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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I am sure that whoever lured the seller into ending the auction early offered $15K or more.
Rats, I wanted to bid. (:
Wow. just wow… I’m just glad I can get the machines I like outside of the world of rarity auctions. 😀
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!