Heraldry: an own identidy

In the Middle Ages the nobles and other important persons had their own coat of arms. With growing importance cities also created a coat of arms and with that their own identity.

In most countries these town-arms were registrated and officialy accepted around 1820-1840. When there is a bee or a beehive on the coat of arms it generally points to industry or simply to beekeeping.

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by Jan de Crom  
taken from "The Postal Bee" 1/1999 
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Die Welt der Bienen auf Briefmarken
The world of bees on stamps

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