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.
2 really nice pieces: an onboard info booklet for the MooreMac line and a deckplan for the last Americian Built lines Brasil and Argentina. The booklet covers all aspects of life and activities onboard. The deck plan is color coded for easy area identification.
Nice souvineer photo folio for the Hawaiian Matson Line. If the ship’s photographer had snapped your pic … you would have been presented with it in a folio like this. Excellent condition!
Yum! The breakfast offered on this menu card from 1936 was pretty extensive. On my current diet …I”d be going for the fresh fruit. Great condition.
12 Riverboat images in a folio by noted artist Lexie Palmore. These are nicely done and printed on medium weight stock …very suitable for framing … sample Delta Queen image is shown. This folio was from the Frank Braynard collection.
Really cute little info booklet from the early 60’s … defines onboard amenities, nautical terms and gives good general shipboard info! Excellent condition!
Directly from the onboard gift shop … a small charm for the RMS Edinburgh Castle. Really nice enamel ship crest. Looks like this may have been part of a keychain … but it would be great as a medallion on a neckless.
Directly from the onboard gift shop … and letter opener from the RMS Pretoria Castle. Really nice enamel ship crest crest and the blade looks hardly to have been used. Dr. Livingston never had such finery!