25 August 2018


The frequent interest in (major) articles from old, sold-out TPA issues, which are available free for your own private use, are available now as download pdf’s (at last). A total of 48 articles from TPA issues 14-21 to choose from. See for yourself: TPA Articles

Latest TPA issue:

TPA issue 31 is in preparation now! All a matter of time, but I am optimistic.

Inside: An article on early (neglected?) Roemmler & Jonas, Dresden, postcards of pre-1900 date – Company history update on the German ppc printer and publisher Schaar & Dathe from the old city of Trier – Thanks to a recent card purchase I will show a number of not often seen printer and publisher promo/sample cards  – Info on German ppc printers from the 1950-70’s – Arrived has already an article on the unusual life and work of a man later involved in popular subject cards... details follow. 

For more information on the contents of TPA 30 please visit TPA Magazine.

General information:

Inquiries on trademarks and other postcard matters always welcome! Answered as soon as possible. In case you do not receive an answer from my side within about 14 days = I have unfortunately no information available. Thank you.

Please understand that I am not in the position to give any advice on the value of old postcards, prints, books or where to find a particular item.

I am not a dealer and none of the cards and other items shown on this site are for sale.

TPA 30:

Contact address correction!

Due to unforeseen reasons the e-mail address of Sylvia Sonderman listed with article (see below) on the K+N card series inquiry in TPA 30 is no longer valid. Her actual e-mail address reads:

Knackstedt & Naether, Hamburg

As a member of the Dutch Association Documentation Picture Postcards (VDP), I am working on a revised and more extended version of a publication from 1998 by F.J.M. Bokelmann on the German printing company Knackstedt & Naether, Hamburg.

As we believe the Souvenirkarten Series (Litho and Lichtdruck) deserve to be printed in full colour, and as acompletes possible, we are still looking for some missing numbers (some may even not exist).

If you have any of the below mentioned numbers of Knackstedt & Naether cards from the Souvenirkarten Series (identifiable by K+N number), please send me a scan (but I am also very willing to buy). The number of the card belongs to the border, the view on the Lichtdruck/photoprint can be any city/village, it is all about the border numbers.

Missing numbers are: KN25, KN27, KN28, KN29, KN34, KN 50, KN51, KN52, KN53, KN58, KN59, KN60, KN61, KN79, KN90, KN92, KN93, KN94, KN95, KN96, KN97, KN98, KN99, KN100, KN200.

Any number in the range KN114 - KN144

Any number in the range KN155 - KN198

Any number from KN222 upwards (but not the flags)

Your help will be highly appreciated and of great value! Thank you, Sylvia Sonderman 


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”Miss Sylvia” reads the caption of this otherwise fully anonymous real photo card. P/u in Germany in 1909. Singer? Actress? Who was this friendly smiling young woman? Still hoping to find out her identity one day. Any help appreciated.


K+N Souvenir border design no. 23, here with inserted view of Castle Lichtenstein. Quite popular design with horseshoe and clover leafs. The K+N number found at lower right corner on picture side.



Berlin, Alexanderplatz. Old postcards can be an interesting historical (image) source. A view of a popular place in central Berlin as it looked after the end of WW2. Probably around 1946? Ruins but clear streets. Photo / published by “Fotokunst Kindermann”, Berlin. Printed by unknown company from Leipzig on rather thin (aged) card. Impressive anyway.

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