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Johannes Gutenberg

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The Winterhilfswerk (WHW) was an annual drive by the Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt (the National Socialist People's Welfare Organization) to help finance charitable work. Its slogan was "None shall starve nor freeze". It ran from 1933-1945 and was designed to provide food and fuel to Germans.
WHW badge, views from the district: Gutenberg monument in Mainz, street collection in the district of Hesse-Nassau from January 1942

donation badge

synthetic resin (white), painted (brown), brooch

height x width: 3.9 x 2.3 cm


Estampas Eucalol are Brazilian cards that were inserted in boxes of Eucalol, a brand of Brazilian soap, toothpaste and talcum powder between 1930 and 1957.


Germany 2000 to celebrate 600 years since Gutenberg's birth.
An embossed small sculpture, the embossing metal is three-dimensional, shaped to the limit of the possibilities of embossing technology and thus a symbol of Gutenberg's groundbreaking invention.
On the face - a lead printer's letter 'G' is being cast, in the background a gold guilder from Mainz and the silhouette of the Mainz Cathedral.
Reverse - Look into the drawer of one of the first printing presses, spindle, typeface, printed paper copy of it.


"Graphic Communications Through the Ages" commemorates significant milestones in the history of communications technologies: the development of paper and character forms, typography design, and printing. The paintings were commissioned in 1966 by the Kimberly-Clark Corporation of Neenah, Wisconsin, who employed three internationally-known historical illustrators to produce the series: Robert A. Thom (1915-1979), Douglas M. Parrish (1922-2001), and George I. Parrish, Jr.(1930-1992).

Johann Gutenberg and Movable Type, 1455, 1966-1971 was painting number 6 in a series of 24


1971 cigar band from Alvaro, Spain

Re-issued in 1976


Trading cards were used primarily during the late 19th century to advertise everything from breath freshener to Coca-Cola; as a cheap and effective way to reach consumers, their heyday was between 1876 and 1900. Some trade cards were printed in bulk, some with blank areas for overprinting local business names and addresses and plain on reverse for same. An even less expensive option was to apply a name and address by means of a rubber stamp.

Basic image with blank back c.1890


Posted as separate posts rather than one massive one

Overprinted on front and back - ALCOOL DE MENTHE DE RICQLES



Overprinted on front with address only, details on back


Overprinted on front and back - Au Grand St Paul



Overprinted on front - E. Lascroux
Overprinted on back with details of Gutenberg


Overprinted on front - taken off the internet, so no details about reverse of card


Gutenberg is a board game for 1-4 people in which players will play as the pioneers of printing in the 15th century. By carrying out orders, they will build their wealth and fame. By improving their printing workshops and gaining the support of patrons, they will develop their production capacity. The game will be won by a printer who boasts the greatest recognition and wealth.

By bidding for specific actions, players will develop their workshop, acquire new fonts, inks and decorations. The unique system of rotating gears allows you to combine bonuses and earn a large number of points.

The game is won by the player with the most points after six rounds.

You can also purchase Gutenberg Promo Characters


Issued in 1969 to celebrate 225 years of the Public Library in Orosháva, Hungary
Stamps such as these which have no monetary value and have not been issued by a postal authority are known as 'Cinderellas'

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