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As mentioned in a previous message 'Krupp (shipping)' "at one time there existed a variant with differently coloured stripes" that is to say, different from red-white-red.
Indeed, 'Krupp Handelsgesellschaft' (i.e. Krupp Trading Company) flew orange-white-orange: in all respects similar to the last Krupp house flag except in having orange stripes for red ones. This version was shown alongside its well-known red-white-red version on several flag plates - at least one of them painted by Heinrich Fischbach - displayed at the 2007 Duisburg inland shipping flag exhibition.
I suppose above company is the same as 'Krupp Handel' mentioned on the Dutch 'Binnenvaart' site (as different from Krupp Binnenschiffahrt). See following page dedicated to HERKULES II: here. Although the Krupp flag drawing has red-white-red, I would like to believe the bands on the funnel are orange-white-orange… Other Binnenvaart photos, some of them showing a tiny flag, are inconclusive.
The above seems to imply there was indeed a real Krupp house flag in an OWO pattern. Evidence of a table flag is easier to come by and - you have guessed it - there was a recent German eBay offer showing just such an item: this was offer no. 160203812166 (end 5 Feb 2008) put up by "smv4127". For the moment I assume that Krupp Handel's shipping venture ended at the same time as that of the better-known Krupp Binnenschiffahrt (why the difference though?). A clear picture would be nice, also.
Jan Mertens, 28 Feb 2008
The stripes seem to be 2:3:2.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 Aug 2008
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