Falkenstein/Vogtland

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FALKENSTEIN/VOGTLAND

State : Sachsen
District (Kreis) : Vogtlandkreis
Additions : 1950 Dorfstadt; 1999 Oberlauterbach, Trieb

Wappen von Falkenstein/Vogtland

Official blazon

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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on ?

The oldest known seal of the city dates from the 16th century and shows a chevron and a bar. In 1643 a new seal showed a shield with the miner's tools with an angel as supporter behind the shield. Around 1900 the canting falcon replaced the angel, and the whole composition was placed into a shield. Still the city mainy used only the small shield with the miner's tools and presently the arms again with the angel as supporter.

Siegel von Falkenstein/Vogtland

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Wappen von Falkenstein/Vogtland

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Falkenstein/Vogtland

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Falkenstein/Vogtland

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Arms (crest) of Falkenstein/Vogtland

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Falkenstein/Vogtland

The arms as used from 1900 until the 1990s
Wappen von Falkenstein/Vogtland

Postal cancellation 1977

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Literature : Bensing et al, 1984