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Posterholt (The Netherlands)

Ambt Montfort municipality, Limburg province

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[Posterholt flag] by Jarig Bakker, 3 Nov 2004
adopted 18 June 1962; design: Mr. Kl. Sierksma

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Posterholt former municipality

Posterholt is a former municipality in Limburg province, since 1991 part of the municipality of Ambt Montfort.
For Posterholt we showed a 5-striped flag. This is based on text and image in Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek (1962). However the designer, Mr. Kl. Sierksma, specified: "rectangular, proportioned 2:3, consisting of six horizontal stripes of equal height in the colors white, blue, white, blue, white, blue". Adopted by municiopal resolution 18 Jun 1962
The flag is identical to the municipal arms, granted 25 Jan 1955: per fess of six pieces of argent and azure; the shield surmounted by a crown of three leaves and two pearls.
The arms remind of the middle of the 13th century, when Posterholt formed one parish with Vlodrop. The two villages had one "schepenbank"(sheriff's bench), where law was administered. Even then a shield was used of blue and white fesses. These fesses are also used on the arms of Vlodrop.
Source: article by Jos Poels in the newspaper "De Limburger", 4 Jun 1987, kindly provided by Mr. Hans van Heijningen.
Jarig Bakker, 3 Nov 2004

Posterholt erroneous flag

[Posterholt erroneous flag] Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.flagchart.net

Five equally wide stripes of white and blue. This flag was adopted by municipal resolution of 18 June 1962, and is identical to the Posterholt Coat of Arms.
Source: Sierksma's Nederlands Vlaggenboek, 1962.
Jarig Bakker, 13 May 2003


Posterholt Coat of Arms

[Posterholt Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 3 Nov 2004
Granted 25 Jan 1955

Descriprion: per fess of six pieces of argent and azure; the shield surmounted by a crown of three leaves and two pearls.
The arms remind of the middle of the 13th century, when Posterholt formed one parish with Vlodrop. The two villages had one "schepenbank"(sheriff's bench), where law was administered. Even then a shield was used of blue and white fesses. These fesses are also used on the arms of Vlodrop.
Source: article by Jos Poels in the newspaper "De Limburger", 4 Jun 1987, kindly provided by Mr. Hans van Heijningen.
Jarig Bakker, 3 Nov 2004