a is for antiques

this past weekend i went to connecticut for a little fun, antiques shopping, and inspiration.
here are a few things i saw:

sign typography

old saybrook lighthouse whale weather vane


old saybrook harbor boats

fire chief wagon and stop sign

metal letter “a”


  1. Kim June 3


  2. […] One of the barriers to entry on vintage metal letters is cost. Metal display letters range from $40 to $600 depending on size, age and material. If I ever commit to acquiring a real collection of letters, I might search for the first initials of my family’s names plus iconic and beautiful letters like “m” and “x” (and perhaps even an ampersand). I have started a small (but pricey!) collection of my own. The first one—a 3′ tall letter “a” in a classic serif font—I picked up on my trip to Connecticut. […]

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