Arms and Flags (Honig)

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Arms and Flags series (Honig)


Series information :

  • Date of issue : 1910s ? (approx.)
  • Number of cards : 72
  • Image variants : ?


This is a large series of trade cards, showing the arms and flags of countries. The series is not dated, but based on the images on the cards, as well as the names of countries, can be dated as <1918. The series was printed in Holland, but the printer, nor the designer is known.

As trade cards the series was issued by a number of Dutch companies :

Kraepelien & Holm
Erven Joh. W. Meyer
Van Dijk
Paul Kaiser

Some of the series are numbered and all numbered series indicate that 72 cards were issued.

As tobacco cards the series was issued by James in the UK.

As postcards the series was issued by EFA (the Excelsior Fine Art Company) for the UK market and by the Dutch firm Spit & De Vletter as appointment cards.



Honig is a Dutch company producing soups, sauces, starches etc. The company was founded in 1867 in Koog aan de Zaan and produced initially starch and starch products, such as pudding powder (custard). From 1920 onwards the company also produced soups, sauces and similar. in 1978 the company was sold to CSM and since 2001 it is a brand of HJ Heinz.

Besides the (early) cards in this series, Honig has issued many series with completely different designs, mainly between 1930 and 1960.


For all known cards see here.

Some examples:



Russian Empire