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Postal Pennant 1936-1945 (Germany)


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[Postal Pennant 1936-1945 (Germany)] 3:5  image by Jaume OllÚ
Flag adopted 14 March 1936, abolished 1945

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Postal Pennant 1936-1945

A white pennant with a narrow red border on the two outside edges, and with the black letters "DEUTSCHE POST". It appears in Flaggenbuch 1939, pl. VIII.
Norman Martin, Jan 1998

It was adopted 14 March 1936 and abolished at the end of World War Two. Source: Dreyer 1999.
Norman Martin, 10 Dec 1999

There was no postal flag in the period 1935-1936. With the regulation of 14th March 1936 a mail pennant was introduced. This was to signify ships (not being owned by the Reich) carrying mail. The pennant was a white triangular pennant with red border and black letters 'DEUTSCHE POST'. It was used until 1945. Sources: Meyer 17 1960, Dreyer 1999 and Hecker and Hoog 1978.
Marcus Schm÷ger, 29 Mar 2001

Posthorn flag?

I was wondering if you could help me identify a flag my grandfather sequestered when he was in the war.  It seems like a ceremonial flag, rather large (around 3-4ftx4-5ft?) with silver tasselling around its entirety and 4 large metal rings on the hoist.  It is the typical black swastika on white circle on red design, however it has a blue canton with a gold posthorn on the upper hoist.  I would appreciate it greatly if you could identify it for me or point me in the direction of someone who can.
Tom Fothergill, 23 Jun 2006

The rings and fringe makes it sound like a unit colours. With the horn and the fact that Reichpost apparently used Blue as a distinctive colour for their post box and uniform, could it be the flag used by post office employees on parade?
Marc Pasquin, 23 Jun 2006