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Flag and CoA adopted 17 Jul 1973
Flag adopted 17 Jul 1973, according to Dirk Schönberger's Administrative
Divisions of the World website.
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website: The arms were granted on July 17, 1973. The arms are based on the old arms of the Princes and State of Lippe. The number of 16 pollen grains in the rose symbolises the 16 municipalities in the county.
Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996 [loz96].
Santiago Dotor, 25 Oct 2001
I just had a good look at the Lippe County flag at your site - that
flag is incorrect! The Rose of Lippe is not in a white shield, but against
a background yellow/red. Furthermore the rose of the county-banner is more
centrist with yellow petals.
Gerd Ballay, 21 Jun 2005
The problem with Lippe is, that there are several, somewhat overlapping territories, partly historical, so different things get mixed up, namely the historical Land (state) Lippe, the current Landesverband (regional association) Lippe and the current Kreis (county) Lippe.
First of all, he mentions an "aktuelle Flagge des Landes Lippe" (current
flag of the state Lippe). There is no current state, as Lippe ceased to
exist as separate state of Germany shortly after WW2 (1947, IIRC). Historically,
used different variants of the colours yellow and red, for official purposes
(especially for the head-of-state) frequently with the arms. Only rarely
(especially 1933-1937) flags with the rose alone, i.e. without shield,
were used. The Lippe flag history is comprehensively described by Kittel
in [kit50]. The arms is described in [ved78].
The Landesverband Lippe, as far as is known, uses the plain bicolour flag.
The flag of the county Lippe is described and shown here. At least according to the official grant in 1973, the county uses flags (horizontal and vertical) with the coat-of-arms, also described and shown in [ved03].
However, unofficial variants are already mentioned on the FOTW page.
I guess, these are flags used by citizens to show their attachment to the
former state of Lippe, rather than to the current county.
Marcus E.V. Schmöger, 10 Jul 2005
A different variant with only the rose is also in use. A sketch of it
can be seen on the county
Stefan Schwoon, 5 Feb 2001
Today I saw on television a World Cup mass-start race which took place
in Oberhof (Germany). A supporter standing near the arrival waved a horizontally
divided yellow-red flag with a red rose in the middle, but skewed to the
hoist, like on the official flag (but with no shield).
Ivan Sache, 12 Jan 2002