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Arms, Flags and Types of Nations


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Series information :

  • Issued by : Many different companies in different formats in different countries
  • Date of issue : pre 1914
  • Number of stamps/cards : 50
  • Image variants : Not known, but many sizes and texts on reverse

Contents

Introduction

This series was issued in the early 20th century, probably between 1900-1914. The exact date, origin and author are not known. When a date of a certain series is known, it is mentioned below for that specific series.

The images of these series have been used in a number of different formats, from small stamps to nearly postcard size. The series have been used by a large number of companies in at least Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom. It is very likely that the overview shown below is far from complete.

Not all companies seem to have issued all images, but I have no complete overview per company, neither for the series.

The printer for the German series is sometimes mentioned as Dresdner Kunstanstalt AG, for the Dutch sometimes as Gebr. Cats, Amsterdam. The Belgian and English cards bear no reference to a printer/publisher.

I also have a series of blanks, i.e. no advertising texts (yet) but only the name of the country in German. These cards were printed by JW Spear & Söhne, Nürnberg, Germany:

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Many of the German cards show a serial number, the British may be numbered in sequence. The only Spanish series I know, uses the German numbers.

Images issued

The images were issued in several countries and at least 7 different numbering systems and sequences are known. The following images are known to have been issued (sorted alphabetically in English).

English German Dutch
Abbesinia Abessinien Abessinië
Austrian Hungarian Empire Österreich-Ungarn Hongarije
Belgium Belgien België
Bolivia Bolivia Bolivia
Brasil Brasilien Brazilië
Bulgaria Bulgarien Bulgarije
Burma Birma Birma
Canda Kanada Canada
Chile Chile Chili
China China China
Cochinchina Cochinchina Cochinchina
Columbia Kolumbien Colombia
Congo Congo-Staat Congostaat
Dalmatia Dalmatien Dalmatië
Denmark Dänemark Denemarken
Egypt Egypte Egypte
France Frankreich Frankrijk
Germany Deutschland Duitschland
Great Britain Gross Britannien Groot Britannië
Greece Griechenland Griekenland
Italy Italien Italië
Japan Japan Japan
Mexico Mexico Mexico
Monaco Monaco Monaco
Montenegro Montenegro Montenegro
Morocco Marokko Marokko
Netherlands Niederlande Nederland
New South Wales Neusüdwales Nieuw Zuid Wales
New Zealand Neuseeland Nieuw Zeeland
Norway Norwegen Noorwegen
Persia Persien Perzië
Peru Peru Peru
Portugal Portugal Portugal
Romania Rumänien Roemenië
Russia Russland Rusland
Samoa Samoa Samoa
San Salvador San Salvador San Salvador
San(to) Domingo San Domingo San Domingo
Scotland Schottland Schotland
Serbia Serbien Servië
Siam Siam Siam
Spain Spanien Spanje
Sweden Schweden Zweden
Switzerland Schweiz Zwitserland
Tonga Tonga Tonga
Tripolis Tripolis Tripolis
Tunis Tunis Tunis
Turkey Türkei Turkije
United States Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika Vereenigde Staten van Amerika
Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela

Companies

In the table below the companies that are known to have issued these series are listed.

Belgium

Grand Bazar (department stores)

numbered on front
7.1 x 4.1 cm, texts in French

Victoria (chocolate)

numbered on front
4,0 x 6,4 cm

Germany

Aecht Hauswaldt (coffee additions/coffee surrogates)

Numbered on front
issued in 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm

Series 1:

Series 2: Surprising is that with the white back, the name of the country in front is in Spanish !


van Baerle & Sponnagel (soaps and bleaching soda, Berlin and Spandau)

Numbered on front
issued in 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm

Berliner Cichorien Fabrik AFTN (coffee surrogates)

Size : 6,9 x 10,5 cm
Numbered on front
issued as 8 series of 6
Same text on reverse

Bethge & Jordan (Chocolate and coffee surrogate, Magdeburg)

Size : 6,9 x 10,5 cm
Not numbered
Per card different texts on reverse

Brauschweiger Aktien-Cichorien-Fabrik (coffee surrogates)

Not numbered
issued in 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm

Series 1 :

Series 2 :

Brunonia (sewing machines)

Numbered on front
issued in 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm

Diamantine (shoecream)

Numbered on front
issued in 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm

Elias Kahn Söhne Shuhwarenhaus (Shoe shop, München)

Size : 6,9 x 10,5 cm
issued in 8 series of 6
Numbered on front

Ferd. Fuesers (coffee)

Numbered on front
issued in 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm

C. Groterjan (beers)

numbered on front
issued as 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm

Mohren Drogerie (pharmacy)

numbered on front
issued as 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm

Natrogat (coffee flavours and surrogates)

Small series : numbered on front
issued as 8 series of 6
9,3 x 4,7 cm

Large series : numbered on front
issued as 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm

Pfund brothers (dairy)

Numbered on front
issued as 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm


F.F. Resag (coffee surrogates)

Numbered on front
issued as 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm


Riquet (chocolate and tea )

Numbered on front
issued as 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm


Scheuers (coffee flavours and surrogates)

Numbered on front
7 x 4,6 cm
No text on reverse

Seelig (coffee flavours and surrogates)

Numbered on front
7 x 4,6 cm

J.P. Stoppel (coffee surrogates)

Numbered on front
issued as 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm
This series has two different backs, but I am not sure whether all images have been issued with both backs.

Georg Vollmer (grocers)

Numbered on front
7 x 4,6 cm
No text on reverse


Waschmeister (washing powder)

Numbered on front
issued as 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm

J.G. Weiss (coffee surrogates)

Numbered on front
issued as 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm


A. Zuntz sel Wwe (coffee)

Numbered on front
issued as 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm


Unknown - Flaggenspiel (game)

Numbered on front
7 x 4,6 cm

Italy

Ufficio di Controllo e Verifica (control office)

Numbered on front in German
issued as 8 series of 6
6,9 x 10,5 cm


the Netherlands

Alex Meijer (coffee, tea)

Not numbered
6,9 x 10,5 cm

Avis (sanding powder)

Not numbered
4,2 x 7,0 cm

W v.d.Bend (breakfast cakes)

Not numbered
6,9 x 10,5 cm

H.de Bruijn (cakes and pastries)

Numbered on front
4 x 6.5 cm

Dobbelmann (soaps, Nijmegen)

not numbered
7 x 4,1 cm

Francken (chocolate)

not numbered
7 x 4,1 cm

D. Heijn (grocery store)

numbered
7 x 4,1 cm, no text on reverse, country names in German (!)

Honig (maizena and pudding powder)

not numbered
6,9 x 10,5 cm

De Jong (coffee, tea, Breda)

not numbered
6,9 x 10,5 cm

J.G. Karstel (groceries "De Mercuur")

not numbered
6,9 x 10,5 cm

Keg (tea)

Series 1 :Numbered on front, text in German
7 x 4,6 cm
no text on reverse

Series 2: Numbered on front
From the album Keg's Thee-album Internationaal
9,2 x 5 cm

W. Lapair (beers, wines and spirits)

not numbered
6,9 x 10,5 cm

F. Lieftinck (tobacco)

not numbered
7 x 4 cm

Moderne (chocolates)

Numbered on front, text in German
7 x 4,6 cm
no text on reverse

Unitas (chocolate)

series of 48, numbered on back
7 x 4 cm


Verkouw & Stokhuyzen (grocers)

not numbered
7 x 4 cm


J.W. Zimmer (beer, wines and spirits : De drie Fleschjes")

not numbered
6,9 x 10,5 cm

Spain

Juan Camps (chocolates)

Numbered on front
4 x 6.5 cm

United Kingdom

Black & White Whisky

Numbered on front
4 x 6.5 cm

Cope's (cigarettes)

Numbered on front
issued in 1904
6,5 x 4 cm

United States

International Coffee Company (coffee)

numbered
4.8 x 9,5 cm



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