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image by Ivan Sache, 1 Feb 2004
The company was formed in 1896 and operated sailing vessels until around
1910 when they became shipbrokers and as such they have continued to the
present day. Lloyd 1904 and 1912 show a red and white banded flag in line
with that shown here but the company
website shows a flag image which has the bands equal, the diamond a
lot larger and the small "o" as vertical dash with top and bottom ends
angled per bend sinister.
Neale Rosanoski, 18 Oct 2004
Mentz, Decker & Co. - Company-website:
Similar, but with many differences, to the one above: nine equally wide
horizontal stripes of red and white; in the center a white diamond outined
black with black letters M.D.&C.
Dov Gutterman, 2 Nov 2003
Mentz, Decker & Co. - According to my source this variant had stripes
a equal width not in my image) and the diamond in the centre had no black
edges and undotted letters.
Source: Jürgen Meyer: "Hamburger Segelschiffe von 1795-1945"; ISBN 3-89225-400-1; Hamburg 1999; cover inside.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Mar 2007