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19th December 2017 16:39  

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19th December 2017 16:45  

Diana advertising display light (circa 1978).

 

This light shows a Diana Mod 35S, which dates from 1978.

With thanks once again to Kurt.


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19th December 2017 16:46  

Pre-WW2 Diana hang tag.

 

Here is a very rare pre-1939 English-language Diana sales label (or hang tag).

These were presumably provided to foreign retailers by M&G.

With thanks to a collector friend.

 


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19th December 2017 16:47  

Diana clock.

 


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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.

 

 

 


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19th December 2017 16:48  

1930s/1940s Diana air rifle display stand.

 

With thanks to Steffen for these pics of a display stand which he says dates from the 1930s or 1940s.


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19th December 2017 16:49  

Pre-War Diana pellet tin.

 

With thanks to John for this pic. The early (more revealingly-dressed) version of the Diana goddess suggests this tin dates to the late 1920s/very early 1930s.


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19th December 2017 16:50  

Diana Model-5 wood printing block.

 

With thanks to Steffen for this pic.


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19th December 2017 16:50  

Bergmann Arizona pellet tin.

 


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19th December 2017 16:51  

Diana advertising stand and unusual model-20.

 

Here is a charming old advertising stand featuring a German boy.

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.


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19th December 2017 16:52  

Diana stands and 1960s advertising display light.

 

With thanks to Frank for providing these pics of rare marketing accessories, presumably provided to Diana retailers:


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17th April 2018 13:50  

Diana sights and diopters 

With thanks to Frank for these scans.

 


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21st June 2018 15:16  

Miniature Diana air rifle 

This rifle spotted on eGun.de

 


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