This week I received a small present from my kids. In a second-hand store they found a few small ceramic ‘plates’ used to put glasses on to protect the table. Not sure if this is a typical dutch item or invention… 😉 Originally it used to be a set of 6, as I found out, but I only have 3. Luckily the Ericofon was there.
The set was made in 1970, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ericsson in The Netherlands (1920 – 1970). The Ericofon was introduced 8 years later… which makes me think it is a standard set. Are there more around? The plates measure 10 cm in diameter, so they do not have typical tectonic sizes.
Another coaster representing the Ericofon. Made in 1978, and as part of a set of 6 different phones, this was to celebrate the ‘telefoondistric ‘s-Gravenhage’ (telephony disctric of The Hague). It measures 9×9 cm.