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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Hochsauerlandkreis (until 1969 Brilon)
Additions : 1975 Altastenberg, Bödefeld-Land, Elkeringhausen, Girkhausen (partly), Grönebach, Hildfeld, Langewiese, Mollseifen, Neuastenberg, Niedersfeld, Siedlinghausen, Silbach, Züschen
The old (left) arms were granted on July 28, 1911, the new arms on January 9, 1978.
Both arms are based on the seal of the city dating from around 1300. The arms show the city (which was walled between 1261 and 1266), with in the gate the local patron saint, St. James.
Medieval seal of Winterberg
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Postal cancellation 1990
Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Meijer, 1940.