When I started with re-enactment, portraying a Dutch WWII Commando in 1995, I also started to make some bits and pieces of paperwork for myself. In 2000 I met Paul Woodadge (Polarbear Enterprices) at Chatham and when he showed me his paperwork, my interest in making Paperwork grew. Over the years I started to collect 1940s paperwork and started making more paperwork for just myself and a couple of friends. In 2003 I started the Yahoo Group WW2 Repro Paperwork, to discuss about reproduction paperwork.

Repro Paperwork for an event in Yorkshire

After a while the demand for more paperwork slowly grew. People within the film industry got interested in my work and that resulted into making paperwork for the Paul Verhoeven film Black Book (Zwartboek). For that film I made a lot of ration paperwork, many of which you can find in the shop. Unfortunatly after that, making repro paperwork on a greater scale wasn’t possible, because of other time consuming work and family life.

Repro Paperwork for the Pickering event 2005

Atlas Repro Paperwork

To me it was more or less a hobby to make this kind of paperwork. I could combine my profession as a graphic designer with my hobby re-enactment. But lot’s of fellow re-enactors told me over the years to do more with my repro paperwork. Paul had stopped making his paperwork and the demand grew. They said that my paperwork is of high quality and that I could make a business with that. This because there are not many people making reproduction paperwork of high quality.

So, in march 2011 I decided to make a Facebook Page and I called that Atlas Repro Paperwork. The beginning of my small Paperwork business. The last couple of days I started with this website. If you would like to link to my website from your own website, or click on the facebook like button to tell your friends about Atlas Repro Paperwork, I would be very grateful.


Patrick van der Vegt