Royal insignia on badges, buttons, crests, flags, or stationery, which have been used for more than 150 years, are destined for incinerators and rubbish dumps before the handover. Officials are in the last stages of erasing colonial trappings. The Government Supplies Department stopped ordering crockery with royal insignia and phased out the logos on stationery items since 1991. About 100 items with royal logos will be placed in museums and dozens of others will go to collectors at auction. The remainder will be dumped. The coat of arms outside the Executive Council chamber will be given to the Regional Council and the Urban Council will receive the Legislative Council Speaker's chair. Chief executive of the Chief Secretary's Office, Mak Wah-hung, said departments had been asked to remove the insignia when it was convenient. 'The items will be returned to the Supplies Department for auctions or disposal,' he said. Controller of Government Supplies Leung Hon-ming said some crockery was auctioned last year and the remainder would be dispersed when things settled down after June 30. The Regional Council's curator, Tom Ming, said the coat of arms and other items would be housed in a heritage museum due to be completed next year. Departments had given a teapot, a flag, and a portrait of the Queen to the Urban Council's Hong Kong Museum of History, a spokesman said.