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Deutsche Wappen

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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Warendorf (until 1974 Beckum)
Additions : 1969 Vellern; 1974 Neubeckum

Wappen von Beckum

Official blazon



The arms were granted officially on March 26, 1976.

Beckum was an important town for the Bishops of Münster, who granted city rights in 1231. Unlike many other German towns, the arms were not based on the old seals. The seals , showed a city gate with church and the patron saint, St. Stephanus. The arms appeared around 1500 on the city hall and later also on coins and elsewhere. The arms may be canting, Bach=Bechheim=Beckum (Bach=brook). The colours of the arms are known since 1677.

Siegel von Beckum

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Siegel von Beckum

Seal from around 1900
Siegel von Beckum

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Beckum

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Beckum

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Beckum

Local emergency money from 1920

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.