On 1 July 1867 – this year 150 years ago – the North American colonies of Great Britain were united. The four founding provinces officially became the Dominion of Canada. The Museum Volkenkunde (ethnology) in Leiden, The Netherlands, celebrates this with a special gallery exhibition about the Inuit: Canadese Inuit Kunst (Canadian Inuit Art), on […]
Royal (Christmas) Mail
Once in a while, when I don’t forget I like to send postcards to royals who had his/her birthday, a baby, got married or lost a member of the family. But most of the time I just stick to a few Christmas cards. You don’t always get something back, but if you’re lucky you do. […]
Recently someone gave me two old notebooks, one had supposedly been used at primary school for arithmatic, the other for presentation. Inside I found totally different things. Funny how these notebooks were used over and over again, as one contains something that looks like an account book or recipes. But on top of all the […]
Just not too many books …
I have never counted them, but I must have hundreds of books, mainly about royalty. From simple booklets, picture books, biographies, autobiographies and genealogical works. Books about endless topics like cooking, fashion, animals, special occasions, jewelry, yearbooks, families, people and of course castles and churches. As you have seen in my previous post my bookshelves […]
Too many books …
Not sure if anyone wants to know … reorganizing my bookshelves.
Oranjebeurs in Nijverdal
An Oranjebeurs? I will try to explain what it is. A few times a year royal collectors in the Netherlands organize this event in various parts of the Netherlands: Buren, Wassenaar and Nijverdal. It is the place to be for collectors of royal euphemera and memorabilia: plates, cups, tins, postcards, photos, books, coins … just […]
How do you manage your royal collection?
I am sure this sounds pretty familiar to lots of other collectors with just limited space in their house. Once in a while I look around in my house and think it is really time to clean up the mess. That moment came again this week. Piles of magazines and other stuff collected in the […]