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Doug Fielder
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"Der praktische Schildermaler" What to do........

Post by Doug Fielder » Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:06 am

Hey guys,

After signing up for my 2yr subscription for the Letterheads Magazine, I got the Vol. 9 Num. 1 International Issue which covered the book:
Der praktische Schildermaler (The Practical SignPainter) from 1910 by H. J. Jedlitschka.
I fell in love with the color plates and layouts etc. I searched the book online and I found one listed as part of an auction in Germany, so I wrote the people trying to find out more about it. The book wasn't auctioned and they contacted the seller to see if he'd still like to sell it and for how much. A month later, my sale is finally underway.

Now everybody wants my book.
What should I do?

Jeff Lang wants a copy of it and our great host Mike Jackson wants to buy it, but I am just getting into collecting old sign books and want to share this book with everyone because of its rarity and beauty. I have about a week before the book is in my hands, so I would appreciate any ideas anyone has.

Thank you.

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Post by Larry White » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:34 am

Make a nice quality comb bound xerox reproduction of it and sell them to make your money back and keep the original. Like Rick Glawson did with the Rawson & Evans catalog ...I'll take one...

-LW

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Post by ggodby » Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:46 am

Doug,
...Put me down for a copy! Let me know what the cost will be if you decide to go that route.

Gary Godby

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Post by Doug Fielder » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:06 pm

Thanks everybody,

Yes, I have decided to make copies available, right now looking at putting it on CD in PDF format. Other ideas are welcome. Will let everyone know when and how much soon. Jeff Lang offered a spot for me to sell it in the Letterheads in the Etcetra section. Look for it soon......
I am glad I can share this with everyone and make up some of the overwhelming cost.

Thank you again.

If interested, e-mail me and I will compile a list for letting everyone know A. price, then B. who and where to send them.
Doug F.
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Formerly from NJ, Formerly from VT,
Formerly from SF, CA, Formerly from NC,
Formerly from CO, FINALLY settled in FL!

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Post by Larry White » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:19 pm

whud ya drop on it ?....

...when cost is really not a factor, you know you're nursing an obsession (NTO), ...take me for example, I like to be peoples role model in obsessive...

...and anything worth doing, is worth doing to extreme... that's just me...

-WB

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Post by Doug Fielder » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:35 pm

Less than one of your fabulous glass pieces...... but more than the cost of supplies. :P
Or an off season ticket from NY to Munich.

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Post by Doug Bernhardt » Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:21 pm

to Doug from Doug....great idea to show arround and get your costs recovered....I also have a fine CD of English Pubs (that is about to increase in size) as I'm about to continue crawling through London pubs for another week starting this Monday. Got the cool new nikon D70s,a pile of memory and helpful advice from Danny B and Michael Jackson to help me through it's learning curve/use. I sent a copy of my first pub crawl CD to Letterheads magasine which was also a great way for people to see all the terrific English work! This has been a bit of a ramble but late on Friday before a week away tends to do this to me!! ;=)....SOOOO all to say spread the goods arround!

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Re: "Der praktische Schildermaler" What to do........

Post by Jeff Lang » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:06 am

Doug,
In a recent search of this book on Google, I stumbled upon some Flicker images by a man from San Francisco who has acquired that same book. Great images & would love to see one of those up close & personal some day.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66586176@N ... 225351668/
Seems he has a sign shop there that does plenty of hand lettering. Nice work, too.
Jeff
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Re: "Der praktische Schildermaler" What to do........

Post by Bill Masters » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:43 pm

I would like a copy
Thanks Bill.

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Re: "Der praktische Schildermaler" What to do........

Post by Lars Wacherhausen » Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:10 pm

Anyone who knows if its all the pages of the book theres in that link?

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Re: "Der praktische Schildermaler" What to do........

Post by Jeff Lang » Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:37 pm

Lars,
On the cover, it reads, "32 tafeln originel-entwürfe".
I don't know what that translates to in english, but there are 32 color plates in the collection located in the flicker collection.
Jeff
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Re: "Der praktische Schildermaler" What to do........

Post by bob gamache » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:25 pm

I'm in for one Doug!
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Re: "Der praktische Schildermaler" What to do........

Post by Patrick Mackle » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:35 pm

I will also like a copy when they are available.

Pat

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Re: "Der praktische Schildermaler" What to do........

Post by erik winkler » Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:48 am

I would also like a copy....
There was one for sale a while ago, asking price 400 dollars; I did not had it.

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Re: "Der praktische Schildermaler" What to do........

Post by Anthony Bennett » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:04 am

I would like a copy too please.

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Re: "Der praktische Schildermaler" What to do........

Post by Lars Wacherhausen » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:08 am

erikwinkler wrote:I would also like a copy....
There was one for sale a while ago, asking price 400 dollars; I did not had it.

Erik
400 dollars? Serious? I did not know that these books was that much worth!

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