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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Inner beauty







14 comments:

  1. Congratulations, I was watching this and really hoped it would go to a good home. I noticed that it was vogue from the bad pics too, and would have been bidding if I had not been away! So nice to see decent pictures of it, and I'm glad it arrived safely.

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  2. Congratulations! There is nothing compares to snapping up a nice working Royal Vogue typewriter. One's been on my wish list for years, but I swore off buying any more typewriters until we get a bigger house.

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    1. Thank you Bill. I guess on this side of the pond we cannot be choosy when it comes to Royal Vogues so we'd better grab one when it comes along - in such case all resolutions go out the window :).

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  3. Great find! Congratulations. I think this is pretty late for a Vogue machine; even though the typeface was available for decades, it was most popular around 1930.

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    1. Thank you. Indeed I was hoping more for a two-tone - black/red for example - Royal P but if you can't get what you love you love what you can get. Not that this one is hard to love after all :)

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  4. What luck! What diligence you have looking beyond the Royal P for this typeface. I am surprised to see this "fancy" typeface on a base model Arrow from the '40s. Thanks for the nice clean picture of the type slugs. I always look for the Vogue e but pictures of the slugs usually show the middle letters. Now I will look for the vogue capital M and N as well!

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    1. From my experience the problem is that sellers do not usually show typeslugs. The most you can see is a few of them on each end.

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  5. Those looking should keep in mind that Vogue was offered well into the late 50's to early 60's. It's been found on mid-50's QDLs and KMGs and I've even seen a ad offering it on Futuras along with Pica and Elite. Often the typeface was fitted by the end dealer on whatever machine you wanted. That could also explain an Elite-sized Vogue installed on a Pica-escapement typewriter, btw. (:

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    1. Well - certainly I wouldn't mind finding a QDL or a KMG with vogue :)

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  6. And Ted bears witness to the 1941 QDL I just snagged off of Craigslist with Vogue . . . also a circumstance of looking closely at a crummy picture!

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  7. Testament to the build quality. I never had you down for a Vogue man but now I see it and in print, I can really see the appeal.

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