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Robert Messenger
Typewriter Collector and Historian. Sports historian. Writer.
Typewriter Collector and Historian. Sports historian. Writer.

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60 Typewriters Must Go - for Free, and Fast!
After more than 10 years, during which time it featured on the ABC show The Collectors , the Australian Typewriter Museum in Canberra has been closed down and is in the process of being dismantled. There are 60 typewriters here that can be collected, if any...

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Vale Sam Shepard (1943-2017)
American playwright, actor, author, screenwriter and director Sam Shepard died last week, aged 73.  Samuel Shepard Rogers III was born on November 5, 1943, in  Fort Sheridan, Illinois. He died on July 27, in  Midway, Kentucky.  He was
the author of 44 play...

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3 Million Page Views and Counting
On one of the coldest mornings in Canberra's recorded history, this blog was running hot. At 7.28am today, its page view counter turned over to the three million mark. I haven't been all that active in blogging since March, but the page views just keep on t...

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The Paddington Bear Typewriter
I got back on Wednesday from Bombala in south-eastern New South Wales - where the koala "bear" soft toy craze started almost 90 years ago, in 1927 - to hear the sad news that Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond had passed away in London, at the age of 91. ...

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World Typewriter Day 2017 Project
World Typewriter Day 2017 project - watch this space for the finished product!

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Famous Australian Singer's Corona Portable For Sale
$450 ono Contact

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The Way We Were: A Familiar Scene
Artwork by Leonard Dove (1907-1972)

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Rare Typewriters For Sale
Offered for immediate sale. Need to urgently sell these 14 very rare typewriters.  Please make fair offer on any one or all to Serious enquiries only. If you know typewriters you will know about the historical significance of these m...

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The Activist and the Valentine Typewriter
French-Jewish author and activist Marek Halter  writing on his Olivetti Valentine portable typewriter in his studio in  the Marais district of  Paris on September 5, 1979, following the publication of his book The Uncertain Life of Marco
Mahler ( La vie in...

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Vale Colin Dexter (1930-2017)
Colin Dexter with his Imperial Good Companion 4 portable typewriter in Oxford in 1977. Inspector Morse creator Colin Dexter  has died in Oxford, England, aged 86. Born Norman Colin Dexter at Stamford, Lincolnshire, Dexter was a crime fiction novelist who wr...
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