** TINS of TASTE MUSEUM ** within the NationalBreadMuseum.org
GERMANY - Gebr. Seim Lebkuchen
It's not known if tins of Lebkuchen are still produced under the Gebr. Seim name. (Gebr. is short for Gebrüder; means "brothers.") A website search states that the company (in name at least) has been owned by Lambertz (of Aachen, Germany) since 1998. The following 6-Stuck (rhymes with spook) tin was purchased here in the U. S. Amazingly it still had an import sticker on the cover. A website search says that a Martin Berg Import Co. began in 1961. Today it's listed in Warren, Michigan, as a confectionery and candy company. So figuring it's the same company, this tin would be dated either 1961 or 1962 because there's no zip code in the Michigan address. The Christmas holiday season for 1961-'62 was before the Zip Code which began in July of 1963.
Another note to keep in mind while archiving, and still discovering old Lebkuchen companies and the history of them, is that Seim had a large chest (similar in size to the Otto Schmidt (Lebkuchen-Schmidt name today), Festive Chest) with the 747/4 series number on the back rim of the cover. I have one for this Tins of Taste Museum (to photograph & add to this page someday), but there also must have been 747/1-3 chests! Maybe they'll appear one day :). Donna Kozak, Founder