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About phillytyper

Co-owner, Trophybikes in Philadelphia; live with and tolerate computers; but I also dig manual typewriters. Shoot film from time to time, as a break from the rush of digital. Favorite bikes: Brompton S3L-X, Surly Cross Check, SURLY Long Haul Trucker Favorite camera: Leica M4, Fujifilm X20, Nikon F4. Favorite typewriter: Olympia SM9, Olivetti Lettera 22.

Cards & Letters gettin’ Better n’ Betters

Oh my, we really enjoyed our Publetters session at Tattooed Mom this week: From elegant letters on linen stationery to scrappy illustrated postcards, it was a great Tuesday. We wrote to friends in Brooklyn NY and Brewster MA and Madrid ESPAÑA … Continue reading

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A Blizzard of MAIL

Well, we defied STELLA, and scritched and scratched a stack of cards and letters (28 in all, not bad for a frigid Tuesday) to all sorts of lovely people–and to Sen. Pat TOOMEY. (see below for a sample) We also dropped … Continue reading

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Kindly March over to T-Mom’s on Tuesdays. Thank You.

FIRST EVER Publetters on South Street was last Tuesday, at TATTOOED MOM, where the writing is most definitely on the wall.  We missed you!   Looking forward to a very busy bunch of Tuesdays, writing to friends, foes and our elected … Continue reading

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Headed for the Standard Tap…

We finished up January at Fergies Pub with a solid stack of 49 letters and postcards. Sean Spicer, D. Trump, and Barack Obama will be hearing from us–in writing. You should know that we sent our first-ever Publetter to the town of … Continue reading

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OBAMAMAIL, and beyond…

This past Sunday, the New York Times wrote about an extraordinary American institution: The Letter A Day program of the Obama White House. George Washington got 5 letters a day, the NYT reported; Barrack Obama’s daily mail totaled 10,000. A team … Continue reading

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Goodbye to 2016, we can certainly say without hesitation…

We may not have felt much love for this passing year, but we shared affection and opinion with our fellows at the last Publetters of the year, in the comfy confines of Doobies Bar, 22nd & Lombard Sts. We wrote … Continue reading

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The Final Publetters of 2016!

Last Tuesday we marked the Publetters-Before-Christmas with a nice stack of handwritten mail.  We reached out to the Naughty (Pauly Shore), the Nice (Frank Ocean), the Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the Outright Disgusting (Donald Trump) – and of course, to … Continue reading

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Well-Done, Doobies!

Fantastic! We scratched out 50 letters and cards to Athens OH, Brattleboro VT, and to those men and women who are still needing a home, at the Sunday Breakfast Mission, among others. This despite a persistent, chilly, Casablanca-esque drizzle. Thanks … Continue reading

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Holiday letter writing at Doobies Bar

Let us note that we are not perfect, no we are not, by a long shot. Maybe even a city block. That’s how far we tried to move Doobies Bar – which is and has always been at 22nd & … Continue reading

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Farewell (for a while) to Chestnut Hill

Tonight, take shelter from the (warmish) rain inside the snug confines of McNally’s Tavern, very near the highest point in Philadelphia. We will lay out the pens and stationery and US Postal Service stamps very near to 7 p.m. and go … Continue reading

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