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Postal Flag 1919-1921 (Germany)


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A golden post horn on a black-red-gold tricolor. After 1920, the post horn was frequently white. It was replaced by a very similar flag on 11 April 1921. The two differed only in the width of the red stripe and a small detail in the design of the horn. Source: a paper by Emil Dreyer in the Reports of the 15th International Congress of Vexillology.

Norman Martin, 1998 and 10 December 1999

About the postal flag two patterns exist. First one was adopted 1919. In FOTW show with golden horn (my drawing from Die Deutschen Flaggen 1919). Martin and Dreyhaupt 2000 show white horn. Any aclaration?

Jaume Ollé, 24 January 2001

Postal flags of this transition period are a bit confusing. There were at least two designs. The one was made from the old (1893-1919) flag by cutting out the post horn and sewing it onto a black-red-gold flag. This is described in Dreyer 1999 and Meyer 17 1960. On the other hand there was at least a project for a new postal flag consisting of a white (!) post horn on a black-red-gold flag. This is described and depicted in Valentin and Neubecker 1928. Obviously this was already designed in September 1919, but was not officially introduced, as in April 1921 there was a new regulation on flags.

Marcus Schmöger, 29 March 2001