It’s been lots of fun again. For the 18th time Wilbert Slooijer on Saturday organized the yearly “Royals Verzamelbeurs” in Nijverdal. Being the only collectors fair within reach of Groningen – just 1 1/2 hours by train – it is the one I try to attend yearly. I think I have been to at least […]
Sorry everyone. I don’t have a huge amount of articles waiting to be posted as some of the bloggers I know. And as I wasn’t home last week, I didn’t write any new posts for this blog. I spent six lovely days in gorgeous Scotland, and guess what? I even did have good weather most […]
For many years I just kept lots of royal articles and newspaper clippings in boxes, stored in my bedroom. Covered in dust and I almost never had a look at them. I never found the time to make a lot of scrapbooks either. Of course in the meantime scrapbooks have become terribly old fashioned, the […]
When cleaning up all kind of clippings from newspapers and magazines I found an embroidery pattern of Fredensborg Palace in Denmark, which was published in the Danish magazine Hjemmet, probably in May 2004 as I remember having bought one around the time of the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. I knew […]
There is a huge problem with collecting something royal: you will always find more items that you would like to have. Although I am running out of space, I have just added a few nice unresistable things. A few years ago the book, “De Oranjes. Een uitgeBREIde geschiedenis” (The Oranges. A knitted history) by Fiona […]
On the occasion of King’s Day 2018 Fortuin Dockum B.V. has issued two new royal peppermint tins. I must admit I do like previous designs much better. See my article 125 Years Wilhelmina Peppermints – A Collector’s Item On the website of the Kruidvat the tin with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima on it costs […]
It is not fun having serious health problems, but some people just know exactly how to cheer me up. Received some lovely magazines, postcards and even a royal postal stamp lately.
On Saturday 14 October 2017 for the 16th (!!!) time the Royals Verzamelbeurs in Nijverdal was being held. Every year (see my report from 2014) Wilbert Slooijer and his crew do their utmost best to make it a wonderful day for sellers and buyers. If you’re not planning to buy anything, don’t go, as otherwise […]