Olivetti Lettera 22 - Rarity! Early model 1950 - - with original case - Italian Design - Portable Typewriter


Shipping to United States: $112.98
Sorry, this item has sold.

Rare early model: 1950!
Lettera 22: an italian legend, the symbol of typing,

Built in 1950 thanks to Marcello Nizzoli who has been collaborating with the Olivetti company since 1938. It is an elegant object with very clean and compact lines compared to the previous models. In 1959 it was chosen by a commission of one hundred designers from the Illinois Institute of Technology as the best design product made in the last 100 years. Won the "Compasso d'Oro" in 1956. Today it is part of the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York.

Lettera 22 the most legendary Olivetti portable typewriter of all time.

Serial: 933705
Paper format: Lettera / A4
Keyboard layout: QZERTY
Dimensions: 32 x 30 x 8 cm
Weight: 3,7 kg

Immacolate working conditions: perfect mechanics, wonderfull aestethic : some visible scretches as you can see in detailed pictures.
Original case: zipper closes partially. Cleaned and sanitized. See pictures for details.

A super nice cotton cover will be inclued as an extra cover.
New and fresh ribbon will be installed so when you will receive you will be ready to type!
It will be packaged safely with super care to prevent any damage.

Tracking information will be provided where possible. Deliveries extra-Europe will be handled by UPS/DHL.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to current situation some extra fees might apply to shipping - please contact me before paying. Please, note that custom duties, import taxes and other fees are at expense of the buyer.

For any other question or comment contact me I will be happy to hear your comments.

Ciao Ciao


Shipping from Italy

Processing time

1-3 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Reviews (1)


The Most Beautiful Object —this machine has been so carefully tended & restored. It’s obvious that the seller really respects and loves these splendid things. When it arrived, I was amazed at how pristinely and carefully it had been packed for its overseas voyage. Grazie & Bravo!

Legal imprint