THE ROSS VERLAG POSTCARD IMAGES ARCHIVES                

             

  IN NUMERICAL AND ALPHABETICAL ORDER  





On this page you will find links to the images of the regular series Ross Verlag cards (1 to A 4100), as well as the earlier Film Sterne and Buhnen Sterne; the early color Ross Verlag Becker & Maass series; and the larger format Ross Luxus, 800 Series and G Series.

You can view them in both numerical and alphabetical order.   In numerical order, the regular series has been separated into groups of 1000 (with the exception of the smaller 2000 and A 4000 groupings).   The other series (Film Sterne etc.) are listed in their entirety.

The alphabetical listings are indexed by the actor's last name, and are separated into three letters per grouping (such as ABC), except for the final one, which includes VWXYZ.   Names with "van," "von," "de" or "del" are alphabetized by the name following the prefix. For example "Käthe von Nagy" would be found under "Nagy, Käthe von."   We've also included the performer's birth and death date when known, retrieved from the internet; they have not been verified.

There is also a link to images of all the Film Titles that were found on Ross Verlag cards. These are in alphabetical order also, and include dates that could be found for the year the film was released.

We also have a separate page of tinted cards, in numerical order.

Lastly, there is a link to cards that portray actors with their pets and other animals.

Each set contains all the images for that assortment of cards, and may take some time to load onto your computer.   The thumbnail view of the images can be increased depending upon your browser.   On Firefox, you can right click "view image", and a larger image will display.   With Internet Explorer (or Microsoft Edge), you will have to use the zoom feature.   The images are typically scaled to be the actual size of 3.5 to 5.5, however some images will be smaller and a few larger.

The archive is not yet complete.   There are some images we have not able to find, and some that need replacements because of bad photos or watermarked images from the online sources.   Anyone who would like to contribute scans to help complete and better this archive, we would be happy to accept them.   The image format I use are jpegs, with 100 resolution or less, generally around 3.5 by 5.5 inches images in size.   A list of needed images can be found below.

LIST OF NEEDED IMAGES

Also please inform us of any corrections that need to be made, for example a wrong card image, or the wrong actor attributed to a card.

Send scans and corrections to:
rossverlag@bellsouth.net

Below you will find a few words from the person behind this project:

A Note From the Cataloger - Jean Ritsema:

I'm a postcard collector from Jackson, Michigan USA, with a particular interest in photographic fashion postcards from the early 20th century. During my search for the images of Berlin photographer Ernst Schneider, I noticed quite a few were published by Ross Verlag. The randomness of the Ross postcards appearing on the auction and sales sites led me to start a mini-catalog to keep track of what I found.

When I came across the Ross Verlag website maintained by Mark Goffee, I realized I had encountered a gold mine. The numeric listings on Mark's site provided the tool needed to expand the mini-catalog into a full visual catalog. Mark provided TONS of images, and soon I was scouring internet sales and auctions for Ross Verlag images and pestering internet friends and acquaintances for scans of cards they owned. Additionally, images were retrieved from a number of on-line sites such as Virtual History, European Film Star Postcards, GarboForever.com, Pinterest and flickr.

Early on in the project I reached out to Mark, asking if he would be interested in hosting a Ross Verlag image catalog on his website. Responding affirmatively, he wrote the .html code necessary to display the pages, and I continued on in my obsessive searching for the cards.

In providing these on-line digital catalogs as a resource to collectors worldwide, there is no intention to infringe on any copyright. If there are any objections to any of the images that are posted (a few of which bear watermarks), please let us know so we can correct the problem. -- Jean Ritsema













IMAGE CATALOG IN NUMERICAL ORDER


#1 - 999     #1000 - 1999     #2000 - 2100     #3000 - 3999     #4000 - 4999     #5000 - 5999

#6000 - 6999     #7000 - 7999     #8000 - 8999     #9000 - 9999     #A1000 - A1999     #A2000 - A2999

#A3000 - A3999     #A4000 - A4100     Film Sterne     Ross Luxus     800 Series     G Series

K Series         W Series Buhnen Sterne     Becker & Maass



IMAGE CATALOG IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY ACTOR'S LAST NAME



ABC     DEF     GHI     JKL     MNO     PQR     STU     VWXYZ



ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF FILM TITLES, AND STAGE AND DANCE CARDS



FILM TITLES -- STAGE -- DANCE    



TINTED CARDS IN NUMERICAL ORDER



TINTED CARDS



ACTORS WITH THEIR PETS AND OTHER ANIMALS



ACTORS WITH ANIMALS










The following are sites and individuals from which various postcard images were acquired:



akpool.de     Ansichtskarten-Center     Bartko Reher     Bibliothek für Bildungsgeschichtliche Forschung     Bloodflower's Paradise     Cherryland Postcard Auctions    

Delcampe     Ebay Germany Etsy     European Film Star Postcards     flickr     Garbo Forever     heimatsammlung.de     Kotte Autographs     My Virtual Museum

National Portrait Gallery     Paul van Yperen's Blog     Pinterest     Playle's     Postkarten-Archiv     Ross Verlag Postcards     Shirley Temple Collection in Memory of Jacqueline Ceroni

todocoleccion     Truus, Bob and Jan at flickr     University of Osnabrueck     Virtual History     Wolfgang Siska     WorthPoint

Crystal Glantz     Helmfried Luers     Mark Goffee     Robin Millward     Hans Schnepper     Klaus Wunderlich     Torsten Anklam     Ines Schulz     Neil Goulding














THESE ARE MY ORIGINAL TEXT ONLY LISTS

I have created a numerical listing in table form of all the main Ross Verlag series numbers, Film Sterne, Luxus, G, W, K and the 800 series.   The first page of the main series starts with #1 and goes to #1000, the second page starts with #1001 and goes to #2000, etc.   I have listed all the cards numbers that I am aware off.   If I have a card numbered   5101/5  then I will assume that the first four cards exist, so I will list them all.   If I only have   3004/1  then I will only list the #1 card because I have no way of knowing whether or not any higher card numbers exist in that series.   If I do not have a card of that series, I have left the space blank.   I first list the series number, then either the film or actors pictured and then the numbers in the series that I am aware of, like this:    

4619/   Brigitte Helm   1/2/3/4

I have also created a list of all the cards of the main series on one page from #1 to #A 4100.

There is also a list of the unknown numbers.   At this moment there are only about 81 unknown cards!   However, there is no guarantee that there are not mistakes on my list.   So it is always good to double check.   And for certain cards in which I may have only a single number, there may be additional cards (such as 3135/2).   I feel that the majority of the numbers are correct.

If you decide to check your own cards against the list, hopefully you will e-mail me with any additions or corrections.   There is no way I can get a complete listing without alot of help!


NUMERICAL LISTINGS OF THE CARDS WITHOUT IMAGES


#1-1000     #1001-2000     #2001-3000     #3001-4000     #4001-5000

#5001-6000     #6001-7000     #7001-8000     #8001-9000     #9001-9999

#A1001-A 2000     #A 2001-A 3000     #A 3001-A 4000     #A 4001-A 4100

    Full List #1-#A 4100     Unknown Numbers     Film-Sterne     Ross Luxus     G Series

K Series     W Series     800 Series     F Series












THESE ARE THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO HELPED COMPILE MY ORIGINAL TEXT ONLY LISTS


Thanks to Olaf Schneider, Peter Orban, Armando Giuffrida, Peter Hughes, Ladd McIntosh, Stefan Riebe, Jolande Hibels, Lisa Stein, Daniel Loftin, Master Gundam, Carola Jüllig, Ian Sayer, Titia Harmanni, David Humphrey, George Baker, Sandra Wendel, Helmut Schmidt, Rodolfo Tizzi, Dave Jenner, Gianna Lammering, Anya Gutknecht, Joop van Dijk, Walter Oeyen, Günter P. Neumüller, M. Henry Veyox Neumueller, Daniel (Romania), Vuk Markovic, Alain Carbuccia, Faruk Oralbi, Martin Verlaan, Euan Mathieson, Peter B. Müller, Peter Milam, Marlene Pilaete, Diana Savage, Ken Hall, Mijke Bloothoofd, Hans Schnepper, David Ferrer, Netty Rosenkranz, Maris Muhu, Eric-Jan Noomen, Vincent Roozendaal, Klaus Wunderlich, Klaas Dierks, Uwe Steh, Ellen Roubus, Tanya van Hauwaert, Franchesca Vullings-Windley, David Morrison, Andrei Stomff, Teresa Witkowska, Giuseppe, Yvonne Mulder, Bruno Bargelletti, Michael Boy, Derek Young, Johann Hofbauer, Maria Georgieva, Karen Barouski, Vera Kraus, Kees Kleihues, Ken Ries, Johan Bruynseraede, Alvaro Aguilar, Neil Goulding, Ben Veenhuis, Crystal Glantz, Frederic Mahler, David Stone, Torsten Anklam, Ines Schulz, Roman Bílý, Werner Mohr and Jean Ritsema for additions and corrections to my Ross lists.


A huge thank you to Olaf Schneider in Germany who along with J. Steinheisser published a booklet with the majority of the Ross yellow card numbers (#5861/1 through #A 4096/1) and for allowing me to use the booklet to fill in the missing numbers in my online list.   That has obviously been of great assistance.   Anyone interested in buying a copy of Mr. Schneider's booklet can contact him directly at   o-sch@t-online.de   The booklet is approximately 8 X 5 1/2 inches, 150 pages, is easily readable (see page example), and contains additional information (which cards have facsimile signatures, duplicate card numbers, glossy cards, non numbered, larger sized, more thorough dating and other such information).   He also explains how the list was compiled and gives some history on Ross Verlag (this section is written in German).   It does not contain any pictures of the cards themselves.   A recommended purchase for those interested.

Another great big thanks to Peter Orban who did a list of early card numbers in 1998 which filled in many of the holes in my list.   Special thanks to Armando Giuffrida who sent this list my way.

This list has contributors from USA, Germany, The Nederlands, England, France, Uruguay, Romania, Serbia, Italy, Turkey, Estonia, Poland, Canada and the Czech Republic.



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