Wiith the yellow color, it is definitely post war. The yellow replaced white used during the Weimar Republic.
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I'm pretty sure Erno is right here. The white replace the yellow only in the previous imperial flags and early TR flags. The Black, red, and gold is correct for the Weimar republic, so it could be a Pre WWII piece, but its unlikely. Hopefully another member will know more about dating these tricolour flags.
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Do you have any color images of the yellow black and red Weimar period flags ? I am like Bob I have always thought the national colors were red, black and white until 1945.
Have you ever seen any colour pictures from the Weimar Republic at all? The red gold and black tricolour was selected after the first world war. It was based off the flag of the unsuccessful attempt to unite all of germany in 1849 called the Frankfurt Constitution. This tricolour became the National flag of Weimar Germany excluding the state of Waldeck, which continued to use the white flag.
From what I've read, red, white and black were chosen as the colors of the Nazi party banner because they represented the old flag of the empire, rather than the flag of the weakened Germany of the Weimar era.
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The yellow tricolor was used by the 1919-33 Weimar Government and the post 1949 Federal republic of Germany Both. Judging by it's materials and construction, I would lean towards this piece being a Weimar era flag.
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