And so the trade happened.
Through the kindness of salt-of-the-earth Corey who picked it up for me in Cincy (he was there on vacation), I very happily got my Royal P. To me, the imperfections only add to its character and story. In exchange, Richard got my Hermes Media 3 cursive and sold it for a good price at Urban Legend.
Just one more awesome deal in Typospheria.
Footnote: The special generosity we nurture here in the Typosphere is just inspiring, don't you think? By generosity, we do not just mean giving, we also mean receiving. Richard once wrote: "Sometimes, the most generous thing you can do is to accept a gift." Well said, Richard Wan Kenobi, well said.
* Typecast via Royal P (serial number/date to follow)