2 thoughts on “11×25 1/2 Trip Action Vandercook Proof Press

  1. Mac McBreen - April 19, 2008

    Thanks for your post! I’ll dust her off
    and send you a picture. I appreciate
    your response.
    Mac

  2. Paul Moxon, Moderator - April 19, 2008

    It would help to have a photo of the press as it blooks today. Like any other artifact, condition and completeness are the dominate factors to establish value. While this press is the oldest production model Vandercook made, it pre-dates the introduction of the gripper bar (to hold paper) and the inking carriage. Therefore, it’s utility to production-oriented printers will be limited. It will however interest relief printmakers and collectors of printing equipment.

    Later models with the same limitations described above have typically fetched $300-$500. The greater styling and age of this press warrants a bit more, but again will be augmented by condition and completeness.

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