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Indeed, this is THE Olivetti Valentine, the coveted writing machine that is the jewel of any typewriter collection. Unlike any other typewriter in history, there is a reason that the Olvetti Valentine is part of the MoMA collection. I consider the Valentine to be the Ferrari of typewriters.

.....The Poetic Home Touch.....

Every typewriter in our shoppe has been tested, cleaned, and restored to fully working condition in the studio by our typewriter technicians - with 40 years of experience in thousands of typewriters. It will arrive with a brand new typewriter ribbon installed.

Grace, the curator, uses her original typewriter knowledge and passion over the last decade to find the gems of the writing universe. Her passion for vintage technology has been featured in various blogs and magazines, including a column in the brilliant UPPERCASE Magazine.

Poetic Home was the original Etsy shoppe to first specialize in restoring and selling typewriters, half a decade ago! We have been so delighted to send hundreds of perfect typewriters to very happy customers (including prop buyers for some of our favorite TV shows, like Mad Men). Our writing machines are inspiring many across America and the world, and we are so humbled.

....The Glamour of the Olivetti Valentine....

The Olivetti Valentine was designed in 1969 by Ettore Sottsass to be the antithesis of typewriters, the "anti-machine" of writing machines. This typewriter was not meant to be placed in the dulling confines of a cubicle. Instead, its lightweight modern design was ideal for cosmopolitan travelers, poets who were inspired in cafes, and writers who enjoyed composing on the beach.

Made in the Olivetti Plant in Barcelona, Spain, the Valentine is considered to be one of the smoothest, easy touch writing machines. Sit down in front of this work of modern design, and inspiration pours from your fingertips to the paper with grace and ease.

.....Aesthetic Condition.....

This 1960s red Olivetti Valentine typewriter is in EXCELLENT condition. The typewriter comes with its original signature carrying case, complete with its original latches, which do show some signs of oxidization (that do not impact its functionality).

Our typewriters are visually graded by the following characteristics. This condition is for the visual appearance only, since functionality is great for all of our writing machines.

*Good: The typewriter shows that its been kept with loving care, with someone intermittently or regularly typing on it during its prime. Some of the buttons might have

*Excellent: Paint is in excellent condition for its age. There might be scratched paint on the bottom edges, especially where the machine is locked into its case. There might be small scratch marks, but about pencil-tip size, especially by the space bar and corners.

*Mint: The rare word says it all :) Flawless, factory showroom, perfect.

Thank you for spending time with us! If we were a typewriter shoppe in person, we would invite you for a glass of wine and a vegan donut. We have lovingly cared for this typewriter in hopes that it will be your loyal literary companion for years to come. May this writing machine be the ink for which the truth and art from your heart flow.

SALE! RESTORED Olivetti Valentine


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Material: abs plastic
  • Only ships within United States.
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