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Civil Flag 1774-1871, 1919-1935 and 1952-nowadays
by Marcus Schmöger
by Jaume Ollé
Banner of Arms of the County of Oldenburg (on a yellow field, two red horizontal stripes).
Norman Martin, March 1998
I just noticed a caption under Oldenburg on this German Territories in 1789 map reading, 1773 v[on].Dänem[ark]. getrennt i.e. 'separated from Denmark 1773'. Since the Oldenburg flag (red cross on dark blue field) was adopted 1774, I wonder what flag was used during 1773-1774 and especially whether prior to 1773 the flag of Oldenburg was that of the County of Oldenburg (i.e. a banner of arms of Oldenburg proper) or rather the Dannebrog.
Santiago Dotor, 1 March 2001