A collection of five vintage letterpress printing blocks, each featuring a traditional Masonic Freemason's "G" with the common square and compass insignia. Typically these steel press blocks would have been used in early-to-mid 20th century ink printing (newspapers, flyers and the like) - however these Masonic blocks are somewhat rare...
An assortment of six different industrial letterpress printer blocks featuring advertising logos of yesteryear! Including PFAFF, Major Farming, General Insurance Co. of America, Freezer Meats, Ladner Transfer Ltd, and Oliver's Little Plumbers. Stylish yet functional vintage pieces of advertising printing equipment to add to your collection.
Once in a while as a picker you'll stumble upon something that just has to be grabbed instantly (before someone else does) such as these unique letterpress printer's blocks containing photographs of people. These two plates both contain markings from the I.P.E.U (International Photo-Engravers Union) which suggests they date back to no earlier than 1904.
Wonderful old photo printing blocks, originally used in the creation of printed ephemera such as newspapers, books, pamphlets, etc. Most are copper plates adhered onto a solid wood backing, and almost all are inverted images whereby the original source being actual photograph negatives. Priced at just $100 for the whole lot - that's less than $4 each!