In good vintage condition, eight beautiful KLM Delft Blue miniature houses which are replicas of historic buildings in the Netherlands. Some still have young jenever and others are empty due to the strict security measures in the United States.
A slight damage on KLM house numbers 26 and 60, see the two finale pictures with red arrow.
This lot contains the following numbers with descriptions:
Miniature No 20 - no year - Height 10.5 cm: Edam, Edams Museum, Damplein 8, built between 1540-1550 and restored in 1895.
Miniature No 26 - no year - Height 9.5 cm: The Hague, Nieuwe Uitleg 16, was once inhabited by Mata Hari (1876-1917), built in the 18th century.
Miniature No 47 - no year - Height 11 cm: Amsterdam, Prinsengracht 263 - The Anne Frank house, built circa 1740.
Miniature No 51 - no year - Height 9.5 cm: Franeker, Voorstraat 49, a Frisian neck façade built in 1662 and restored in 1964.
Miniature No 55 - 2014 - Height 11 cm: Schiedam, Oude Sluis 19 Het Zakkendragers huisje, built in 1725 and restored in 1966.
Miniature No 60 - no year - Height 10.5 cm: House in Amsterdam, Herengracht 314, built in 1725, and since 1986 a large part of the house is a private restaurant, a cooking school and catering company 'LA Cuisine Française'.
Miniature No 61 - 2012 - Height 11 cm: Amsterdam, Keizersgracht 439, built in 1684, rebuilt in 1895.
Miniature No 67 - no year - Height 11 cm: Amsterdam, Prinsengracht 721, built circa 1750-1755, the house has a vaulted cornice, an element that was often used at the time.
The Delft Blue miniature houses are replicas of historic buildings in the Netherlands. KLM has been presenting on intercontinental flights since the 1950s the Delft Blue miniature houses filled with Bols Amsterdam young jenever to its World Business Class passengers.
Since 1994, the collection has grown in sync with KLM's anniversary, with a new house every year. The Delft Blue miniatures have become highly prized collectibles nationally and abroad.
From late 2006, KLM will now offer Delft Blue houses empty instead of filled with jenever, due to the strict security measures in the United States, forcing KLM to cease the long-standing tradition with the worldwide popular Delft Blue houses. The houses were hitherto filled with young jenever as a promotion for KLM and the Netherlands. This is no longer possible because the security agents in the USA no longer trust the KLM gift.
Since the terror threats, no drinks and other liquid items may be taken. Several travellers already ran into trouble with the jenever house, resulting in extra annoying checks. In Arab countries, where alcohol is also strictly forbidden, the houses have already been offered empty for some time.
Take a good look at the pictures for a correct picture of the lot on offer.
The lot will be safely packaged and shipped by registered mail via PostNL Parcel Service, both inside and outside The Netherlands. Please also visit our Catawiki page catawiki.grooveydesign.nl with more vintage design lots.
- Eight KLM houses, KLM houses
- Delft Blue, Earthenware
- Manufacturer/ Brand
- Bols Amsterdam, KLM
- Estimated Period
- Late 20th century
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 9.8×0×0 cm