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The stars are indeed blue. See the 1907
painting (with very small flag), but especially the pdf
file (house flag chart, 1902). Pity, they show six-pointed stars. Five-pointed
stars again under No. 182 of the on-line 1912
Lloyds Flags & Funnels, i.e. 'Deutsche Dampfschiffahrtsgesellschaft
So this has to be resolved, but I'd rather believe in Jorge's version.
A question remains... and perhaps our German list members can help here... is there a 'cosmological' intent behind the flag design?
Jan Mertens, 8 Dec 2004
Deutsche DampfschiffFahrts Gesellschaft "Kosmos" (variant)
It is a vertical divided red and white flag. In the centre is a blue roundel surrounded by six blue 4-point-stars .
Source: image of a placard, taken from: Arnold KLUDAS: Die Geschichte der deutschen Passagierschiffahrt (5 vols.) ;Hamburg 1986; Reprint Laibach Slovenia-Buch Nr. 03617-8.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2007