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Overslag (The Netherlands)

Terneuzen municipality, Zeeland province

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[Overslag flagproposal] by Jarig Bakker, 27 Oct 2004
proposal by A.J. Beenhakker, c.1970

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Overslag former municipality

Overslag (meaning: overhaul, transshipment) is a former municipality in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, in 1970 part of Axel, and since 2003 part of Terneuzen.
There was possibly a municipal flag with three equally high stripes blue - yellow - blue (?) (according to Mr. Hans van Heijningen; Ir Beenhakker mentioned in his article, that Overslag had an official flag).
Flagproposal: on a blue field a yellow vertical stripe; on both sides of yellow a yellow ship.
This is a simplified representation of the municipal arms: the dam (overhaul) with two ships.
Source: Anton Jansen's magazine "Vlaggen", #71, 1991, flagdesigns for Zeeland municipalities by Ir. A.J. Beenhakker - courtesy of Mr. Hans van Heijningen.
Jarig Bakker, 27 Oct 2004

Overslag Coat of Arms

[Overslag Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 27 Oct 2004, after image in the Koffie Hag album
Granted 31 Jul 1817

Coat of arms: azure, a dam with on both sides a ship; on the dam a so-called overhaul, all or.
Long ago the Westerschelde penetrated Zeeuws-Vlaanderen with several branches. One of them passed Axel and Zuiddorpe till a dike on the place where Overslag was. This dike was named "Kaaidijk" (quaidike) and it is assumed that this was the place to overhaul cargo from one ship to another. At the other side of the dike was a small channel of which some remnants have been found. This was on the Dutch-Belgian border and it was a very popular smuggling place.
Jarig Bakker, 27 Oct 2004

Nice - the badge reminds me a lot of the old one for Bermuda.
James Dignan, 28 Oct 2004