Roman Scherer wood type specimen, polychromatic samples needed

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Roman Scherer wood type specimen, polychromatic samples needed
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Hi everybody,

I was recently asked to write a short article about typography (readers will mostly be graphic designers) for a new journal dedicated to posters, initiated by local designers. I've decided to present the Roman Scherer types as they're fascinating, Swiss and obscure. I remember seeing a beautiful specimen when I was studying in the Hague at the TypeMedia Master course.
The idea was of course to complement the article with scans of a Roman Scherer specimen. The article focuses on polychromatic types and I'm looking for some scans. The designer I know, who kindly offered me to scan pages the specimen he owns, can't find it anymore unfortunately. I have to find illustrations by the end of this week! I contacted the St Bride Library, as they have one specimen but only with monochromatic types…

I'm wondering if someone, a lucky Roman Scherer type specimen owner, would be willing to help me with this project. There's no money, all I can offer are copies of the journal and a selection of stunning swiss chocolate.

Online samples:
1. http://amassblog.com/?p=127
2. http://www.typography.com/ask/showBlog.php?kwID=22&blogID=87

Here's a letter I traced from the second online resource:

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JPW kindly provided me with scans of his own specimen (online sample 2), thanks.
My article is now printed in the 1st issue of [[http://www.poster-tribune.ch|Poster Tribune]]. The publication is bilingual (French/English) and can be ordered on the website.