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Posted 09/10/2012   1:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add RonD to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Being a fan of manual typewriters (and still enjoy using them) I got to wondering if there was a topical listing of typewriters on stamps. I'm thinking that would be a pleasant diversion from my normal routine. Anyone have any???
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Posted 09/10/2012   3:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not too many typewriter stamps are out there. Of course, this one was issued in 2011 by the US Postal Service:



A quick internet search reveals this stamp from Austria was issued in 1993 to commemorate the inventor of the typewriter, Peter Mitterhofer:

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Posted 09/10/2012   3:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add RonD to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those were the only two that I was able to come up with as well wt1. And it is getting to the point that I have to be real specific with those Google searches. At times all I get are those rubber stamps.

Well, if those two are the only ones that were made it will be pretty easy for me to do a Barney Fife and say "yeah,*sniff*, I've got THAT topical area completely under control"...


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Posted 09/11/2012   03:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Keep looking. Here are a couple more:

East Germany 1966 (electric typewriter) 15pf (SG E923)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...iNr_1205.jpg

Austria 1965 5s (SG 1452)

http://static.postbeeld.com/media/s.../oop1184.jpg

Italy 2008 60c (SG 3123)

http://static.postbeeld.com/media/s...itp30805.jpg
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Posted 09/11/2012   03:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And a set of 4 typewriters (and a PC) from Belgium, 2007 (SG 4128-4131):

http://static.postbeeld.com/media/s...bepb0727.jpg
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Posted 09/12/2012   07:54 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

The Stamps of Uganda were made on a typewriter.

The story of the Ugandan ones is given in SG Commonwealth: They were
produced by the Revd E Millar at Mengo. The width of the stamps
changed when he got a new typewriter with a narrower typeface.
Different values can be found se-tenant, as he only "printed" what was
needed. The last pair of rows was tête-bêche, as the paper, doubtless
in short supply, was turned upside down to use the final inch. There
is an error variety which has G...U instead of U...G -- anyone who has
ever tried doing repetitive work like this will know how easy it is to
get out of sync. There were stamps surcharged in ink and signed by
Revd G R Blackledge at Ngogwe. Finally, there are unissued 35 and 45
cowrie values which did not meet any postage rate, but were produced
"to oblige a local official".

All this reads as a wonderful tale of the exigencies of early days of
Empire, and one of the many and various tasks which fell to
missionaries. One day I must find out more about those two reverend
gentlemen and Revd F Rowling who produced typeset stamps a year later.
I know rather more of a missionary in India who, though not actually
producing the stamps, had to act as postmaster, being the only person
in the region to met the requirement of speaking English.








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Posted 09/12/2012   08:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Typewritten Stamps

There are at least two instances of stamp issues produced solely on a
typewriter -- Uganda 1895, and Long Island 1916; and there is also
record of overprints and surcharges having been printed by this means.
[The source is illustrated with an example from Uganda.]

- R. J. Sutton 6th edition revised by K. W. Anthony
The Stamp Collector's Encyclopaedia
Published 1966










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Posted 09/12/2012   08:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Great Britain

Long Island stamps made on typewriter



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Posted 09/12/2012   08:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Although I know this thread was intended to show legitimate postage stamps, I thought some might find these cinderellas/poster stamps (currently for sale on eBay) quite interesting:







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Government clerk, typewriter and filing cabinet, printed by photogravure, and issued by Philippines on December 9, 1961 to honor government workers, Scott No. 845.

- nethryk

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Posted 02/27/2013   10:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Zuzu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool thread! I'm a typewriter fan as well. I got a real chuckle out of that Mark Twain quote. XD
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Posted 02/27/2013   10:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add dirtydan223 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice thread. I still have one but it's in a box in a closet. DD
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Posted 08/11/2013   08:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Halldóra Bjarnadóttir (1873-1981) was an Icelandic educator in the field of arts and crafts, particularly textiles, and also the editor of the journal Hlín, which was dedicated to discussing the social and educational affairs of women. Here is an image of a stamp featuring photographs of Bjarnadóttir as a young woman, and also in her later years working away at her typewriter, printed by lithography, and issued by Iceland on April 18, 1996, Scott No. 818, Facit No. 879.

- nethryk

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Posted 11/25/2013   12:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add primoz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi,
some typewriters from my colection. I do not know the models.


Austria 1965: International stamp exhibition WIPA 1965, Italy 2008: 100 years Olivetti typewriters


Yugoslavia 2004: 100 years newspaper „"Politika", Croatia 2000: 100 years Croatian writer association
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Edited by primoz - 11/30/2013 10:49 am
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Posted 11/27/2013   10:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jorgesurcl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ITALY 2009
Indro Montanelli (1909-2001) Italian journalist, writer and historian.

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Posted 11/28/2013   9:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Allegheny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is an interesting subject.
Didn't realize that many stamps with typewriter in it
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