“Silberfall” christmas tree tinsel
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“Silberfall” is rendered in an advertising face that was quite popular at the turn of the century. The amorphous cursive with the clubbed terminals was sold by many foundries, under different names. Berthold started to cast it sometime before 1897, under the name Regina-Kursiv. There is also a lighter style, Hansa-Kursiv (Berthold, 1895). Haas had both weights as Favorita. See the typeface page for more info.
Regina-Cursiv with its many alternate glyphs, as shown in a specimen by H. Berthold (Berlin) and Bauer & Co. (Stuttgart; acquired by Berthold in 1897). Source: Luc Devroye
There are various digitizations and interpretations, but none of them is complete, or especially well-drawn and spaced. From top to bottom: Regina Cursiv (HiH, 2007), Toffee Script (a loose interpretation by Suomi, 2010), and Koëlh (Yanick Blancho, 2015, based on a showing of FTF’s Provençales, the bold style of Pittoresques penchées). Koëlh comes closest to the letterforms used on the packaging. The differences between those and Regina-Kursiv – most notable in the ‘S’ – may also be due to extra alternates, or deviations between various sizes.
The secondary face is equally known under various names, including Estienne or Schmale Etienne. “Made in Germany” uses one of the precursors of the digital typefaces known as Romana – Bitstream’s version has a similarly high-waisted ‘G’, but a more ample x-height.