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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE COLLEEN McCULLOUGH AO, NORFOLK ISLAND

The Royal typewriter Colleen McCullough used to write Tim (published 1974) and The Thorn Birds (published 1977)

Estimate $3,000 – $5,000

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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE COLLEEN McCULLOUGH AO, NORFOLK ISLAND

grey powder-coated and chromed metal, bearing a mailing label inscribed 'BRITTAIN / 22 CHURCH STREET / FEN DITTON / CAMBRIDGE C85 BSU / ENGLAND'
46 cm wide, 21 cm high, 45 cm deep

  • Lot Sold $3,800 (Hammer Price)
  • $4,636 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Literature

McCullough, Colleen, Colleen McCullough: Life Without the Boring Bits, Harper Collins, Sydney, 2011, illustrated front cover

Condition Report

Please note that the typewriter is Royal brand, rather than Corona as originally catalogued; overall accretions and dust to the exterior and to the keys; return arm detached and missing; ink ribbon dry; the typewriter action is functioning but the typewriter has not been tested in detail; overall sound original condition.

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