RESERVED ** 1963 OLIVETTI LETTERA 22, Script Typeface

$649.00

**RESERVED for 48 hours - check back Thursday 10/29 4 PM PST if interested.

IF YOU'RE A TYPEWRITER ENTHUSIAST, you already know an OLIVETTI LETTERA is a must-own typer.
But THIS Lettera?
This one is like finding a UNICORN because THIS one types in Cursive.
Boo-yah.

Manufactured in Olivetti's Ivrea factory in Italy this ultra-portable typer features the highly coveted SCRIPT ARTISTIC No. 75 typeface. What this means is if you type a love letter to your crush, the result will (mos-def) be a marriage proposal - so be careful what you wish for. No, seriously. Be full of care.

The Olivetti Lettera is iconic in the typewriter world. Its pedigree boasts design awards and certificates attesting to mechanical brilliance. If you're a typewriter connoisseur, you probably own several Olivetti's and hold regular debates over which Lettera is best - the 22 or the 32. But everyone agrees an Olivetti Lettera with Script font is the cat's pajamas.

IDEAL USER: Poets, Artists, Writers, Letter Correspondents

NOT FOR: Toddlers or Key Choppers

This machine comes with Original Lettera 22 owners manual, a NEW Non-Skid Typewriter Pad, a NEW Clear Dust Cover, and a NEW Black & Red SILK Ribbon has been installed on metal spools. The machine is accompanied by its original zippered Blue vinyl travel case with distinctive Black racing stripe and a packet of Correction Strips, so you don't stress over typos.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Silk ribbon is good for up to 1500 pages of type compared to Cotton ribbon at @ 700 and Nylon ribbon yielding @ 350 pages.

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The LETTERA 22 weighs in at 9 lbs. on its own and 11.5 lbs. in its travel case. With it's durable ALL METAL housing and convenient Ultra-Portability this analog wonder is made to own your desktop or travel by your side.

ABOUT:

Make: Olivetti
Model: Lettera 22
Made In: Italy
Serial #: 1434288
Year: 1963
Color: Blue-Green
Keyboard: QWERTY
Typeface: Script Artistic No. 75

FEATURES:
- Dual Color Ribbon capability
- Touch Control
- Line Spacing 1-3 settings
- Red Tabulator Key
- Tab Set/Clear Lever
- Variable Line Spacing
- Carriage Lock

MECHANICS:
This machine is in EXCELLENT working condition, with all features fully working and no mechanical faults. The inside is clean and dust-free; typebars have been detailed and the platen was treated to refresh its grip.

COSMETICS:
The all-metal exterior is in VERY GOOD condition; its blue-green paint is free of chips and gouges, with only very slight signs of wear. All name badges and decals are intact; there are minor scratches at the ribbon cover and some ink staining on the metal ribbon contact points. Please request close-ups of these details should you wish to consider.

The vinyl carrying case is in EXCELLENT condition with a repaired zipper + mended interior lining.
The case has been cleaned and sanitized, the exterior treated with a vinyl protectant to discourage further age-damage and staining.

INCLUDED:
- Original Blue/Black Vinyl Carrying Case
- Original Lettera 22 User's Guide
- New Black & Red SILK Ribbon on Metal Spools
- New Clear Dust Cover
- NEW Non-Skid Typewriter Pad
- Correction Strips also included, good for righting @ 200 mistakes

This machine has received a thorough cleaning and servicing by the seller, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact before your purchase. While I do not offer returns, I do guarantee my buyer's satisfaction. I only sell machines in working condition that have been cleaned and serviced by TEIPIADUR.

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GOT PAPER? : Choose TEIPIADUR FINE TYPING PAPER from the shop listings and add to cart before checkout to receive a specially assembled pack of assorted typing paper and vintage letterhead for you and your new analog muse.

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IF THIS IS A GIFT : Choose TEIPIADUR GIFT OPTIONS from the shop listings and add to cart before checkout to elevate your tribute to *Best-Gift-Ever* status.

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IMPORTANT:

USPS Priority shipping is included for U.S. deliveries inside the 50 states; should you need to upgrade to expedited shipping, these options are available at an additional cost to the buyer during checkout, as are international shipping options.

Please expect normal delays for delivery outside the U.S.A. due to Covid 19 and customs. Within the 50 states, should delays occur, please show consideration for our valued USPS workers during this pandemic & election year.

SHIPPING 411 :
Shipping within the continental U.S.A is free.
Hawaii and Alaska, please contact before purchase as there may be additional costs associated with delivery.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is available to some countries; please add to cart to see if your location qualifies - shipping cost is not included for international sales and will be the buyer's responsibility to purchase.
A PHYSICAL ADDRESS, FIRST & LAST NAME, & TELEPHONE NUMBER MUST BE PROVIDED FOR INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY

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Thank you for your patronage stay safe out there.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 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

I insure all my machines when shipping and generally require signature upon receipt, especially if it's a non-residential address. If you would like your item delivered without the signature requirement, please notify the shop upon 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
APO/FPO
Alaska
Hawaii

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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