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1969 Olivetti Valentine Serial # 5263291 1969 Olivetti Valentine typewriter, Serial # 5263291 Garrison Aa's 1969 Olivetti Valentine typewriter. 2019-07-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Garrison Aa: 1969 Olivetti Valentine Serial # 5263291 Olivetti Valentine made in Barcelona. Can not find the date information in the DB. Any suggestions?

I noticed some other Valentine's had two little dots molded into the top of the case just above the word "valentine". Mine did not have these dots, but had a bit of scuffing along that top edge. My guess was the dots were added at a later date to protect the top of the case from this scuffing. I added my own soft adhesive dots in about the right place to help prevent further scuffing. That's what you can see in my photos.

1969 Olivetti Valentine #5263291

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-10-2019 at 04:50PM
Last Edit: 07-10-2019 at 05:08PM


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Olivetti Valentine made in Barcelona. Can not find the date information in the DB. Any suggestions?

I noticed some other Valentine's had two little dots molded into the top of the case just above the word "valentine". Mine did not have these dots, but had a bit of scuffing along that top edge. My guess was the dots were added at a later date to protect the top of the case from this scuffing. I added my own soft adhesive dots in about the right place to help prevent further scuffing. That's what you can see in my photos.

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SN plate cleverly hidden behind right rear case element.
SN plate cleverly hidden behind right rear case element.

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