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

vorlaufer journal

Additional Information

Great News! The next issue of the journal is being sent to members at the end of May.

We currently offer 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)



These were compiled by our longtime member John Kevin Doyle. If you are seeking a copy of an article, you can either contact us or the American Philatelic Research Library

which has a full set of our journal. APRL has a full-time staff, and you do not need to be an APS member to use their services.

We are also pleased to announce members can now access and search past issues online, courtesy of our archivist. Please visit his website,, and log in using the password provided in the June 2019 issue of the Vorlaufer journal. We will publish the password annually in the June issue.

VORLÄUFER-Index-1-60B (pdf)


VORLÄUFER-Index-61-137 (pdf)


VORLÄUFER-Index-138-162 (pdf)