Kaffe Hag Denmark

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Kaffe Hag : Kongeriket Danmarks Byvaabener


Album information :

  • Issued by : Kaffe Hag, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Date of issue : 1933
  • Number of stamps/cards : 86
  • Variants : None in the images, but two additional non-heraldic stamps are known. There are two text variations though, with slight changes in the size of the letters.


For information on the company, see the overview of Coffee Hag albums.


The album Kongeriket Danmarks Byvaabener was issued around 1933. It is not sure when it was issued exactly. Due to the similar text in the back of the album as in the Norwegian album, it is most likely published around the same time in the early 1930s. In a brochure for the German albums from 1935 it is mentioned that the book on Denmark was already published. It was printed at the Nordlundes Bogtrykkeri in Copenhagen.

The author was Poul Bredo Grandjean, State Archivist and heraldic author. Poul Bredo Grandjean published several other heraldic books between 1920-40 and was considered the most esteemed heraldicist of the country in those days (see here for some of his books.

The album contains only the arms of towns. The stamps were issued in 8 sheets of 18 stamps each, with an additional 5 stamps with advertising. As far as I know there have been no plans to issue a second album with personal arms.


Unlike some other albums, there is no text on the back of the stamps.

Some extra (non-heraldic) stamps:


Variation in font (rather slight):


The stamps were issued within the packages or cans of coffee, which also included a coupon for another stamp, or to collect the album, which could be ordered in Copenhagen. Also from other advertising brochures, coupons could be collected. The company also issued a small information leaflet, similar to those issued in the Netherlands, Germany and France.

the Information brochure (pdf): File:Informationbrochure.hagdk.pdf