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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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Sea Breeze magazine for September 1959.

These re always fun to read and insightful. Filled with good little tids and bits for the maritime world for September 1959.

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Cunard Line: Queen Mary Life Magazine article.

Out to Sea and into History. Clipping out of the life magazine that celebrated the life of the QM and her retirement from Cunard. Filled with all sorts of anecdotal information and pictures. She was on her way to Long Beach to start a new static life. From the FOB collection.

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Goodrich Line: Christopher Columbus repo photo

After the Columbian exposition , The whaleback Christopher Columbus was purchased by the Goodrich line for use as passenger service form Chicago to points north (specifically Milwaukee). There is an amazing model of the CC at Navy Pier in Chicago … very interesting maritime hull design that was specific to the great lakes system.

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Paddlewheels to Propellers: by Fishbaugh 4 generations of Howard shipbuilding in Jeffersonville.

Great historical work on the Howard Ohio river ship/ boat building. The Howard works still churn out maritime work today … mostly barge work for the inland river fleets. I have been to the Howard home and Steamboat museum … it is a beautiful place packed with Hoosier riverboat history.

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American Export Lines: Dining Room tablecloth Restocked MM17

Amazing AE line table cloth. All cotton and proudly made in America (of course) this is a gorgeous table cloth. The sailing ship line logo is woven into the pattern and surrounded by Americian Export Isbrandtsen Lines Inc.This one is approx 36×36. At one time this was  cleaned, folded and never used again. I imagine there were lots of these left in a warehouse when the fleet was mothballed and eventualy sold. This is in great shape and shows very little if any wear.

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US Steel Magazine Janurary 1937.

Nice little US Steel publication … mostly about different aspects of the Isthmian fleet that carried cargo all over the work. Excellent Fred Hoertz painting of the “Steel Traveler” on the front cover and Horetz painting of the fleet on the rear cover.

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Titanic Commutator Fall 1997: SS America/ THS convention issue

Great multi storied issue … about 15 pages are dedicated to a great article on the America. The other big story covered was the THS convention that was held on the Queen Mary …. lots of folks came in period attire .. and fun was had by all! This is full of great photos … as most of the THS publications are.

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SS Silverstar deckplan

Cute little deckplan … for the puggy little Silverstar. She started life in the Military … and after WW2 was converted into a little cruise ship operating off the east coast of the US. She was pretty utilitarian and somewhat successful in her own way. A note tells us Mom stayed in cabin 42. The Silverstar was such an odd duck…You do not see much for her.

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Cunard line: Maddock China crescent dish: Restocked!

Maddock was the staple of all Cunard china patterns in the 50’s and 60’s. Very durable … it could tolerate the hot temps of the ships scullery equipment. Best thing about Maddock for collectors… each piece was dated when it left the factory… from 1966. Several available

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Cunard Line: Maddock China crescent shaped dish: restocked!

Maddock was the staple of all Cunard china patterns in the 50’s and 60’s. Very durable … it could tolerate the hot temps of the ships scullery equipment. Best thing about Maddock for collectors… each piece was dated when it left the factory … from 1967. Several available.

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Beau Voyage book by JM Brinnin

Beau Voyage by JM Brinnin : Awesome photographic record of North Atlantic Liners from Brinnin in the mid 1970’s. From the images of the QM’s anchor chains laid out and ready for installation on page 20 , to the riveting photograph of passengers descending the staircase of the Ile de France into the post war dining room ( note the light fixtures reflected in the mirror )… the B/W images in this book do not disappoint … and quite a few are fairly uncommon in publication. The text is pretty engaging too. Great shape with a few minor tears to the dust jacket. 271 pages

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Sea Classics Magazine April /May 1985

These are always a treat … of course the best article in the one is written by FOB .. and is titled ” the seven Lives of the Manhattan and Washington”. Frank’s delight always shows in writing and the11ish page article just glows for these little ladies. Born out of the depression, they sailed in the 30’s and saw heavy war use in the 40’s. After the war, there was some (but little austerity use).. and both ships spent most of their time remaining time slowly rusting in the reserve fleet. The magazine does have some page crinkling.

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Cunard line: The Director by Alan Thomas onboard library book

Directly from a library of one of the Cunard ships … this is a nice little book. The Cunard line crest is printed on the cover and there are a few “date stamps” inside.

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American Export Lines: SS Atlantic ash/pin tray 4 pack.

4 cute little glass trays packed nicely in thier orginial souvenir box. The Atlantic sure isn’t a very popular liner … she never have the fanfare of the larger ships; but she did survive a very long time as the SS Universe. She ended her days on the beaches of India becoming recycled resources for the local economy.

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Passenger Ships of the Atlantic Ocean booklet

Nice little booklet published by the Trans-Atlantic Passenger Ship Conference … in 1968. This great little booklet ws an obvious attempt to drum up business …. which was certainly waning by 1968 . Gret little history in a nutshell format … about 12 pages in length. Good solid shape with some age browning.

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French Line: 50’s deck of cards

Interesting deck of French Line cards .. sets of 8 cards .. Nine’s through aces. Not sure what cad game this would have been for … nothing I ever played before. They sems to be well used … I”m sure they provided lots of entertainment! Also comes with the well worn box!

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The Delta Queen Steamboat Company: “save the queens” plate

Oh if only these 3 were still plying the American inland waters! Only the Americian Queen is in active service today (under different owners). The DQ herself is currently a B&B type hotel … and the MQ was deemed so full of mold that she is slowly being scrapped. Buying this plate was a way to support saving these ladies way before thier final demise! Great condition!

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Cunard: Ivernia Mechanical Float Pencil

Oh, probably Peter Kengo is the only person that can tell you exactly hom much I loved the little Ivernia/ Franconia. She was such a special little Canadian lady. Great floaty mechanical pencil … of course a gift shop item. I don’t think the little “Ivy” floats anymore (needs oil refilled)… but all else is excellent w/ lead! Orginial box and instruction sheet.

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Cunard Line: QM Long beach commerative coin

Nice QM commerative coin … probably from a Long Beach onboard gift shop. Very darling blue velvet case.

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Cunard Line: Aquitania WW2 framed photo

Nice WW2 picture of the Aquitania. From 1914, she survived both wars and gave the company spectacular 4 funneled service. She was also the last 4 funneled ship … and after hard use and minimum post WW2 austerity refurbishment.. went to the scrappers in 1950. I think this is a modern “nostalgic” photo.

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