Reticule with embroidery and stamped with text “St. Mij. “NEDERLAND”"St. Mij. "NEDERLAND" refers ti the Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland ("Netherlands Steamship Company") or SMN, also known as the Netherland Line or Nederland Line. It wa a Dutch shipping line that operated from 1870 until 1970, when it merged with several other companies to form what would become Royal Nedlloyd. The SMN was founded on May 13, 1870 in Amsterdam for the trade between North Western Europe and the former Dutch East Indies (modern Indonesia) via the newly opened Suez Canal in 1869.
The Netherlands, 1890-1929