SNEAK PEEK: Shhh..here's a first look at the newest artifact for our #007 exhibit. Ode to Fleming. #goldentypewriter. pic.twitter.com/vB8jAEBMqT
— The Spy Museum (@IntlSpyMuseum) August 12, 2013
UPDATE: Thanks to Jason Whiton of Spy Vibe, we have some info on this. This is not the golden typewriter that Ian Fleming used to write his James Bond novels. That sold several years back at auction to an unknown buyer. Here's what we are seeing here:
COMING SOON TO SPY! A sneak peek of our newest artifact soon to be installed in our Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains exhibit.
This golden typewriter belonged to Sir Peter Smithers, who during WWII, worked closely with Ian Fleming in British Naval Intelligence on a number of covert operations. Fleming so admired his friends’ golden typewriter that he purchased one for himself, and used it to write several novels.
Thank you Jason.