THE BIRTH OF PRINCESS BEATRIX 31ST OF JANUARY 1938
In June 1937 it was announced that princess Juliana was expecting her 1st baby. The baby was due between 21st en 29th of January 1938.
The souvenir industry went into full swing but when at the end of the month the baby was still not born some had to adjust their designs. Finally on Monday the 31st of January at 9.47 am a healthy princess was born. Named Beatrix “she who brings luck”.
Many beakers, plates etc. were made for this occasion. The princess is now 80 so we would like to highlight a few of the more unusual souvenirs we have in our collection.
1) Some weeks after the birth the studio of An & Jo Levi made a Beatrix doll. Based on one the of the photo’s published of Princess Juliana and baby Beatrix.
An and Jo met when they worked for two large department stores. They got married and started their own company making dolls. The company was named ANJO.
INFO FROM :ONEINDIG NOORD HOLLAND