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Publisher's Drawings

I picked these up at auction about 15 years ago. Lovely hand drawn / painted pictures of aircraft - all side on. Thick board with the reverse either white or black. Aircraft type in pencil on reverse together with a stamp or numbered sticker. Some also have a printed arrow to show which way up is correct. Also most stamped with the publisher's name: Dr. Spohr-Verlag, Dresden N-6, Hospitalstr. 16. Many have the aircraft country of origin hand written as well: 'Deutschland' & 'Italia'. Click on the pics for larger versions.

I did some research and thought they might have been commissioned for the WW2 German 'Kriegsflugzeuge' booklets that were available to civilians and armed forces alike. But I have since acquired all the booklets and, although the aircraft are featured in these publications, the colour drawings are not. Perhaps they were intended for a book that was never published.

The odd one out is a Panther tank - but it is drawn in the same style.

So can anyone help me identify which publication these drawings were featured in?