf for forty years. He named his price and I told him that it was worth more than double it, and he laughed me off. His main interest was that it go to a home where it would be cared for, and I'm very grateful.

Owned By: James Gifford

Username: giffer
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 2080
Galleries: 147
Collection: 146
Sightings: 1

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.

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