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Norwegian Post

Last modified: 2004-10-23 by phil nelson
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[Flag of Norwegian Postal Services] by Zeljko Heimer, 1996-MAR-26

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Description of the flag

The flag is tongued, with a white square on the intersection of the cross, with yellow letters 'Post' surmounted by a crown.
Zeljko Heimer, 26 March 1996

I am a bit confused about this one, concerning the use of capitals. In some sources, the word 'post' is all in capitals, in other sources only the first letter is. Not sure what is correct.
Jan Oskar Engene, 26 March 1996

I found a photograph in our newspaper of the Norwegian Post flag on a post ship. The letters are all in capitals.
J. Patrick Fischer, 5 September 2004

Use of the flag

This flag is used on all vessels carrying post, and that practically means all the ferries from the mainland to islands.
Zeljko Heimer, 26 March 1996

Vessels carrying mail under contract with the postal service are authorized to fly the mail flag.
Jan Oskar Engene, 26 March 1996

Some tall ships carry mail (mostly for collectors, they have a special cancellation stamp).

I found my notes from an occasion here in Bergen a couple of years ago at which the three Norwegian tall ships were all in the inner harbour of Bergen. At that occasion Sorlandet of Kristiansand flew the plain Norwegian civil ensign, Statsraad Lemkuhl of Bergen flew the yacht ensign and Christian Radich of Oslo flew the post ensign.
Jan Oskar Engene, 4-5 June 2001