I might also be looking for help with a blackletter font ID, but for now, looking for any advice on what companies had significant market share for dry transfer lettering (such as Letraset) in German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) circa 1970. Anyone besides Letraset?
I started by just doing a quick look through ... every blackletter typeface on MyFonts. 853 families later, not one was even close!
Florian helped me out once before. And for blackletter, Dan Reynolds would be on my short-list of go-to people.
Where in Germany the thing was made is also a potential narrower downer.
Anyhow, I shall take this offline with interested parties.
See also here: https://www.ebottega.it/catalogo.asp?sito=trasferibilir41&Cat=26
And here: https://www.ebottega.it/scheda.asp?sito=trasferibilir41-R41LNRN82n&descriz=53mm-NERO.-Trasferelli-Trasferibili-R41-in-fogli-9x25cm.-Let
But let's take this off-forum — I feel like this has really headed over the line into font ID territory, which would be against forum rules.
I've pinged Claudio offline.
Sorry, I had to give it up. Procrastination hazard.
To be sure, if there were some way I could share this digitally, get dupes made legally and ethnically, etc I would be on board with any suggestions.
BTW, Claudio’s ID was the correct one, and the case ultimately settled out of court. I wish I could tell you all about it, but I can say it involved a very famous work of art (as in, I have seen it in a museum) worth *many* millions of dollars. An expurgated explanation may show up in one of my future talks….