I wanted to answer the most common question asked to me either via email / blog / forum …
How do you guys keep finding all this new material of Veronika?
The answer is actually quite simple:
And if you think about it it makes total sense …
Veronika was in her modeling prime at the time that true broadband internet was still in it’s infancy. The bandwidths were horrible and it was hard to find any website posting images online with resolutions of greater than 500 pixels. At the same time, printed magazines were still very popular and available at every street corner. Publishers were still relying on the sale of magazines as their prime source of income and were using the web merely as an advertising tool to try and get you to buy their magazine. Their strategy as well appeared to be that they would post certain “teaser” pics on their websites and then go publish a completely different set on pics in the magazines themselves. And thus the source for new pics.
Over the years the index contained primarily pics found posted on
websites because those were “USUALLY FREE”, easy to find, catalog and
post. Finding images in magazines is a whole other issue however. It
does require and outlay of cash and knowing exactly
which issue Veronika was published in can be a struggle. However in the
end the challenges are all worth the reward!!! There are several of us
on the forum who are constantly on the hunt for new magazine material
and we have been quite successful over the years
to find new content (as can be seen from the magazine count in the
collection). I suspect that between us we still have several hundreds of
new pics which have yet to make an appearance in the index.
However, we do have a plea for finding a Scandinavian based Veronika fan who would be willing to help us track down some issues from Finland, Sweden and Norway … we know that those are as of yet untapped and have been extremely difficult to come by on any of the standard selling platforms like eBay and eBid etc. So if you are willing to help, please drop us and email.
Well that did not take long for the request to be answered!!! Thanks to the help of forum fan PK and and unknown Tumblr account holder who happened to have a copy of the magazine the contents were revealed … ans sure enough we have a BRAND NEW SET to be unveiled after 20+ years (quite remarkable to be honest that it had never been spotted by anyone before). The magazine contained an 8 page layout featuring 9 wonderful new pics for the Veronika index. Here’s a preview of all 9 pics which make up the new Set 476
From our best estimates the set appears to have been shot in early 2001 and the style seems to suggest that it is the work of Jana Krenova as the setting is also very similar to Set 238.
This is not the first time that an exclusive set appeared only in a Finnish Lollo magazine … the other occurrence was in Jan of 2003 (just 2 months before the magazine which contained the new Set 476 pics BTW!!!):
So I wonder if any other new sets are still hidden away in more Lollo magazines from that vintage!!! I hope that some one has them and can check 😉
Well a few days we received a huge surprise when a member of the forum posted this never before seen issue of Lollo magazine from 2004. He asked if I knew what set the image of Veronika belonged to which appeared on the cover … to my surprise … BRAND NEW 🙂
The hunt now begins for a copy of the magazine to see what is inside … if anyone happens to have a copy and would be willing to take a few snaps of the content, please forward to me … I would be forever grateful!!! Or if anyone knows of an auction / sales website where we can buy a copy of the issue please let me know.
If never ceases to amaze me how even after 20+ years we continue to find new content. I wish that we had an active Scandinavian member of the blog/forum who has been a fan of Veronika’s for many years and loved to collect magazines … I would love to know how many hidden gems are still waiting to be uncovered in those Scandinavian magazines like JALLU, KALU, Lollo, Napakymppi etc.
I kick-off this month with a wonderful portrait of Veronika shot by Stefano Santori back in 1999.
This has to be one of the best portrait shots of Veronika and certainly highlights her stunning beauty!!!
The picture itself was published in an issue of Japanese magazine UpYou! (Vol. 8 No. 6) in 2001.
Another appearance of Veronika in this week’s issue of Midweek Sport newspaper … nothing new but interesting to see how according to the article Veronika remains a young 32 year old still living in Chelsea looking for a hookup haha
I finally managed to upload all the magazines currently in my collection up to the Magazine Appearances section of the website this week. I had fallen several hundreds of issues behind over the years and never seemed to find the time to catchup. Well this month I finally made the time 🙂
As of July 2018 the collection consists of a staggering 1164 magazines. I still remember when I started on the magazine collection journey thinking when I get to 200 mags that would be it … to my astonishment the mags featuring Veronika kept coming and coming … if you had asked me when I started that I would break through the 1000 barrier I would have said that you are crazy 😉 In any case, magazines continue to be uncovered on a monthly basis even after all these years. The tide just never seems to end for which I am happy to be honest (a little poorer of course … but happy none the less).
Anyway .. after all these years of collecting and searching there are a set of magazines which I have never ever come across for sale anywhere … I call these my “Magazine Wish List”. It used to be much larger but these ones have been extremely elusive:
For anyone who reads this and happens to have one of these issues please drop me an email … I would love to know that these are not just figments of my imagination.
Artist Mr.Bluprint just released an adult colouring book featuring 4 pages of Veronika.
These appear to be identical to the works of art that he released on his website for sale over the past few years … the full colour versions can be previewed here.
You can pick-up a copy of the colouring book from Amazon if you like via this link
Good to see that Midweek Sport has not forgotten about our girl …. have featured her as one of the Christmas babes … how fitting as I know that we would all like to receive Veronika as a Christmas Gift from Santa one of these years 😉
Great news!!!! At long last, Midweek Sport has once again decided to have Veronika grace the cover of one of their issues. Here’s the preview:
Those those of you living in the UK, you have today and tomorrow to try and pickup a copy on the newsstand!!!
Here’s hoping they don’t wait too much longer before Veronika’s next cover appearance 🙂
Hi … is a new month so figured it was time to dig deep into the archives this time for an extremely rare pic from Set 230. The reason I say rare … this is the only set of J. Stephen Hicks which was featured in Penthouse publications but for some strange reason was NEVER released on their website. Thus very few pics from this set exist … just what was featured in several Penthouse issues from around the world. The one good thing about Penthouse was that versions of Penthouse featured different photos country to country .. unlike Playboy which always published the exact same layout regardless of country. This meant that little gems were always tucked away in local issues of Penthouse magazines … like this new “old” pic which I uncovered many years ago in a Spanish Penthouse magazine.
This set was from J. Stephen Hicks’ first photoshoot with Veronika back in Mar. 1998 as part of her first modelling trip to the USA 🙂