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Gutenberg Playing Card from Set of "Cartes héroïques" or "Des grands hommes"  c.1885


In Greece in the 1960s and 1970s there was a chocolate company called Melo (or more properly Μὲλο). Their trading cards were included in their bars of chocolate. The card here is numbered 33 and is blank on the back, probably for inclusion in an album. I haven't been unable to find out any more information but think it may have been inventors/inventions.


Google Doodle honours printing press pioneer Johannes Gutenberg.

Few people in history have had as great an impact on the world as Johannes Gutenberg. In the 15th century, the German inventor introduced movable-type printing to Europe, sparking a revolution that helped spread knowledge to the masses. To honour this milestone achievement, Google dedicated the Wednesday 14 April 2021 Doodle to Gutenberg on the 21st anniversary of the Gutenberg Museum launching a retrospective exhibit on his life.


Card issued by Wand Confectionery Ltd in their Commemoration Stamps issue. Issued in 1962.


Sugar Packet › Johannes Gutenberg in a series Figuras da Humanidade
Portugal    2012
Quote on packet is from "The Work of Gutenberg," published in Hartford Daily Courant, June 27, 1900. the end of the passage reads - 'The bad that his colossal invention has brought about is overshadowed a thousand times by the good with which mankind has been favored.    Mark Twain


Another sugar packet.  Caffe bar Gutenberg - Varaždin - Croatia


A handsome advertising calendar issued by Cincinnati lithographer Russell, Morgan & Co.

Issued for the month of January 1881, this calendar showcases the company's color printing, featuring an illustration of Johann Gutenberg at his printing press (note the date of 1454 on the press). Reincarnated here as a chromolithographer, he holds up a handsome calendar he has printed.


Geschichte des Buchgewerbes quartet game published by Verlag für Lehrmittel Pößneck, manufatured by Altenburger Spielkartenfabrik, c.1989. The illustrations convey information about the invention of the art of printing, the original graphic arts, typesetting, reproduction techniques, printing processes (letterpress, flat printing, gravure) and bookbinding. The card backs are decorated with pink fleurons (also known as printer's flowers). 32 cards + 4 information cards in box.

Gutenberg is card number one.

English version - The backs carry an advertisement for Man Roland


Gutenberg as he appears on a cigarette/cigar card from Perez & Morales, Cuba
I have been unable to find out anything about this card apart from sketchy information that it was produced between 1900 and 1930


Men of Progress   Anglo-American Chewing Gum wrapper from the 1960's
Bell Boy series - 48 wrappers
Gutenberg is number 48


Ravensburger manufactured this jigsaw puzzle in 1969. The title is Johannes Gutenberg 1455, belonging to their series Discovery & Invention.
Puzzle size: 32 x 38 cm.


Gutenberg on a Liebig card from the set 'Inventeurs
Year : 1890

France: Inventeurs
Germany: Erfinder 
Italy: Inventione e scoperti
Netherlands: Uitvinding ... uitvinders


Tourist token from the Gutenberg Museum in the city of Mainz, Germany.

Gutenberg's printing press.
(1000 refers to the silver purity [999.9])
Translation: Gutenberg Museum of the city of Mainz
Portrait of Gutenberg.
There's a mintmark (trident) over the portrait's left shoulder
Lettering: JOHANNES GUTENBERG + 1468


Issued between 1900 and 1918 is the only information I can find for this Gutenberg stamp- I assume it was issued with tins of ink?

E.T. Gleitsmann was a German producer of printing ink, founded in Dresden in 1847 by Emil Theodor Gleitsmann


Johann Gutenberg (c. 1394 - 1468), inventor of moveable type, is shown with Johann Fust (c. 1400-1466), the financier of the press, and Peter Schoeffer, Gutenberg's younger colleague and one of Europe's first broadly successful printer of books.
A painted inscription in the lower right corner reads: "Johann Gutenberg mit seinen Jeilhaver Johann Fust und Gehilfen Peter Schoeffer besichtigen den ersten Abzug seiner neu erfundenen Druker-Presse in den Jahren 1440-1450." [Johann Gutenberg with his partner Johann Fust and assistant Peter Schoeffer look over the first print produced by the newly invented printing press in the years 1440-1450.]

F.A.A. Dahme (artist)
Johann Gutenberg
Germany: 1924
Signed and dated lower left
Oil on canvas
19 x 32.25 inches, overall

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