Board Games

Board Games

Some old board games my dad left me. I haven’t tried playing them yet

Model Trains

Model Trains

Some model trains my dad left me. Most of this seems to be Märklin. I wonder what it all would look like if I built it up

Toy Cars

Toy Cars

Some toy cars my dad left me. The bigger ones are mostly made of wood. The small ones kind of look like knock-off versions of the Wiking model cars

Wiking model cars

Wiking model cars

Some Wiking model cars my dad left me. These cars looks pretty nice, but I have never played with them. I’m more of a Matchbox kind of guy, I guess

Books

Books

Some books my dad left me. Some of these have really suffered. I wonder if they are worth anything now, or if they are just a health hazard

Stamp Albums

Stamp Albums

Some stamp albums my dad left me. There was a rumor in the family that my dad once managed to have one of every stamp in the realm of Denmark. I don’t know if it’s true. But he does have a lot of Danish (and French) stamps

Objects

Objects

Some objects my dad left me. Are those corals? And what is that Iron Cross doing in there? I have no idea if it’s a sort of “family heirloom” or just some random Iron Cross grabbed at a flea market. The shiny rocks are nice, though!

Letters New

Letters New

Some new letters my dad left me. These have never been stamped or mailed. Some of them are airmail

Photos

Photos

Some photos my dad left me. Yeah, I have no idea what’s up with these photos. Some seem to be from Russia, some from China, others from Japan. Oh, and there are a few from Nazi Germany in there too

Ad Materials

Ad Materials

Some ad materials my dad left me. These are mostly brochures for cameras, and they seem a bit random. The Zeiss-kid is interesting though, she’s got that classic “German” child face that they were raving about 75 years ago

Stamps

Stamps

Some stamps my dad left me. Stamps, stamps, and more stamps. Some have been used, some are new. And, believe it or not, some of these are not just single stamps – I have literally hundreds of them here, tucked together in little envelopes. It doesn’t seem to make any sense to me that anybody would ..

Playing Cards

Playing Cards

Some playing cards my dad left me. These playing cards were very interesting for me to look at. I like the black Russian deck best, it has an almost mesmerizing beauty to it, at least in my eyes it does. Some of these playing cards are actually Tarock or Lenormand fortunetelling cards

Hannoverisches Magazin

Hannoverisches Magazin

Some issues of Hannoverisches Magazin my dad left me. This magazine dates mostly from the 19th century, and it seems to have been renamed and reissued a bunch of times. I didn’t bother to read many of the articles, shame on me!

Money

Money

Some money my dad left me. Guess what, my dad literally left me with some two or three hundred million Marks! …too bad it’s all from the great inflation in the 1920s, haha! Anyway, I enjoyed looking at these coins and bills, especially the interim money the Allies gave out in the late stage of WWII

Letters

Letters

Some letters my dad left me. Please allow some loading time – there is a total of 900+ letters here! I liked the old calligraphy, and I particularly enjoyed the rare occasion when there was actually something in one of these letters. Otherwise it’s just a bunch of envelopes. Maybe I should rename this folder into: “envelopes”

Postcards new

Postcards new

Some new postcards my dad left me. These have never been sent or stamped it seems. Some of them weren’t hallmarked on the front, so I only bothered to scan the back – and for some it was the other way around

Postcards

Postcards

Some postcards my dad left me. Please allow some loading time, there are 800+ postcards here! I enjoyed these very much, at least the ones where I was able to make out a word or two. Some are even from the 19th century, when people wrote very differently from today