We are pleased to announce a very special auction this year.

Jim Grisenti (APA 267) —  Woodside Press / Denver, Colorado — spent 56 years amassing this wonderful collection until his passing in 2016. Aside from a few select items the family has kept, the collection is intact and everyone who attends will have the opportunity to bid on items from this inspired letterpress collection.

There are over 250 fonts of metal type (at least 88 of which are ornate antique fonts) and an additional 65+ fonts of wood type. There are also many many flats and boxes of cuts, ornaments, borders, etc. The auction will also include Jim’s book collection, cabinets, and his beautiful 8″ x 12″ Old Reliable foot-treadled press.

This auction will be held at the Letterpress Depot — 675 W Dartmouth Ave Englewood, CO 80110 on Saturday afternoon, June 23, 2018 at 1:30pm. Open to all!

Spreadsheets containing the list of Items and Books on Auction available for download:

Auction Items (.xlsx file)  •  Auction Books (.pdf file)

Images of Jim Grisenti’s shop and amazing collection of type, cuts, cabinets, books, and equipment.
Click on images to zoom in on details.

2018 APA Wayzgoose Denver — Jim Grisenti Auction