Queen Elizabeth: Nice little plain glass sorbet dish that was part of her table service that was sold off during the brief period that she was open for tourists in Florida. Luckily, most of the items onboard were for sale … so furniture and fittings did make their way off her before she departed for Hong Kong and her final demise.
Conquest of the Atlantic booklets. These were great little brochures that highlighted the fleet and Cunard’s history. These were passed out by the 1000’s! Excellent condition.
Queen Mary: Here is a great souvenir booklet that was done for her inaugural season. 1000’s lined the dock to pay to see Britain’s newest wonder ship when she first arrived to the US in 1936. There is some bumping to the covers.
Queen Elizabeth: An amazing Launch brochure for the Lizzy. Cunard and the Clydeside engineers had made great strides in ship design since the Mary (which meant she required fewer funnels and boilers etc). Maybe this is why the Lizzy never had the same allure as the Mary? Contains several fold outs and a marvelous golden centerfold. This is oversized and in good condition … though the edges of the cover are a little brittle and bumped.
SS Unites States: A hand typed onboard produced mimeograph list of her artwork and artists paired with a Navajo Lounge booklet. I found these items stashed in a locker next to the tourist class child’s playroom on my last visit to her in 1991. The MARAD dehumidification units still were chugging … these items don’t show any discoloration … though slight rust to the staples. Please help save the SSUS!
White Star Line: Map of Europe. These were given out to passengers showing how to get to and from WSL locations throughout Europe. What makes this amazing is the reverse side which shows liners of the IMM fleet. The Olympic is shown and so is her new sister “Britannic” … No mention of Titanic … so must date from late 1912 thru 1914. Lines from being folded and a few little scuffs here and there.
Leonardo Da Vinci : A souvenir tambourine for onboard celebrations! Good shape and still able to be noisy … keep away from your kiddos!
Raffello: A souvenir tambourine for onboard celebrations! Good shape and still able to be noisy … keep away from your kiddos!
Micheangelo: A souvenir tambourine for onboard celebrations! Good shape and still able to be noisy … keep away from your kiddos!
Ile de France: Directly from her onboard china service are these amazing Limoges Oyster plates. Each one is in excellent shape … All of them have been protected in my china case for years. Lucky for us, some naughty passenger must have smuggled these off the ship inside their steamer trunk.
Queen Mary: A wonderful thicker stock folding deckplan. These are always great to have for interior and arrangement information. It is interesting to see how areas change from year to year (Usually after the annual winter refit). Excellent like new condition! From Sept 1958 …