| Heraldry of the World
The main resource for civic heraldry since 1996 with 126,580 images
|The National Arms of the Netherlands Antilles||The National Flag||Location|
The Netherlands Antilles (Nederlandse Antillen) was a self governing territory within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The federation consisted of 6 islands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten.
In 1986 Aruba became independent within the Kingdom of the Netherlands and left the federation.
In 2010 the Netherlands Antilles were abolished; Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius became special overseas municipalities of the Netherlands. Curacao and Sint Maarten became, like Aruba, independent within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The islands were first granted arms on November 30, 1964.
The arms showed 6 stars, one for each of the islands in the group. The royal crown is taken from the Dutch national arms.
When Aruba left the Netherlands Antilles, the arms were changed; one star was removed. These arms were granted on January 1st, 1986 and have been in use until October 2010, when the Netherlands Antilles was abolished.
and under the Netherlands for:
Heraldic philately (stamps) from the Netherlands Antilles
Heraldry of the World is a private site, which is on-line since 1996. It is a hobby, which takes much time and money (books, hosting etc etc). If you would like to support this site, donations are very welcome ! You can support the site by donating items (books, pdf, images and other items) or financially using the PayPal button below.
All donations send to this specific PayPal address will be used for acquiring books or other items for the site and not for private use.