How much for lead type?

I have the opportunity to buy a milk crate’s worth of lead type (still in the package, not pied). I don’t know how much I should offer… any guesses?

It’s all lead, no wood type… it’s a mixed bag of what’s there though there are some cuts…

Thanks guys!

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If they are full fonts with caps, figures and lower case they might be worth more money, but if not i would only offer one or two dollars a pound, feel this person out, ask what they think it is worth then you don’t insult them by going toolow. Cuts are cool, i’ve picked up lots over the years, most i’ve never used, i wouldn’t pay much for cuts because most you will never use. Hope this helps, Dick G.

Thanks Dick,
Luckily I’ve worked with him before, but I still really don’t want to insult him.

I’ll be heading over there today to check everything out again. I’m pretty sure the majority of it isn’t in a full font, but there might be one or two that are.

I’ll let you know how it goes!

Thanks again DG,


Well, all went well, I purchased the whole lot- even though there were only 3 complete sets, I now have about 80 packages of type!

I bet if you post a list of the incomplete faces you got, with sizes, someone will want at least some of them to add to existing fonts, or would have some to yours if you wanted to keep them.


Megan, i too have some brand new type that aren’t complete fonts, if you have something in your new stuff that you want to complete let me know and i will see if i have what you need. Dick G.

I’m going to try and make that list today or tomorrow and I will make sure to post it when I do.

Thank you both!