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West-Indische Maildienst (The Netherlands)

Koninklijke West-Indische Maildienst (Royal West-Indian Mailservice)

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[West-Indische Maildienst] image by Jarig Bakker, 19 Oct 2003 See also:

West-Indische Maildienst

Koninklijke West-Indische Maildienst (Royal West-Indian Mailservice), Amsterdam; founded 1882, services to the West-Indies and New York (US), after image from Brockhaus' Konversations-Lexikon, 14th ed., c. 1907. White with red St. Andrew's Cross; top: red Crown, in hoist, fly, and bottom red letters W.I.M.
Jarig Bakker, 19 Oct 2003

"Sandy Hook's 1930 W.I.M. flag is small, but there are no dots after the letters.  Furthermore, the crown is yellow in this version but that may be a mistake... or has it anything to do with the line becoming 'Royal'?
Jan Mertens, 14 Nov 2003

Griffin 1895, Lloyds 1904 and 1912 and Liverpool Journal of Commerce 1909 sheet all show red charges but Brown 1926 changes the crown to yellow. The name renamed the same throughout. Of these only Lloyds 1904 shows dots after the letters.
Neale Rosanoski, 7 Jan 2004


West-Indische Maildienst - other

[KWIM houseflag] image by Jarig Bakker, 17 Jan 2005

Koninklijke West Indische Maildienst, Amsterdam (Royal West-Indian Mailservice) - white flag, red saltire; in top yellow crown; at hoist, fly and bottom "WIM".
Source: Brown's Flags and Funnels of British and Foreign Steamship Companies, compiled by F.J.N. Wedge, Glasgow, 1926 [wed26].
Jarig Bakker, 17 Jan 2005