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





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 four colours: red and the rarely seen white, green and blue edition. As a typewriter Valentine was not an outstanding commercial success for Olivetti, however its radical design was recognized as revolutionary. 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 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"!

Excellent shape and perfect working condition.
All of our typewriters are serviced by an experienced former Olivetti technician :)
Refurbished, clean, full working condition. Please enlarge the photos for the most accurate representation of condition and detail. New ribbon installed.

Made in Mexico
Dimensions: 11.7 x 34.3 x 35.2 cm.
Weight: approx. 6kg

Best Regards from Southern Spain

Shipping from Spain

Processing time

1-2 weeks

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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 (1)


Tutto è in condizione perfette, certamente non è un prodotto economico, ma non si può trovare di meglio. Alcuni problemi con la consegna, ma questo inconveniente era di responsabilità del corriere. Se cercate delle macchine da scrivere perfettamente funzionanti e senza compromessi ElGranero è la scelta migliore.

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