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SS Belle of Lousiville matted Print

A nice little blue matted print of the Belle! She is still chugging along today … long after the DQ went to retirement in Tennessee. I wonder who challenges her in the Great Steamboat Race at Derby Dime … Maybe the little Julia Belle Swan? The artist is Robert Conely.

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Polish Shipbuilding 25 Year Medal.

A heavy bronze medal celebrating 25 years of Polish ship building 1952-1977. Great images on both sides … all it needs is a good rub a dub polish!

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Grace Line: Santa Rosa Souvenir Lifering.

Little souvenir lifering for the Santa Rosa. Probably bought onboard or maybe a little prize for an onboard contest or celebration. This one needs a good cleaning. Some of the colored tape is loose.

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Cunard Line: Mauretania Heavy Plastic Souvenir Lifering

A nice heavy plastic souvenir lifering for the Mauretania. Cunard probably sold these little guys (like all the other shipping lines) by the crate load. This one is in good shape …but needs a good cleaning.

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Avalon: Felt Souvenir Pennant

Here is a rare one … nice souvenir pennant for the paddle steamer Avalon. She started life as the Idlewild .. and since the 60’s has been the beloved Belle of Louisville! I have been aboard a few times …and I stop and see her any time I cross the 31/ Stansifer street bridge in Louisville. Excellent condition except the typical pin holes from display use and missing one set of the tiebacks.

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HAL: Statendam Felt Souvenir Pennant

Felt souvenir pennant for HAL’s 1957 Statendam. She is one of my favorite 50’s ladies … and I have a few items from her from my buddy Peter Knego at www.midshipcentury.com. This pennant was used for sure … it has pin holes an the ends, the last “M” is a bit crinkled and it is missing one of the set of the tie tassels.

 

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Royal Cruise Line: Souvenir pin dish #2

Another fine pin dish from Royal Cruise Line. This one is still in it’s original box and wrapper! This was a gift for Ms Neta Kabney who stayed in cabin 9065. Excellent condition!

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Royal Cruise Line: Souvenir pin dish #1

Great little souvenr dish … with a nice image of one of their ships … the Royal Odyssey. She spent many years sailing all over the globe. The dish is in great condition with no flaws.

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Cunard Line: Hotel Queen Mary porcelain souvenir box set. MM17

2 cute little boxes from a Hotel Queen Mary giftshop. One of these has the decal printed backwards … someone was not watching the assembly line that day! Some folks bemoan the QM’s current condition … but I say at least she is still with us and open for business! She is a BIG gal to constantly maintain .. I think her newest “owners” are trying!

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Premiere classe: RMS Titanic Luncheon Plate!

The nostalgic ocean liner period in the late 70’s was responsible for a few different new “liner” related items to hit the market. Premiere classe chinaware was one of these nostalgic products. I have seen PC patterns for Titanic, QE1, QM1, Normandie and Ile de France. This Titanic plate is in great condition!

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Canadian Pacific Lines: Mini Lisbon guide

They were not kidding when they said “mini”. This is just darling cute and tiny tiny tiny. A little guidebook given to passengers on a cruise for “sites” to see around Lisbon. Mint condition!

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Cunard White Star: Britannic Programs/ Racecards

Nice little lot of 5 daily programs and 2 racecards for Britannic First class July 1953. These are always fun to review to see what was happening onboard a typical voyage. A little wear and yellowing/ discoloration to each one … still great though! I loved this little lady!

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Home Lines: Ash tray for SS Italia and SS Homeric.

Spectacular ivory colored ashtray for the 2 early Home Lines lovelies of the 50’s. Looks like the manufacturer was Sibec and the tray is formed from a hard plastic “Bakelite” material. Great Home Lines castle/crown top …It is in too nice of shape really too good to ever use!

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United States Lines: SS America/ USS West Point/ SS Australis: The Many Lives of a good ship, by Larry Driscoll. Author signed!

 
An exclusive www.grandlinelounge.com opportunity! I have partnered with author Larry Driscoll to make copies of his “out of print” book available. This is by far the best and most complete work ever completed about the America/ West Point/ Australis! Starting with contemporary ships of state and the beginnings of WF Gibbs career … right to her tragic wrecking off the island of Fuenteventura … nothing about her story is missed! If you are a lover of this ship in any of her incarnations … you have 260 pages of text and photographs that are absolutely informative and captivating. This is a must have book! This will ship directly from Larry and of course each will be author signed.
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Cunard Line: Hotel Queen Mary souvenir shell dish

Nice shell shaped “Bridge Between 2 Nations” dish. A typical souvenir from a hotel Queen Mary gift shop! Tens of thousands of this type of things are out there … dish sets, salt n pepper shakers, hotpads and salad tongs … anything that could have a QM image printed on it was sold onboard to the tourist crowd.

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SAL: Pouf / Domed ashtray

Cute 3 crowned ashtray from a SAL ship. I see lots of these at Antique Malls advertised a “rare” and usually on sale for $25 or more. True ship lovers know these are pretty common … and I am certainly much more reasonably priced.

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Cunard Line: Orange Lion Ash Tray: Restocked!

This lovely orange Lion Ashtray was swiped from a ship probably in the 70’s or 80’s. I picked this up at a goodwill store while in college in about 1992 … time to find it’s was to a smoking Cunard lover!

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Sitmar Line: Travel Agency Brass award plaque

If you owned a travel agency and sold a lot of cruises or vacation destinations … you typically would be honored with some sort of plaque/ trophy for your efforts ( … maybe at times even a free cruise or trip). This is a huge heavy plaque for Sitmar Cruises. The brass Fairstar silhouette is HEAVY and solid and I believe the wooden plaque it is mounted to it Teak. Really interesting Travel agency item.

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Holland American line: Union Prayer library book

Great Jewish services Union prayer book from a HAL library. There are several 1962 date stamps. Good Condition with tight binding.

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Karageorgis Lines: SS Navarino Library book.

Nice little library book called “A Vaca Proibida” by Lima Edy. The Navarino was the incarnation of SAL Gripsholm’s in her second life. She kept many of the same travel patterns and did lots of cruising. Nice little library book saved by a friend of mine when she was laid up in Tampa.

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NCL: Norway at Le Harve 1996 Photo

It was a very special occasion with momentous celebration when the Norway visits Le Havre in 1996… this was her first time in her old home port since 1979. The French never wanted to give her up in the first place… but the Norwegians certainly gave her a long extended life as the Norway. … and always used the prestige of her storied past in their brochures. This is an original panoramic photo…artist signed.

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NCL: Norway (ex France) Hello Dolly program.

NCL did everything in the 80’s to keep building their share of the cruise business …including having live Broadway shows. Hello Dolly! being one of the show onboard the Norway. This is a cute little souvenir program from one of those shows. In great shape!

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Canadian Pacific: Empress of Scotland 1954 Passenger list

Nice PL for the EOS in 1954 . Covers all classes with nice tipped in rendering of the EOS. Pre WW2 she was the Pacific flyer for CP… by the late 50’s she was sold and became the Hanseatic

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Cunard Line: QM superliner pictorial.

This is probably one of the best little publications done for the QM since her arrival in California. Filled with interesting figures, tids and bits. For awhile, she shared real estate with Hugh’s Spruce Goose. Looks like this was a $3.95 item when purchased new ..

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Cunard line: Ocean Liners of the Past Queen Mary Shipbuilder Reprint. MM17

Lots of different ships have been celebrated in these types of reprints … this one is for the beloved QM. FULL of info, plans, pictures and all sorts of period adverts! A must have excellent reprint for the day to day use of a QM enthusiast … why put wear and tear on your original? A little crinkle to the top of the dustjacket.

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