Two Vandercook presses spotted online for sale

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.

2 thoughts on “Two Vandercook presses spotted online for sale

  1. Enrique - September 2, 2011

    Holy molly!
    And I’m guessing the price will continue to go up.
    Even Paul Maravelas mentions in his book that machines are scarce, and that was in 2005. Imagine now, 6 years later, that there’s more hype for Letterpress equipment.
    So those 50 grand Paul mentioned in the post below, might not be so crazy now-a-days.
    But I bet if the machine was manufactured off-shore it would be way cheaper, maybe in the price range of this used SP-15, then, 15 to 20 grand for a new SP-15 would not seem bad at all.
    Using the inflation calculator, and a very rough estimate, that would be the approximate price they cost back when they were in production.
    I’m sure if I had the money right now, I would pay $15,000 or $20,000 for a brand new SP-15.

  2. Chris Torres - September 2, 2011

    Wow! Did you all see what the SP-15 went for on Ebay?! $13,500!!! It’s amazing what others will pay for a Vandercook! In my opinion, there are quite a few SP-15s out there and eventually one will come up on the market. So if I really want one, I will wait and pay a fraction of what that one on Ebay went for. What do you all think.

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