seson.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Cooley_A-L.jpg http://www.timepresseson.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Cooley_M-Z.jpg I told my Sister in-law that I’m now going to expect to find letterpress type every time I come to visit. Last visit I picked a few sorts at an antique store near her house. Prior to this visit she struck gold and found the “Bonanza”. Part of the lot was a small…

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http://www.timepresseson.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/RRRRR.jpg When I was taking a close look at some recently purchased type I thought two blocks looked odd. When I started cleaning the type part of the lowercase “r” separated from the block. Looks like it may be veneer. I don’t know much about veneer wood type. Pretty sure I can perform a little…

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Let’s just say I may have been overly excited when I found this type at an antique store. I don’t no about you, but I have a formula for how much I like to pay for wood type. Needless to say, I paid up for this lot.

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It wasn’t a light package the delivery man left at the front door. You would expect a big box of letterpress 5″ wood type to be on the heftier side. And it was. About a year ago I had already filled on drawer of the Hamilton Case with 18-Line All Caps Gothic Poster. Any day you can fill a drawer with wood type is a good day. Today is a better than average day because 3o-line Poster Gothic filled two drawers.

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This was our second year going to the San Jose Printer’s Guild’s event. Officially called the S.F. Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose. As usual this is a small gathering of like minded individuals who enjoy the art and history of letterpress printing. It’s a good opportunity to purchase items for our studio.

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Purchased some san serif 72pt type off ebay the other day. Imagine my wife’s surprise when she went to pick up the little package left on the porch. Lets just say it caught her off guard. She never expected it to be 14 pounds.

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Today, I had a big find. In my never ending search for wood letterpress type I’m always looking for type when ever we go antique shopping. Usually a big find would mean a lot of letters. The more letters the better. Today, I only found a couple of letters, but 50 picas tall. Now that’s…

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                                Few unidentified fonts in the case. Think this mystery is solved. Spent some time online looking trough a few old type specimen books. Identifying the font as Slimline N0. 241 was the first step. I then took inventory. Quickly saw…

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