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Province (Landskap): Småland
County (Län): Kalmar län
Additions : 1967 Gladhammar (1952 Törnsfall, Västrum); 1971 Gamleby (1952 Lofta, Odensvi), Hallingeberg, Hjorted, Locknevi (partly, 1952 Blackstad), Loftahammar, Tjust-Ed (partly, 1952 Tryserum, Västra Ed,h Östra Ed), Uknadalen (partly, 1952 Gärdserum, Hannäs, Ukna), Överum (1952 Dalhem)

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I blå sköld ett enmastat skepp av guld|-

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The arms were officially granted in 1931

The arms symbolises the Harbour City. The Oldest City Seal from 1380 did however show only the latter W. A new Seal from 1587 did add a Ship.

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992