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!
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!
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!
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!
United States Lines: SS America/ USS West Point/ SS Australis: The Many Lives of a good ship, by Larry Driscoll. Author signed!
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.
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.
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!
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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Great Jewish services Union prayer book from a HAL library. There are several 1962 date stamps. Good Condition with tight binding.
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.
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.
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
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 ..
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.
These re always fun to read and insightful. Filled with good little tids and bits for the maritime world for September 1959.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.