83. American Collectors - Louise Veninga



Louise Veninga-Zaricor, a noted entrepreneur, who co founded four companies with her husband Ben Zaricor when they moved to Santa Cruz, CA. in 1972 after marrying during the last year of their college education at Washington University in St. Louis. She has also authored two books on botanicals and co published three books during her career in the botanical and tea trade that was an international business until selling their company in 2005 to Tata of India. She then co founded her fourth company Fog Kist of Santa Cruz LLC with Ben and their three children. She has been collecting during her adult career in the area of flags, quilts, Kimono dolls, and rare books. She has collected in other areas of Americana.

Louise'™s contribution to the Zaricor Flag Collection (ZFC) goes beyond the few hundred flags and quilts she collected for the ZFC. She was the confident to Ben Zaricor in deciding the acquisition of flags and related items to add to the Collection. Her trained eye complemented Ben Zaricor's skills for determining an item's relevance and its importance. She often saw what Ben missed or did not think about. The particular dimension she brought to the ZFC is one of the main reasons the ZFC has the depth and breadth it is noted for. She showed particular strength in the selection of the European and Chinese pieces as well as the ability to spot items that had relevance when others could not see it. This was especially true of the ephemera in the collection.

She and curator James Ferrigan were the other €individuals that contributed value to the Collection. Not only did she tolerate the classic clash of the husband and wife friction when one of them had a œmission (in this case the ZFC) that intruded on the domestic front at home she supported it in every sense of the word. Without such support the ZFC would not have reached the level of importance it enjoys today. It should be noted that the Louise Veninga Collection of over 700 items is dispersed throughout the Groupings of the ZFC.

 

American Collectors - Louise Veninga Grouping

 



29 RESULTS
Item Ref Item Name Sub-Collection
US // Irish-American Flag / Erin Go Bragh ZFC1494 US // Irish-American Flag / Erin Go Bragh Veninga Flags
Elks Club // Fraternal Order / Lodge Banner - 1911 ZFC0581 Elks Club // Fraternal Order / Lodge Banner - 1911 Fraternal Societies
United Kingdom // Imperial flag line / 1920's ZFC0771 United Kingdom // Imperial flag line / 1920's United Kingdom
Patriotic Flag & Rose Crochet // WWI & WWII ZFC0828 Patriotic Flag & Rose Crochet // WWI & WWII U.S. Patriotic
California // Patriotic Decoration / Pull Down ZFC0981 California // Patriotic Decoration / Pull Down U.S. Patriotic
Europe // Belt Plates / Military Trophy ZFC1951 Europe // Belt Plates / Military Trophy Artifacts not flags
German & Austrian War Veterans, -  Parade Banner ZFC0982 German & Austrian War Veterans, - Parade Banner U.S. Veterans
German-Austrian //  War Veterans / Woman's Group ZFC0983 German-Austrian // War Veterans / Woman's Group U.S. Veterans
German & Austrian War Veterans // Banner Streamer ZFC0996 German & Austrian War Veterans // Banner Streamer U.S. Veterans
German & Austrian War Veterans // Banner Steamer / ZFC0998 German & Austrian War Veterans // Banner Steamer / U.S. Veterans
German & Austrian War Veterans // Banner Steamer / ZFC0997 German & Austrian War Veterans // Banner Steamer / U.S. Veterans
US // State Flags / Souvenir 'Chain' ZFC1943 US // State Flags / Souvenir 'Chain' Artifacts not flags
German & Austrian War Veterans // Banner Streamer ZFC0993 German & Austrian War Veterans // Banner Streamer U.S. Veterans
German & Austrian War Veterans // Banner Streamer ZFC0994 German & Austrian War Veterans // Banner Streamer U.S. Veterans
German & Austrian War Veterans // Banner Streamer ZFC0995 German & Austrian War Veterans // Banner Streamer U.S. Veterans
INTERANTIONAL FLAG CARD GAME. ZFC1893 INTERANTIONAL FLAG CARD GAME. Flag related items
Japan // Naval Forces / Sake Decanter ZFC2035 Japan // Naval Forces / Sake Decanter Japan
Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and victory sake ZFC2027 Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and victory sake Japan
Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and victory sake ZFC2029 Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and victory sake Japan
Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and victory sake ZFC2030 Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and victory sake Japan
Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and victory sake ZFC2031 Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and victory sake Japan
Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and victory sake ZFC2032 Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and victory sake Japan
Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and Victiry Sake ZFC2033 Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and Victiry Sake Japan
Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and victory sake ZFC2034 Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and victory sake Japan
U.S. // Native American Indian // Flag Basket ZFC2037 U.S. // Native American Indian // Flag Basket Native American Indian
U.S. // Native American Indian / Medicine Bag ZFC1889 U.S. // Native American Indian / Medicine Bag Native American Indian
China // Institutional / Banner ZFC2246 China // Institutional / Banner China
Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and victory sake ZFC2028 Japan // Armed Forces / Farewell and victory sake Japan
United States // 48 Star / Flag ZFC2047 United States // 48 Star / Flag U.S. 48 Star Flags

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