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When Famous Authors’ Typewriters Go Up for Auction

Ian Fleming's Gold-plated Royal Quiet Deluxe typewriter. Commissioned in 1952.

The Odell 2 was one of the most beautiful typewriters of its time. It featured unique Art Nouveau style and a strange index typing mechanism that most people would find too tedious to use today.

Brady & Kowalski Classic Restored Typewriters $417.00 on sale Brady & Kowalski is a Brooklyn-based business that lovingly restores typewriters to their original glory. Even if you’re too young to wax nostalgic for these bygone artifacts, you’ll fall for their tactile beauty. This group of machines spans the decades and includes models favored by Hemingway, Kerouac and Faulkner.