Rest In Peace, Dave Peat, APA #247

One of the APA greats, Dave Peat APA 247, closed his last typecase quietly and peacefully on Christmas Day 2020. He died with his wife Mary at his side, holding his hand, surrounded by all the warmth of his family. Dave’s passions, not only for type and letterpress, but all of his multi-faceted hobbies and interests, was infectious and stimulating to all who knew him. He was the consummate collector of all things letterpress, from Victorian type and specimen books, to presses large and small, to all of the printing tools, advertising pieces, trinkets and doo-dads associated with our esoteric hobby.

He immersed himself in all of it, as every corner of his home attests to. And Dave combined this passion with tremendous knowledge, full of detail on our heritage as printers, and he passed that knowledge and passion on to others with his wonderful sense of humor.

What a rich friendship he gave to so many of us, myself especially. He taught us to live your passions fully. Dave, you will be sorely missed but remembered deeply. Rest well, my friend.

Mark Barbour
APA 2021 President
International Printing Museum