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Details about  Antique Wooden & Metal Letterpress Type faces plus cabinets and trays

Antique Wooden & Metal Letterpress Type faces plus cabinets and trays See original listing
Antique-Wooden-Metal-Letterpress-Type-faces-plus-cabinets-and-trays
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Used
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20 Jun, 2012 14:04:39 BST
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£9,999.00
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Item location:
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

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eBay item number:
300723967621
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Last updated on  19 Jun, 2012 17:51:22 BST  View all revisions

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Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
 

Due to the huge volume of emails, requests and general interest in this item I have now got around 100 photos of this listing and most of the various components...

I have two cabinets of approximately 50 trays in each full of various sizes and typefaces from the commercial letterpress industry, there are literaly 1,000's of different blocks here. These are from my Granfathers printing business which started in 1946 and ended around the early 1990's. I believe there are some typefaces there that are over 100 years old but I am no expert so they really need to be seen by someone who is knowlegable in the field. They are mostly wooden blocks with some metal type, (only 1 tray plus a few blocks here and there are metal).  The outside of the cabinets are metal and the draws are all made of wood and have various size compartments in them to house the type. Some of them have ornate handles with engraved initials.They are all stored at my Grandparents in Essex so anyone interested will have to collect them from there and if you want to view the items we will have to make arrangements to meet there as I live in the Midlands these days. I can arrange delivery anywhere in the UK but will have to charge for this depending on mileage etc...

For a collector or perhaps a restorer I think this maybe a real GOLDMINE!

Feel free to contact me if you want more information. Please note the file for the photos is around 200mb.

I have also loaded these to a URL just click the link below and it should take you straight there...

http://s1150.photobucket.com/albums/o612/goddenwood123/

or copy the link below straight into your browser:-

photobucket.com/vintagetypefaces

 

 

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