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by Zeljko Heimer, 7 July 2002
The flag of the customs services is a tongued flag, with a white square on the intersection of the cross, with yellow letters 'Toll' surmounted by a crown.
Jan Oskar Engene, 26 March 1996
Customs ensign inscription is given in lower-case; i.e. "Toll" in Flaggenbuch.
If I am not much mistaken, the regulation as well as the usage is not
consistent and both "Toll" and "TOLL" are acceptable.
Zeljko Heimer, 8 July 2002
I think the uppercase versus lowercase difference is a historical
one. Nowadays we only see the uppercase versions, both for the
customs and postal flags. I am not sure exactly when the lettering
changed to uppercase, but as the Flaggenbuch is a well researched
source with generally reliable information, my hypothesis is that the
post and customs flags went from lower to upper case sometime after
the Second World War.
Jan Oskar Engene, 8 July 2002