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Shipmate Flagchart : http://www.shipmate.nl/flags.htm
Four horizontal stripes, blue-yellow-blue-yellow. Each blue stripe has one
white crescent in the centre, open side towards the fly. Each yellow stripe has
3 blue (??? [in Dutch called "verkorte rechter schuinbalken", MS])
in a line across the middle.
(Source: Dutch atlas made by Delisle in 1739)
James Dignan, 14 November 1996
After due consultation in A Glossary of Terms used in Heraldry by James Parker I have decided that perhaps the right word [for "verkorte rechter schuinbalken", MS] is baton.
Rich Hansen, 20 November 1996
What about billet oblique sinister?
Zeljko Heimer, 22 November 1996
This historical flag was confirmed for use by the Municipality of Ameland on
27 June 1950.
(Source: Sierksma 1962[sie62])
Mark Sensen, 28 March 1998
Ameland/It Amelān is one of the Frisian Wadden islands and in summer a very
popular holiday resort.
The flag consists of four equally wide horizontal bars of blue and yellow; on the middle of the blue bar a white inverted crescent; on the yellow bar three black shortened right bends alongside. This flag was adopted 27 June 1950, but in variable forms depicted from 1711-1870. The crescent is a reminder of the crusades and the bends stand for the three villages. (source: Sierksma, Nederlands vlaggenboek,
1962, a bit adapted)
Jarig Bakker, 18 August 1999
The municipal flag, established on 27-6-1950, has: "Four stripes blue and yellow, with on the center of the blue a white turned crescent and on the yellow three black shortened bends side by side.
The shield is: Divided per pale: I. In gold three black bends; II. In blue a silver crescent.
Under Ameland it says Nes is the capital.
International Civic Arms : http://www.ngw.nl/