Friday, 13 July 2012

An old bag


this one being from WH Smith & Son and dating from the mid 1960s.  I rather like the design, also it wasn't empty, but contained several sheets of blue carbon paper (mostly unused), a sheet which had been used several times (no wonder at the price it was) and a copy of a letter typed using the aforementioned carbon paper.



As for the typewriter, it was the Olivetti Lettera, a portable typewriter, with the nice turquoise cover.  

3 comments:

  1. Oh the accursed carbon paper. It was always so messy to use it. Yes you are right they were quite expensive and such a pain in the neck to use many of them together! Thanks for your visit, Lisa, appreciate it. T♥

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  2. Is WH Smith a chain store? I thought that might be the store we went to in Edinburgh back in 2009 to do a gift registry for a wedding we were going to attend. Bought a tent and two sleeping bags as nothing says "Happy Marriage" like camping!

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  3. Steven, yes, they sell newspapers, magazines, stationery, etc, but probably unlikely to have had a gift registry. You've probably seen WH Smith kiosks on stations, and they are in most high streets.

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