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


Antique wax seal with the coat of arms of Wynckelman Winkelman Winckelman

The connection between 
a Quarterback in American football and a Dutch Knight in the Middle Ages

an antique wax seal stamp
with the coat of arms of the ancient and noble family


we see on the shield: in silver, a black carpenters square, 
as a crest a demi / half wild-man / sauvage issuant

in Dutch:
adellijk familiewapen, in zilver een winkelhaak / hoek van zwart / sabel, 
met als helmteken een uitkomende wildeman

wynckel > winkel / hoek > winkelhaak is a right angle square, a carpenters tool,
but in the Dutch middle ages a Winkelman / Hoekman is also said to be 
a knight who was the commander of a group of knights 
at a certain corner on the battlefield.

This makes us think of what we know today as the
Quarterback in modern American Football

originating from Gelre, later living in Bruges and Ypers

the name is also found written as:
Winckelman - Wijnckelman - Winkelman - Vinckelman

some misspells found:
Wincklemons Winckelmanns Wynckelmans vvinckelman Wijnckelmans Wenckelmans Winckelmansa Wnickelmans Winckelmasn Winckelmnas

historical, documented descriptions of this coat of arms can be found for:
Jacobus / Jacques Wynckelman,
Heere van 't Metersche ende Ontvanger Generael 's Lands van den Vrijen.

Who was married to Catherine De Croeser. 
Their son was Franciscus Joseph Wynckelman, 
who died at age of 62 on 30 January 1779, 
who was married to Marie Barbara van der Beke, 
who died at the age of 66 on March 4, 1801, 
she was the daughter of Carolus Albert, Heere van Cringen 
and Marie Isabelle Anchemant de Bonnieres.

see the Dutch text:
Genealogie van het aloud en adelijk geslacht Van Wynckelman of Winckleman
starting with Jan Wynckelman, from the duchy / dukedom: 
Hertogdom Gelre,
living in Doesburg, he married in 1398 when is was avbout 33 years old

- this wax seal is sold to an US collection -

by Delta 98 Den Haag
The Hague, The Netherlands