1969 Olivetti Red "Valentine" Portable Typewriter Italian Design Vintage
One of the most sought after Vintage Designs in collectible typewriters. This Red Olivetti "Valentine" Typewriter was at the forefront of Modern Style and it was considered to be a portable unit.
It measures 4 5/8 x 13 1/2 x 13 7/8 inches. It is in working condition, see our 5th photo. The red typewriter body is made of shiny hard plastic with black and white keys. The typewriter is in beautiful condition for it's age with no chips or cracks to body. The carrying case is missing one of the rubber straps on the side that locks in the case (shown in last photo). The case still protects the typewriter. There are some light markings on the case from age and use. These can be seen in the last photo but nothing that detracts from it. Most of you will probably be displaying the typewriter without the case.
This is one of the most sought after designs in this specific color and in 2013 one of these sold at Sotherby's for $60k. Unbelievable but a fact.
A great piece for the collector of Modern Design, Industrial style and cool typewriters!