This is the announcement Mike and I have been anticipating for several years. This morning, we opened slots for a waitlist to purchase our Issues 1-10 Boxed Set. The list has already been filling fast, so act now if you want in. These boxes are handmade (i.e. without machinery) by Mike and me in the Mortise & Tenon woodshop with antique and shop-made tools.
The boxes are constructed of fore-planed eastern white pine with through dovetails on top, rabbets and vintage cut nails on bottom, and a beveled back panel slid into a groove. This is the authentic pre-industrial workmanship we’ve been promoting in M&T. The stock has characteristic fore-plane tracks, periodic tear-out, and layout lines all over. If you’re looking for cold and pristine studio furniture perfection, you will not find it here. This is the pragmatically beautiful pre-industrial craftsmanship seen in antiques across the United States, and it is the embodiment of the M&T vision.
Each box is numbered and signed by Mike and Joshua and the sides are branded with the M&T pyramid logo. The ten magazines are individually wrapped in brown paper with their unique wax-sealed trade cards (yes, even Nine and Ten, which never originally had trade cards).
This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime offering. We only have a small number of copies of Issues One and Two set aside for this particular project, and therefore will not be able to offer this opportunity again in the future. If you want one, it’s now or never.
The price for boxes in the first batch will be $575.00, though it may need to be slightly raised for subsequent batches if it turns out to take a little more effort than we thought. (We will ship these for free to any state in the U.S. lower 48. Other locations will have the exact cost of shipping added to the invoice.)
To secure your slot on the waitlist, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell Grace that you want in. We are currently producing these in small batches, and you will be notified when your Boxed Set is ready. At that time, we will email you an invoice, which must be paid in full within one week’s time. If you are unable to follow through within the week, we will pass it on to the next available slot.