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My wood type collection has sold! The collection is going to a letterpress printer (who prefers to remain anonymous). He intends to create a specimen book from the collection, and eventually donate it to a large American printing museum. Thank you everyone for all your emails, inquiries and good wishes. I will suggest to the buyer that he makes sure to notify Typophile readers when the specimen book is done.
My large personal collection of classic and rare wood type fonts is now for sale: 373 fonts in eleven type cabinets, plus 129 related items.
The collection is about one-third historic and fancy fonts, one-third modern 20th century fonts, and one-third gothics. Also included are two smaller collections, one of borders, catchwords & ornaments and one of sorts, as well as several wood type catalogs and books and a 36-inch wood type composing stick from the old print shop at St. Meinrad's Abbey Press. Asking price is $172,000 (about $425/font).
For an inventory and prospectus with additional photos, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org