Holland America Line Loving cup. These are always fun! this silver plated babe was probably given away as an award for an onboard event like horse racing or a costume party. Complete with the enameled Art Deco Nieuw Amsterdam” corporate logo.
Oslofjord: A rare mother of pearl souvenir pocket knife for the 2 funnel inter-war Oslofjord. Her 2 funnel silhouette is inlaid into the top side of the knife case. Probably was a special gift for some lucky little boy at some point! This particular Oslofjord was a very early causality of WW2. This needs some attention to the blades…lil’ rustly
Ken Schultz Catalogue: A nice catalogue filled with merchandise for June 88. Ken credited himself with “starting” the Ocean Liner memorabilia business … and never, ever let anyone forget it! He usually bought some movie star’s knickers with his HUGE profits. None the less, his booklets are a fantastic reference for todays collectors. Funny toupee stories are still in active circulation at ocean liner events to this day
SS Delta King and Queen: A wonderful book on the DK and DQ which tells their 2 very different stories right up till the 1990’s. Full of photos and author signed. Great like new condition
United States lines: Various ships!; a brochure for the ships that eventually would what become the United States Lines. These were all German war prizes … like Hapag’s Valterland, which of course became the Americian Leviathan (WF Gibbs first big project) as well as NDL’s Amerika … which became our America. A real nice brochure with nice photos and a centerfold of the reconditioned Leviathan. Some light chipping to the cover.
Matson Lines: Set of 4 sliver plated knives for one of the white hulled Matson Liners. These are used for sure … with character marks and evidence of many trips through the ships scullery . Nice 5 star + M logo!
French Line: Ile De France. One of my favorite ships for sure! pre war she was the design trend setter, during the war she was a trooper workhorse and after the war she was a stylish life saver. This deckle edged postcard shows her in the LeHarve breakwater post war.
Moore McCormack: Argentina and Brasil ashtray. These were last American liners built … an they had pretty long lives with various owners. This is a really nice back painted ashtray…probably a gift shop purchase. There sure were a lot of smokers in this time period … times have changed!
Hamburg American Line: Imperator. She was the first of Ballin’s big three and post WW1 became Cunard’s Berengaria. The famed cast iron eagle figurehead was short lived … the wings today are deteriorating someplace on the Atlantic seabed. This is one of the most impressive and very early brochures for her … and filled with crisp German photographs. Just stunning! I saw a ragged copy of this sell on Ebay for $375 this past month.. this one is near perfect (only slightly chipped cover edges) and a much better deal!
Costa Line Funnel ashtray: A typical must have gift shop purchase for the smoker crowd! This is in great shape with no chips or cracks to the finish .. maybe few little tiny tiny under glaze manufacturing flaws. These always look great on a souvenir shelf!
NAL Souvenir wooden “Do Nothing”. NAL gave these away as advert promos for their freight service … where their service was so easy …you as the client would have to “do nothing”. It certainly works … and “does nothing” very well.
NDL Bremen5/ Europa: Mint unopened double set of playing card for the 60’s German Duo.
Prince of Fundy: Cute little set of unopened cards picturing the Prince of Fundy. This would have been a great onboard item to idle away the time to your destination.
Ocean Liner flash cards: Nice little set of cards for ocean lienr and cruise ships of the 70’s and 80’s. Amaze your ocean liner friends with the trivia facts and figures! These are opened and in great shape.
Red Star Line: Playing cards. Unusual and fairly rare set of cards for the RSL . The outline on the back of the cards would have been the 3 funnel Belgenland. She survived at RSL until being transferred to the Panama Line and then renamed Columbia. Still losing money there …she was quickly cut up for scrap.
MV Victoria: A nice travel agency counter card for this trendy little post war cruiser! She started liFe in the 30’s as a traditional looking motor ship for Union castle … and after war was gutted and rebuilt to become a gem of Italian modern design for Incres. This card is in good condition with some edge bumping.
MV Victoria: A nice travel agency counter card for this trendy little post war cruiser! She started life in the 30’s as a traditional looking motor ship for Union castle … and after war was gutted and rebuilt to become a gem of Italian modern design for Incres. The card is in great condition with bright colors!
SS Stockholm. Great post card for the little Swedish ship that was the major player in sending the Andrea Doria to the bottom of Nantucket Shoals. Amazingly, the ship still survives in operation today .. albeit in a completely rebuilt form.
SS France: A wonderful brochure for the the French four funnel Chateau of the Atlantic! How does it get better this? The baby is crammed with pictures of public rooms and detailed information about them. Did I mention this is in almost new condition? .. just a slight crease on the upper cover corner. WOW! Grab it quick!
From a August 1967 crossing … she didn’t have much more time in service! This for tourist class passenger’s and judging from the names … Tourist class seems pretty full! Marr was in command ( of course) … Great and Pristine shape!
Great little onboard information booklet from 1952 that has topics from Air Conditioning to Valuable property. This booklet was designed specifically for the sisters Independence and Constitution .. and contains a page of their rough specifications. Pristine shape!
Direct from an onboard gift shop … a beautiful red hued scarf. Contains lines of script in each corner that say: Home Lines, s/s Homeric, s/s Oceanic and the name of artist … Sommazira. Really nice condition … just like it was taken right off the ship and never worn.
Nice log booklet for the 1926 season. This contains various stories from destinaltions, routes as well as freight quotes for cars. Also full of fun period advertising. Mentions 3 different ships: the Boston, New York and Calvin Austin. 43 numbered pages
Nice 12 panel fold out on Ore ship trips for the Caribbean and a single double sided scheduling/ flyer. The 3 ships were under charter to Alcoa: SS Naess Jupitor, SS Naess Saturn and the MV Ballargen. Several nice pictures of their modern Norwegian interiors.
Very nice little Feb 1934 passenger list and log for the 11th Mediterranean cruise organized by James Boring. The list is in great shape: except someone did hole punch it and also folded a page corner at sometime in the past. The owner must have been a tourist class passenger.. there are red pencil tick marks next to several of the TC passengers and a name or 2 written into the list.