Sperry and hutchinson steel press

Hi, I don't know if this is the right spot for this, but I found a series of steel sperry and hutchinson presses at the dump the other day. Most of them say "sperry & hutchinson Co-operative discount stamp" with a 10 behind it in various sizes. There are a couple of a building that say freimuths on them. And finally a few small ones that say H&V. Can anyone shed some light on these? Were they used to make the green stamps I've heard about? Are they worth anything?



  • JBKJBK Posts: 3,924 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 4, 2019 7:15PM

    @Roardawg , I really can't envision what you are talking about. They sound interesting but how about some pictures?

    You say presses, but do you mean printing plates?

  • @JBK I have uploaded pictures from my phone, hopefully they are visible. And yes, I think printing plate is more accurate. Let me know what you think

  • JBKJBK Posts: 3,924 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, printing blocks, used for printing ads in papers or other paper advertising. Not for printing the stamps themselves. I assume they have a wood base.

    If you found them together they were probably from the store pictured.

    Yes, they have value but not a ton. Similar stuff (other subjects) is on ebay all the time. Let me know if you lost them, I might be interested if cheap enough.

    I have seen printing blocks listed for a few to several dollars each at the low end, and several times that for fancy or popular subjects.

    Good catch to find them and take them home. Definitely worth preserving.

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