The Dutch Guilder was the official currency of the Netherlands until the switch to the Euro was made on 1 January 2002.
"10 or 100 Guilders back" promotion tag, rear. Note that it mentions other "Plantinga quality products": Plantinga Jenever (gin), Boeren Beerenburg, Bessenjenever (berry gin), Frambozen- (raspberry brandy) and Kersenbrandewijn (cherry brandy).
An approximate translation of the verb "bamzaaien" is "drawing straws" or "hand guessing". This game is played in every pub worth its salt. There are four reasons for this: The game is simple, it is fun, there are no winners but only one loser, and it increases the pub owner's revenue. It can be played with a few matches (an old Dutch word for which is "bammen") or, indeed, these bamzaaistokjes ("bamzaai sticks").
All players (from two to endless) get three matches at their disposal. Every player takes a number (or none) of these matches in their hand, which should be unknown to the other players. Next, the players are supposed to guess how many of these sticks are in all hands in total. With four players the maximum would be 12. The hands are opened and the person who guessed the right number can call himself the winner.
Fake guessing is not permitted. Taking two sticks in your hand and then guessing less than a total of three (with four players) is not allowed and will cost you a round of drinks.
After the first round, the game continues as before. When the game ends depends on the players' thirst. The easiest - and fastest - way is playing an elimination match. Each winner leaves the game. The last player left loses and orders a round of drinks.
Playing cards from the time when, like above, Plantiac was still called "Plantinga Cognac". The rightmost is from after May 1955, when Plantinga took over de Louwrens Dijkstra winery in Leeuwarden. From that time on, "Leeuwarden" was always added below "Bolsward" on all materials. The centre picture is from drank.verzamelt.nl.
Other opaline ashtrays. Judging from there being no more mention of "Leeuwarden" together with Bolsward, these are at least from after 1974. The diameter is 17,2 cm. Left picture jeneververzameling.be, the two other pictures are from another ashtray (the word "Vieux" is now below the word "Plantiac", for example).
A 1960 picture postcard of a street called Buorren in a town called Langweer, in Friesland, the Netherlands. Note the Plantiac sign attached to the facade of "De Drie Zwaantjes, Buorren 22.
Click here to see what the street looks like on Google Street View (November 2010). The Plantiac sign is gone.
An (at the time) abandoned pub at the Meppelerweg 89, Steenwijk, Overijssel province, the Netherlands, summer 2008. Note the Plantiac sign. Click here for the Google Streetview (from July 2009, still including the Plantiac sign).
Late 2011 it was renovated as a restaurant called De Oude Vesting. The owner, Tom Klein Hazebroek, still had the Plantiac sign in the attic and sent some pictures...
And another one, plastic, flat like the one above, but is seems that one of the sides has been exposed to the sun a lot, and turned white. This sign was attached to the front of Café De Hoek (later De Horne) when the current owners bought it in 2004. The premises have since been converted to a physician's centre. The address: Tolhekbuurt 28, Nij Beets, province Friesland, the Netherlands. Picture provided by Douwe, when he put it on Marktplaats.
Stained glass (Dutch "gebrandschilderd glas") is a centuries old technique of painting glass. Vinegar, natural gum and various pigments are painted onto glass, after which they are burned onto the glass in a high-temperature oven.
Beautiful stained glass "Plantias Us Vjeu" item, 25,5 cm diameter. This probably stems from the early 1970s, as it is clearly based on one of the 1971 Plantiac advertisements (see here). This particular item came from either café Bos in Rotsterhaule or café Hielkema in Haskerhorne (both Friesland province).