News for February

As we continue on with castings from the matrices rescued from India, here’s a little cutie: Border No. U-24. This is a conventional 12 point two-element Border whose design is of unknown source, and probably has never before been available in the U.S.

Back in stock this month are Cochin in 18pt and Border No. 29 in 24pt.

It’s old. It’s tired. It’s worn. It’s incomplete. And it’s a rare historic find: Type bearing the pinmark of St. Louis Type Foundry, the very short-lived predecessor to the famous Central Type Foundry of that city. You can see this font in The Junk Bin, our used-type department, where a dozen new listings were just put up.

Postage rates have almost doubled since we began shipping type 15 years ago—but we’ve only raised our flat rate postage charge once, from $8.00 to the current $10.00. (Any order, anywhere in the U.S.A.) The U.S. Postal Service has just enacted their annual January price increase. That’s bad news for us, but not for you: we’re sticking with the current amount. Subsidizing the cost of shipping has been good business: it encourages you to place a bigger order without having to cough up any more for postage. So don’t hold back!

We had the pleasure of welcoming numerous visitors to Skyline last year. Come on out to sunny Arizona some time and we’ll roll out the red carpet for you too.

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