I have a Proof Press No.1, serial #7553 for sale. I am not sure how much it’s worth, so I’m more than happy to discuss and come up with a fair price. I can provide photos if interested. – Jules
In case anyone is interested and had not seen them. A no.1 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vandercook-proof-press-No-1-stand-accessories-/320747732206?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aae0dfcee#ht_500wt_1297 And an SP-15 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vandercook-SP-15-LETTERPRESS-proof-press-/110734059775?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c843a8ff#ht_9561wt_1282 I wonder what the going price will be on each.
This post is in response to a query on Letpress: Vandercook first issued serial numbers on presses in 1914. Until about 1925 they were located directly on the press bed at the right end midway between the lock up pins. It may be hidden by a removable bed plate and/or rust and oxided ink. This …