Reader Q: Where Can You Buy Vintage Letters?

Reader Stephanie is looking for letters, "Do you know of a place to buy Letters? Individual letters made from metal, wood. Variety of sizes? I want to get a collection of S." - Stephanie.

Image from Living Etc.

I'm thinking to check out eBay and search under "Vintage Letters", "Antique Sign Letters", "Sign Letters", " Marquee Letters", or "Letter S" perhaps? Although I tend to bet the best ones are at flea markets... Of course, I'm sure websites exist that sell them. Maybe try Buy Sign Letters, Sonrisa Furniture, or these chunky cardboard letters at Re-found Objects?

Hmmm. We may need to consult master letter expert, Victoria. (See her previous letter posts here.) Maybe she knows where you can find a good S or two. She seems to love Timeless Treasures in San Francisco. Maybe you could call them? Oh, and I found this thread over at Typophile, these peeps seem helpful. You could jump in on that conversation.

Fabric letters from Anthropologie. Oh, and don't form words that are mean like this... he he. Image via NY Magazine. Can you imagine doing this? Don't laugh. It gets worse. I actually met a couple years ago that had a neon sign over their bed that said the s-e-x word in bright pink, so I guess anything goes these days. Or not!

Image from Wary Meyers. Ah. Much more tame than the last image. :)

The living room of Kristian in Frankfurt via Apartment Therapy.
She found her letters at a flea market. Very nice - simple yet bold.

Can anyone help point Stephaine to some resources? Online, perhaps?