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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Recklinghausen
Additions : 1926 Amt Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen-Land, Suderwich

Wappen von Recklinghausen/Arms (crest) of Recklinghausen
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The arms were officially granted in 1908.

Recklinghausen became a city in 1230 and the oldest seal, which dates from the same time, already shows this image. Recklinghausen belonged to the State of Köln and the key is thus the patron saint of the city and State, St. Peter. All later seals use the same image.

Seal of Recklinghausen

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Recklinghausen/Coat of arms (crest) of Recklinghausen

The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (1900)
Wappen von Recklinghausen/Coat of arms (crest) of Recklinghausen

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Coat of arms (crest) of Recklinghausen

The arms on a special cancellation 1987

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Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s