1880 - 1890’s Printing Publications

Working through my father’s estate, I found a number of different printing publications from the late 1800’s. Can anyone tell me if these hold any value? Are there any companies that you know of that deal in these type of materials? All are in very good condition. Here’s a link to the pulication covers that I have scanned:

Thanks, John

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Suggest you donate them to a Museum - you can get a nice tax credit like that…

What part of the country are you in?

Contact Oak Knoll Books in Newcastle, Delaware. They do hold value, and some are rather unusual. I’ve always had very fair dealings with the folks at Oak Knoll.


Thank you for the suggestions,

You can also contact the curator here at my college at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His name is David Pankow. He knows almost everything about publications on or dealing with presses.

If you would like to email him and ask him what you should do with them, his email is
[email protected]

Hope this helps.
Dan Horowitz

Those cover scans are great. I wish we could see the rest of them before they get sold off into some inaccessible collection…

Daniel Morris
The Arm Letterpress
Brooklyn, NY

I’ll scan more covers as soon as I can. I’m working on getting type onto ebay right now. My ebay seller name is “rcbent2”

Perhaps you could doante them to an active teaching press/museum situation so many many people can learn from them.