Arms and Flags (Neelmeijer)

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Arms and Flags series (Neelmeijer)


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Series information :

  • Date of issue : 1910s ? (approx.)
  • Number of cards : 65 (out of 72)
  • Image variants : ?

Series

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 :

Honig
Kraepelien & Holm
Erven Joh. W. Meyer
Neelmeijer
Smith
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.

Two different backs are known for these series:

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Company

Neelmeijer's was an ink and glue producing company from Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. I have no further information on the company or whether they issued other cards as well.

Cards

For all known cards see here.

Some examples:

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Brazil
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Guatemala
Peru.neel.jpg

Peru
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Monaco