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Gespalten von Silber und Blau; vorne am Spalt ein halber, golden bewehrter roter Adler mit goldenem Kleestängel auf dem Flügel; hinten ein links gewendeter silberner Storchenrumpf mit rotem Schnabel.
The arms were officially granted on November 27, 1672.
Schnabelwaid was sold in 1668 to Margrave Christian Ernst von Brandenburg-Bayreuth. The oldest seal dates from the same time and already shows the above arms. The eagle is the eagle of Brandenburg, the other half is a canting element (Schnabel = bill/beak). In the original seal the species of bird could not be distinguished, but it was mentioned in 1692 as a stork. The colours are most likely derived from the arms of the Lords of Künsberg, previous owners of the village.
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
The arms in the Deutsches Wappenmuseum
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.
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