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Printle: A Printing Word Game from Metal Type


Aurelia Cigarettes cards given with Sultan No. 6 cigarettes in the early to mid thirties.
A series 'Deutsche Zunftwappen - Die Adelszeichen deutscher Arbeit' (German guild coats of arms - The nobility signs of German work)

I have found four

Bookprinter in Mainz

Typefounder in Leipzig

Bookprinter in Leipzig

Bookbinder in Leipzig


CWS Cigarettes - In a series titled 'Boy Scout Badges' from 1939. Number 32 was bookbinder


Issued on 4 October 2017 to celebrate 100 years of Association of Czech Graphic Artists HOLLAR Prague)

Obverse: Coat of arms, historic printing press
Lettering: ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA 200 Kč ČM
Translation: Czech Republic, 200 Korun
Designer: Martin Dašek
1917-2017 MD
Translation: Association of Czech graphic artists
Hollar 1917-2017 (MD = mintmark)


Issued in 2010      (Ukraine)
Published in Moscow on 1 (11) March 1564, Fedorov's Apostol is the earliest precisely dated book printed in Russia.

Front: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular legend НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine); in the centre against the background of the quill pen there is depicted the matrix plate of a page from the `Apostol` book; beneath there are the coin face value 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias) and issue year 2010.

Back: there is a conventionalized portrait of Ivan Fedorov; to the left of the portrait there is depicted his imprint, to the right - his life years 1510/1583; above there is the semicircular conventionalized inscription ІВАН ФЕДОРОВ (Ivan Fedorov)


Issued in 2007                (Ukraine)
The Ostrog Bible is the first complete printed edition of the Bible in Church Slavonic, published in Ostroh, in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (modern territory of Ukraine), by the printer Ivan Fyodorov in 1581 with the assistance of the Ruthenian Prince Konstantin Ostrogski.

Front: there is a conventionalized fragment of the first page ornamental headpiece of the Ostroh Bible, which serves as the background for the Small National Emblem of Ukraine (above) and for the inscription: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ/ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) in the center. Below there is the face value and the coin mintage year - 100 ГРИВЕНЬ (100 Hryvnia) / 2007, designation of the metal Au 900, weight in fineness 31.1, and the logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine Mint.

Back: there are conventionalized portraits of Ivan Fedorov and Kostiantyn Ostrozkyi holding the opened book and the conventionalized inscriptions: ОСТРОЗЬКА БІБЛІЯ (The Ostroh Bible) (above) and 1581(below).


Issued in 2001                             (Ukraine)

Front: in its upper part there is the small National Emblem of Ukraine and beneath there are depicted: printing attributes: a galley, printing-press and a cutting tool - to the right and a roll with a seal and an inkstand - to the left and the four line inscriptions: УКРАЇНА, 5, ГРИВЕНЬ, 2001 (Ukraine/ 2001/ 5 / hryvnia) and the Mint logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine

Back: in the centre of the composition there is a depiction of a teacher and students; against the background there are the Round tower and church outlines. The general background combining this picture is the first page of the Ostroh ABC book printed at Ivan Fedorov`s printing house; to the left there is the family emblem of the prince Vasyl K.Ostrozhskiy and a semicircular inscription: ОСТРОЗЬКА АКАДЕМІЯ (Ostroh academy), and beneath, there is the Academy foundation date - 1576



The poster "This is a Printing Office" was written and designed by Beatrice Warde in the 1930s with the excuse of showing Perpetua by Eric Gill. Since then this inspiring text has graced many printers around the world.

In Gaelic


A series showing how a heliogravure image is made using four colours


Four Senefelder cards from c1890 overprinted for various stores


Not the best of images.

Back of card mentions Italtype -Italian manufacturer, a subsidiary of Linotype, which produced composing machines and block-line casting machines.


Tengelmann Kaffee card dating from the mid 1930's
I have no information on the back of the card



1887    Lone Jack Cigarettes    Inventors and Inventions



I have put this post here as opposed to the paper making and movable type threads as it encompasses both disciplines as well as others.

The World's First "One Man Book"

In 1915-1916 Wiliam Joseph "Dard" Hunter, having made his own paper by hand in his own paper mill, cut his own punches to create his own typeface, cast his own type, printed on his own hand press in Marlborough, New York, 250 copies of The Etching of Figures by William Aspenwall Bradley. Because Hunter was the first person in history to single-handedly create all the elements of the book from the paper to the type to the printing, this work has been called the world's first "one man book."

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