Lovely canvas bag from the famed QE2. this was probably bought on board to be used to stuff full of shore side souvenirs and other fun stuff! If you missed you chance to buy one … here you go! In excellent shape …
This is just one of those iconic on board items for Big U … the giant sized stateroom vase! Of course these are made out of lightweight Aluminum .. WFG would have it no other way (… and no one dared to question him!) This has all the typical marks, dents, pings and dings from on board use … almost 20 years worth of bon voyage bouquets! Lovely item to have and practical to use! One of the best items for the ship!
I was a whole 9 when the E2 set off on this wonderful cruise around the Pacific! Wonderful brochure with interior pics and route info. Pretty darn good shape .. maybe a slight edge bump. At this time, Cunard was struggling to keep the QE2 profitable and these cruises sure helped!
The great American fleet to the Mediterranean … the 4 prewar aces of American export … for Yankee cruises deluxe to the Mediterranean. Lovely little ships .. these are super enormous fold out deck plans with large Photos of interiors . The isometric deckplans and drawing are just outstanding … and these are some of the largest folding plans ever done! There is some edge ware and separation at the seam folds … but in good condition for the age. A little cello tape repair too … racy Clipper ship on the cover!
Once the French Pasteur, NDL’s last Bremen was extensively rebuilt and brought into German service in 1959. This is a cute little crepe paper party hat form one of her voyages .. in great shape!
Awesome set of cards with minor edge wear for the EOE … and contained in a padded case. The case does have some liquid staining =( … but it is still lovely! The case also has a texture CP script logo on the front.
Lovely heavy china cruise dish from the Vistafjord .. NAL’s last ship. She was later acquired by Cunard (along with Sagafjord) and later revived the Famous cruising name of Caronia. She was just recently retired from Saga cruises. The dish is in excellent condition… great for coins , pins or other little items around an enthusiast’s home.
The outer edges of this little fold out are bumped .. but the pictures and plans inside of these Italian beauties are stunning. For Lloyd, the 2 ships traveled to India and the far east. The Victoria was just scrapped several years ago after many years of service and owners.. I have the most outstanding set of veneered beds from one of her FC suites.
Lovely Orange striped deckplan for the lovely MS Oranje. Built right before WW2 started she survived to carry Dutch and other passengers on colonial routes to points east. Sold to Lauro Line and renamed Angelina Lauro, she burned and was a total lost while at dock on a Caribbean cruise. The plan is in excellent shape and somewhat hard to find!
These 4 little ladies were the work horses of the AE fleet … and carried passengers and freight. Lovely booklet type deckplan … I love the design! These little ladies went on to have long lives for various owners.
The Indy and Connie were our main liners to the Mediterranean. There exterior and Interior design were certainly wonderful. Impeccable little booklet type deckplan with a blue cover .. I really prefer there over the multi fold plans that were done at other times . Both liners had long life’s and finished their careers in the Hawaiian market. Excellent condition! Note this is a later plan … their original rounded superstructure has been remodeled and squared off.
Touted as :modern American Living at Sea …the Indy and Connie were our main liners to the Mediterranean. There exterior and Interior design were certainly wonderful. Impeccable little booklet type deckplan .. I really prefer there over the multi fold plans that were done at other times . Both liners had long life’s and finished their careers in the Hawaiian market.
Outstanding little plan for the GC … sister to the lovely Augustus that just was scrapped at Alang about 4 years ago. They were Italy’s first new build’s after WW2 and set the Italian Line design trend of their ships for the next decade. Great little plan!
These heavy pin type dishes were all the rage for souvenirs aboard many cruise line vessels in the late 80’s to mid 90’s. This one is from an 11 day cruise for the Sagafjord. In perfect shape!
Lovely little souvenir dish from the Stella Polaris. She has a very long life and sailed all over the world for more than half a century. She played a static restaurant role in Japan and sank on her way to start a new career and restoration.
The little Ausonia was certainly the best know ship for the Adriatica line … and she made trips and cruised all over the Mediterranean. She survived many years and just went to Alang for scrapping about 6 years ago. Buddy PK saved many lovely Luzzatti items from her fittings. The plan is in great shape!
Lovely little set of tissue plans for the tiny Italian combo liner MS Enotria. She sailed all around the Mediterranean carrying passengers and freight to many of the smaller local ports. Never a widely known vessel out on the Ocean … she has quite the popularity in her niche market for Adriatica. this set of plans is colored and shows the class barriers still in play while the ship was active.
Lovely little set of tissue plans for the tiny Italian combo liner MS Enotria. She sailed all around the Mediterranean carrying passengers and freight to many of the smaller local ports. Never a widely known vessel out on the Ocean … she has quite the popularity in her niche market for Adriatica.
Lovely little set of tissue plans for the Italian combo liner MS Messapia. She sailed all around the Mediterranean carrying passengers and freight to many of the local ports. Never a widely known vessel out on the Ocean … she has quite the popularity in her niche market for Adriatica.
Excellent heavy tissue deckplan for the Homeric. She stared life for Matson on the Hawaiian route and was sole to Home lines post WW2. Though she did make some crossings …She very quickly became quite successful as a cruiser and was often used on the warmer routes. She lasted until 1973 … when her engines were so worn out she was retired and scrapped. The plan has come color coding and is in great shape!
Very nice heavy tissue deck plan for the MV Italia . She started life for SAL as the Kungsholm and came to the Home Lines fleet post WW2 … Though initially used on the Atlantic … she turned out to be an early Caribbean cruiser for Home Lines and was a brilliant monetary success. She was sold out of the fleet in the mid 60’s and had a brief stint as a Bahamas hotel … and was finally retired and scrapped. The plan is in very good shape … Lovely line profile of the ship.
The French were so proud of the Flandre and Antilles … their early brochures were just outstanding . This brochure of the Atlantic crosser Flandre.. and it is full of wonderful photos of the ships interiors. She was quite modern and had exceptional 50’s Art Deco/ Modern interiors. Thought she had embarrassing performance on her maiden crossing … she became a beloved little gal in the French Line Fleet. She was sold and chartered a few times later in life and finally burned in the early 1990’s. This brochure is in excellent condition … Gotta love the Marin Marie centerfold! ! stock photo
Just the best brochure done for the ship >..EVER. It is cram packed with glorious photography of the public room and artwork. I was lucky enough to spend 4 hours on the Ss Rotterdam … most of these interiors are intact and look just as stunning today … well worth the visit!
Probably Bill’s best Dover work ever … His First pictorial on the Great Ocean liners. This book has a special spot in my Library … it was the first book I bought as I was discovering important liners other than the Titanic and Lusitania. This book introduced me to the CPR Empress Of Britain, Leviathan as well as the President Hoover. Just a very good book over all … Bill’s best Dover book. Crammed full of wonderful photos … many and most from the FOB collection! Excellent reference book.
Outstanding German Photographic postcard of the beloved SS America. She was the main American on the scene until the SSUS made her 1952 debut. She went to the Greeks and spent many years as the Australis and later Italis and other names. Wonderful and sharp BW view to the little gal!