The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

Fascinating Tinplate

A Toy Collection
The catalogue »Fascinating Tinplate« presents one of the most beautiful and most extensive private collections of tin plate toys in Germany for the first time to the public. This selection focuses specifically on rare and extremely high quality early tin plate toys from the late 19th and early 20th century. Historical railways, cars, steamships, zeppelins and aeroplanes display the pride of an era that looked with enthusiasm towards to the technical advances of the future and creates a living panorama of daily life and technology at the time of the Wilhelminian Empire and the Weimar Republic.
Carefully selected exhibits from every variety of early tin plate toys provide a fascinating insight into this collector’s world.
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"Fascinating Tinplate"

April 2008

ISBN 978-3-86678-181-8

20,00 x 24,00 cm

304 Pages

289 colored and 6 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

Stiftung Schleswig Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottorf

preface by
Guntram Turkowski and Carsten Fleischhauer

David Pressland
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition »Faszination aus Blech«, 2008, Volkskunde Museum of Stiftung Schleswig Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottorf.