VORLAUFER-coverClick to download a sample issue of VORLÄUFER

We publish our journal, VORLÄUFER, in English, four times per year.

The 167 issues of VORLÄUFER to date have totaled more than 4,300 pages. Each 36-page issue combines original research, expository, and feature articles, selected translations from less accessible journals, and regular features. These include “Auctions Under the Glass” (selected auction lots and realizations, including unusual items), “The Philatelic Library” (reports on books and articles of interest to the German colonies collector), “Exhibits and Exhibitions” (reports of German colonies exhibits in exhibitions), “German Colonial History”, “The Road Less Taken” (reports on cards and covers to, through and from unusual destinations), and “Surf’s Up” (German Colonies on the Internet). We also periodically publish a cumulative index. A sample copy of VORLÄUFER may be obtained from the GCCG (5815 Lenox Rd, Lisle, IL 60532-3138; please include $5 for shipping and handling). VORLÄUFER consistently earns Gold or Vermeil awards in national and international Philatelic Literature competitions.

Three indices of VORLÄUFER have been published to date.  You may download each of them below, by clicking on the respective links.

Back issues of VORLÄUFER, supplements, and the Friedemann translation sections are available.  Please click here to download a Back Issue Order Form.

If you would like to apply for membership in the German Colonies Collectors Group (GCCG), which includes one year subscription to the GCCG’s quarterly publication VORLÄUFER, please download the PDF application, and return this form, with check/cheque or note of transfer as appropriate, to the address on the form.

If you might be interested in advertizing in VORLÄUFER, please download our Rate Sheet.