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by Stefan Schwoon
According to Stadler 1964-1971, the flag is yellow with two red stripes. The flag of the city is thus identical to that of the former (feudal not administrative) county of Oldenburg (Grafschaft Oldenburg), according also to Keyser 1939-1974.
Stefan Schwoon, 21 February and 5 April 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
Oldenburg was the seat of the counts of Oldenburg, and received city rights in the 13th century. The oldest seal dates from the 13th century and is known since 1307. The seal shows only a castle. In the late 14th century, the patron saint, St. Lawrence is shown in the gate, with the arms of the counts of Oldenburg on each side. From the 16th century onwards the patron saint was removed and only the (simplified) arms of the counts are seen in the gate. These arms were officially adopted in 1927.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.
Santiago Dotor, 13 December 2001
I just happened to find a photo on this webpage [broken link] showing an Oldenburg flag and one of Cornwall. The flag of Oldenburg is yellow with two red stripes and the arms in the centre. Curiously, though, the arms are rotated by 90 degrees.
Stefan Schwoon, 18 December 2001