Wellcome to Ad's eggcup collection and swappingpoint
Let me introduce ourselves: We are Ad and Riek Koetsier, (1951/1953), married and we have two children. We collect eggcups since 1980. I am a little more occupied with it than she is. It soon appeared we had to specialise because of the available room. That's why we focussed on pedestal eggcups, porcelain and pottery, and the result is (june 2017) 35.000 egg cups. Many people ask: Where do you leave that amount of eggcups". We have a dining room and in there we have three showcabinets (2x2x0.2m). Two containing porcelain and one pottery. Series of a model. What rests is, sorted on model, situated in our pocillovarium (=egg cup room) which is in our build out former garage. There are 200 standing drawers in it in which there is room for about 70.000 egg cups.
pocillovarium pottery cabinet china cabinet1 china cabinet 2
If you want a better vieuw, click on the pictures to enlarge them.
In the beginning I wrote all the data in a paper notebook, but later on we got a personal computer. All data were placed in a visual database together with a snapshot of the eggcup near the data. It contains data like serial number, date of acquire, city, cost, where it is made, pattern, material and more facts interesting to remember or to sort on. On the long term this seemed not to be sufficient enough to find out wether we possess a cup. I made a convenient classification. The main classification is pottery(2) and porcelain(4). They are sub-classified in:hanging(0), embosse inside beaker(1), embosse outside beaker(2), embossed foot(3), embossed neck(4), hooked neck(5) and round neck(6). This compared with the hight of the eggcup makes the first part of the modelnumber. For example model 240056.04 means a pottery(2) eggcup with an embossed neck(4) and a hight of 56mm(56) and this model is the fourth model with these characteristics(04) but different from the three before. And we have more than one eggcup of this model, (different pattern). Do we have only one eggcup of a model, the last figures are .00. The two zeroos at place 3 and 4 can be used for a sub classification. The hight difference within one model is normaly 1 or 2 mm. We also use this classification in our cabinets. When you click on "total collection sorted on shape" below, in the exposition sector, there it is worked out.
For the sub-groups the snapshots are placed in a spreadsheet. It has the same effect as a poststampalbum and is used in detaminating new bought egg cups. It tells too where an egg cup is situated in the drawer , for the best way of comparison is the physical way.
When the collection is below thousand eggcups, one knows quite well wether a cup is in the collection.The greater the collection the greater the incertainty. That 's why it still happens we bye an eggcup we already possess. We buy collections too in which there are many duplicates off course. This fills the duplicates box. Swapping, which would be logical is not so easy, because eggcup collectors in Holland are rather anonymus. So a swapping-point on the internet is organised. I place my duplicates on this website and everybody is welcome to send his or her duplicates to me. They have a partikular exchange-value and for that value one can make a choice out of the duplicates on the website. It is necessary to make an appointment for this, because more collectors could choose at the same time the same eggcup. The eggcups we already possess are placed on the website under Swapping&sale in order to swap with another collector. We will try to refill the website to have at least 500 eggcups to be chosen. If you have nothing to swap, the cups are for sale too. Are you interested in swapping or buying click
We expose on this website and refresh it regular so come back soon.
If you want to see a part of the collection click on the eggcup to see that part.
update nr 17000
SOCIETE CERAMIQUE MAASTRICHT MAASTRICHT'S POTTERY ARZBERG GERMANY WEDGWOOD ADAMS POTTERY EMBOSSED BEAKER
update nr10845 JAPAN CHINA PORCELAIN EMBOSSED BEAKER VILLEROY & BOCH BOERENBONT HANGING
update till nr 11687
update till nr 17000
update till nr 17000
CHILDREN'S CUPS souvenirs1 SOUVENIRS 2 POULTRY
Egg cups we do not collect, just photograph:
numeral order model order SAUCER EGG CUPS FLAT EGG CUPS GLASS EGG CUPS
POULTRY HUMAN PLASTIC ANIMALS THINGS
The collections we bought or obtained since 2007 are to be seen here completely
mrs Haestregt from Roelofarendsveen mrs Hooft from Zoetermeer mrs Steursma from Visvliet fam Evers from Hoorn mrs Nap from Woudenberg mrs Slingerland from Leiden mrs Droste from Albergen mrs Otten from Nijeveen mrs Sloot from Rockanje mrs Christophersen from Alkmaar mrs Mulder from Groningen mrs Brons from Bakkeveen
mrs Fifis from Mook mevr Breet from Kampen mrs Noppert from Kampen mrs Pronk from Nieuwegein mrs Leewis from Utrecht mrs v.d Ster from Leidschendam mrs Groenbroek from Voorthuizen
mrs Keuning from Eindhoven mrs Haffmans from Gorssel mrs Geelkens from Sittard mrs vd Werf ter Meer from Neede mrs Looij from Rotterdam mrs Keulen from Schin op Geul mrs Gaastra from Ter Aar fam Tuitel from Maassluis mrs Spijkerman from Heiloo mrs Glas from Wieringerwerf mrs Vermeulen from Nieuwe Niedorp mrs Henstra from Grijpskerk mrs Lageveen from Hantumhuizen mrs. Janmaat from Aalsmeer mr Düking from Duiven mrs Melis from Barendrecht mrs Vollendam from Meppel mr. Muijen from Genderen
mrs v.Emmen from Dalfsen mrs Kerkvliet from Haarlem mrs Verploeg from Buurmalsen mrs Schamps from Nijmegen mrs Smits from Baarlo mrs Zwaanswijk from Heerhugowaard mrs Bongers from Zwolle mrs den Hertog from Haarlem mrs Cousijn from Harlingen mrs Kamman from Aalden mrs Hartgers from Zevenaar mr and mrs Driessen from Loosduinen mrs Vels from Apeldoorn mrs Rijkeboer from Meppel mrs Bruil from Meppel
mrs Wijsbeek from Hoogezand mrs Veen from Soesterberg mrs Hondong from Heerlen mrs Thijs from Eersel mrs Ruijgrok from Pijnacker mrs Augustinus from Apeldoorn mrs Dormolen from Alphen a/d Rijn mrs Gersen from Nunspeet mrs Willig from Muiderberg mrs Hoegen from Ridderkerk mrs Vrieselaar from Doetinchem mrs Westerveld from Landsmeer mrs de Jong from Raamsdonksveer mrs Anema from Zeewolde mrs v.Gelder from Beneden Leeuwen mrs v.d.Brand from Boxtel mrs v.d.Oever from Heesch mrs Siebel from Zuidoostbeemster mrs. Hilgers from Purmerend mrs Norder from Stadskanaal
mrs Aubertijn from Alkmaar mrs Stam from Egmond aan Zee mrs Veen from Dordrecht mrs Hazenboom from Rottevalle mrs Rhebergen from Winterswijk mrs Nistelrooij from Blaricum mrs de Groot from Rhoon mrs Sikkema from Nieuwerschans mr Veneman from Hattem mrs Kester from Woerden mrs Leyen from Noord Scharwoude mrs Jongstra from Amsterdam mr ter Horst from Den Haag mrs Ali from Felixtowe mrs Schipperus from Schiedam mrs de Lange from Hoogeveen mrs v.Agtmaal from Roosendaal mrs Relouw from Hoensbroek
fam. Wolters from Leeuwarden(634) mrs.v.Heiningen from Nijeveen(67) mrs. Polling from Milsbeek(106) mrs. Nobels from Nijmegen(320) mrs Bode from Enkhuizen(182) mrs Schröder from Heerlen(582) mrs Egberts from Velp(88) mrs v.d. Velde from Heerlen(520) mrs v. Seyst from Zoetermeer(886) mrs Lagerweij from Haarlem(177) mrs Roelofs from Wijchen(2103)
mrs v. Dijk from Lelystad(564) mrs Krale from Zundert(759) mrs Schra from Ens(547) fam Voorbij from Duiven(425) mrs Merkies from Zeewolde(465) mrs Wesemann from Amersfoort(625) mrs.v.Dijk from Roden(750) mrs Beelen from Wassenaar(102) mrs Ronner from Ommen(73) mrs Swachten from Swalmen (1052)
mrs Fransen from Lopik (374) Mrs Hatzmann from Raalte(184) Mrs Spaanderman from Leiderdorp(122) mrs Verhoef from IJsselstein(77) mrs Derkx from Maastricht(199) Mrs Velden from Ossendrecht(484) mrs Sijben from St Odilienberg(740) mrs Dutrieux from Doornspijk(201) Mrs Letsch from Meppel(347) mrs v. Erk from Schiedam(41) mrs Frankhuisen from Nieuwegein(596) mr.Hofman from Oegstgeest(1266) mrs Raben from Epe(687) mrs Dekker from Doetinchem(381) mrs Loon from Pannerden(211) mrs Grijpma from Breukelen(285) mrs Dijk from Hardegarijp(435) mrs Schoustra from Den Haag(1293)
mrs Enting from Rijswijk(409) mrs Schenkel from Alteveer(368) mrs Vos from Epe(174) mrs vd Meij from Deventer(322) mr Kerster from Hilversum(196) mrs.Endeman from Den Ham(1166) mrs v.Aken from Bunnik(73) mr Max from Noordwolde(585) mrs Schuldink from Nieuwleusen(1254) mr Waghorn from London(220) mr Huybreghts from Zoersel(67) mrs Krispin from Bilthoven(73) mrs Reijers from Afferden(1998)
mrs Gaasbeek from Goirle(3024) mrs Spek from Swifterbant(332) mevr Zwitserlood from Schiedam(949) mrs Room from Wilhelminaoord(161) mrs Tiedink fromBeuningen(275) mrs Tiemens from De Wijk(1730) mrs Cattie from As(Belgium)(113) mrs Moons from Schilde(Belgium)(625) mrs Borghans from Amersfoort(63) mrs Weerheim from Delft(148) mrs Faber from Stavoren(373) mrs Knip from Sloten N.H. (323) mrs Naderman from Eindhoven(350) mevr Berende from Geertruidenberg(365) mrs Raats from Bergen op Zoom(1011)
mrs Nap from Den Helder
Total amount of collections from 1996 until now = 204 (55 donations and 149 bought).
Television broadcast "Het systeem van Ad" " on Omroep Gelderland April 7, 2012. Copy this in your browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkooX_9-2ng
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Visit ASSOCIATION FRANÇAISE DES COLLECTIONNEURS DE COQUETIERS for the history of the eggcup.
eggcups.blogspot.com contains a lot of information about egg cups.
A website about German egg cup collectors: http://www.deutsches-eierbechermuseum.de
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