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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Wesel (until 1974 Moers)
Amt : Amt Alpen-Veen (until 1969)
Additions: 1969 Menzelen, Veen

Wappen von Alpen/Arms (crest) of Alpen
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The arms were granted on January 14, 1971.

The town developed around the castle of the Lords of Alpen and received city rights before 1330. The oldest seal of the town showed the a bishop (either the bishop of Köln or the local saint St. Ulrich) on a throne, with the present arms at his feet. The arms were also shown on some smaller seals of the city.

Wappen von Alpen/Coat of arms (crest) of Alpen

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

Postal cancellation 1987

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