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Gonçalves de Moraes (shipping company, Portugal)

A. J. Gonçalves de Moraes, Lda.

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Moraes house flag
image by Jorge Candeias, 8 Jan 1998
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The logo includes the flag I’m sending superimposed over a big "M".
Jorge Candeias, 8 Jan 1998

I passed the former company headquartes the other day (Rosemary Street, Lisbon) and made a photo of a large bronze plaque they have by the main entrance, with the logo in bas-relief. The cross seems distinctly patty, not swiss-like (and certainly not plus-like).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 Dec 2005

The original source (a newspaper supplement), back in 1998, was printed in colour, but in such a manner that colours turned up blurred and small details were usually lost. Initially I was under the impression that the cross was straight, and redrew the flagoid accordingly but when I began seing, later on, in the same source, crosses that looked patty, I made a note about it and decided to wait for a solution for the dilemma. Meanwhile, that logo disappeared from the supplement. The cross seems to be really patty, although I’m still not certain that it shouldn’t be a depiction of the cross of the order of Christ instead. It’s hard to be certain, even with the photo.
Jorge Candeias, 26 Dec 2005

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