Letterpress Classifieds

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Be Aware!

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.   The Action Fraud Web­site has more details of frauds to look out for.

March 2022

For Sale or Disposal

Due to retire­ment i have a Thompson platen that i need to move on. Still used for cut­ting and creas­ing but has wear and tear. Could be used for spares also.

Mar­tin Han­cock, Northamp­ton
01604 631425

September 2021

For Sale or Disposal

Presses for sale
Kor­rex Nürn­berg 1973           
Kor­rex Karl Krause 1948                   
Kor­rex Max Sim­mel 1950                 
Kor­rex Han­over 1973                         
Grafix G1 1960                                       
Grafix Gx0 1960                         
FAG Swiss proof 40 1971                   
Vander­cook SP 15 1961                      
Vander­cook No.4 1966
Vander­cook No.5 1955           
Vander­cook No.3 1956
Vander­cook Uni­ver­sal III                 
Littl­john proof press                           
Soldan proof press                               
Chand­ler & Price platen 1930
Vico­bold Platen hori­zont­al approch art platen           
Karl Krause Leipig Etch­ing press, Star Wheel 1946
Table top presses
New Corini­um and Glevum presses £1625 and £2250
Alu­mini­um bases for block print­ing,
New quoin keys, roller gauges, type high gauges, pal­let knives, lead cut­ters etc
Type cases full and empty, oth­er print­ing eph­em­era
Call Rod
01453 766716
 

Con­tact: Ros Saw, Stroud, Glos

01453 766716. info@beyondletterpress.com


For Sale or Disposal

Crop­per Charlton Peer­less tread­mill press. Not used for a num­ber of years, but appears to be in work­ing order.
Corner­stone type case cab­in­et, con­tain­ing a vari­ety of text sizes in Bembo and Univer Medi­um, Roman and Ital­ic.
Selec­tion of chases, quoins and fur­niture also avail­able.
Any reas­on­able offer that will save it from being scrapped will be con­sidered. Buy­er to col­lect.
Ian White

Con­tact: Ian White, Ben­fleet, Essex

ipchalkie@aol.com

August 2021

Wanted

I’m look­ing for a Side lever press, sim­il­ar to Sig­walt or Gold­ing Offi­cial, if any­one has one they are look­ing to sell please con­tact me. Thanks

Con­tact: Mike, Essex

mjukp@yahoo.co.uk


July 2021

For Sale or Disposal

Gem No. 2 by T.C.THOMPSON & SON, Manchester — look­ing for a home. Obtained by a friend for renov­a­tion but he has now passed on. As far as is known it is com­plete except for a small pivot pin. We offer the press free to someone pre­pared for a pro­ject to bring it back to life. Con­tact me for pho­tos / details.

Con­tact: John  Sher­wen, Ulverston

johnsherwen@hotmail.com


For Sale or Disposal

Fre­d­er­ick Ulmer Columbi­an Print­ing Press For sale. The press was in full work­ing order when I pur­chased about 8 years ago and has been stored under a blanket in my gar­age. Not cur­rently set up due to space not high enough. top platen is double demy I believe 24 x 36 ins. It was moved pro­fes­sion­ally from Hayling Island and it just needs new webbing to roll bed in and out, Tymphan needs re- cov­er­ing and some gen­er­al clean up but everything is with it no parts miss­ing and platen no cracks.  I also have the ori­gin­al ink­ing stand that was with the press and these are quite rare now. Only for sale reluct­antly as I do not have the work­shop space to set up as I have a large etch­ing press set up. Bank Trans­fer or cash on col­lec­tion only. £9,000
 

Con­tact: Jack­ie Field, Eastbourne

07514 186507 / jackiefield@gmx.com


For Sale or Disposal

An assort­ment of met­al let­ter­press typefaces, 6pt upwards, includ­ing the trays – at least 10 in total (arranged). They haven’t been used in years but the type appears to be in very good con­di­tion. Wear and tear to the cases. Also includ­ing, a wide range of bags of assor­ted uniden­ti­fied type, unusu­al sets of addi­tion­al sym­bol sets, a couple of tubes of inks, a roller, a box of lead­ing, and an adana let­ter­press chase bed.

Some of the iden­ti­fied sets of type:
10pt Gill Light Ital­ic
12pt Univers Médi­um
12pt Per­petua
10pt Old Style
10pt Gill Extra Light
10pt Light Eng­lish
12pt Goudy
12pt Uni­verse Medi­um Con­densed.

I’m keen to sell the com­plete col­lec­tion.

If you do have any ques­tions or would like to see any pic­tures, please email me on benjamin.greenhalgh@gmail.com

Thanks
 

Con­tact: Ben­jamin Green­halgh, Wilmslow

benjamin.greenhalgh@gmail.com


For Sale or Disposal

Crop­per Charlton Peer­less tread­mill press. Not used for a num­ber of years, but appears to be in work­ing order.
Corner­stone type case cab­in­et, con­tain­ing a vari­ety of text sizes in Bembo and Univer Medi­um, Roman and Ital­ic.
Selec­tion of chases, quoins and fur­niture also avail­able.
Any reas­on­able offer that will save it from being scrapped will be con­sidered. Buy­er to col­lect.
Ian White

Con­tact: Ian White, Ben­fleet, Essex

ipchalkie@aol.com


Wanted

I’m look­ing for any let­ter­press type, blocks, fur­niture, etc — includ­ing joblot clear­ances, mixed type, ini­tials, etc. I have a full platen press and I’m look­ing to build my col­lec­tion of type and blocks. If you have any­thing you’re look­ing to dis­pose of or sell, please con­tact me — I will drive to col­lect wherever possible. 

Con­tact: Sarah, Bedford

ironflower@gmail.com


Wanted

I’m look­ing for any let­ter­press type, blocks, fur­niture, etc — includ­ing joblot clear­ances, mixed type, ini­tials, etc. I have a full platen press and I’m look­ing to build my col­lec­tion of type and blocks. If you have any­thing you’re look­ing to dis­pose of or sell, please con­tact me — I will drive to col­lect wherever possible. 

Con­tact: Sarah, Bedford

ironflower@gmail.com

June 2021

For Sale or Disposal

Three 40-slot (2 x 20 side-by-side) met­al type cab­in­ets. Two have ran­dom tops, one does not. Free to any good home or they will be going to my loc­al scrapyard. Can deliv­er loc­ally one at a time.

Richard

Con­tact: Richard Lawrence, Oxford, 07812094781 or ZRLawrence@aol.com


May 2021

For Sale or Disposal

Vari­ety of fonts, spa­cing, fur­niture, card etc; vary­ing between good/excellent con­di­tion. Also an Adana 5×3 in fair con­di­tion, without rollers.

Con­tact: Chris Steven­son, Leighton Buz­zard, stevenson59@stevenson59.force9.co.uk

For Sale or Disposal

FAG SP40 proof­ing press recently restored. Late mod­el. Power driv­en ink­ing sys­tem.
Manu­al impres­sion.
Paper size 400 x 580mm
Form size 400 x 560mm
Press size (l/w/h) 2.1 / 0.86 / 1.1M
Press weight 450kg
We can ship world­wide and are fully insured
We deliv­er in Eng­land and Wales and parts of Scot­land and install.
£10,000 + VAT
For more info
Call 01453 766716 or email info@beyondletterpress.com
www.beyondletterpress.com to see pics

Con­tact: Rod Shaw, Stroud, 01453 766716 email: info@beyondletterpress.com


April 2021

For Sale or Disposal

Adana Eight-Five Press in work­ing order + Adana Five-Three also in work­ing order. Selec­tion of fonts + fur­niture leads, set­ting stick and books.

Con­tact: Rob.boath, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, rob.boath@sgkinc.com

July 2020

For Sale or Disposal

No1 Cropper­ette for sale. Lots of boxes of type but I don’t have a clue what they are. Some wooden blocks also. Press has not prin­ted for quite a few years but appears to be pretty com­plete. I don’t know any­thing about print­ing but would like to regime this machine.
Con­tact seanflatley@gmail.com for pic­tures and more info.

Wanted

Look­ing for lino­type met­al, prefer­ably ingots for cast­ing on lud­low and inter­type equip­ment.
Altern­at­ively if you know of a good sup­pli­er, please let me know.
Thanks, Nigel
print@bannockfarm.com

June 2020

Wanted

Dear all, I have a Mod­el No.3 table top let­ter­press machine that lacks the cor­rect chase. I have been mak­ing do with smal­ler ones, but am now fed up with the faff! It’s now my dearest wish to have the right chase that just lifts in and out of the machine, without hast­ily made sup­ports that usu­ally mean I print on the wonk. So please, if any­one has a chase for my Mod­el No. 3, I would be very happy.
Thanks in advance for your help,
Jonath­an
jtooke2@outlook.com

February 2020

For Sale or Disposal

We are selling our much loved West­ern No.5 Gal­ley Proof­ing Press (as we are mov­ing over­seas). The press was restored by Bey­ond Let­ter­press in 2015. It has a large print area, shelving and low main­ten­ance. We brought it for £4,500 and will accept near offers. Pick up from Lon­don SE16.

theshippingpress@gmail.com

For Sale or Disposal

Vic­tor­ia A3 par­al­lel art platen. Ger­man built c.1930.The Rock­­stroh-Werke AG of Hei­de­nau built these fant­ast­ic machines pri­or to WWII. Much sought after by fine print­ers for their even impres­sion and superb ink­ing. Easy to oper­ate, with adjustable roller rail height, cent­ral impres­sion weight, brake etc. This is the A3 mod­el (platen 420 x 300 mm). Comes with two chases and side tables, two large on one small grip­pers. Large single phase vari­able speed elec­tric motor. Domest­ic 3 pin plug. 1.5HP.  The press has been in con­tinu­al use and is well main­tained – no work needed. The machine can be lif­ted onto pal­let for col­lec­tion near Durham.  If a buy­er is on the east between Kent and Northum­ber­land, shared deliv­ery might be pos­sible. Only selling as I have an eye on a slightly lar­ger machine. If I’d the space, I’d be keep­ing this one. Cash on col­lec­tion or bank trans­fer. Offers around £1,200.00
typedu@mac.com