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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Kleve (until 1974 Rees)
Additions : 1969 Amt Vrasselt (partly), Dornick, Klein-Netterden, Praest, Vrasselt 1975 Amt Elten, Borghees, Elten, Grondstein-Steinward, Hüthum
The arms are canting (Eimer=Emmer=bucket) and have been used since the 14th century. Emmerich got city rights in 1233 from Count Otto of Geldern; the colours are the colours of Kleve.
The arms on a seal from 1335.
In the early 20th century the arms below were shown in the Kaffee Hag albums. These arms show the arms based on the great seal of the city, with the city walls and two small shields with the bucket.
Seals from around 1900
The arms on a 1960s matchox label
The arms in the Abadie albums
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
The arms in the city (Image Klaas Padberg Evenboer)
Municipal stationery, 1960s
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