Biscuits tin Mmm Verkade and Van Nelle Koffie tin
Verkade biscuits tin and Van Nelle coffee tin.
Blue tin for biscuits by Verkade with an image of a girl holding a biscuit.
- Height: 7 cm.
- Width: 13,5 cm.
- Length: 21 cm.
Verkade (Dutch: Koninklijke Verkade) is a Dutch manufacturing company. The company is headquartered in Zaandam and was one of the oldest existing family companies in the Netherlands.
The company was first named "De Ruyter" for a mill in Zaandam which milled flour—the original "ruiter" ("knight") was on the company logo until 1994, when it was removed to make way for a newly designed logo, intended to give the company and its products a more contemporary look. The horseman is still found on Verkade rusk, which currently is made by the competitor, the Bolletje factory in Almelo, using the Verkade recipe. The company acquired the right to bear the "royal" mark in their name in 1950.
Rectangular blue tin for Van Nelle's coffee with Piggelmee Goblet that offers a lady a cup of coffee, with the headline: Van Nelle's coffee guarantees quality.
- Height: 15 cm.
- Length: 11 cm.
- Width: 8 cm.
Piggelmee is a fairy tale figure that was especially famous in the Netherlands by a children's book series of coffee maker Van Nelle. The first books were written by L.C. Steenhuizen. These books are picture books.
A goblet couple named Piggelmee and Tureluur live in an old Cologne teapot. They have Van Nelle coffee. A wizard fish makes them do wishes. The female Tureluur asks if there is better coffee than Van Nelle, but the fish says there is no better coffee and returns the wishes. They experience several other adventures that revolve around coffee.
Both tins are in a vintage condition and show traces of use!