I pass by hundreds if not thousands of old printing blocks for every one that I purchase, and this one appeals to me on all fronts. I think it's just a beautiful object to begin with, and the font on the capital letters, outlined in copper I believe, just right for the word. I also love it for the resonance the word "copy" carries here: copy referring to content, as in text, which the word "copy" itself is, and also as in copies, which the function of the stamp is to produce many of. The fact that it feels like a singular object makes for a nice tension with the idea of multiples, too. To me, perfect.
5 15/16" l x 1 5/8" t x 15/16" and in great condition with a great patina.