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Helsingborg (Sweden)

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[Flag of Helsingborg] by António Martins, 1998

The flag is a banner of the arms;
arms dating from 1468, formally granted on 10 May 1946.

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About the flag

This is the flag of Helsingborgs kommun, a square banner of the arms, showing a two story roofed castle, with a tower and behind a wall, all in red bricks, lined black on a white background. This flag is quite common in public places in Helsingborg, especially near the the city hall, _Rodhus_ (red house -- but doesn't look like the one on the flag...) (means "city hall" -J.O. Engene).

António Martins, 1998-Oct-19

A variation of the flag, probably incorrect

[Flag of Helsingborg] by António Martins

This is a variation of this flag I spotted once, dark orange instead of red and with no black lining. I suppose it was a printing error, as someone forgot to add the black in when printing the flag -- our flag producers please advise. Error or not here this was, flying high in a pole near the Oceanhavn, at least five days in a row...

António Martins, 1998-Oct-19

Flags of H55

[Flag of Exhibition] (A) by António Martins
[Flag of Exhibition] (B) by António Martins

Also in the harbour, but near the peer where small ferries go to Denmark, was a permanent display of maybe 5x5 flagpoles some 6 m high in a tight square, all flying one of two versions of this Helsingborg unofficial flags. My host told me that they were from a traditional arts exhibition held in 1955, FolkArt H55, and stayed there since (I'm quite sure that the flags themselves were substitued some times, as they don't look like 44 yrs old...:-) ). It's a 2:1 flag, showing a large "H" extended till the borders of the flag, either red on white (A) or orange on yellow (B).

António Martins, 1998-Oct-19

H55 was an architecture, industrial design and furniture exhibition.

Marcus Wendel, 1999-Aug-07

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