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  Rare Delft Designs

Ships

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C 8 SH
C 10.5 SH
C 13 SH
C 34 SH
C 40 SH
OL 7.5x14 SH
OL 10x15 SH
OL 10x20 SH
OL 24x44 SH
OP 7.5x14 SH
OP 10x15 SH
RL 9x14.5 SH
42 pcs
24 pcs
6 pcs
225 pcs
229 pcs
82 pcs
24 pcs
68 pcs
161 pcs
28 pcs
12 pcs
24 pcs
1956
1953
1953
1955
1955
1953
1953,56
1953-56
1955
1953
1953
1953
C stands for Circular, O is for Oval, R for Rectangle, and TD for Teardrop. L is for Landscape orientation, and P for Portrait. SH is for Ships. The remainder of the code has been derived from the original Verwoerd Studio trade names. It indicates the rounded size in millimeters. The insert shows OL 24x44 SH. Of all non-windmill designs on Verwoerd medallions, ships are the most traditional. The production numbers are nevertheless small, both in relative and absolute terms. C10 sailing boat medallions - not listed here - have been produced as early as 1949, but not in large numbers. Ship decorations may also have been used with models C17, C18, and C20.

Palm tree I

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C 8 P1
C 10.5 P1
C 12.5 P1
C 13 P1
C 17 P1
C 17.5 P1
C 20 P1
C 25 P1
C 28 P1
C 30 P1
C 34 P1
C 40 P1
OL 7.5x14 P1
OL 10x15 P1
OL 10x20 P1
24 pcs
824 pcs
214 pcs
149 pcs
12 pcs
195 pcs
115 pcs
82 pcs
3 pcs
4 pcs
24 pcs
9 pcs
37 pcs
30 pcs
216 pcs
1954
1953-60
1954-59
1953-54
1953
1953-57
1953-60
1953-59
1953
1963
1954,59
1959
1954
1953-54
1953-59
OL 14x26 P1
OL 17x32 P1
OL 19x25 P1
OL 20x30 P1
OL 20x38 P1
OL 22x34 P1
OL 24x34 P1
OP 7.5x14 P1
OP 10x15 P1
OP 10x20 P1
RL 9x14.5 P1
RP 9x14.5 P1
TD 11x21 P1
TD 11x26 P1
TD 13x26 P1
37 pcs
13 pcs
47 pcs
24 pcs
48 pcs
3 pcs
28 pcs
56 pcs
17 pcs
102 pcs
207 pcs
12 pcs
82 pcs
29 pcs
51 pcs
1955-60
1958-59
1953-59
1953-59
1954-60
1953
1958-60
1953-59
1958-59
1953-54
1953-59
1954
1953-55
1953-54
1953-57
 








The Palm tree I design depicts a palm tree beach scene. Also known as "Trinidad", or as "Barbados". Some are signed B.W.I. (British West Indies)


Palm tree II

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C 7.5 P2
C 8 P2
C 10 P2
C 10.5 P2
C 12.5 P2
C 17 P2
C 17.5 P2
C 20 P2
C 25 P2
C 28 P2
C 34 P2
C 40 P2
OL 7.5x14 P2
71 pcs
15 pcs
36 pcs
508 pcs
187 pcs
8 pcs
39 pcs
71 pcs
36 pcs
3 pcs
8 pcs
3 pcs
30 pcs
1955-56
1958
1958
1955-58
1955-58
1953,55
1955-58
1955-58
1955-58
1956
1956
1956
1955
OL 10x15 P2
OL 10x20 P2
OL 14x26 P2
OL 17x32 P2
OL 19x25 P2
OL 20x38 P2
OL 24x44 P2
OP 10x15 P2
OP 10x20 P2
RL 9x14.5 P2
RL 9x14.5 P2
TD 11x21 P2
TD 13x26 P2
20 pcs
76 pcs
41 pcs
25 pcs
12 pcs
21 pcs
9 pcs
25 pcs
31 pcs
72 pcs
12 pcs
33 pcs
23 pcs
1955-58
1955,56
1955-56
1955-58
1955-56
1955-56
1956,58
1955-56
1955-56
1955-56
1955-56
1955,58
1958
 







P2, the rarest of the Palm tree designs is also known as "Fiji", and is supposed to show a Fijian Bure (straw cabin).


Sugar Mill

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C 8 SM
C 8.3 SM
C 10 SM
C 10.5 SM
C 12.5 SM
C 13 SM
C 17 SM
C 17.5 SM
C 20 SM
C 25 SM
C 34 SM
OL 10x15 SM
OL 10x20 SM
56 pcs
24 pcs
124 pcs
1167 pcs
629 pcs
15 pcs
12 pcs
81 pcs
51 pcs
67 pcs
49 pcs
13 pcs
191 pcs
1956-60
1958-61
1956-61
1956-61
1956-61
1956-61
1956-61
1956-61
1956-61
1956-61
1956-61
1957-59
1956-61
OL 14x26 SM
OL 17x32 SM
OL 20x38 SM
OL 24x44 SM
OP 7.5x14 SM
OP 10x15 SM
OP 10x20 SM
RL 10x15 SM
RL 9x14.5 SM
RP 9x14.5 SM
RP 10x15 SM
RP 11x21 SM
TD 13x26 SM
25 pcs
46 pcs
64 pcs
samples
234 pcs
74 pcs
196 pcs
17 pcs
374 pcs
148 pcs
22 pcs
70 pcs
76 pcs
1956-61
1956-61
1956-61
1956
1956-61
1956-61
1956-61
1956-61
1956-60
1956-61
1956-61
1956-60
1956-61
 








This design was originally dubbed Palm tree III, but got the current title from its depiction of a Sugar Mill ruins in St.Croix, US Virgin Islands. Verwoerd never saw the Sugar Mill with his own eyes. All he received from his customer was a primitive pencil drawing carrying the note "This is the design we want". As a consequence the scene remained simple, but very recognizable, and became the most demanded Delft medallion from the Palm tree series.


Tulip

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C 10 TU
C 12 TU
C 14 TU
HT 12 TU
OP 10x14 TU
1100 pcs
1100 pcs
1100 pcs
1100 pcs
1100 pcs
1970
1970
1970
1970
1970
A traditional design, very similar to the scattered flowers seen on late hand painted Delft. One production batch in 1970 only. HT is for Heart.

Maple Leaf

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C 8 ML
C 10.5 ML
C 13 ML
OL 10x20 ML
OL 22x34 ML
RL 9x14.5 ML
200 pcs
89 pcs
78 pcs
5 pcs
50 pcs
60 pcs
1954
1954
1954
1954
1954
1954
Although maple leafs come in many different shapes, this uncustomary design doesn't really resemble the familiar stylized form of the national symbol of Canada, the country it was meant for.


Gibraltar

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C 10.5 GI
C 12.5 GI
C 17.5 GI
OL 10x20 GI
OL 19x25 GI
RL 9x14.5 GI
samples
samples
samples
samples
samples
17 pcs
1956
1956
1956
1956
1956
1956
A view of the Western face of The Rock of Gibraltar. The illustration shows models C17.5 and OL19x25. Both were made as samples only. All models are extremely rare.


Curaçao

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C 20 CU
OL 19x25 CU
OL 20x30 CU
RL 10x15 CU
samples
samples
24 pcs
samples
1952
1952
1952
1952
The Queen Emma Bridge, a long pontoon bridge that connects two parts of Willemstad, Curaçao. The illustration shows model OL20x30. Early and extremely rare.
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