Melle (Niedersachsen)

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State : Niedersachsen
District (Kreis) : Osnabrück (until 1972 Melle)
Additions: 1972 Buer, Bruchmühlen, Gesmold, Neuenkirchen, Oldendorf, Riemsloh, Wellingholzhausen

Wappen von Melle (Niedersachsen)/Arms (crest) of Melle (Niedersachsen)
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Melle received city rights in 1443 from the Bishops of Osnabrück. The oldest known seal dates from 1532 and shows St. John Baptist as patron saint of Osnabrück, holding a shield with the wheel of the State of Osnabrück. The number of spokes in the wheel was later reduced to four and the colours were changed to red and silver. The arms were officially granted in 1937 and confirmed in 1964.

Siegel von Melle (Niedersachsen)

The municipal stamp shown in 1838
Seal of Melle (Niedersachsen)

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

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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