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by Zeljko Heimer, 7 July 2002
Jan Oskar Engene, 26 March 1996
Customs ensign inscription is given in lower-case; i.e. "Toll" in flaggenbuch. If I am not much mistaken, the regulation as well as the usage is not consistent and both "Toll" and "TOLL" are acceptable.
Zeljko Heimer, 8 July 2002
I think the uppercase versus lowercase difference is a historical one. Nowadays we only see the uppercase versions, both for the customs and postal flags. I am not sure exactly when the lettering changed to uppercase, but as the Flaggenbuch is a well researched source with generally reliable information, my hypothesis is that the post and customs flags went from lower to upper case sometime after the Second World War.
Jan Oskar Engene, 8 July 2002