The Lotus has been compromised because they licensed production to an Italian company who made hundreds of thousands of them. In Holland they served as premiums in the largest supermarket chain and as a result, there is not a fleemarket free of Lotuses (or Loti?) - often complete with the "made in Italy" box. I would expect them to have used green as well.
The difference between a Holmegaard and and an Italian cannot be seen.