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Car Flag for Senators and State Councillors (Hamburg, Germany)

Stander der Senatoren und Staatsräte an Dienstkraftwagen

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[Car Flag for Senators and State Councillors (Hamburg, Germany)] 18:25 image by Marcus Schmöger
Flag adopted 1 Jul 1982 (4 Jan 1952 for Senate Councillors)

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With the 1982 regulation two of the three types of car flags were abolished, at least de jure. Only the second type survived. Up to 1982 this was the car flag for special occasions used by the Senatssyndizi, that had been renamed in the meanwhile to Staatsräte. This car flag now shall be used for 'representative occasions' both by senators and state secretaries.

According to Hertenstein 1985 (Jörg Hertenstein, Die Flaggen des Bundeslandes Hamburg, in Hamburgische Geschichts- und Heimatblätter no. 11, pp. 153-158, 1985) the old car flags of the two other types, although legally abolished, were still in stock, albeit rarely used, in June 1984.
Marcus Schmöger, 4 Oct and 27 Nov 2003


This is a rectangular flag, 18 25 cm, in the federal colours, containing a red-bordered white field with the greater arms in the centre. The white field measures 8.5 8.5 cm and the borders are 1.25 cm wide. This flag, called a Stander, shall be used on special representative occasions only, on the cars of the Senators (Senatoren), which is the designation of the ministers in Hamburg, and Senatsräte (State Councillors) which are basically the same as the Staatssekretäre (state secretaries) in other Länder, i.e. the deputies of the senators.
Marcus Schmöger, 4 Oct and 27 Nov 2003