Museum Burg Zug
Kirchenstrasse 11
CH-6300 Zug
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Reference collection of seal impressions

The collection, assembled by Paul Ernst Guckenberger between 1950 and 1965, is one of the most extensive of its kind. Guckenberger received scientific and technical support from the Swiss National Museum. Apart from several original seals and seal stamps, the collection consists mainly of seal impressions. No less than 8,200 are catalogued according to their subject matter, ranging from the church to the monarchy, the nobility, bourgeois dynasties, the Swiss Confederation, towns and cities, schools, associations and guilds. The collection also contains 12,000 duplicates and negatives. The geographical emphasis is on the territory of the Swiss Confederation and on southern Germany. Guckenberger's collection started in Central Switzerland, which prompted Zug Corporation to purchase the collection in 1971. It was presented to the museum in 1975.

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