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Printle: A Printing Word Game from Metal Type


I have posted 'notgeld' notes in posts 47 and 48 on page 2 of this thread, here is an example of print related coinage. A 25 Pfennig coin from Hauptmannsche Druckerei dating from 1917

Obverse: Pearl rim, legend surrounding coat of arms.
★ BONN ★

Reverse: Pearl rim, legend half circled above denomination
Lettering: KRIEGSMÜNZE 1917
Fa: Hauptmann's printing works

Kriegsmunze - warcoin


Advertising stamp issued on 2 July 1916 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hudson Printing Co.


The next few posts are all reposts due to the 'outage' suffered today so you may have seen them before if you are a regular visitor to this thread. This may take some time as a month's worth of posts were lost.

Issued on 12 April 2020 for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Petőfi Sándor      (Hungary)

Obverse: A portrait of Petőfi Sándor, the 'fiery poet' based on an 1846 ink drawing by Miklós Barabás; designer at bottom left H (Andrea Horváth). Theme at right PETŐFI SÁNDOR and quote below A korláttalan természet / Vadvirága vagyok én (I am the wildflower of nature without boundaries), at left, years of birth and death 1823-1849. Wildflower illustrations surrounding the right edge.

Reverse: The printing press of the Landerer and Heckenast printing house, which, in addition to the 12 points of the Hungarian Revolutionaries of 1848, also reproduced one of Petőfi's best-known poems, the Nemzeti dal (National Song), an outstanding piece of poetry from the 19th-century Hungary; designer at bottom left XI (Zoltán Kovács), face value at top right / FORINT, mint mark and date at left BP. 2023. State name at right MAGYARORSZÁG (Hungary).


Postcards    Broadheath - Linotype Works - Linotype and Machinery Limited - Publ. Neils series
From the early 1900s

Different wording on facade of this slightly later postcard


Early 1900s postcard     Toledo Blade Newspaper Big Printing Press


Lithography, Cover for the album L'Estampe originale (album I) (La lithographie, couverture pour la première année de L'Estampe originale) 1893, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 - 1901)

Lithograph in six colours on laid paper, 58.5 cm x 82.9 cm


Occupational Trade Cards by Gies & Co.

Each card in the set shows a man engaged in his occupation, with an object symbolic of that occupation in an upper corner. Number 12 was 'Printer'



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.

The backs on the English version carry an advert for MAN-Roland


The chap on the note is Hristo Gruev Danov (27 August 1828 - 11 December 1911), a Bulgarian enlightener, teacher and book publisher of the Bulgarian National Revival who is regarded as the father of organized book publishing in the Bulgarian lands and hailed as the "Bulgarian Gutenberg".


The chap on the note is Guðbrandur Þorláksson, bishop of Hólar from 8 April 1571 until his death. He was the longest-serving bishop in Iceland and is known for printing the Guðbrandsbiblía, first complete Icelandic translation of the Bible.


The chap on this note is Antonio Amador José de Nariño y Álvarez del Casal (1765 – 1824. He was a Colombian ideological precursor of the independence movement in New Granada (present day Colombia). In 1794, Nariño procured a copy of the "Declaration of the Rights of Man", which was being distributed by the French Assembly. He translated it from its original French into Spanish and printed several copies from his own private press. A copy of the declaration can be seen on the left of the front and a small wooden handpress can be seen bottom right of the reverse


William Caxton appears on a specimen banknote      Thomas De La Rue - William Caxton and Gutenberg Press - Intaglio Specimen Test Note

Particularly rare test note, even scarcer in this version with the serial number


Issued in 1992 - 5,000 Pesetas (V Centenary Discovery of America - 4ª series)     (Spain)
Image of a printing press


Commemorative issue for the 150th anniversary of the Independence of Belgium
Christophe Plantin


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