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President's Standard 1919-1921 (Germany)

Flagge der Reichspräsidenten

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[President's Flag 1919-1921 (Germany)] 2:3
by Jaume Ollé
Flag adopted 27th September 1919, abolished 11th April 1921

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The black-red-gold tricolor with a gold square field [Editor's note: fimbriated white?] with the black eagle of the ensign at its center. The height of the center square is 5/9ths of the height of the flag, thus overlapping the top and bottom stripes slightly. This flag was used 1919-1921.

Norman Martin, 1998

The indicated flag was officially adopted in December 1919 and replaced in 1921 by what is now the Presidential Standard. It is not clear how long the 1919 flag was actually used.

Norman Martin, 16 September 1998

This flag was adopted by the decree about the flag of the Reichpresident, the flag of the Reichminister of Defense and the new flag of the Reich Navy of the 27th September 1919, published in the Marine-Verordnungsblatt, p. 463. These last flags were abolished by the Ordinance on the German flags of the 11th April 1921. The last sentence of the first part of the ordinance gives a clue on the validity of the previous flags and not only those adopted in 1919. It states that, "the former flags might be used till the 1st January 1922".

Pascal Vagnat, 17 September 1998

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