Hello from Schneeman & Co. Vintage!

Many things have happened in my life since I purchased my first wood type in my early twenties from a downtown Cincinnati printer on Reedy Street, but my passion for letterpress type is still going strong – 40 years and many Smiling Schneeman later. Allow me to provide some background.

Schneeman is my family name, and it means “Snowman” in German. As my sons have grown up and several have gotten married, the number of Schneeman in my family has grown. We are no longer just “13 Smiling Snowmen,” and a company of us seemed more fitting.

My goal in re-branding my business as Schneeman & Co. Vintage and selling items directly through my new website is to set myself up to focus full-time on my business during retirement.

My new company name Schneeman & Co. Vintage draws from my family’s German heritage and sets my business up to offer a broader range of vintage products, collected and offered with the same passion, attention to detail, and consistently excellent customer service you have come to expect from 13 Smiling Snowmen. In the future, you’ll be able to connect with me on eBay, etsy, Pinterest and a variety of other social media, and I look forward to expanding my collection of vintage items offered here. Please check back often on my website and blog for updates, and keep in touch.


– Larry Schneeman

Stay tuned for our next post with pictures from the City Flea.


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