letterpress lollipops?

I’m always intrigued by the descriptions that appear on eay on occasion when describing letterpress items. I don’t know how many little 3x5 Kelseys have been described as “salesman’s samples” as though they could be increased in size by 8 times and still be manipulated.

The latest one to appear before my eyes is this one, which described a pair of Inking Balls as “Lollipops”:


John Henry

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Certainly not the letterpress lollipops I’m used to!