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Dutch Geocoin 2012 Olivier B. Bommel Geocoin

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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The Race Of The Dutch Icons

A friend of mine travelled to Asia and visited four countries. In three countries he dropped a Dutch Geocoin, Geocoins showing Dutch icons:

Annie M.G. Schmidt, writer of children's books
Vincent van Gogh, painter
Tom Poes & Olivier B. Bommel, the main characters of comic book series by Maarten Toonder (this coin)
Johannes Vermeer, painter

Mission of these coins: Race back to the Netherlands. Who will reach it's home country? Will they all make the trip or will a coin be captured? Meanwhile, the winner is known: Vincent van Gogh. He is waiting for a new drop in a country far away to travel back to The Netherlands again.
This coin, Tom and Olivier, was not dropped in Asia so no real participant of this race. But he is on the road again, dropped in Sweden and also the same mission: travel back to his hometown in De Haarlemmermeer, the Netherlands! 

About This Item

4 racing Geocoins

Oliver B. Bumble (Olivier B. Bommel in Dutch) is a fictional anthropomorphic bear, one of the two main characters in a Dutch comic book series written by Marten Toonder. The other is Tom Puss (Tom Poes), and the comic book bears the name of either of these characters.

Sir Oliver is a bear of nobility; an eloquent, though not always coherent, gentleman with a slight stutter when he's upset. He enjoys the finer things in life, and likes making a good impression with his peers in the "Kleine Club," the "Little Club", a rather exclusive affair. It includes members such as mayor Dickerdack, overly eager to delegate difficult tasks, and Bumble's arch-rival the Marquis de Canteclaer, who is also his neighbor and thinks that "this, err.. Bumble" is a parvenu. Bumbles membership is somewhat controversial and he's blackballed on several occasions.

Bumble is quite wealthy; he even makes it into the upper ten who own almost everything, but always tells others that money is of no importance and is generous to his friends and those in need. He lives in castle Bommelstein, where his butler Joost sees to his every need. He is a modest bear though; he always dresses in a simple checkered coat and his car, nicknamed "De Oude Schicht" ("The Old Bolt (of lightning)"), is reliable, but not extravagant. Extravagance is a trait Bumble doesn't possess, following his dear father's lessons of modesty and common sense, exemplified in a "simple yet nutritious meal", which is rarely simple but always nutritious. The phrase "een eenvoudig doch voedzaam maal" has become a colloquialism in Dutch.

He is a kind soul but he tends to act before he thinks. His compassion and sense of justice can sometimes move him to do great things, although it's usually others, most often Joost and Tom Puss, who do the actual work. He also tends to blame others for his own mistakes and rarely gives Tom Puss the credit he deserves for getting him out of trouble. As he has a "delicate constitution", he has no heart for conflict, but in the end he will always help his friends in need.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Retrieve It from a Cache 10/11/2018 1974Pathfinder retrieved it from GAKB Ralph Ruthe Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany   Visit Log

Komm mal mit

Dropped Off 5/1/2018 1974Pathfinder placed it in GAKB Ralph Ruthe Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 5.84 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 4/17/2018 1974Pathfinder retrieved it from GAKB 2017 - Die Preisverleihung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany   Visit Log

Diesen schönen Coin von Heri bekommen

Dropped Off 4/6/2018 heribaer placed it in GAKB 2017 - Die Preisverleihung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 42.1 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/4/2018 heribaer took it to Landentrip 8 - "de Reiswinkel" Gelderland, Netherlands - 60.1 miles  Visit Log
Visited 4/3/2018 heribaer took it to Alewamelewelielewie Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 2,068.23 miles  Visit Log
Visited 3/1/2018 heribaer took it to Pi - apart Islas Canarias, Spain - 1.68 miles  Visit Log
Visited 3/1/2018 heribaer took it to El charco verde Islas Canarias, Spain - .12 miles  Visit Log
Visited 2/27/2018 heribaer took it to Playa de Charco Verde Islas Canarias, Spain - 1.74 miles  Visit Log
Visited 2/16/2018 heribaer took it to Campanarios Paragliding multi Islas Canarias, Spain - 4.33 miles  Visit Log
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