Those look like my kind of junk stores. It's a shame they were mostly typewriter free.I hope everyone has a great time! Kinda jealous...
Damn.... I think we've pretty much cleared the floor of typewriters living in the wild still....
I wouldn't draw that conclusion. As best I can recall, I stopped in only three antique/junk shops and I spotted four typewriters, one of which I wanted enough to buy. Not bad.
I like junk stores like that, very interesting. Can't wait for your updates on your typewriter geeking!
Fantastic entry! Places I've never been but now I can dream them. I envy the adventure. And crave that intrigue of the potential of turning the corner and spotting a holy grail or any rare bird.Have fun at the meeting. Maybe next year, set up video conference or a massive Skype!
Sometime this PM (Oct. 13, 2012, Eastern time) there is going to be some Skyping with a collector in Washington state. Feel free to try Skyping Herman Price or me, and you might get lucky.
ooh I hope i try it in time!
Can't believe no one's mentioned that truck Richard's first photo. Friends, this is how a Real Typospherian travels when s/he's out traversing! I want to pics of its interior when you get back - no doubt STUFFED full of more exotic Poltian Mechanical Wonders.** To hear Ton tell it, the House of Polt is a veritable typewriter wonderland museum!
Ha ha ... sure, I'll be loading up a truck with typers!Actually, my Fusion came to W. Va. packed with machines which are mostly going to new owners. I need to slim down my collection a bit.The House of Price is a true wonderland, far exceeding mine.
PS: The Remington Noiseless will surely be moving on to a student, friend, or colleague after I clean and refurbish it.
I bet the S&G is a big hit!
I love those big old houses. That 's one of the things I miss from living in the North neat old big houses. And yes, W.VA is in the North when one lives in FL. When I lived in VA it was 30 miles to the West.Have fun at the collector's meeting.
Wow, what a great travelogue - more photos please! I do miss the "east" when I see this stuff.
Ace photos Richard! You certainly know how to find the interesting nooks and crannies of a place.
Thanks, Rob. Quite a compliment coming from you.
I totally dig those shots. It makes me want to visit those places!