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Rectangular vintage shop counter tin by Douwe Egberts Koffie en Thee fabrieken.

SKU: BT-3583-21
€ 75,00
Stock 1 pc.

Rectangular vintage shop counter tin by Douwe Egberts Koffie en Thee fabrieken.

  • Manufacturer: N.V. Dordrechtsche Metaalwarenfabriek v/h Wed. J. Bekkers & Zoon Verblifa
  • Date of manufacture: 1930s

Rectangular vintage shop counter tin or grocery tin with a hinged lid and with a narrow handle on the front of the lid to open it. This old tin was made by Douwe Egberts coffee and tea factories. The decoration of this tin consists of the ground colour black and is decorated with the well-known red D.E. logo. On the front and back in gold colour the text: "Since 1753". Furthermore texts and details in red and gold, such as the brand name D.E. and Douwe Egberts (in full).

On the inside of the lid on the left the text:
"It is in your interest to always supply your customers with fresh DOUWE EGBERTS Coffee and Tea. Therefore, always place the most recently received D.E. coffee and tea at the bottom of the drum".

Do not stock up for too long, especially not ground coffee.

Never keep coffee and tea in the same drum

Right, Place for the price tag.

The tin has a lived-in appearance, but is not rusted through and also has no holes or cracks in the bottom. The lid has a tear near the handle.

This old shop counter tin by Douwe Egberts is in a vintage condition with traces of use and age-related traces of wear. Photos are part of description.


  • Height: 28 cm.
  • Length: 43 cm.
  • Width: 31 cm.

Douwe Egberts (or D.E.) is a Dutch company that processes and trades coffee, tea and other foodstuffs. The company was founded in 1753.

Douwe Egberts was created when Egbert Douwes and his wife Akke Thysses moved from his native village Idskenhuizen to nearby Joure to start a "shop in colonial goods" there on 11 March 1753. Douwes and his wife sold items that 'belong to the pleasures of everyday life', including groceries, chocolate and dried fruits.

In 1780 the company was transferred to son Douwe Egberts (1755-1806) - whose name the company still bears - and his wife Ymke Jacobs Visser. D.E. was engaged in the processing and meltering of coffee, tea and tobacco.

Under the leadership of son Douwe Egberts, the company expanded beyond the city limits of Joure. This not only made him the name giver, but also the founder of the company's expansion. After Egberts' death in 1806, the company was continued by his second wife Lysbeth Mintjes.

Douwe Egberts is responsible for planting the Haulster forests.

After the Second World War, the company began its international expansion by opening branches in France, Spain and Denmark, and from 1948 also in Belgium.

Some translations come from an automated system and may contain errors.

Country of origin
The Netherlands - Holland

Kind of object
Shop counter tin for Coffee and Tea - Grocery Tin

Shop counter tin - stock tin - advertising - product packaging - tea - coffee - Douwe Egberts

Red D.E. Logo

Vintage tins

Black - red - gold

Douwe Egberts B.V. Joure

N.V. Dordrechtsche Metaalwarenfabriek v/h Wed. J. Bekkers & Zoon Verblifa

Douwe Egberts

Tin - metal - paint

Old shop counter tin - hinged lid


Vintage with traces of use, wear and tear

28,00 cm

43,00 cm

31,00 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post with track & trace

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