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Schellenberg (Liechtenstein)

Schellaberg

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Description of the flags

M. Schmöger, 18 Sep 2009

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Vertical flag, simple stripes

Vertical flag of Schellenberg
image by M. Schmöger, 18 Sep 2009

Vertical flag, simple stripes. Sources for this flag design: my own observations and photos, 15 August 2009, at Vaduz castle and Schellenberg; this official princely photo; and Liechtenstein 1978-1988 — Bilder, Texte und Dokumente. Verlag der Fürstlichen Regierung: Vaduz, 1988: p. 117, 252.
M. Schmöger, 18 Sep 2009 and 29 Sep 2009

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Special commemorative flag variant in 1978

Special flag of Schellenberg
image by M. Schmöger, 18 Sep 2009

Paper flags used for the festivities of Prince Francis Joseph’s 70th birthday in 1978, with inscription

70 Geburtstag
S.D. Fürst
Franz Josef II.
Schellenberg
gratuliert
(= «70th birthday H.S.H. Prince Francis Joseph II Schellenberg congratulates») Source for this flag design: Liechtenstein 1978-1988 — Bilder, Texte und Dokumente. Verlag der Fürstlichen Regierung, Vaduz 1988: p. 274.
M. Schmöger, 18 Sep 2009

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Banner of the arms

BoA of Schellenberg
image by M. Schmöger, 18 Sep 2009

  • Arms description (German):
    • Einen in Schwarz, Gold, Schwarz, Gold quergeteilten Schild, das untere Feld mit drei Zinnen bewehrt (Sources: [kra82d] [l9i85].)
    • Dreimal von Schwarz und Gold geteilt, der goldene Schildfuss ist mit drei Zinnen versehen (Sources: [jsu73].)
  • Arms blazoning (English): Barry of four of Sable and Or, the base with three embattlements.
  • Arms granted: 28 March 1940 by Francis Joseph II, the reigning prince [kra82d] [jsu73]
  • Reasons for the arms: colours from the arms of the lords of Schellenberg, the embattlement for their castles (Sources: [l9i85])
M. Schmöger, 18 Sep 2009

Square flag, banner-of-arms. Source for this flag design: Liechtenstein 1978-1988 — Bilder, Texte und Dokumente. Verlag der Fürstlichen Regierung, Vaduz 1988: p. 274; and this photo.
M. Schmöger, 18 Sep 2009

The arms are gold with a black fortress wall. At the top appears a black stripe. The colours represent the nobles of Schellenberg, and the fortress wall their castle. The arms of Schellenberg were adopted on 28 March, 1940.
Pascal Vagnat, 21 Nov 1995


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