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The Heraldry of the World site is my private site, which is maintained by one person only. It is my hobby to collect everything possible with arms of towns, municipalities, villages etc.
I mainly focus on paper-based items, due to space and shipping costs, but I do collect basically everything with civic arms ! This includes stamps, books, ties, cups, plates, souvenirs, anything actually, as long as the arms are visible.

See the Heraldic collector's items catalogue for all collections !


I do not restrict myself to any country, but, obviously, I have most things from Holland as I am based there.

All items will be part of the foundation Heraldry of the World and thus kept together as a collection. All material (hopefully) will become part of a future heraldic museum or exhibition(s). +

The next exhibition will be in the Wageningen University Library (NL) from March-May 2023.

Some examples and recent donations:

I also would like to have pictures (photographs) of the use of the arms in the town or municipality, such as on street signs, on plaques, on the city hall etc. I will add these to my site and I will contribute the picture to the sender. Similarly I would like to get official municipal letterheads and stationery with heraldry.

If you have anything to offer or to donate, or when it can be send electronically, I will welcome it !

My address :
Stichting Heraldry of the World i.o.
Ralf Hartemink
Busehof 7
6871 BM Renkum
the Netherlands
e-mail: webmaster@heraldry-wiki.com