After every turn of the year, the key question for me is, when it comes to my collection, how many piggy banks will I get this year? And if there are unexpectedly many, where do I put them? My criteria for selecting what goes into the collection are becoming stricter. Although, if I can take over a complete collection, I'll give in again (check it out below!). 2019 was a good harvest year for piggy banks, as can be seen from the pictures.
Additions 2020 (1)
The reason why I have already so many additions early 2020 is this: I took over the collection of Mrs. Barbara de Waal-Huisman (78), who died on December 16, 2019. She had a collection of more than 100 authentic piggy banks. Of which a relatively large number from Sweden, where she had a sister. Of those more than 100 (108 to be exact) I smashed 10 because they were too damaged and took 36 in my collection. The remaining 62 go to Xanten (Germany), in the "Museum rund ums Geld" by Norbert Müller (fellow member of EMBC). So the collection remains partially intact in keeping with our motto "saving our (and your) heritage".
I register the 36 I have included in my collection as the “(sub-)collection Huisman”.
Additions 2020 (2)
2021 Covid-19 still exists and my piggy bank collection was surprized with two nice and rare additions. It was a start.......
This year started with two new ones (Januari) in my collection of meanwhile just over 1200 old fashioned pig piggy banks.