Last Sunday, I headed off to a vintage market at a winery in the Swan Valley – a wine-producing region to the east of Perth.

It was a perfect Autumnal morning and a nice collection of vintage cars (and vintage caravans) had been given an outing …

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I liked the number plate on this one – either it’s a reference to an Al Capone-era getaway vehicle or the owner needed finance to buy it …

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But I wasn’t there to look at vintage cars (nice as they were), I was there to look for typewriters. In fact, I knew a certain typewriter was going to be there because the stall-holder had advertised the fact on Gumtree.

I arrived 45 minutes ahead of the advertised start time and got first dibs on the machine I was after …

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My recent run of Olivetti luck continues!

Having secured the sale ($65) I gave thanks to the  Typewriter Gods …

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Wish I’d noticed that lamp!

Other typewriters on offer were a Seiko Silver Reed that might have interested me had it come in Nick Cave blue…

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An unappealing Pinnock Craftmatic …

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 An  Olympia SM9 in (sadly) rusty condition…

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And a Mettoy toy typewriter …

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Despite this being a family event there was also quite a bit of erotica to be seen…

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I decided against the boxed set of “Naked Truth: 50 Glorious nudes in glowing color” playing cards and opted instead to take a young Brigitte Bardot (and my Olivetti Studio 45) home with me.

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It was a day of worship after-all!

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