Showing posts with label Ephemera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ephemera. Show all posts

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Buchbinderei L. Horn, Berlin

Recent eBay acquisition | Neulich in "der Bucht" ergattert

Werbemarke der Buchbinderei L. Horn, Berlin, ca. 1910 ~ 15.
Advertising stamp for the Buchbinderei L. Horn, Berlin, ca. 1910 ~ 15. 

Actual Size | Original Größe


Schauen wir mal ob es über die was zu lernen gibt...
Let's see if we can learn anything about them...

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Conrad Blum, Buchbinder

A month or so ago, via eBay, I acquired this bill from the bookbinder Conrad Blum in Offenbach dated 21 October, 1842. Offenbach at that time was part of the Grand Duchy of Hessen and is now considered part of the Frankfurt (Main) metropolitan area.

Although fluent in German, the handwriting style of the time is not my strong point. I'm also not sure what currency is being referred to (Gulden or Thaler), especially as the Customs Union (Zollverein) led by Prussia was growing in member states at that time. A more contemporary comparison would be the expansion of the Eurozone... Hessen-Darmstadt of which Offenbach was a part joined in 1837.



A high-resolution PDF of the bill has been saved here. Any assistance in transcribing VERY welcome.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Bookbinding (Postage) Stamps

Bookbinding has even made it onto stamps. Below are examples from my collection from Germany, France, and most recently Canada. Enjoy!

I remember having to learn how to program one of those fancy guillotines to take an A0 sheet (1 square meter) down to a postage stamp. The little dots on the triangles protruding from the cutter are optical sensors to stop the blade if someone reached in. We learned how to circumvent those from an instructor missing a few parts on his fingers hier und dort. We listened when he said, "don't ..."