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Deutsche Wappen

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State : Sachsen
District (Kreis) : Vogtlandkreis
Additions : 1972 Nosswitz; 1993 Görschnitz; 1994 Coschütz, Kleingera, Losa, Scholas; 1995 Cunsdorf

Wappen von Elsterberg


The arms show a two-towered castle with between the towers a canting magpie (Elster in German). The oldest seals of the city date from 1460 and show only the tower.

The magpie was only added in the 19th century to distinguish the arms from similar arms with a castle. The colours as shown above have been used since the middle of the 20th century.

Siegel von Elsterberg

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Wappen von Elsterberg

Seal of the city from around 1900.
Wappen von Elsterberg

Seal of the city from around 1900.
Wappen von Elsterberg

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

Postal cancellation 1956
Wappen von Elsterberg

Postal cancellation 1983

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Literature : Bensing et al., 1984; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s;