National Arms of Ecuador
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NATIONAL ARMS OF ECUADOR
The arms were officially adopted on October 31, 1900.
The arms show Mount Chimborazo (6268 m) the highest mountain (stratovolcano) in Ecuador. The river Babahojo and the Gulf of Guyaquil connecting the regions symbolize the unity of the country. The steamboat with a caduceus for mast is the symbol of shipping trade and commerce. The sun above the territory of Ecuador symbolizes the location of Ecuador at the equator.
The fasces below the shield is the symbol of a republic (the Res publica or public cause).
The crest shows a condor (Vultur gryphus), the largest bird in the country and a symbol of the power.
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Use of the arms in collector's items:
The arms on a Dutch card (+/- 1910)
The arms on a UK Postcard (+/- 1910)
The arms on a German postcard (+/- 1910)
The arms on a Danish tobacco card (1930s)
The arms in the Abadie albums (1930s)
The arms in the German album, 1935
The arms on a embassy seal, 1930s
The arms on a Dutch matchbox label (1970s)
The arms on a Spanish cigar bond (1980s)
The arms on a 1985 stamp