VéGé (matchbox labels)

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VéGé Matchbox labels


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Company

VéGé was originally a cooperation of independent Dutch grocers, founded in 1938. The name stands for VErkoop GEmeenschap (United Sale Association). It merged in 1980 with ViVo to become the Super retail formula.

The company also had members and shops in Belgium and Germany.

The company has issued a nmuber of series of matchbox labels, including several with a heraldic theme. These are listed below.

Series issued

Belgium : Les armoiries de Belgique - De voornaamste van België

Series information :

  • Date of issue : ?
  • Number of labels : 180 + 1
  • Image variants : none known

The series shows 180 coats of arms of Belgian towns and provinces. Below some examples of the labels.

Germany: German city arms

Series information :

  • Date of issue : ?
  • Number of labels : 96
  • Image variants : none known

This series shows 96 German city arms. The series is identical to the series issued by Himmelreich and Löwen Kaffee. See there for the complete series.

Some example (uncut sheet):

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Luxembourg : Les armoiries du G.D. de Luxembourg

Series information :

  • Date of issue : ?
  • Number of labels : 12 + 1
  • Image variants : none known

The series shows 12 coats of arms of Luxembourgian towns and provinces. Below some examples of the labels. For the complete series click here

Some examples:

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International : Arms of countries

Series information :

  • Date of issue : ?
  • Number of labels : 90
  • Image variants : none known

The series shows 90 coats of arms of countries as well as the Red Cross, VéGé, some Soviet republics and the Dutch province of Friesland.


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