Emmerich

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EMMERICH

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

Wappen von Emmerich

Official blazon

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Origin/meaning

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.

Wappen von Emmerich

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.

Siegel von Emmerich

Siegel von Emmerich

Seals from around 1900
Siegel von Emmerich

Wappen von Emmerich

The arms on a 1960s matchox label
Arms (crest) of Emmerich

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Emmerich

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Emmerich

The arms in the city (Image Klaas Padberg Evenboer)
Wappen von Emmerich

Municipal stationery, 1960s

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Kaffee Hag albums 1920s.