Zegelstempels - Lakstempels met familiewapen / Wax seals with coat of arms
Coat of arms on wax seal stamps,
Collection: Delta 98 Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
art deco wax seal by Jan Eisenloeffel, coat of arms of family Van der Willige von Schmidt auf Altenstadt
antique wax seal with coat of arms of the family Bose
antique wax seal: little girl, big cat & dachshund
a coat of arms with ostrich feathers on a antique wax seal stamp - een zegelstempel met struisveren op een familiewapen
in the Delta 98 Den Haag collection:
an antique wax seal stamp with a coat of arms of a 1600-1750 era design, with on the shield / escutcheon and as crest
three ostrich feathers
the ostrich feather is an important heraldic symbol due to it's occurence in the heraldic devices of the English Royal family since the time of Edward the 3rd (1312-1377), it symbolised faithfulness, magnanimity, generosity and justice
we relate this seal and coat of arms to the Dutch family
with a coat of arms of three ostrich feathers emerging from a pot, a family name that, after becoming extinct, went on in the name
possible other ways of writing, or documented:
Geisteranus, Gheisteranus, Geesteren
and to John of Bohemia / Jean de Boheme et de Luxembourg,
According to the longstanding but now discredited legend, the Black Prince obtained the badge from the blind John I of Bohemia, against whom he fought at the Battle of Crécy in 1346. After the battle, the prince is said to have gone to the body of the dead king, and taken his helmet with its ostrich feather crest, afterwards incorporating the feathers into his arms, and adopting King John’s motto, “Ich Diene”, as his own. The story first appears in writing in 1376, the year of the Black Prince’s death. There is, however, no sound historical basis for it, and no evidence for King John having used either the crest (he actually bore a crest of vultures’ wings) or the motto.
Since a key factor in the English army’s victory at Crécy was the use of Welsh archers, it is also sometimes said to have been Edward’s pride in the men of Wales which led him to adopt a symbol alluding to their assistance. The German motto “Ich Dien” (“I serve”) is a near-homophone for the Welsh phrase “Eich Dyn” meaning “Your Man”, which might have helped endear the young Black Prince to the Welsh soldiers in particular. Again, however, there is no historical evidence to support this theory
we’ll stick to the Geesteranus origin...
19th Century wax seals from Dutch noble families: Klerck and De Jong van Beek en Donk, new in the Delta 98 Den Haag collection
Some antique wax seals recently sold by Delta 98 Den Haag
antique wax seal stamps,
provenance and research by
Delta 98 Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands,
now in private USA collections
antique, 19th century lacquer seal, with the coat of arms of the family
on the shield: horizontal lining for a blue / azure field, two swords upwards and crossing, one sword pointing downwards over the middle of it all
on the 2nd picture you can see the shield of Jan Bruno Zweerts, one of the trustee’s escutcheons of the old civil orphanage of Amsterdam:
Wapenbord Regenten Burgerweeshuis, date: 1716
an antique 19th century wax seal stamp, fully made of carved carnelian agate, also the stamp part, with the coat of arms of the Dutch family
De Man, related to Nolthenius De Man
Nolthenius, being mothers name, was added to the family name at a later date,
the coat of arms show a shield with: a crowned, demi lion naissant and rampant, crowned, with tongue, tail forked - even double tail, with nailed claws, barred halmet with crown and pearls - the crest the lion as on the shieldin Vorsterman van Oijen you can find the coat of arms pictured, with added text about the crown and colouring:
"de leeuw in het schild en op het helmteken behooren gekroond te zijn van goud"
De Man and Nolthenius branches:
ANTHONY WILLEM HENDRIK DE MAN, born 18 Jan. 1793, died ‘s-Gravenhage 18 Oct. 1842, luitenant-kolonel van den Generalen Staf, lid der Kon. Academie van beeldende Kunsten, huwt 10 Maart 1824 te Gent EUGENIA COLETTA THERESIA VAN DE WALLE, vr, geboren 27 Febr. 1804 te Gent, overleden 27 Maart 1890 te Breda, dochter van Emanuel Philippe Pierre van de Walle en Maria Theresia Boschaerts. Verkrijgt 18 Nov. 1823 vergunning den naam NOLTHENIUS DE MAN te voeren, mits daarvan eerst een jaar later gebruik makende.
Anton Willem Hendrik Nolthenius de Man, died: The Hague (NL), 18 October 1842 - 2nd Lieutenant: April 1813 - 1st Lieutenant: 1 December 1814 (Netherlands army), Transferred to General Staff 12 April 1816.
Maximiliaan Jacob de Man, Born: 26 June 1765 - Honourable Discharge: 1795 (Batavian Army) Died: Grave (NL), 17 June 1838 - 2nd Lieutenant: 22 May 1782 - 1st Lieutenant: 24 April 1789 - Captain: 17 March 1794 - Lieutenant-Colonel: 1 March 1807 - Colonel: 11 June 1814 - Major-General: 24 November 1816 - Lieutenant-General: 13 February 1834 - MWO: 3rd Class Knight 8 July 1815 (for former services) - No military service 12 March 1796 – 1 May 1807