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Another advertising or event stamp which was used for advertising at the time. Most of these stamps appeared between 1900 and 1918.

Georg Käsbohrer, Bookprinters, Munich


Gutenberg on a card from Bensdorps Cacao, Amsterdam C.1905


Gutenberg Medal struck in Bronze. The medal commemorates the erection of the first American Statue of Gutenberg in New York designed by Robert Hoe.

Obverse: Johann Gutenberg facing right. "JOHANN GAENSEFLEISCH VULGO GUTENBERG."
Reverse: Depicts the statue of Gutenberg.



Issued in 1935.  Pictures of German History No. 21, Johann Gutenberg.    Reemtsma Cigarettes
The same image was used by Eckstein Cigarettes c.1934


Dating from 2015 -  Scientist Trading Cards - Johannes Gutenberg/Printing Press


Further to post 77 on page 6 by Dave Hughes.......

I have one of these on my lounge wall


Ferma - Inventos Y Viajes (Inventions and Travel) card from 1967


Silver pin badge of Gutenberg Riga Society.  Riga, Latvia ( Russian Empire at that time). This society was established by individuals of German origin.


Roots of Knowledge Project
Roots of Knowledge is a permanent stained glass display completed in 2016 at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem, Utah, United States. This 200 ft long mural chronicling human innovation throughout time and cultures was a herculean effort that the UK's Guardian Newspaper referred to as, "one of the most spectacular stained glass windows made in the past century."

This particular panel shows Gutenberg inspecting a sheet that has come off the press shown to his right


Phonecard from NTT, Japan.    (Year unknown)




A couple of chocolate cards showing Gutenberg statues


Gutenberg  Reich Exhibition Leipzig  1940

An exhibition was planned for 1940 to celebrate the invention of printing. The event was to take place in Leipzig, a centre of book production and the Reich's "fair city" (Reichsmessestadt). The exhibition was planned as a large-scale international event, whose aim was not only to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Johannes Gutenberg's invention but also to propagate the achievements of National Socialist Germany. The exhibition, as its organisers planned it, never took place. Instead, a memorial festivity for Gutenberg on a much smaller scale was carried out in Leipzig in 1940.


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The middle pages open out to a two-page spread opening again to a four-page spread



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