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The following book
recounts the history of “Nigoco” – an alternative name – and its many related
firms: Frank Haalmeijer and Ben Scholten: ‘Van Nievelt, Goudriaan &
Co’s Stoomvaart Maatschappij (Nigoco)', De Alk, Alkmaar (NL), 1995,
208 p., ill. ISBN 90 6013 029 4.
With house flags and funnels drawn by Martin Heere (end-titles): I will send several flags scanned from these plates, List use only please. Opening the series is the very first house flag, preceding the one with the star shown on FOTW-ws.
As related by above authors, on a blue field appeared a lion rampant
guardant, crowned, holding a globe, all in yellow. Yellow initials
V-N-G-C were placed in the corners. Conceived in 1905, the
flag was replaced by the well-known blue-and-white starred variant before
even the first ship was launched.
Nigoco enthusiast’s site (many photos of ships): The great VNGC (1905-1991) is no more, but there has been a restart (in 2001 as a shipping agency and maritime service provider), and under the same flag(oid), too!
Jan Mertens, 24 Sep 2008