TPA issue 33   80 pages A4 size in FULL COLOUR !!

Some major features:

The Rise and Fall of two German PPC Printers from Coburg  • Photographische Werke A.G.  •  Nenke & Ostermaier, Dresden. Part 2  • The Importance of Emil Pinkau  & Co. to Canada’s Stedman Bros. •  Wiskott (Breslau) + Flemming (Glogau) + Dondorf (Frankfurt/M) + Pittius (Berlin)  • PPCs documenting the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania during WW1  •  Novelties/J.C. Schmidt  •  Update on Ottmar Zieher (stamp cards)  •  The mysterious Muehlstein Bros., Offenbach • Photographic Music Cards • Postcarding Ethnicity - Nationalism, Economy and Postcard Producers in Central and Eastern Europe 1890-1920 •  Tinsel, Glitter, Glimmer, Mica •  Edward H. Mitchell. Publisher of Pacific Coast Souvenirs • Twilight Cards? Firelight Cards?  •  Painter Otto Bollhagen   and much more !!

TPA issue 32   80 pages A4 size in FULL COLOUR !!

Major features:

JOS-PE. Hamburg  • American News Company • Stange & Wagner, Berlin, identified as ANC printer   • Nenke & Ostermaier, Dresden. Part 1: the Early Years • British Views in Silver •  La Paz, Bolivia, on Early Postcards  •  Deutsche Lichtbild-Gesellschaft, Berlin  • Photoyped in Frankfort: research on ppc printers from Frankfurt/Main  •  Novelties/J.C. Schmidt  •  Update on Ottmar Zieher, Munich  •  The illustrator Carl A. Lindeberg • ”Do you care for Details? • A final Identification  •  Update on Schaar & Dathe, Trier •  The 2nd Class Quality Incident (EAS) part 2 • Life and work of Illustrator Ilse Wende-Lungershausen  •  ”Postcard Specials” •  “The older, the better?” and much more!

TPA issue 31   84 pages A4 size in FULL COLOUR !!

Major features:

E. Baensch jr., Magdeburg & J. Simonsen, Oldenburg  •  “Kuenstler-Stein-Zeichnung” L. Koch • The Laifle-System   • Roemmler & Jonas, Dresden • Martin Rommel, Stuttgart •  The City “Hier”  •  Rob. Hartmann Corp., Stockholm  • Cryptic Extra Card Codes  •  Hermann Ludewig, Leipzig  •  Postcard Printers from Leipzig in 1908  •  Postcard Printer Identification • Finds & Curio Column • Who was Theodor Kreh?  •  Schaar & Dathe, Trier, company history update (9 pages!) • Steglitzer Werkstatt - F.W. Kleukens • ”A Letter from the Past” • The Second-Class Quality Incident (EAS) • Ottmar Zieher, Munich (7 pages) • The Publisher with the Fish Logo (Haco)  •  ”Postcard Specials” •  Alphons Adolph & Johannes Beyer and much more!

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TPA issue 30   40 pages A4 size in FULL COLOUR !!

Major features of this issue:

‘Masonic Code’ article follow up  •  Wezel & Naumann, Leipzig, Saxony. Comprehensive company history of this once huge printing company including other firms involved (eg. Tuck’s)  • Russian postcards printed in Germany during WW1   • Myrtle Elvyn. An American Concert Pianist • Little known postcard printer E. Bensch jun., Magdeburg  •  A detailed look at the so-called Brushstroke Postcards and their publishers  •  Erotic/Dirty Postcards? Painting versus Photography • Who was the illustrator Salac?  •  more of interest to the (research-minded) collector of old picture postcards. See for yourself!

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TPA issue 29   40 pages A4 size in FULL COLOUR !!

In this issue:

Publisher Axel Eliassons, Sweden  •  The Esmeralda Sisters  •  Real photo card publishers/printers Georg Gerlach & Co., Berlin / Photochemie company  • Emil Pinkau’s “Freemason Code” on postcards   • Otto Schloss, Berlin, research project on a major German greeting cards factory • WW1 postcards  •  The “BL” logo case • Little-known postcard printer Heiss & Co, Cologne  •  A story on Georg Stilke, Berlin/Hamburg, publishers and postcard retailers • Trademarks identified  • Book/publication reviews  • and much more.


TPA issue 28   40 pages A4 size in FULL COLOUR

In this issue:

The Rotograph Co., New York + Knackstedt & Naether, Hamburg + NPG, Berlin  •  Helgoland / Heligoland •  Russia: Tver in old postcards  •  WW1 postcards in “colour after nature”  •  A visit to the former Paul Finkenrath, Berlin (PFB), factory in 2013   • Little-known (postcard) printing company Max Breslauer, Leipzig, Saxony • Gebr. Obpacher, Munich, and the so-called “Winsch-back” cards  •  Paul Suess • Chromolithography: a rare set of postcard proof prints  •  Aristophot, Taucha/Leipzig • Trademarks identified  and  more of interest to collector of old picture postcards.

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TPA issue 27   40 pages A4 size in FULL COLOUR

In this issue:

Reinicke & Rubin / H. Rubin & Co., Magdeburg/Dresden research puzzle. Includes information on several other German postcard printers  •  Guggenheim & Co., Zurich, Switzerland •  Doeberitz: military training area / POW camp / Olympic Village  •  Dr. Trenkler & Co., Leipzig, postcard codes of the 1920’s  •  Hermann Wolff, Berlin (HWB)   •  More on Knackstedt & Naether and follow-up company Knackstedt & Co., Hamburg • ”Postcard Twins”  •  Handpainted postcards by regular publishers  •  A Printing Sample Card Flop • Trademarks identified  •  and much more.


TPA issue 26   40 pages A4 size in FULL COLOUR

In this issue:

A visit to Egypt in 1906. A well illustrated contemporary article by a British gentleman  •  Egyptian ppc publishers Lichtenstern & Harari / The Cairo Postcard Trust •  Hans Wiesner & Co., Berlin  •  Comprehensive article on gramophone and especially WECO brand cards  •  Company history of Martin Schlesinger, Berlin   •  Early British postcards by Swiss Kuenzli Bros •  Chester  •  Mimosa AG, Dresden  •  Reviews • Trademarks identified  •  and other research as well as general postcard matters


TPA issue 25   40 pages A4 size in FULL COLOUR

In this issue:

Finkenrath & Grasnick + successor Paul Finkenrath, Berlin (PFB) company history covers 8 pages alone •  J. Miesler, Berlin  •  A. Sala, Berlin •  “Printed in Bavaria” - Old postcard printers and publisher from Munich  •  Postcards from the 1950-1960’s  •  Whitsun cards   •  T. Stroefer, Nuremberg •  Missionary Cards  •  ”Much Room for Interpretation” (different designed comic cards)  •  Trademarks identified •  other research-related and general postcard matters.



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