Service Pennants of East German Government Offices 1949-1990




In 1955, the German Democratic Republic adopted pennants for many of their harbor/sea related services. All pennants were alike in that they were white with the coat of arms in the center. However, they had differing borders for each service. They were also approximately 3:5 in proportion.
Source: Kannik, The Flag Book (1959).
(Numbers in titles refer to Norman Martin's numbering scheme for East German flags.)

24) Service Pennant of the Customs Administration (Dienstwimpel der Zollverwaltung)

[East German Customs]
A white broad pennant with a green border on outer sides. In use 1955-1990.
[Illustrated Kannik, The Flag Book,1957, p.37, DDR Collectors Reference Guide, Vol.1, p.2]

25) Service Pennant of the Fisheries Inspection (Dienstwimpel der Fischereiaufsicht)

[East German Fisheries Inspection] by Paige Herring, 9 June 1998
Like no. 24, but with gray, instead of green border. In use 1955-1990. [Illustrated Kannik, The Flag Book,1957, p.37, DDR Collectors Reference Guide, Vol.1, p.3]

26) Service Pennant of the Shipping Inspection (Dienstwimpel der Schiffahrtaufsicht)

[East German Shipping Inspection] by Paige Herring, 9 June 1998
Like no. 24, but with blue, instead of green border. In use 1955-1990. [Illustrated Kannik, The Flag Book,1957, p.37, DDR Collectors Reference Guide, Vol.1, p.3]

27) Service Pennant of the Water Industry (Dienstwimpel der Wasserwirtschaft)

[East German Water Industry] by Jaume Olleacute;
Like no. 24, but with light blue, instead of green border. In use 1955-1990. [Illustrated DDR Collectors Reference Guide, Vol.1, p.3]

28) Service Pennant of the Public Health Administration (Dienstwimpel der Gesundheitwesen)

[East German PHA] by Paige Herring, 9 June 1998
Like no. 24, but with yellow, instead of green border. In use 1955-1990. [Illustrated Kannik, The Flag Book,1957, p.37, DDR Collectors Reference Guide, Vol.1, p.3]