Municipal revenue stamps: Ginneken en Bavel / Nieuw – Ginneken

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The First cycling course after the Tour de France is always the classic “8 of Chaam” which in the mean time has merged to Alphen-Chaam with the former municipalities Alphen en Riel, Chaam and Nieuw – Ginneken, being originally Ginneken and Bavel (up to 1942).

Arms of Ginneken en Bavel / Nieuw – Ginneken:

Left: Ginneken en Bavel 16214 inhabitants (discontinued in 1-1-1942), right: Nieuw – Ginneken 12131 inhabitants (discontinued in 1-1-1997)

The armour is devided into 3 shieldparts, being at the upper left in gold a grid in sable from the Church of Ulvenhout, at the right in a silver background a cow in red o a field of green from the church of Bavel and below in red 3 crosses of the Barony of Breda. ). The armour as such was described already in 1744. After the split in 1942 the new municipality kept the original arms. (Source:

Ginneken and Bavel, at the south of Breda was formally formed Bavel ; Galder ; Ginneken ; Strybeek and Ulvenhout. In 1927 Breda annexed already a part of the municipal area. In the War the village of Ginneken was also annexed in 1942. The remaining part was renamed “Nieuw-Ginneken”and in 1997 this part joined with Alphen; Riel and Chaam. The history of Ginneken and Bavel mentioned also other territory exchanges with other municipals but considering being a very samll part of it with almost nonen inhabitants they will be discussed in mergings with other municipals.

Considering the municipal stamps some were found but like in most occasions there must be many more. There are so far 2 key types recorded before it discontinued in 1942:

1930? Blank: dark purple ; f 0,25: dark blue ; f 0,50: rose-red
0,15green on olive-green papervalue in dark red
0,75purple-blue on dark rose paper; black? numbervalue in pale red
1,-pale blue on blue-green paper; black? numbervalue in dark red
2,-purple on orange paper; black? numbervalue in pale red

You will also find here the varity of the numbers on top or bottom with switching watermark in the same way. It could be that this is different from what is recorded so far . Data are unknown and therefore estimates based on references from other municipalities. From Nieuw – Ginneken there are 2 key types recorded with their varieties:

Blankblue-greenf 0,75redf 10,-purple
f 0,15ochre-yellowf 1,-reddish brownf 25,-pale rose
f 0,25orangef 2,-pale greenf 1,-dark brown (smaller “1”;shorter comma)
f 0,50blue (shades!)f 5,-grey-brown
From left to right: 1950? Blank; rose-red/pale green; 1954? Blank; pale blue/grey?; 1956? Blank; dark blue/bronze?
From left to right: 1960? Blank; dark blue/bronze; 1965? Blank; dark blue/bronze

Until next time!

Heraldry from the website and CD of Ralph Hartemink. Other information from several websites elsewhere.


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