Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs
Delivery time approx. 10 working days
- Order number: pf103
The German colonies, and thus Samoa, were subject - with the exception of Kiautschou (Kiaochow) - to the Imperial Colonial Office. Correspondingly, authorities used its seals, flags and the imperial coat of arms. From 1913 onwards, the consideration was given to create national emblems for the colonies. The first drafts were available in 1914, the flags only differed in the depiction of the coat of arms in the middle. The project was no longer implemented because of the outbreak of World War I and the loss of the colonies. The intended appearance of the coats of arms and flags could only be reconstructed using fragments in the 20s and 30s of the 20th century. Most of the reconstructions refer to an article in the newspaper "Afrika-Nachrichten" from 1933 and the resulting reconstructions by the Dutch vexillologist Mark Sensen from February 1998, which are considered on these pages.
Source for image and text, and more information about the country and flag, also in English, at: www.flaggenlexikon.de and there under Samoa
The selection is preset to glossy polyester with side-ribbon and 2 metal eyelets, please note the alternatives. More information at the bottom of the page under 'Product Description' and 'Fastening Systems'.
The flag is especially manufactured for you.
Set an example for the environment and social standards! The 3D label shows: Our flags are produced in Germany under optimal working and environmental conditions. These are products of very high quality in terms of workmanship and colour, which have - due to the printing procedure and the chosen materials - an above-average lifespan and, initially, also their price. Under normal application in outdoor use, however, you will enjoy it for approx. 5 years, and you will not need to buy another one so quickly! Save money and resources!