Rarity vs. Desirability

The list below was compiled several years ago by a group of knowledgeable collectors whom were asked to rank typewriters from 1 to 10 in two categories: rarity and desirability. The list is not perfect, it does not cover all known typewriters nor is the authority on the subject. But it's a great starting point. This was the 2nd such survey with the original having been done in the 1990's before the advent of the internet. Both surveys were originally executed and published in ETC Magazine.

It should be noted that the value of a typewriter does not correlate directly to the survey below. For example, the Moon-Hopkins is fairly rare typewriter and has some mid-range desirability, but is seldom sell for more than $250..

I'm always interested in acquiring typewriters. If you have one for sale please email me at Antikey.Chop@gmail.com or call +1 (860) 729-2252

MAKE & MODEL

Adler

Aktiv

Allen

American No.1 (Index)

American No.2 (Index)

American (Keyboard)

American (Visible w/Curved Corners)

American (Visible w/Straight Corners)

Automatic (Hamilton)

Babycyl

Bar-Let

Bar-Lock No.1

Bar-Lock No.2

Bar-lock Nos.4 & 6

Bar-Lock (Frontstrike)

Bee

Bennett

Bennington

Bing No.1

Bing No.2

Blickensderfer No.5

Blickensderfer No.6

Blickensderfer No.7

Blickensderfer No.8

Blickensderfer No.9

Blickensderfer Electric

Blickensderfer Featherweight

Blick Ninety

Blick Oriental

Boston

Brooks

Burnett

Burns

Caligraph No.1

Caligraph No.2

Caligraph No.3

Caligraph No.4

Carissima

Cash

Century (New Hall)

Century No.10

Champion (Peoples Variant)

Chicago No.1

Chicago No.3

Coffman

Columbia Bar-Lock

Columbia (Index)

Commercial Visible

Corona (Animal Keyboard)

Corona No.3 (Black)

Corona No.3 (Colors)

Crandall No.1

Crandall Nos.3 & 4

Crandall New Model

Crary

Crown No.1 (Boxy Front)

Crown No.2 (Curved Front)

Dactygram (Dactygam)

Dactyle

Darling

Dart

Daugherty

Dennis Duplex

Densmore No.1 (Ringed)

Densmore (All Others)

Diamant

Diskret

Dollar

Eagle (Sterling Variant)

Eclipse (Early Brooks)

Edelmann

Edison Mimeograph

Edland

Electromatic

Elliott-Fisher

Emerson

Empire

English

Erika (Folding)

Faktotum

Famos

Fitch

Ford

Fountain (Commercial Visible Variant)

Fox (Upstrike)

Fox (Frontsrike)

Fox (folding)

Fox (Sterling)

The Franklin (Banner)

The Franklin

New Franklin

Franklin Nos.7 & 8

Franklin Nos. 9 & 10

Frister & Rossman (Caligraph)

Garbell

Gardner

Geniatus

Granville Automatic

Graphic

Gundka

Hall (New York)

Hall (Boston)

Hall ( Salem)

Hammond No.1 (Ideal)

Hammond No.1 (Universal)

Hammond No.2 (Ideal)

Hammond No.2 (Universal)

Hammond No.12 (Ideal)

Hammond No.12 (Universal)

Hammond Multiplex (Ideal)

Hammond Multiplex (Universal)

Hammond Multiplex (Folding)

Hammonia

Harris

Hartford (Double Keyboard)

Hartford (Single/Shift Keyboard)

Helios

Helios-Klimax

Herrington

Horton

Ideal

Imperial A

Imperial B

Imperial D

Imperial (Portables)

Index Visible

Ingersoll

International (Double Keyboard)

International (Single/Shift Keyboard)

International No.5 (Index)

Jackson

Jewett No.1

Jewett Nos.2 & 4

Jewett Nos.3 & 5

Junior (Bennett Style)

Kanzler No.1

Kanzler (Others)

Karlin

Keystone No.1

Keystone No.2

Kneist

Kosmopolit

Lambert (Cast Name)

Lambert (Decal Name)

R

D

1.8

4.8

5.5

5.4

4.0

4.5

5.8

5.5

9.4

5.1

3.1

8.9

8.0

6.2

4.9

6.0

3.8

9.0

5.6

3.2

2.3

2.7

2.5

3.2

4.1

9.5

3.4

6.2

7.6

8.8

8.4

8.1

8.8

7.6

4.1

4.7

4.4

5.7

9.0

9.9

4.3

6.1

4.6

7.1

8.4

4.6

7.1

5.8

7.0

2.3

3.6

8.2

8.1

7.0

9.6

8.2

8.3

7.4

4.8

7.7

9.0

5.9

8.1

5.8

4.3

4.3

8.4

7.5

8.3

9.6

5.6

7.7

8.1

4.2

4.2

5.0

2.5

9.2

3.3

6.6

6.8

7.9

8.6

9.1

3.9

3.2

5.2

5.7

9.8

6.1

5.7

4.9

5.9

6.3

8.4

9.1

4.8

7.9

8.0

3.4

4.7

5.0

5.8

5.4

7.0

4.5

3.6

4.0

3.0

4.2

2.8

3.7

9.2

4.4

7.3

7.1

5.9

5.4

7.8

9.2

4.3

5.8

4.3

3.8

3.1

10

9.0

8.9

9.1

6.1

8.7

7.2

5.7

5.7

4.8

7.9

6.1

8.3

7.2

6.9

8.9

8.6

7.2

5.5

2.2

3.8

3.6

4.9

4.3

4.0

5.3

5.5

9.5

4.0

2.8

8.4

7.6

6.1

3.0

4.9

3.5

7.6

3.8

2.5

3.2

3.3

2.7

3.1

3.5

9.6

3.1

5.3

5.9

9.4

8.5

7.5

7.8

7.6

4.3

4.0

4.2

5.1

8.4

8.6

3.3

5.4

5.5

6.6

7.8

4.8

7.4

6.8

4.6

2.6

3.3

8.1

7.5

8.3

9.6

7.5

7.9

5.3

4.1

7.4

7.3

6.0

7.1

5.5

4.4

3.2

8.6

6.2

7.3

9.2

6.1

8.0

7.8

2.6

3.5

4.6

2.8

8.8

3.1

5.2

6.4

8.4

8.8

6.8

3.7

2.7

4.3

4.4

6.8

5.7

5.8

5.4

5.5

5.3

5.4

9.1

4.2

7.5

8.0

2.9

4.9

5.0

6.0

6.4

5.9

4.6

3.8

3.9

2.9

4.0

3.1

3.6

9.3

3.8

6.8

6.4

5.8

5.6

6.6

9.0

4.1

4.7

4.0

3.5

2.7

9.2

6.2

8.6

8.5

6.1

8.5

6.2

4.6

4.7

3.9

7.2

5.6

7.7

6.8

6.7

7.6

8.9

7.8

7.1

MAKE & MODEL

Liliput (Index)

Lord Baltimore

Ludolf

Malling-Hansen

Manhattan

Maskelyne

Masspro

McCool

McLoughlin

Mercedes Electra

Mercury

Merritt

Mignon No.2

Mignon Nos.3 & 4

Mignon (Colors)

Molle

Moon-Hopkins

Morris

Moya No.1

Moya No.2

Munson Nos.1 & 2

Munson No.3

National (Curved)

National (Frontstrike)

New American No.5

New Century Caligraph

Niagara

Noco Blick

Noiseless (Portable)

Noiseless (Standard)

North's

Odell No.1 (Seal Foot)

Odell No.1 (Round Base)

Odell Nos.2 & 4

Odell Nos.3 & 5

Official

Oliver No.1

Oliver No.2

Oliver No.3

Oliver Nos.5 & 9

Oliver No.7

Oliver No.11

Olivetti M1

Parisienne

Peerless

Peoples (w/Ink Rollers)

Peoples (w/Ribbon)

Perkeo (Folding)

Pettypet

Picht (Typewheel)

Pittsburg Visible Nos.9 & 10

Pittsburg Visible Nos.11 & 12

Pocket No.1

Pocket No.2

Polygraph (Curved)

Polygraph (Straight)

Postal No.7

Postal (Others)

Rapid

Rapid (Fox Variant)

Rem Blick

Rem/Fay-Sholes (Black)

Rem/Fay-Sholes (Bronze)

Remington Portable (Pop-Up)

Remington Standard No.2

Remington Standard No.3

Remington Standard No.4

Remington Standard No.5

Remington Standard No.6

Remington Standard No.7

Remington Standard No.8

Remington Standard No.9

Remington Standard No.10

Remington Standard No.11

Remington Electric (1924)

Remington Junior

Remington Noiseless (Portable)

Remington Noiseless (Standard)

Ric0 A-1

Rofa (Curved)

Rofa (Straight)

Royal (Grand)

Royal Standard No.1

Royal Standard No.5

Royal Standard No.10

Sabb

Salter No.5

Salter No.6

Salter No.7

Salter No.10

Sampo

Saturn

Schade

Sholes & Glidden (Black)

Sholes & Glidden (Decorated)

Sholes Visible

Simplex No.1

Simplex (Later)

Smith-Premier No.1

Smith-Premier Nos.2 & 4

Smith-Premier Nos.3 & 5

Smith-Premier No.10

Standard Folding

Sterling No.1

Sterling No.2

Sun Index (Wood Base)

Sun Index (Dogbone)

Sun (Keyboard)

Taurus

Thurey

Tip-Tip

Travis

Triumph Perfect Visible

Underwood No.1

Underwood No.2

Underwood No.5

Vari-Typer

Velograph

Venus

Victor (Index)

Victor (Keyboard)

Victoria (Famos Variant)

Virocyl

Virotyp

Volkschreibmaschine

Waverley

Wellington

Westphalia

Williams No.1 (Curved Keyboard)

Williams No.1 (Straight Keyboard)

Williams No.2

Williams No.3

Williams No.4

Williams No.6

Woodstock

Woodstock Electric

World No.1 (Index, Uppercase Only)

World No.2 (Index, Upper & Lowercase)

Yetman

Yost No.1

Yost No4

New Yost

Yost No.10

Yost Visible

R

D

7.5

7.5

7.2

8.8

6.1

9.4

6.6

7.8

8.3

3.9

9.3

5.1

4.7

3.0

6.1

4.9

7.1

8.7

8.2

7.0

6.6

7.6

7.2

4.0

6.5

4.8

9.1

9.0

4.8

4.2

7.3

9.1

7.2

5.0

5.9

9.0

8.8

4.9

3.4

2.3

3.2

3.6

7.6

8.1

8.0

8.9

5.9

3.6

8.0

8.9

5.9

5.1

8.3

8.6

8.9

7.8

7.5

5.5

9.0

6.2

4.1

5.6

6.2

1.8

4.7

7.8

6.5

5.3

3.5

2.4

4.5

4.8

1.9

1.9

5.7

4.1

2.5

2.5

5.8

4.9

4.2

9.6

3.5

2.4

1.7

6.2

7.6

6.0

5.8

5.4

8.0

9.2

9.7

7.3

7.3

6.7

6.0

2.2

4.3

2.7

4.2

3.1

4.5

7.9

7.6

7.8

7.9

4.7

9.1

9.4

4.7

8.9

8.0

6.3

7.5

1.1

3.4

9.0

7.9

6.8

4.1

8.0

6.2

5.2

8.8

9.6

2.8

9.7

8.2

6.2

5.4

6.3

5.2

5.3

2.2

4.5

5.3

4.8

8.1

6.7

4.3

4.3

4.6

5.2

6.9

6.0

5.2

10

4.1

9.7

4.7

8.1

8.3

2.8

9.0

5.4

5.3

3.3

5.5

4.4

4.8

8.4

8.0

7.1

6.5

6.8

7.4

3.6

5.8

4.0

8.4

7.1

3.6

3.4

8.3

8.5

7.2

5.5

5.3

8.4

8.9

4.5

3.4

2.5

2.3

2.5

5.3

6.6

7.0

6.3

5.7

3.9

6.7

5.2

5.7

4.2

7.7

7.7

8.8

7.9

6.5

4.8

7.9

4.0

3.3

4.6

6.1

1.9

4.8

5.4

5.9

4.6

3.3

2.7

3.4

3.3

1.8

1.7

4.2

3.2

2.3

2.2

4.4

4.5

4.1

6.3

3.1

2.0

1.8

4.5

8.0

6.5

6.1

6.0

7.7

8.9

9.7

8.3

9.8

7.6

5.4

2.2

4.5

3.0

3.3

2.5

4.4

7.0

6.9

6.7

7.0

4.5

8.3

9.6

3.8

8.9

7.4

5.5

3.5

1.9

2.3

8.7

4.3

7.5

3.1

5.9

4.3

5.6

8.5

9.5

2.5

9.6

8.4

6.3

3.3

5.1

4.8

4.7

1.4

2.5

5.6

5.1

6.7

6.1

4.0

4.0

3.7

3.6