Marcus Karlsson wrote:In 2011 Jörg M. Karaschweski published the book "Wappen und Flaggen der deutschen Kolonien" bringing these Arms (and also the planed Flags) to the light again. One thing I noted now is that the German Pact Area in China Kiautschou (with main City Tsingtau) are missing. Obiviously no Arms where forseen for this Area of unknown reasons, or perhaps it is still waiting to be found in Archives?
Nor do there appear to have been any proposed arms for Nauru, the Solomon Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Caroline Islands, Yap or Palau. Perhaps they were to be have been done later, or perhaps they were not considered important enough.
There was also a begining of Municipal Heraldry in the German Colonies. Tanga in German East Africa was made a City on 1 April 1914. The City Council then sent a request to the Heroldsamt in Berlin for Arms and a Flag. But the World War One but a stop to this process, however the Arms and Flag was nearly done so we know how it would have looked like.
That's interesting. Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, has a coat of arms which, according to some sources, dates from the German colonial period, but I've not been able to verify this.