…of vintage items that is. FIVE years I’ve been searching for this coveted collectible. Not to be deterred by the average $600 price tag, I knew I’d find one of these by accident one day at somebody’s yard sale. When bored I would comb the interwebs for it and would typically find one that had just sold moments before, or had a price tag that left me not willing to cough up my hard earned dollars.
Patience is the key. My patience paid off last week when I stumbled across one on Etsy for $60. And while it is not the original 1950’s Royal pink typewriter, it is sort of the drag queen dress-up version. It is, in fact, a 1950’s Royal typewriter – but it wasn’t originally pink – somebody painted it. I actually like it better because it has a sort of a mid-century modern chartreuse center that gives it a little something extra. Besides, I didn’t have to fork over $600 for it.