Diana Airguns Miscellaneous
Pre-War goddess ink stamp.
Thanks to Keld for pics of this wonderful artefact - a bronze (brass?) ink block dating to the early years of goddess-marked Diana production. It was presumably used for production of early brochures or flyers, and has holes in the edge which I imagine were where the block was fixed into a press.
If you look at Diana stamps closely, you can see the late 1920s/early '30s rendering of her with a daring amount of leg showing, which was then changed to the more modest, even prudish, portrayal which remains to this day.
Below the pics, I've put the front page of a mid-1930s Genschow price list, showing the same, leggy(!), rendering. A couple of years later, the 1937 brochure has the more demure version of the goddess.
Diana advertising stand and unusual model-20.
Here is a charming old advertising stand featuring a German boy.
This image was also used for a brochure:
The gun in his hand is a Diana mod 20 but with a difference. It has an adjustable trigger and the front sight is a sheet steel version of the typical Diana foresight, instead of the expected bead. The rearsight is a simple notched 'v' block.]
With thanks to a collector friend for supplying these excellent pics.
Bergmann Arizona arcade game