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


known: Raedt and Raedt van Oldenbarnevelt

 antique wax seal stamp with the coat of arms of the family


also: Raedt van Oldenbarnevelt
and other ways of writing are: Raadt, de Raad, de Raet

the family motto is known to be:
Raadpleeg Wind En Stroomen
for: consult the wind and currents

The surname begins as Raedt and changes into Readt van Oldenbarnevelt.

Here above you can read at X., that 

Antonis Readt van Oldenbarnevelt died in 1852 

at House / estate / landgoed / Huize Morren, in Oosterwolde,

 were his family lived since the 18th century

Some members of the Readt and Readt van Oldenbarnevelt family are burried on the estate in the woods called Kelderbos,

the small building above the crypt (grafkelder) has a plaque with the text:

Hic defunctorum molliter ossa cubent

grafkelder in het Kelderbos van landgoed Morren, vroeger genaamd Wynbergen's Erve, Oosterwolde
"Moge het gebeente van de doden hier zacht rusten"

geslacht Readt, op deze stempel het familiewapen als: in zilver twee blauwe golvende dwarsbalken / lijnen, een omziende windhond / hazewind houdende het schild 
maar ook beschreven als: in zilver twee golvende blauwe dwarsbalken, helmteken: een uitkomende zilveren hazewindhond, met gouden halsband, de kop omgewend

sold by
Delta 98 Den Haag
to a USA collection


known: Verschoor

 an antique wax seal made of a beautiful cut brazilian agate, with the Dutch coat of arms of


a surname historical also known as: van der Schoer (date 1415), Schoir (date 1515), Ver Schoor, Schoor, Schor, van Schore, van Schorre, van der Schoore, Schoore, van der Schorre, van der Schoor 

with on the shield a blue ball / azure orb / shere / Globus Cruciger, with a golden band and a cross / regalia / cross bottany / Athelstan's cross hanging down, as crest a goat / ram / aries' head

the word "schoor" or "schorre" in Dutch means low land behind a dike near a river or sea, that was reclaimed from the water, related to the english word "shore"

There are many Verschoor family lines and several coat of arms, this coat of arms might have been introduced in 1657 after a marriage of 

Nicolaas / Claes Verschoor van Nisse, Schout-Bij-Nacht under command of Admiraal Michiel de Ruijter

he married in 1657 with Mechteld van Benthem / von Bentheim / van Bentum, one of the Van Benthem's coat of arms is also an orb, but with the cross on top

Nicolaas Verschoor died during The Battle of Stromboli / De Slag bij Stromboli, 
in 1676, whether on the ship the Spieghel or the Eendracht

Nisse, former known as Gerbennesse, is a small village on the island Zuid-Beveland in Zeeland, Holland, on the shores of the river De Zwake, laying protect from the water behind an area of "schorren"

above: Heerlijkheid Nisse / Heerlykheyt van der / Heerlyckheyt van den Nisse

in 1793 Cornelia Wernerina Spijker, Vrouwe van Nisse and Vrouwe in Sinoutskerke en Baarsdorp (1773-1844) married with Jan Hendrik Verschoor (1769-1843), some descendents were  Reinier Jan, Jan Reinier Frans and Caroline Agnita Verschoor van Nisse

geslacht familie Verschoor, wapen: in zilver een omgekeerde blauwe rijksappel, omgord en gekruist van goud / azuren bol hangend met kruis van goud, helmteken een hals en kop van een zilveren ram en goud gehoornd

sold by Delta 98 Den Haag

to a descendent of Verschoor van Nisse in The Netherlands



 an antique wax seal with a 16th or 17th century coat of arms

sold by Delta 98 Den Haag,

now in a private collection in Canada

a shield quartered / quarterly, 

with on I. and IV. a merchant's mark, 

in Dutch called: 

Huismerk - Handmerk - Sibbeteken - Familiemerk 

on II. and III. a cauldron,

here a 16th - 17th C. cooking pot on three feet, 

with ears and a handle / grip, in Dutch called:

ketel - kookpot - grape - pot - aker - graap - stoofpot - brouketel,

we could not find this specific merchants mark, there are very many, f.e.

the pot with grip might belong to the family / surname 


but we could not find the combination with the merchants mark

other names we have researched without result were:
Ketelaar, Keteleers, Ketelers, Keteler, Kettel and
Pottegieter, Potgeter, Potter, Potgieser, Potgiesser, Pottgieter,
Potgieter and Pottgieter

huismerk / sibbeteeken: 
omgewende / omgekeerde cijfer 4 / vier, 
de vier met doorlopende dwarslijn / dwarsbalk, 
even lang als de twee dwarslijnen daaronder


known: Coerman

 an antique wax seal with coat of arms, sold by 

Delta 98 Den Haag

with a 17th Century boot

for the family


- a shield of gold with a boot, as crest a barred helmet with a goat -

because the provenance is a collection of seals from

Van Alderwerelt and Heldewier it might have been passed down by

Gijsbertus Johannes Coerman 

to his daughter Maria Henriette Arnoldine Coerman

who married in 1839 with Daniel Ocker Heldewier

17th century boots can be seen on the 
Nachtwacht by Rembrandt van Rijn, 1642

and on the feet of The Three Musketeers and D'Artagnan:

een zegelstempel met het familiewapen van het geslacht Coerman:

 in goud een laars, helmteken halfaanziend met een uitkomende bok

now in a private collection in Canada


known: Van Nispen

 This coat of arms was an easy one to find,

it belongs to the family Van Nispen

I can tell you about the provenance of this wax seal, 
about the branche Van Nispen tot Sevenear and 
a marriage with a lady Lonyay de Nagy Lonya, 
I can tell you about her family in Abbazia or 
his noble Dutch and her noble Hungarian origin, 
but I am taking another way. 
I will go to Uppland, Winterswijk and Upland

here above and under
Huis Seventer - Huis Sevenaer 
where Van Nispen's have lived since 1785

Heraldry and lineage of the Van Nispen family:

see: http://www.familieverenigingvannispen.com

Now the different route.
I am born in Upland, California, US.
Our family went to The Netherlands, to the village Winterswijk.
Between 1905 and 1928 the mayor was 
Jonkheer Gerard Albert van Nispen (1868-1949),
his father had a beautiful name:
Gneomar Adalbert van Nispen
The mayor lived in this house:
Villa De Helderkamp in Winterswijk,
now the Karel Doormanstraat.

He was very much involved in getting the dirt roads around Winterswijk paved.
Also the road from Winterswijk, through Woold, to Bocholt in Germany.
During the work there a huge stone was found: 12010kg

In 1915 it was placed on a pedestal in Woold, 
on the crossing of Holdersweg, Langediek and Wooldseweg,
And known since as De Dikke Steen - The Fat Stone

Reserach was done about the origin of the stone.
According to the Heseman method in 1930 
it came from the east of the middle Balticum, Scandinavia
According to the Rijks Geologische Dienst, Zandstra in 1983, it could by more specified as from Dalarna or ...... Uppland

You might understand that I, 
coming from Upland, 
prefer it comes from Uppland

the seal is sold by Delta 98 Den Haag, to the US.....

text by: Marx Warmerdam, The Hague