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When I was going through some of the " forgot i had objects" :cheeky:

I found this wooden part with some Bronce ? plate attached to it , I bought it on a flee market many many years ago and thought is was some German odd thing....

But when I now looked closer at it I realize that it is not German at alll !

Its a print block for the Finnish Pilot 1918 Pilot badge :blush:

I have no clue what is was used for , maybe to print award documents ?

It is very well made and now when I now what it is a small find to the xcollection (I almost threw it away )

Have anyone seen any similar ??


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That is correct , it is a printing block.

Finding a similar one would be hard, because of the fact that these blocks were specially made for (and by !) a printing compagny in order be printed . That can be a book, a single page, a newspaper, what ever.....

I can show thousands printing bloks but never (exeptions do exist!) two similar ones.

Finding the print is almost imossible to do, if you don't have any references, mostly marked on the block or the paper wrap in wich they were kept (if kept!).

They were usualy recycled quiet rapidely after being used.



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