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


Perfect working and cosmetic condition. Refurbished, cleaned, oiled, polished where needed.
Comes without 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 in 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"!

Made in Spain
Dimensions: 11.7 x 34.3 x 35.2 cm.
Weight: approx. 6kg
Typeface: QWERTY
Big orange spool covers
No case.

Best Regards from Southern Spain

Shipping from Spain

Processing time

3-5 business days

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

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  • 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 (3)


Absolutely excellent in everything. Extraordinary commendation for every request. The typewriter arrived perfect both for packaging and for some details like the amazing idea of ​​being able to type a personalized ticket, in my case for a gift. Thank for professionalism and kindness!

What a thing of beauty! My Valentine Olivetti arrived and it is a glorious item to behold--works like a charm but better yet, it sits on the table and reminds me how much I love the written word. The people at ElGranero are helpful and easy to work with and their merchandise is first-class. Thank you for this magnificent machine! I love it!

Excellent selection and customer service and prompt communication! I will definitely purchase from El Granero again. My Olivetti Valentine arrived extremely well packed, with lots of attention to detail and love from the seller. The typewriter works flawlessly and looks almost new. I am looking forward to purchasing a custom painted typewriter from El Granero in the future.

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