RARE Antique 1920s EXPERT TYPIST & Vintage Typewriter Pins


Here is a unique gift for the Typewriter Enthusiast and Writer in your life:
Vintage & Antique Typing Pins, some dating back to 1926!

First is the RARE and wonderful Underwood "Expert Typist" pin, given to typing contest winners in the 1920s and 30s. These tiny lapel pins are 1/2" in circumference and were once a recognized symbol of greatness in typewriter efficiency, a true badge of honor.

Available in limited quantity are:
(1 ) 10K Gold,
(2) Sterling Silver
(5) Bronze

The pins were manufactured under patent in 1926 and 1928 - the dates and patent information are stamped on the back of each and the Gold and Silver bear stamps which authenticate their metal.

These EXPERT TYPIST pins have been professionally cleaned and restored and maintain a vintage patina that attends being a centurian. Each comes in a small windowed black box on a black velvet cushion, then placed in an onion skin paper wrapper and packaged in a Black Kraft 2" box, tied with candy-striped twine.

Also available are a few random vintage pins dating from the 1930s to 1950s. These include:
(1) Gold & Black "Typing 55" Chevron
(1) Palmer Method "Progress in Writing" Gold & Blue Enamel
(1) Gold & Blue 20th Century Typewriting

This is a limited offering and once each is sold, they are SOLD OUT.

Choose your option in the dropdown menu and add personalization if this is a gift. A typed note will be included for the recipient.

These pins are shipped the next day via USPS First Class Mail. Please feel free to contact Sam with any questions before your purchase. Returns are not accepted.


AND check out the main Teipiadur shop page for more typewriter related supplies:



Thank you for your patronage and stay safe out there!

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 3 business days
  • Europe : 6 - 10 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

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

Custom and personalized orders

Please let me know if you would like a personalized message sent with your purchased item, especially if it is a gift - I will include in the packaging with 24-hr notice of ship date.

Care instructions

All machines are insured when shipped and generally do not require signature upon delivery given the ongoing Pandemic.
If you would prefer your order to be signed for, please notify the shop when ordering.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Packaging these delicate machines for shipment is a must and Teipiadur uses high quality cardboard boxes, lots of peanuts, bubble wrap, airbags, strapping tape to reinforce box corners,and specific handling labels for the carrier to understand the fragility of their freight. All typewriters are fully insured and trackable.

If your purchase is a gift, choose Teipiadur Gift Wrap from the shop listings and add to cart for an added special touch.
Be sure to communicate the name of the gift recipient and any personal message to be included.

Will I Need To Purchase a Ribbon for my Typewriter

Not right away. Every typewriter sold on Teipiadur comes with a brand new ribbon installed so you may begin typing at once. The type of ribbon installed on your new typewriter is clearly denoted in the listing.
Here is the 411 on ribbon:
A new NYLON ribbon will last for @ 350 pages of type; a new COTTON ribbon is good for @ 700 pages, and a premium SILK ribbon is good for up to 1500 pages.

Return & Exchange Policy Explained

While Teipiadur has an *ALL SALES ARE FINAL* policy, I prioritize customer satisfaction. If your order arrives severely damaged, or not functioning please contact me immediately - WITHIN 3 DAYS OF DELIVERY - and document any defects. All machines are sold in full working order so damage or functionality concerns will likely be a shipping issue. Failure to notify me within this parameter will nullify your claim and limit my ability provide reparation.

Vintage 101

VINTAGE - as applied to typewriters in this shop - means the typewriters are likely older than you, or possibly your parents.

All machines are in USED / PREVIOUSLY OWNED condition, bearing age-related marks + wear conducive to time and use.

Every typewriter sold on Teipiadur has been serviced/restored to full functionality, cleaned, inside and out, polished and listed with accurate notes and pictures depicting any major flaws or discrepancies.

While all typewriters offered for sale are in perfect working condition, expect your typewriter to show some visible signs of age. These are generally a testament to the machine's charm and history, not detractors.

Always ask questions before purchasing to insure your satisfaction.

Shipping News

Teipiadur offers FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders within the continental U.S.

If you prefer expedited shipping, simply choose that option at checkout and the additional shipping charge will be added to your final cost.

If local pickup in Sonoma, CA is desired, a flat shipping fee of $35 will be refunded once the transaction is complete.

Additional charges may apply for the following:
P.O. Box

Should the above apply, please provide your ZIP code with request for custom rate prior to your checkout.

PLEASE NOTE: Teipiadur generally ships via USPS as they take the greatest care in handling these delicate machines and deliver in an expedited manner with reliable tracking.

Care instructions

A personalized letter is included with each typewriter and details basic operational instructions as well as some useful typewriter related links.

NOTE: Please be mindful of the 3-day window to provide feedback regarding performance issues. Please give your typewriter a test run right away - Teipiadur WILL NOT be responsible for mechanical issues reported after 72 hours of receipt.


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Copyright is retained by Teipiadur following the sale of all items.
Graphics, original-designed merchandise and Teipiadur branding may not be reproduced or resold without the express permission of Sam @ Teipiadur.
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