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Bidding cancelled on rare Oliver typewriter

Oliver No. 1 Typewriter

I just got a bid cancellation notice from eBay for this rare Oliver No. 1 typewriter. It’s not often that a “blog-worthy” auction arises, and, as Richard Polt noted, this would have been fun to watch in the final seconds. The last time I checked, bidding topped $6,000.

The serial number on the machine was listed as 284.

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  • Richard P December 19, 2013, 8:00 pm

    Too bad.

    I am sure that whoever lured the seller into ending the auction early offered $15K or more.

  • Ton S. (I dream lo-tech) December 19, 2013, 10:40 pm

    Rats, I wanted to bid. (:

  • T. Munk December 20, 2013, 6:28 am

    Wow. just wow… I’m just glad I can get the machines I like outside of the world of rarity auctions. 😀

    • Mark Adams December 21, 2013, 2:09 am

      Agreed. Still, whoever acquired that Oliver sure has an important machine in his or her collection. Hopefully that person will add it to the typewriter database!

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