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Oelde City (Germany)

Stadt Oelde, Kreis Warendorf, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Stadt Oelde flag wo/ CoA] 3:5  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 July 2007 See also:

Oelde City

The flags ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour.
This version is the current official one according 2(4) of Hauptsatzung of the City of Oelde, version 17 January 2005.
Note:
The description according to Veddeler doesn't match that one of Hauptsatzung, but he mentions the plain bicolour given there.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 June 2007

Coat of Arms

In a blue shield is a silver (=white) lying moon-crescent topped by a silver (=white) 6-point star.
Meaning:
The coat of arms was used before 1890 and was granted by the Prussian king in 1910. The origin of the coat of arms is not clear. The moon however is said to be an attribute of St.John the Baptist, whose image could be proved to be on the seal of Oelde since 1754. Source:Stadler 1972, p.75
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 June 2007

Flag with Arms

[Stadt Oelde flag w/ CoA] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 June 2017

The flags ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms, not mentioned in Hauptsatzung, but in use.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 June 2017

Banner

[Stadt Oelde banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 June 2007

Description of Banner:
The ratio is 5:2. It is a vertical blue-white bicolour, the coat of arms in the centre of a white bannerhead. The ratio between rectangle and the rest is probably about 2:7 (not in my image).
Source: Veddeler 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 June 2007


Stromberg City (- 1975)

Stromberg Borough Banner

[Stromberg borough banner] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 June 2017

Banner: It is a white-red vertical bicolour on the obverse and a red-white vertical bicolour on the reverse. In centre of the obverse is the coat of arms of the former city, having a black rectangle with white inscription ""TADT STROMBERG" upon its chief. In centre of the reverse is a burgrave's coat of arms.
Source: I spotted this banner on 20 September 2014. (own photo)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 June 2017

Stromberg City Arms

Shield Gules, a castle Argent, having a broad donjon with 4 floors and two round towers in flanks, all roofed Azure, on top floor of the donjon two sentinels Argent with halberds, on top of the roof an eagle Argent, in open port Gules an emperor Argent with sword, orb and crown.
Meaning:
Stromberg consisted of the Upper Village (Oberdorf), having some privileges, the Lower Village (Unterdorf) and the Stromburg Castle. It was considered to be a city since times immemorial. It was incorporated into Oelde City on 1 January 1975. The arms are based on the only known seal from 1266, all charges have been transferred nearly identically. It was not a city seal but the seal of the local Stromberg castle, its burgraves and burgers. The emperor in port is considered to be Franconian King and Roman Emperor Karl the Great (German: Karl der Große; French: Charlemagne), who was the founder of the castle. The castle became a possession of the Bischopric of Münster in 1177 and was seat of one of its districts (Amt).The tinctures were chosen arbitrarily in the 20th century by Otto Hupp. The arms were approved in 1926.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.91
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 June 2017

Stromberg Burgrave Arms

Shield Gules three wolf traps Sable ordered 2:1, chief Argent three ravens statant Sable.
Meaning:
It is not yet clear, whether these are the personal arms of Christoph Bernhard von Galen (1606 - 1678) , Archbishop of Münster, considering himself being a Burgrave of Stromberg (the burgraves had been vassals(?) of the bishops for centuries) or the arms of the Burgraves of Stromberg. The latter however shouldn't have wolf traps and their ravens should be passant instead.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 June 2017

Stromberg Lansquenet's Banner of Arms (1545)

[Stromberg Lansquenet's Banner of Arms (1545)]  image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2017

The banner is of unknown ratio. It is rectangular and was probably fixed by a knot in the middle of the fly end. The colours had been white over red. The red stripe had double height. Three ravens passant Sable had been in the canton. The banner displays a slight modification (ravens at hoist) of the arms of the Burgraves of Stromberg. The arms can be seen also on boundary stones around the former city.
Source:reconstruction based on this image
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2017


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