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WARNING: I’m sorry to say I’ve had reports of some posters being approached by scammers: these have been typically not in the UK or asking for items to be couriered.  In one case a person was offered too much for their press and asked for the difference to be paid back to the buyer.   This scam ad from Gumtree includes details of some common scams in the description.

January 2019

For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
2 Adana presses.
Sale or repair as both require new rollers.
Lots of type available.
Over 25 typefaces in total
Collection only
Can supply pictures on request.

Contact: Harvey, Bideford
roomy101@gmail. com

November 2018



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Hello to the British Letterpress Community,
A brief summary and request for help/advice.
So we have only one artistic person in the family, our daughter, who we believe is looking to widen her design skill set. Yes, she is progressing in her role of graphic designer and she loves her calligraphy hobby, however she is investigating the benefits of letterpress (yes she covered this at MMU).
We have been tasked of trying to locate the best avenue’s to locate a letterpress machine and accessories (e-bay bundle we believe is the terminology)
After ‘trawling’ the web it was great to find British Letterpress.
So if you have any advice or equipment please get in touch.
Many thanks

Contact: Graeme Patterson, Macclesfield Cheshire

For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
My Dad had loads of Adana typeface. I still have quite a bit of it and don’t really want to scrap it. It was in trays but they have been tipped up in transporting and although I have tried to sort them this is very time consuming and my eyesight isn’t great! Some is very small and some quite large (up to 7.5mm high). It appears to be generally quite plain type faces. Most is unused. If anyone is interested please contact me. I need to get rid of it as I don’t have the room to store it and I will never use it.

Contact: Stephen Beard, Desford, Leicestershire

October 2018

For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
For Sale: Korrex Nurnberg 1974 proofing press. Bed size 38cm x 50cm. This is a beautiful press in tip top original condition, one of the last made. The Korrex Nurnberg is part of a range of presses equally good and similar in size and style as the Vandercook No. 4 and the FAG SP40. Ink distribution by electric motor, impression by hand, this is a flatbed press with impression drum which gives superb prints from perfect inking. You are welcome to come and try it out and see for yourself or call and discuss your needs. Price will include free shipping overseas. Free deliver and installation in England, Wales and Scotland. We are fully insured until it is in your workshop. We give instruction and tuition. See pics on Instagram.com/beyondletterpress. POA. Email: info@beyondletterpress.com If this is not the press you are looking for, call us because we probably have it. 01453 766716 or 07719 210612 www.beyondletterpress.com we love talking presses!

Contact: Rod Shaw, Stroud, Gloucestershire
01453 766716 www.beyondletterpress.com

For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
Grafix Proofing Press
40cm x 50cm print bed Grafix Proofing press in very good order and lovely condition. It has little use. It’s nearest relative would be a Vandercook but we think it is a better press, developed in conjunction with FAG. The press is suitable for Continental type height and therefore can be used for both European and British/American type heights. We can deliver and install in your premises f.o.c. in UK and give tuition. Will ship abroad included in the price, and we are always fully insured wherever the press is taken. It does not take up a lot of room and is ideal for prestigeous printing and posters. This press will produce superb letterpress printing.
We offer help and advice and tuition. For pictures and more info.
£7,500 + VAT
Contact: 01453 766716 or email: info@qwertyop.co.uk

Contact: Rod Shaw, Gloucestershire
01453 766716 email:info@qwertyop.co.uk

September 2018


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Hi there I’m looking for a table top press if you have one please get in touch as I’d love to potentially take it off your hands!

Thank you.

Contact: Looking for Table top press, Cardiff UK

For Sale or Disposal

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I bought this a couple of years ago and never used it.

I think it’s an Adana 6×4 printing press and it comes with a while ton of goodies including a small 5 tier drawer with 5 fonts: 12pt Times New Roman, 24pt Klang, some kind of large curly script, a gothic looking script, Rockwell Shadow 18pt and universe italic 15pt. I do not know if these are complete but again happy to accept viewings or send photos of each tray.

Recommend viewing (contact me to arrange) because I don’t really know what I’m looking at or how complete it all is, but it’s a pretty substantial amount of stuff. I know that the disc on top does not rotate as it should but other than this it seems to be fully workable with a bit of a clean and maintenance.

Collection only as it’s all really heavy. Please bid and communicate via ebay link. Thank you

Contact: Bear, Exeter

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Of interest to letterpress printers. I am selling my Cropperette No. 1 model, c1900, which was partially restored some ten years ago. Complete with ink fountain and numbering box.Sweet, smooth treadle action, with little sound. Rollers in excellent condition, with one completely recovered on a new stock. It has not been used for about 12 months, but has been kept clean and oiled. Unfortunately there is nochase with press. I have mislaid it, or it was taken inadvertently when I sold my Cropper Charlton Minerva a few months ago, (I was in hospital at the time and well meaning friends supervised the removal.) It will take an 8×5 Adana chase if quoins are used. I have tried to get a chase for this press, but I’ve been diverted by a slow recovery from illness and haven’t tried particularly hard. I am told, but cannot verify, that a Pearl chase will fit. Reluctantly the Cropperette has to go to provide space for larger press. Probably 2-3cwt, old money. I’ve managed to get it to sit on a palette.Collection by buyer only. Pictures available from centurion3@phonecoop.coop£700

Contact: John Tittley, Hereford


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I’m looking for scrap mono- and lino-type, any condition, even mixed. It is for recasting small items. Prefer larger quantities. Last lot lasted me 2 years.

Contact: Steve Lee, Liverpool, Merseyside
steveauction@aol.com or 07806787322