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Author Topic: Mystery plate - celebrating 50 years? Of what? ID = Leerdam  (Read 403 times)

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Offline neilh

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So here we have a plate which I haven't seen before. Thoughts are it may be European mainland rather than British, possibly German?

The images on it are a contradiction - fashion, food, technical, even a windmill. Is it a 50 year celebration plate of a firm or public body?

ABC ? BCA ? CAB?

Any ideas?

Offline Paul S.

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Re: Mystery plate - celebrating 50 years? Of what?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 06:15:15 PM »
really no idea - how about Associated British Companies  -   Confederation of British Companies  ??       Fifty years sounds likely.

Offline neilh

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Re: Mystery plate - celebrating 50 years? Of what?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 11:31:48 AM »
It does seem to be a celebration of industry of some sort.

I did consider the British Chamber of Commerce and looking up their history, it's quite old, going back to the 19th century when it was known as the Association of British Chamber of Commerce, or ABCC - so that's close but not quite correct. Likely to be something in that ballpark though.

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Re: Mystery plate - celebrating 50 years? Of what?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 10:28:42 AM »
Pamela
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Re: Mystery plate - celebrating 50 years? Of what?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 11:28:42 AM »
Many thanks Pamela, that windmill was a bit of a clue after all!

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Re: Mystery plate - celebrating 50 years? Of what? ID = Leerdam
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 06:48:41 AM »
ABC stands for 'Algemeen Bedrijfs Centrale' (General Business Agency) and the dishes were made in three sizes (large is more common, the smaller size (11") is also seen sometimes. Sadly the value is under 15 euros, but the design is actually rather good (if that's your style).
The eight panels represent the range of industrial sectors in Holland at the time;
Engineering, Services, Glass, Agriculture, Chemicals, Manufacturing,Construction.
Dutch 20th Century Factory Glass

 

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