Strike a pose
Vogue, vogue, vogue
Vogue, vogue, vogue
the art deco typeface so coveted by some typospherians, me included.
i finally found one after 1.5 years of tirelessly looking and asking royal p sellers after sellers to provide typecast. i anticipated for its safe arrival and reminded the seller again and again, and again to pack it well and even sent her a link on how to pack a typewriter.
yet i still have to mutter the 2 dreaded words – OH NO!!!!…..when i opened the box.
this was how the seller packed. double boxed but no padding. (unless she meant those bits of newspaper as padding. duh!)
Inside it’s stuffed with some bubble wraps. here she is.
the type slugs are dirty and clogged with ink. everything else operated and looked fine. she survived the treacherous trip. hurray!.. phew!
i typed this and made my son signed it. haha.. (he loves the internet games too much, forgot he has to study and that there is another world outside the computer). One more reason parents should have a typewriter at home? this contract cannot be edited or deleted. It is permanent and can be filed and retrieved anytime. the ‘i’ key was very sticky at first. now, less sticky with every depress.
i thought this typeface is found only in royal p second model until recently. life in a typewriter blogged about one vogue typeface royal p first model here.
now i want another with a maroon or red or blue or yellow body!
thank you so much for dropping by and sharing my happiness (my family didnt understand why i was grinning from ear to ear).
if this vogue is the coveted ‘v’ typeface, there is another rarer one. the ‘f’ typeface. do you know what is that word?
i hope i can share with you ‘that’ happy story soon.
September 10th, 2013 at 1:54 pm
Lucky you! The external packing looks shoddy, but at least it was bubbled-wrapped inside its case. It’s a lovely green.
September 10th, 2013 at 2:43 pm
it was hard work but lucky yes. 😉
September 10th, 2013 at 11:42 pm
Congrats babe! 😀
Good thing comes to those who wait – I hope you got it at a good price. Welcome to the Model P collection!
“f”‘ typeface eh? I’m kinda of looking for a couple more, but I think my home is about to burst. XD
October 2nd, 2013 at 2:00 pm
my ‘f’ typeface is here! :)))
September 11th, 2013 at 1:27 am
Nice work. It indeed seems to have paid off! Now, grab some toothpicks and pick the muck out of those type-slugs to get the most of that beautiful typeface!
September 11th, 2013 at 2:44 pm
Nice! I can understand you like the Vogue typeface. And to find it on such a great machine is… well… worth a grin from ear to ear!
October 2nd, 2013 at 2:07 pm
I am still grinning. 🙂 thank you for visiting and filling in.
September 30th, 2013 at 1:12 am
I really like your collection and how you could restore rhem so well! I have been contemplating to buy from overseas but shipping seems very expensive. Do you mind sharing how’s shipping cost like and is it by air freight?
Thanks in advance!
October 2nd, 2013 at 1:50 pm
hello Alicia, thank you for visiting. shipping here means via air.
cost is depending on the city and weight of typewriter. it is sometimes more expensive than the typewriter. 😦