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Vintage 1940 1960 Typography Writing Lettering Stencil Book Collection

A vintage collection for the typography aficionado. The booklets were designed to teach lettering such as beginners' penmanship, pen and brush hand-lettering, and are filled with pages and pages of beautiful fonts. The set also includes gold monogram initial stickers and two sets of brass stencils.

The contents of this virtual time capsule group include:

The Palmer Method of Business Writing by A.N. Palmer {Late Editor - The American Penman}, copyright 1949

Speedball Elementary Alphabets and their Construction, Gothic, Roman, Text Manuscript, by Ross F. George, Sixth Edition, copyright 1940

Speedball Textbook for Pen & Brush Lettering 19th edition by Todd F. George, 1965

200 Lustrous Raised Golden Mono-Gram Initials made of Mylar Polyester, a product of DuPont

Reese’s Adjustable Lockedge Brass Stencils, 2 boxes of different sizes (these are incomplete sets, please see photos for contents)

In good condition with age-appropriate signs of wear and tear, some yellowing, rest spots, slights creases, missing stencils. Pages are intact and there are no major tears.


Speedball Textbook  6 x 9”

Speedball Alphabet Book  8-1/2 x 4-1/2”

Monogram Initials  9 x 6”

Palmer Method  9 x 5-1/2”

Small Stencil Box  3-3/4 x 3 x 1”

Large Stencil Box  4-3/4 x 4 x 1-1/4”