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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.

We’re in the home stretch for 2017– at DOOBIES BAR this very DECEMBER

OK, do you really want to be part of the throng who vow to stay more in touch with their friends and relations … in the New Year? Why wait to make a resolution? – take action now and put … Continue reading

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FERGIES PUB: good turnout in rain is heartening!

Talent means nothing–unless you show up. And they did, despite a miserable, chilly rain that blanketed Philly from start to finish. When we were done, 28 cards and letters slid (had slud?) into the mail box, bound for sunny Palm … Continue reading

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40% of Publetters sessions at The Bishop’s Collar completed!

OK, with two Tuesdays behind us, we’ve put more than 50 carefully hand-written post cards and letters into the hungry mail boxes of the United States Postal Service. That is but a drop in the ocean of First-Class Mail the … Continue reading

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OPENING NIGHT REPORT: The Bishop’s Collar, 24th & Fairmount, PHL

We had a very encouraging start to this long (FIVE Tuesdays’ run) October at The Bishop’s Collar, a Fairmount pub of the classic variety.  Letter-writing recidivists Woody D. and Robert E set the tone early, and we had 22 letters … Continue reading

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Fare Thee Well September!

We will be in a different location come October (see below) – BUT NOT YET. Tonight, join us for one last Publetters in one of our favorite bars–Bridgewaters Pub, nestled just inside 30th Street Station, 30th and Market Streets, Philadelphia. … Continue reading

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PUBLETTERS IS BACK: in 30th St. Station!

 Bridgewaters Pub is tucked just steps from one of the grandest public spaces in Philadelphia, the main waiting room of Amtrak 30th Street Station.  Bridgewaters has handsome woody interior, a kitchen several notches above your usual tavern, and offers a … Continue reading

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LAST CALL FOR SUMMER PUBLETTERS!

Here is a stack of more than three dozen letters, some going around the corner, others going all the way to Ghana, West Africa, and at least one going to George Takei.   Next Tuesday (7/25) is our last Publetters of … Continue reading

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Brewertyown – next week; time to write your representatives!

As our flyer above illustrates, we will be in Brewerytown for the first time ever on Tuesdays in July. And we are quite happy to set up our stamps, paper, envelopes, stamps and so on at ERA on Poplar Street, … Continue reading

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TwoMoreTwosdays at McNally’s…

We  ALMOST  ran out of BATMAN  stamps (RIP Adam West) at yesterday’s PUBLETTERS. But before that happened, we composed, wrote, signed, sealed and stamped letters and postcards to Urbana IL, Huntsville, AL (where your host spent his toddler years catching … Continue reading

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Off to a snappy start in CHESTNUT HILL

We are always happy when someone writes us back, be it friend, or relative or – just this week – Alec Baldwin!  Philly writer and Publetters recidivist GD Hoffman showed us an awesome, personal note he got back from AB, … Continue reading

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