An old fannish custom which was widespread in the 40s but which died out through the 50s and was basically a bit of nostalgia by the 70s.
|From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959|
|In fandom, a person or group with a distinctive name followed by "Publications", "Press", or some explicit or tacit equivalent. Frequently it designates the publications of only one person; occasionally of a group of friends; and sometimes of diverse persons scattered over the country. In the latter case it may or may not indicate that the members assist each other and confer on policy and practices.
Publishing house names in fandom not noted elsewhere in this work include such as Choctaw Publications; Green Jester Publications; Operation Crifanac; the Moonrakers; Rose & Hawk Press; dyktawo pubs; Vulcan Publications; Neoteric; Redlance Publications; je m'en fiche publications; Operation Voldesfan; Hashish House; Weltschmertz Publications; and Starflame Publications. Hiding behind these designations are Dan McPhail; Harold Gottliffe of the Leeds SFL; Dick Eney; Shroyer, Mooney, Hodgkins, Kuttner, Barnes, and Yerke; Bill Rotsler; Ackerman before and just after being drafted in World War II; Bob Tucker and Sully Roberds; Bob Stein and Redd Boggs; Jean Young; Karen Anderson; the Berkeley Bhoys; Bill Evans; and Gregg Calkins. But this barely scratches the surface of the mass awaiting tabulation.
See also: Fantasy Fiction Field