I've had a fair few emails recently asking why the shop has been taken off line. Over summer I spent a lot of time out and about on the road buying new stock and a couple of weeks away on holiday and most recently my children starting new schools so my time has been stretched a bit thin. Currently there is only myself running Urbanfox and rather than have orders mounting up which couldn't be fulfilled and posted out to customers in a timely manner I decided to take the shop off line and have only a few items on eBay.
The good news is normality is almost resumed. I've had a productive summer out on the road buying new stock. A few of collections came up for sale just at the right time and a couple of regular customers (who I can't thank enough) put me in touch with people who were long to selland I had various other bits and bobs I'd committed to buying that I had to travel far and wide to collect.
I already feel like I'm out growing the new unit, as you can see from the images it's looking pretty well stocked. Not everything will be for sale though as I've been trying to find time to do a bit off printing myself and for the time being I'm going to keep hold of the Farley and possibly the treadle press.
Anyway, the next two weeks I'll be flat out trying to get as much sorted and listed as possible - some on the website but mostly on eBay to start with.
I've got around 250 full sizes cases to sort and around 250 smaller cases of type. Most of the type is in excellent condition and there are plenty of interesting display faces and some older Victorian founders type and a couple of other rare and as yet unidentified typefaces.
There's nothing I enjoy more than sorting through a new collection. You never know what you are going to unearth and so far this summers haul hasn't disappointed - watch this space!
Available soon - Letterpress type - large and small founts from 6pt to 48pt plus - Some wood letter - Letterpress furniture - alloy, wood, resin and leading of all pts and lengths -Quoins of all sizes - Type cabinets - Full size, Adana size and smaller - Hand rollers - Chases - Galleys - Adana 8x5's - Adana 5x3's - Type cases - Spacers - Borders and Decorative type and much much more...