Vintage mounted magnesium printing block for letterpress printing. This is a capital, upper-case "B" in Blackletter or Old English font. This is from a lot of printing blocks circa 1920-1960, but could be earlier. It is 7/8"x1" (see pic #3 for size comparison)
The block is used, but appear to be in good usable condition. However, I have not printed with them and cannot guarantee that they will be crystal clear when printed.
***Please note that letterpress printing blocks, like rubber stamps, are mirror-image so that they print right-reading. They are charming and beautiful in their own right, but can be inked up and printed with a brayer if you do not have a letterpress option available. They are heavy for their size (made of metal mounted on wood) and could be used for crafts or assemblage or display.
If you are interested in purchasing multiple pieces, please contact me with combined shipping options.