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Is this a genuine PZH tile from the 1930s ?

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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This tile has the proper stamp on the back, but the painting seems rather primitive. Although it would be similar to the Complts of the Holland America Line pottery that I have seen in the past, the painting details just don't seem to be what PZH normally delivered in the period.

    Thank you for looking, I am really interested to find out if this is a real period piece and would be elated if it was.

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    1. schylger, 8 years ago
      Thanks Bellin, I actually have a piece similar to that one and it is indeed stunningly beautiful ! All of the Mijnlieff material is gorgeous the man was a real artist. However, it unfortunately does not answer my original question, is the tile a real period piece you think?
      Kind regards
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      I'm convinced! Nice 'tegel'!
    3. schylger, 8 years ago
      Thank you vetriao50 and bellin68 for your confirmation - this makes me extremely happy! I have not been aware that there were any Holland America Line tiles from before 1980 (see my website on HAL "tegels" at )
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      My pleasure. The cruising industry got into advertising in a big way in the late 1900's. The Holland America line used a variety of companies in Holland to advertise: Royal Goedewaagen, Zenith as well as the Delft type wares.

    5. schylger, 8 years ago
      @vetraio50: If you have more detailed info about the tiles of the HAL in the early part of the 20th century, I would love for you to share it with me if you don't mind. You can email me at - you can see my current HAL tile collection at Looking forward to pick your brain on the early tiles!!
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      stunning!! love it:)

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