NYK Shipping Line Japan 1930's Postcard Company HQ


NYK Shipping Line Japan 1930's Postcard Company HQ
This postcard is for the NYK (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) shipping Line of Japan. The company has an interesting history - it was founded in 1870 and made a state monopoly in 1900. Many of its ships were destroyed in WWII, and the remaining ones seized for reparations, but the line started back up in the 1950's. Today it owns the elegant Crystal Cruise ships, and is the 10th largest container shipping company in the world.
The card shows a stylized image of a blooming fruit tree in snow with an inset photo of the company headquarters. The back of the card states that the line has 152 vessels at 886,000 gross tuns with service to Japan, America, Australia, India, China and all other parts of the world. ''The Sun Never sets on the N.Y.K. Flag'' I think the card dates from the twenties or early 30's. It has some edgewear and a crease on the bottom edge, and is toned with some small foxing spots in the light area.

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