OLIVETTI VALENTINE - mint condition perfectly working vintage typewriter - Professionally Serviced


Perfect working and cosmetic condition. Refurbished, cleaned, oiled, polished where needed.
Comes with an original carrying case and a reprinted instruction manual in English, all the parts are original.

Olivetti launched a fiery red portable typewriter which quickly became so iconic that it was already part of MoMA's permanent collection by 1971. The Olivetti Valentine portable typewriter was designed by industrial designer Perry King in collaboration with Ettore Sottsass and was released in 1969 along with a groovy advertisement campaign.
The designers wanted the Valentine Typewriter to be an "anti-machine machine," for use "anyplace but an office. Olivetti produced the Valentine in two colors: red and the rarely seen white edition. As a typewriter the Valentine was not an outstanding commercial success for Olivetti, however its radical design was recognized as revolutionary. The Valentine expresses the mood of its time: goodbye to the bulky cast-iron housings of old typewriters, hello to the new mobility of a light, modern, plastic casing made from ABS. When the outer case is closed, the Valentine is totally covered by a simple plastic shell. The Valentine is revered as a 20th century design icon and has been collected and displayed by design museums internationally.
It even 'played a role' in Stanley Kubrick's 1971 "Clockwork orange"!
Brigitte Bardot, Richard Burton, and Elizabeth Taylor were all photographed carrying the little red typewriter as a carry-on bag during their travels.
Even Audrey Hepburn swapped the little black dress for a red Valentine.

Made in Spain
Dimensions: 11.7 x 34.3 x 35.2 cm.
Weight: approx. 6kg
Typeface: Spanish qwerty
Carrying case: original in a very good condition

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Frequently Asked Questions

Every typewriter you sell is in a working order?

We are Premium shop and all our typewriters, apart from looking great, are in a perfect working order. Once your typewriter arrives at your door, You will find Fully Serviced Typewriter in "Ready to type" mode with new fresh ribbon so you can type over 500 A4 pages. We will add to your order:
+ Test Inspaction Page
+ Our Quality Certificate
+ Reprinted manual instructions
+ Guide how to start and type on typewriter
+ Contact Post-purchase technical online support.
+ Coupone code with great discount if you need to buy an extra ribbons or another gift in the future.

How hard is it to find typewriter ribbons these days? How long does the average spool of ribbon last? How many pages does the average spool of ribbon type?

We always install a new ribbon prior to shipping so your typewriter will be ready to use the minute you unpack it. If you need more of them, you can purchase them in our shop (check Ribbon and Accessories section) , we have them always available.
They can be also easily found on our Ebay or Amazon.
Ribbons last a long time unless you're typing constantly. If you type forty or sixty pages a week, you have to change the ribbon once a year or so (with new Original Pelikan ribbon you can write 500 pages easily)
So if all you're doing is casual correspondence you shouldn't have too much to worry about there.

Reviews (6)


Wow! Packaged beautifully. A design icon!

really good conditions and clean

Fantastic product . Great service. Shipping to US may take a little time, but well worth it. Excellent communication from seller. Recommend with no reservation whatsoever.

Kindly note that case still open. The rest 2 typewriter are not yet arrive. Shop owner told me,I will get 1 machine within May 13 and the last machine within May 17. As check with agent in Thailand (TNT) for tripple time. TNT Thailand gave me the same information that tracking no. 881087826 what provided by El Granero in Etsy has only 1 package from the origin. Therefore, I still await for the rest 2 package what the shop committed me that I will get 2nd machine within May 13 and the last machine within May 17. At the same time, I just sent message to the shop to ask tracking number of the last 2 items yesterday. Still await for shop confirmation as well. Please note that shop give me a good coordination to try to find the rest 2 machines.

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