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National Collectors - Never seen printer's block

TootawlTootawl Posts: 5,877 ✭✭✭
edited April 24, 2020 8:41PM in U.S. & World Currency Forum

I found this on eBay. It was listed as a "Vintage Printing Letterpress Printers Block National Bank Norfolk Virginia". The first photo is the block itself. The second one is reversed so you can see what it reads.![] It's 1.5" x 1.5" x .75".3/4"

PCGS Currency: HOF 2013, Best Low Ball Set 2009-2014, 2016, 2018. Appreciation Award 2015, Best Showcase 2018, Numerous others.


  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,242 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice, interesting item, Cliff.

    What do you think it was used for, a newspaper ad or poster?

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • tomtomtomtomtomtomtomtom Posts: 528 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 25, 2020 5:55PM

    I think it was used as part of a letterhead on bank's stationary.

  • emeraldATVemeraldATV Posts: 3,678 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes sir, thats the way we do it.
    One thing is bothering me .
    It looks like some type of combination in layers .
    If its a logo I'm sure it would be a single cast or I think its called a pug. I could be wrong.
    I have gathered a few of them. Many of my friends company's have faild and I helped clean out the shops.
    So many were thrown away but the collector in me said wait a minute.
    Ya, kay sa ra sa ra. 45 yrs of crusty ink filled hands.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,016 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice catch :)

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