Shaken, not stirred... oh, and gold-plated

Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels, rewarded his own success by purchasing a gold-plated Royal Quiet De Luxe typewriter. "Ian Flaming's gold-plated typewriter, which was commissioned from the Royal Typewriter Company, New York City, USA, in 1952, was sold for $89,229 at Christie's, London, England, in May 1995." For more about authors and their typewriters, visit My Typewriter's website and stay tuned for Deidre's post about Mark Twain's typewriter.

Below: Truly the gentleman's typewriter, the gold-plated Remington.