Antique Victorian scrap reliefs and Victorian scrap albums are still fairly abundant today, but finding out the names of specific scrap publishers is an almost impossible task. Many ephemera collectors own complete scrap relief sheets with publishers’ tags and sheet numbers, but few have websites that share this information. Very limited number of printed resources exist on this subject, the most notable being “The History of Printed Scraps” by Alistair Allen and Joan Hoverstadt.
This list of scrap publishers and their tags, based on my personal collection, is an attempt to share the information I have. Many thanks to Vicki Madsen for generously contributing her knowledge to this list. If you are an ephemera lover and have something to contribute to this page, please do get in touch. I would be glad to keep improving this reference resource for the Victorian ephemera enthusiasts community.
Eduard Büttner & Co. (1880-1908)
Scraps, greeting cards and playing cards publisher. In 1908, the company was sold to Voreinigte Stualsunder Spielkartenfabriken AG. Only E.B. & Co. letters appear on their cards. Source: Metropostcard
Carl Hellriegel A.G. (1842-1907)
Carl Hellriegel specialized in scraps, greetings card and poster printing. In 1907, Georg Moriz and G.F. Barschall took over the company under the name of M&B. Source: The Postcard Album