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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
The arms were granted on September 9, 1970.
Sonsbeck received city rights in 1320 from Count Dietrich of Kleve. All seals of the city showed a canting image, a sun over a wavy bar (Sonne = sun, Beck=Bach=stream). The city character is shown by the addition of a small wall in the sun. The seals often showed a castle of city wall with a seal with sun and stream in front.
The older arms of Sonsbeck (see below), which were granted on October 17, 1962, showed the same elements, but in a different composition, a sun in the upper half and the wavy bar in the lower. The wall is placed on the division line.
In the early 20th century the arms below were shown in the Kaffee Hag albums. These arms show again the sun, bar and wall, but also two linden leaves, all in again a different composition.
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925