Category: My Collection

German postcards added to my collection
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German postcards added to my collection

There is little space left in my house for my royal collection. However postcards are always good. A friend of mine last week sold 24 postcards of the Imperial Family of Germany. I didn’t hesitate and received them this weekend. They are absolutely lovely and I didn’t have any of them yet. They are either […]

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A cute birthday present
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A cute birthday present

Already this weekend I celebrated my birthday a bit. I turned 48 (!) today, 13 September. I got a few cards, some chocolate and money. My sister came with the cutest present: a pet portrait. She said she had bought it on Ali Express: a pet portrait poster. She used a picture of my cat […]

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My royal mail 2021
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My royal mail 2021

Not that I am writing to royals too often, but I’ve sent a few cards this year. In the past months I received the following mail: 40th wedding anniversary of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, March 2021 (Instagram) Engagement of Prince Louis of Luxembourg and Scarlett-Lauren Sirgue, May 2021 (Instagram) […]

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Christmas Mail 2020
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Christmas Mail 2020

As usual I sent a bunch of Christmas cards to royals – reigning and non-reigning – all over Europe. It is always exciting to see whether people send back cards and what you get back. Several corona-related cards this year complete with “virus” and face masks. I am sure more cards will follow in the […]

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My royal mail 2020
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My royal mail 2020

Arrived on 9 January 2020: a card with photo from King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians to thank for the card I sent them for the 20th wedding anniversary. On 15 April 2020 King Philippe of the Belgians celebrated his 60th birthday. On 16 April 2020 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark turned 80. […]

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My book collection rearranged
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My book collection rearranged

It took me most of the weekend, but my bookcases finally look better again. They’re still somewhat full unfortunately, but everything that I want to keep is inside, and no longer on the floor or on top, or … However I have taken out several piles of books that I don’t want to keep. Hopefully […]

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Royal jigsaw puzzles
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Royal jigsaw puzzles

These days I see several people on my timeline that have started making jigsaw puzzles. Some even have royal ones from the Netherlands or the UK. I can’t even remember the last time I really made jigsaw puzzles. It might have been 2001 when I bought one with the engagement photo of King Willem-Alexander and […]

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A video of my house and collection
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A video of my house and collection

As I am at home most of the time now, I thought it would be fun to record a small video of my house. You can’t see me, but at least hear me. The video is slightly different from the one I placed on Instagram this morning, so enjoy this much better one also! If […]

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