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The arms were granted on December 16, 1938.
The arms were devised for the 150th anniversary of the city in 1939. The polar bear was chosen as a symbol for the fishing in the polar seas north of Norway. The polar bear itself is not native to Norway itself.
The arms by Ströhl in 1905.
The arms on a Dutch Willem II cigar band
Postal cancellation 1961
Postal cancellation 1989
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Literature : Image obtained from the Hammerfest city council