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Pieces Of Eight - Instant Collection of Vintage Letterpress

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I was lucky enough to get hold of some wonderful, vintage wooden letterpress blocks a wee whiile ago. They came to me from Dublin and had clearly been sitting, unloved, in a shed for years and years.

I set about cleaning them up a bit and what magical things emerged from under the dust and ink...I fell in love with these warm, tactile pieces of printing history. I set off on a hunt for more and this is the result...numbers and letters now find their way to Edinburgh from all over the U.K. and Europe.

There is still some ink and paint on the blocks, and they do have some dinks and scratches, but that is part of their history and charm. Now they can be part of your history and charm! Not only that, but they are eco-friendly too, as they are being rescued and re-purposed.

I think these words, numbers and letters look great sitting on a shelf, desk or mantelpiece. Each one is different and unique.

This is an instant collection of number 8's...a perfect gift for your favourite Octophile!

The largest block measures 4 3/4" x 2 3/4", the tallest is 5 3/4" x 1 5/8", and the smallest is 1/2" x 3/8".The blocks are not attached to each other in any way, so you can arrange them as you wish.

Have fun!

Pieces Of Eight - Instant Collection of Vintage Letterpress


  • Vintage handmade item
  • Material: vintage wooden letterpress blocks
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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