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J. Vlieger / De Lage Landen, Netherlands, 1891 / 1972


 

This is big (57 x 42 cm) modern reproduction of a 1891 Dutch game that you can see at the HONGS website. At the bottom of the reproduction you can read "List. Faddegon & Co, Amst." Faddegon & Co is a famous printing company which operated in Amsterdam and made posters and other publicity related items at least between 1886 and 1930. The reissue says "Opnieuw uitgegeven in 1972 door Uitgevers- en Publiciteitsbedrijf 'De Lage Landen b.v.', Amsterdam", which translates as "reissued in 1972 by 'De Lage Landen Co.' "

 

 

Notice the Dutch and World champion images. The first Dutch National Championships were held in 1888, but the World championships were not organised until 1921 (for amateurs, and 1927 for professionals). Even by 1888, the high-wheel bicycles pictured in this game were anachronistic.

 

  

   

 

 

Thanks to Tiny for finding this one.

 

 

 

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