Familiewapens op lakstempels / zegelstempels,
soms bekend, soms onbekend.
Coat of arms on wax seal stamps,
sometimes known, sometimes unknown.
Collection: Delta 98 Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands

maandag

Known: coat of arms / familiewapen Scheers






wax seal, letter stamp, cachet, petschaft, siegel, sceau, stempel, lakstempel, zegel

antique lacquer seal

made circa 1820, of a beautifull cut agate handle and silver stamp

with the coat of arms of the family:

Scheers

historical also known as:

Scheer Scher Scherer Scherr Scherers Schere

the word Scheer, now written in Dutch as Schaar, means Scissors / Shears

provenance: 

Burgemeester / Mayor of the city Nijmegen: Jan Adriaan Scheers (1753-1825)

he was in 1776 sub schout / bailiff of the township Weurt -  kerspel / kirspel Weurt,

between 1802 - 1807 member of the city council of Nijmegen, The Netherlands,

in 1807 - 1808 one of the 3 mayors of the city Nijmegen, 

between 1803 and 1824 in Nijmegen the mayoralty had 3 mayors per term, one other mayoor with J. A. Scheers was Hendrik Willem Rappard

J.A. Scheers owned Huis Hatert, a dwelling with a tower, near Nijmegen, since 1803,

Huis Hatert / Hautert was built in the 14th Century as a castle, 

probably by Rudolf / Roelof Van Der Haltert / Haltart / Haetert / Hatert / Harter / Ter Hautert / Van Der Hautart

during the 80 / Eighty Years' War / The Dutch War of Independence 1568-1648, the castle was damaged, and later rebuilt as a house or farm, it was later also known as Spijker Hatert - Spijker is a granary / grain storage / in Dutch: graanschuur / Spieker

Huis Hatert also belonged to the family Van Bronckhorst (1552), Van Hasselholt Stockheim (1676), Justinus De Beyer (1690), Scheers (1803) the municipality of Nijmegen (1956) and Mr. Hofstee (2002)

Jan Adriaan Scheers married in 1791 with Elisabeth Hermina Luimes - born in 1764, she died in childbirth, in the year of her marriage, giving birth to their son: Petrus Steffanus Scheers (1791-1866)



the matrix shows a coat of arms with: 

3 silver scissors / shears on a blue field, as crest a scissor in a flight of wings

the scissors in Dutch are called: droogscheerdersscharen, also called doekscheerdersschaar / bombazijnschaar or wantschaar, used to shave fabric / droogscheren, called bombazijn, bombasijde, fustein

the silver part has a pretty Biedermeier design and 2 hallmarks are present: a Dutch silvermark (old sword) and a silversmiths' mark

relevant terms in Dutch: familiewapen wapenschild wapen patriciĆ«rs familie / geslacht Scheers, herkomst J.A. Scheers, burgemeester van Nijmegen, substituut schout Weurt, leen graafschap Meurs, lid Nijmeegse gemeenteraad, agaat en zilver, zilvermerk oud zwaardje voor kleine werken en meesterteken, 

wapen: in blauw 3 / drie zilveren droogscheerdersscharen, helmteken: een zilveren droogscheerdersschaar tussen een vlucht









this wax seal is available for sale at: 
Delta 98 Den Haag
The Hague, The Netherlands