The cover page of the first issue of the Vorlaufer Journal in 1973.

vorlaufer journal

Additional Information

The journal is on hiatus for 2019.


The future holds a semi-annual printed edition of the Vorläufer which will arrive in June and December, additional on-line material on quarters opposite the Vorläufer is sent, and an overall expanded web presence. 


The Vorläufer will include:

  • The regular favorite articles and columns
  • An added and expanded questions and answers/ "What is It?" section
  • A beginner orientation column. 


Our Editor Oliver Wyrtki will also invite our German and British fellow societies to promote themselves in the spirit of “more is better” and forging ties with others of similar interests. 


Oliver notes that many collectors are sitting on items that no longer have a place in their collections but might fit nicely in someone else’s. With that in mind, he will add a trading/ad-let section for collectors to find/sell/trade material, to include helping members connect with dealers.

Adlet form

Please print this form and return it to Oliver Wyrtki via email or regular mail (see Contact Us page for address).

GCCG adlet form (pdf)

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