Magazine Count Tops 1300 !!!!

I have not reported on this topic in a while, but the magazines found in which Veronika was published continue to be uncovered after all these years due to the tireless efforts of fellow fans like PyroGray and BTA (to name a few) to search the likes of eBay and other hosting sites to find these. Amazingly the count has just topped 1300!!!. This is no mean feat as the fact that her appearance is never documented in any of these recent finds. Worse yet even it you could see the table of contents for the magazines it is highly unlikely that her real name was used to identify the layout. She has been published under hundreds of different names. One of these days I’ll get around to document all of them and publish them here.

It did not seem like that long ago that I had reported that the 1000th magazine in which Veronika appeared was found … the size of the collection continues to increase unabated.

A recently discovered archive of Russian magazines pushed us over the 1300 mark earlier this month. One of these magazines even featured pics which have never been been published in any other magazine before and will be featured in a new Set in the archives shortly.

If you are interested in seeing the full listing of all of Veronika’s magazine appearances you can either visit the Magazine Appearances page of the website or download a PDF of the complete listing here.

Veronika New Pics

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:

MAGAZINES

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.

NEW Set 476 !!!!

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 😉

Unknown Veronika Set

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.

Magazine Wish List

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.

Veronika in Issue of Midweek Sport Oct. 4, 2017

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 🙂