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This item sold on January 24, 2012.

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To dream ... the impossible dream ... This listing is for a set of antique letterpress metal type spelling DREAM in a sans serif 72-point font. Each letter is approximately 1 inch high. You will get these exact letters.

Want to dream a little cheaper? Let me know and I'll find you some letters in a smaller font size. I have literally a ton of type, so let me know what kind of font you're looking for and I'll dig through what I have.

Each and every piece of letterpress goodness is near and dear to my heart. I keep everything that I can, and I only part with the items that I can't use and that are taking up too much space in our workshop. I'll share with you everything I know about the items.

These letters were salvaged from a bucket of type of miscellaneous fonts. I acquired them from a handyman friend, who acquired them from the daughter of an old letterpress printer. In exchange for some work on her house, my friend was given all of the printer's equipment, which had sat, unused, in a cabin in the mountains of Colorado for several decades. My friend kept everything for about 2 years but never had the time to devote to it, so he called me. Two truckloads and a lot of sweat later, everything found its way to my house. I am slowly going through the boxes and buckets and cases of type, so check back often for other items that I decide I can part with.

This type was probably cast on a Monotype giant caster, a machine that makes type in sizes up to and including 72 point. The letters have a flat foot (the bottom of the block) and two hollow areas in the body that greatly reduce the weight.
Looking for something specific? Let me know and I'll see if I have it!

I will combine shipping on items. I will ship everything I can in flat rate priority boxes from USPS, so you can really get your money's worth by combining items in one order. Convo me for a reserved listing, or I'll refund excess shipping charges through PayPal.

DREAM - antique letterpress type - 72 point font


  • Vintage Supply
  • Material: metal
  • Ships worldwide from Colorado, United States
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