Sunday, February 2, 2014

Avona-Jet Among Bon Marche Boxes

I bought these boxes at an estate sale, and realized how well they would go with typewriters. All of the boxes are from The Bon Marche, from the years between 1960 and 1990. The red floor is a Bon Marche box lid, the yellow and brown ones are from the mid 1970s. The woodgrain texture is a vinyl clipboard. The typewriter was originally sold by The Bon Marche, in Seattle, WA. It was by no means a sales success (see being sold frequently on clearance.



  1. Sweet looking typewriter. It is an Antares, of course. The Avona name is also found on Alpinas imported to the US.

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    2. It is a surprisingly good typewriter. It's a shame it didn't catch on in the US (this is the only one I have ever seen) . It was frequently on sale at vastly reduced prices.