Dia De La Prensa Filatelica (Day of the Philatelic Press). Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1966  …

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H Butze (probably an office supply company) – 1972 Commercial envelope from France with typewritten address to: “Société S.A.M.” …

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A 1994 cover marking 50 years of the Association de la Prensa Uruguay (Uruguay Press Association) … electronic wedge motif and a state of the art (as of 1994) postage stamp …

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Another ’90s wedge and a 1995 cover to mark the First Centenary of Spanish Cinematography (Primer Centenario Del Cinematografo) and the Centenary of the Spanish Press Association (Centenario De La Asociacion De La Prensa)

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A special postmark for the 25th anniversary of the Mexican Republic as issued by Ex-Alumnos de la Escuela de Comercio y Adminstration (the ex-alumni of the School of Trade and Administration). The postage stamp bears the portrait of Benito Juarez, former President and national hero …

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Yes, okay that could be an adding machine, but let’s not nit-pick.

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Collezionisti Macchine per Scrivere e Calcolo d’ Epoca. Italy 2011. Palazzolo Sull Oglio is – I was pleased to discover – the stately home of the museum: Del Museo San Fedele (PDF) and home to a collection of antique typewriters and calculating machines …

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Worth a repeat posting is this 1996 postal cover commemorating the life and work of the Latvian writer, essayist and researcher in philology,  Zenta Mauriņa (15 December 1897 – 25 April 1978) …

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A 1992 cover from the U.S.A. with wonderfully decorative typewriter postmark and a writer/typewriter postage stamp …

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Scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In 1895, he became the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Du Bois wrote extensively and was the best known spokesperson for African-American rights during the first half of the 20th century. He co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909. Du Bois died in Ghana in 1963.

 

Rivista Militare Cento Anni Di Presenza 1976. Founded in Turin in March 1856 by Carlo and Luigi Mezzacapo, Neapolitan officers from the Army, the Military Magazine celebrates one hundred years of presence in the cultural life of the country (publication was suspended during, and for several years between, the World Wars) …

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Staying in Italy… 100 anni di giornalismo cattolico. A commercial envelope with a special postmark commemorating the 100 year anniversary of Catholic journalism (1887 – 1997). I like how the typewriter doubles as a candle holder …

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Ernst Gross Elektro-Mechanische Werkstatten (electromechanical workshops) company envelope with a very imposing 1960 special postmark: Weltbekannte Buromaschinenstadt – “World renowned office machines” manufactured by VEB Robotron Büromaschinenwerk, Sömmerda …

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The postage stamp proclaims “liberation from fascism” – a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire.

 

Finally, the beating heart of a journalist’s typewriter

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VII Congress, Organizacion Internacional de Periodistas, Le Habana, 1971

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