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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.

October 2018

For Sale or Disposal

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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

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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

August 2018

For Sale or Disposal

Numbering boxes and quoins.

Contact: Bob Gibbons


For Sale or Disposal

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Available to buy

1 Joyce Letterpress tray with brass corner plates, used but in good condition. this is the deeper 16 3/4 inch (42cm approx) tray. reasonable offers accepted or will courier for £12 .


1 type tray 27cm wide and 61cm deep with handle and removable wooden dividers. mid to late 20th century. This possibly isn’t a type tray but has been used for one, ideal for ornaments and borders. photos on request and reasonable offers accepted.

Also willing to trade either or both for a slimmer 37cm deep type tray/trays of similar condition.

feel free to email with any queries. both items are available to collect from Winchester by prior arrangement.

Contact: Andy, Winchester


 For Sale or Disposal

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Fully Restored Harrild & Sons Treadle Platen

Platen Size 11 1/4 x 7 1/4 (inches)

Fully restored to the highest standard and ready to start printing again. The machine comes with a full width adjustable ink duct, fully adjustable roller runners, brand new recovered rollers, full integral safety guard. The machine also comes with 3 chases which are original. Viewing is welcomed but be warned you may fall in love with the machine, We have!

Any more information or pictures please drop me a line on 07834 045 453 – neil@aldersonco.co.uk

Many Thanks

Neil Alderson
Alderson & Co Limited

Contact: Harrild & Sons Treadle Platen, Walton on Thames, Surrey
07834 045 453 or Neil@aldersonco.co.uk

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A fount of 36pt Gloucester Bold Italic weighing 4.5kg. I can send a photo showing the quantities of each character, Caps mainly 5 vowels and 3 consonants, Lower case mainly 10 vowels and 5 consonants, figures 3 or 4 of each, ligatures 1 or 2, punctuation points 3-5. £44 plus postage.

Contact: Adrian Hillyer, Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire

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Two wooden type cabinets both of which can hold 18 typecases plus separate double width random. The runners are in good condition for age, cases slide in and out without catching. When placed on the cabinets gives full width upper and lower random to front and at the rear provides a slip galley random with lead rack below. Photographs are available via email. £200.00

Contact: Adrian Hillyer, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

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Complete letterpress print works
15 x 10″ Arab, has broken inking lever arm (repairable) everything else in working order needs new rollers and clean up. Has treadle and pulleys for motor.
Model 2 platen approx 9 x 6″, perfect working order, needs new rollers and clean up
Over 50 type cases with a double and a single cabinet. Type consists of 6 -36 pt, mainly Gill, Times, Light English Text with other fonts too.
Galley rack with 30 galleys mostly with standing jobs, handy if you need “Christmas Dance” already set in Light English Text!
Two boxes full of furniture, quoins, brass rule, cutting steel rule etc.
Sundry special type, maths font, fractions, calendar sets, etc.
Cundall folding machine.
For sale as a whole £3,500, may split

Contact: Nigel Goldsmith, Bridgwater, Somerset

For Sale or Disposal

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Victoria Dresden Platen available for a restoration project. Beautiful press. If interested please contact Rachel or Sarah at Berrington Press.

Contact: Rachel Cowdery, Pontrilas, Herefordshire

For Sale or Disposal

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Thompson Auto Platen with no rollers or ink ducts. For spares. Any offers to Rachel or Sarah at Berrington Press

Contact: Rachel Cowdery, Pontrilas, Herefordshire


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We have recently acquired a Cropper Minerva (guessing c. 1870) 10 x 15 treadle press.

Sadly it’s missing it’s rollers (no shafts) and it’s chase. Having a bit of a nightmare sourcing replacements without any drawings or dimensions of the originals.

If anyone happen to have these we’d love to buy them, regardless of their condition.

Thank you. Vici

Contact: Vici Blenkharn, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

For Sale or Disposal

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Adana 6×4 Letterpress Machine, with chase and mounting board.
Setting Stick,
Furniture pack,
Lead pack,
Charging roller
2 clean cases
18pt Spartan type
24pt Universe type
English text type
stock block
3 x inks
brand new rollers with runners (cost £49!)


Contact: alun mills, caridff

June 2018

For Sale or Disposal

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For Sale
Etching press. 48″ x 24″ bed size. Manufactured by Art Equipment Ltd. Rushenden.
In very good condition. A solid and well made press, until recently used for printing linocuts.
Photos available by e-mail. It is missing the gearing cover but I use without. Buyer to dismantle and collect.
Price £2, 250.

Contact: Roger, Whitland, Pembrokeshire

For Sale or Disposal

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For Sale Albion Press
A beautiful smaller handpress in perfect working order.
Platen size 16″ x 11″. With original tympan and frisket, newly covered. Advised as made probably c.1890’s.
No maker. Was moved and assembled with two people.
Recently professionally restored. Buyer to arrange dismantling and collection.
Photos available by e-mail. Price £ 4,850.

Contact: Roger, Whitland, Pembrokeshire