Most of the typewriter pins and badges in my collection are French. The French seem to be avid badge wearers. Personally, I don’t like to wear them. However, I do like to stash them away in my treasure chest …

Many of these haven’t seen the light of day since I bought them a few years ago. Here are a few favourites …

What pin collection would be complete without a Snoopy pin?

This pendant is just an added bonus …

And this classic featured in an Oztypewriter blog post about typewriter ephemera back in 2014

Not sure what ALCMB stands for in French. Something administrative probably …

All that comes to mind when I look at the following pin is Joan Collins and her ads for Cinzano Bianco in the 1970s…

I think the following pins were made for Démons et Merveilles, a French company specialising in the manufacture of figurines on the theme of comics, cartoons and (often erotic) manga. Merchandise which included pins …

The lesser of two evils (Right).

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I have no information for this one. French obviously and probably journalistic …

On this one, the police receptionist answering the phone bears an uncanny resemblance to the late Michael Jackson!

The following pin is one of a series of pins from the City of Bandol, promoting tourism on the Côte d’Azur, otherwise known as the French Riviera—a favourite haunt of writers such as Graham Greene (who went there for tax avoidance purposes rather than tourism).

Nice pin, but Graham Greene wouldn’t have been seen sitting among the palm trees with a portable typewriter on his lap. He preferred to write with a pen.

No, this next one does not depict a Nazi typewriter. The badge bears the name of a Swiss/German company (Willy Fuhrer Buromaschinen) which was in the business of selling, repairing and maintaining office and print machinery, office equipment and supplies.

As you’ve probably guessed by now, I am a bit of a geek ..

No shame in that, right? 😉