|Bring me an olivetti, please.|
I finally ventured back to my booth on my crutches, being very careful not to knock down everything in my path, and my booth was all like:
Um, where have you been these last two weeks? Everything is a mess around here! People are throwing stuff on the floor, stuffing doilies in vases, taking down pictures from your walls and leaving them next door, and leaving their half-finished Big Gulps behind. This is a dump!
Ok, so it was a mess, but really not as bad as I had feared. And lots of big items had sold, including the typewriter above and the big wooden rocking horse.
So, regarding typewriters - the owner said the interest in typewriters have noticeably gone up around here and that she will now pick up any typewriter she herself comes across. One of the reasons might be that the local paper recently did a large story on typewriter nostalgia and included some lovely color photos as well - you can see the online article here. Sure helps demand when hipsters sitting around coffee shops reading the paper get the idea that this is the next big thing to have! At least, that is how I am seeing it. I love my hipsters - they are easily among my best customers.
Have you seen a specific item suddenly get really popular due to certain local press coverage?