heraldry on the central station in Amsterdam

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Re: heraldry on the central station in Amsterdam

Postby JMcMillan » 05 Dec 2013, 19:02

Ton de Witte wrote:last of the destinations: St. Petersburg, Vienna and Munich. Vienna is quite different.

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Is it certain that the center one is supposed to represent Vienna? The arms are those of Greece (Marseille is a blue cross on silver), and if Athens didn't have its own arms at the time these might have been used instead.
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Re: heraldry on the central station in Amsterdam

Postby Chris Green » 05 Dec 2013, 19:53

According to http://www.stadt-muenchen.net/geschicht ... wappen.php, from 1865 to 1936 and again from 1949 to 1957, the field of the Munich arms was gold. The original silver was restored in the latter year.


Thank you. That explains that apparent error. I am sure the sign painters and printers appreciated the City Fathers' indecision.
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Re: heraldry on the central station in Amsterdam

Postby Ton de Witte » 05 Dec 2013, 20:40

JMcMillan wrote:
Ton de Witte wrote:last of the destinations: St. Petersburg, Vienna and Munich. Vienna is quite different.

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Is it certain that the center one is supposed to represent Vienna? The arms are those of Greece (Marseille is a blue cross on silver), and if Athens didn't have its own arms at the time these might have been used instead.


No another source also said that the arms were those of Vienna.
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Re: heraldry on the central station in Amsterdam

Postby Ryan Shuflin » 06 Dec 2013, 07:04

There obviously was a mix up and the swapped the paints on Madrid's bordure and Vienna's field. Opps!


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