Country : Belgium
|English||Azure, the figure of St. Bartholomew Or.|
The arms were granted in 1819 and confirmed on April 9, 1839.
The arms show St. Bartholomew, patron saint of Merksem. As no historical colours were known in 1819 the Dutch government granted the arms in the national colours blue and gold. The colours were not changed after the independence of Belgium in 1830.
The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930
Wrong arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930
The arms on a BAC sticker
Literature: Servais, 1955
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