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Great Passenger ships of the World Volume One by Arnold Kludas

Volume One of Kludas’ amazing book series on Passenger Ships. A delightful man, Arnold Kludas is known as Germany’s equivalent to the American pioneer Frank Braynard. The book contains excellent encyclopedia-like info for Ocean Liners from the way ahead of her time Great Eastern through the sinking of the mighty Titanic. A must have for any enthusiast .
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United States Lines: SS America Three Ephemera Items

Three great items for the lovely SS America. There is a tournament form for ships activities an Alwyard Image postcard and a lovely postcard image of the ship passing the Statue of Liberty. Great little collection in great shape.

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United States Lines: SS America Cocktail Invite

Lovely little invite given to a  Mrs. Helen Evans  to attend cocktails in the Smoking Room on a June voyage. The card was signed by the purser … looks like his name was TH Miller??? The invite and envelope is in good condition with a few scuffs … and a red mark on the envelope !

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United States Lines: Three Baggage Stickers

Two teal Tourist Class stickers and one blue Cabin Class sticker saved from a  past voyage aboard s USL streamer! These are in great condition … perfect for your traveling luggage!

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Cunard Line: Queen Mary Three paper items

Three great items from the QM that all sport the famous port side Turner image of the ship blasting along through the waves of the North Atlantic. The lot contains a postcard, Voyage souvenir log from June 1958 and a Gala menu dated July 12th 1958. All 2 items have some yellow spots but the images are great! good condition!

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United States Lines: SS America Postcard

Lovely postcard for the lovely SS America. She was our leading lady until the Big U came on the scene in 1952. I have always liked the lovely Alyward image on the card.  Great condition with some yellowing to the back.

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HAL: SS Statendam Souvenir Pin Dish

Perfect pin dish for the spotless little Statendam. She was the HAL flagship in the late 50’s until the Rotterdam came on the scene and took her spot. She made lots of money for her owners cruising .. and the image on the dish is after her early 70’s “Cinderella” refit. Perfect condition!

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United States Lines: SS America Voyage 184 Souvenir Log Card

Great SS American card for her westbound voyage 184. Frederick Fender was in charge as the ship sailed from Bremerhaven onward to New York via Southampton, Le Harve and Cobh. She left on 10/ 23 and arrived in NYC 6 days later on 10/28. The card is in great shape with a little yellowing to the “statistics” side.

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Incres Line: MS Victoria Ashtray

Perfect ashtray marked Incres Line “Cruises Beyond Compare” and MS Victoria. The Victoria was such a pioneer cruiser and have a long life for multiple owners.This glass tray is in perfect shape and ready to take a place on your ocean liner shelf!

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Polish Ocean Lines: SS Stefan Batory Brochure

Outstanding brochure for the amazing Stefan Batory … the last little liner to cross the Atlantic on a regular schedule. This brochure is mostly full of interior pictures and also includes deckplans and schematics. Lots of the pictures show the public rooms, furniture and artwork that were left from her years of service as the Maasdam for Holland America. This brochure is in outstanding condition and is a total winner! Lovely Company stamped seal on the cover too …

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Polish Ocean Lines: Stefan Batory Brochure

Lovely brochure for the delightful Stefan Batory … the last little liner to cross the Atlantic on a regular schedule. This brochure is mostly full of interior pictures and a few onboard activity shots are shown as well. Lots of the pictures show the public rooms, furniture and artwork that were left from her years of service as the Maasdam for Holland America. The cover has a little soiling and wear   … but overall the brochure is a beauty!

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KdF Fleet: Robert Ley 16 Souvenir Photo Packet Set

Pretty rare 16 photo packet set for the KdF cruiser Robert Ley. She was the last ship built for Hitler’s “strength through Joy” program. There are 16 photos … mostly interiors (the pool is amazing) . All are numbered … which correspond to a little descriptive list that is included. All are in excellent condition except picture 10 (lifeboats) which has one corner clipped. You won’t be disappointed!

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Moore McCormack Lines: Brazil and Argentina playing cards

Excellent double deck of playing cards for Moore Mac’s last set of passenger twins. The box is green velvet trimmed and lettered with gold. These are in pristine condition and the cards are still sealed with plastic. Perfect!

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Hamburg Sud: Cap Polonio Mercator Model

Lovely detailed Mercator Model for the Cap Polonio. This little lady was completed right after WW1 started and was drafted into the German Navy for a brief time … but released due to poor speed performance and large coal consumption. After the war, she went to the Allies ..and in 1921 was sold back to the Germans and employed on the South American route for which she was built. She was sold for scrap in the early years of the depression

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Hamburg Sud: Cap Arcona Mercator Model

Wonderful and minutely detailed Mercator Model of Germany’s leading lady to South America … the Cap Arcona. She was called the “Queen of the South Seas” and offered the finest passage from Germany to South American. Taken over by the German navy in WW2 she was used to house prisoners and refugees. Unfortunately, just a few days before Germany surrendered, she was bombed and almost 5000 souls lost their lives.

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NDL: Columbus Mercator Model.

The details on these Mercator models is nothing short of extraordinary. This is a lovely model of the Columbus … really the only liner (she was on the ways) left to Germany at the end of WW2. Originally to be named Hindenberg she assumed the name Columbus .. when her sister “Columbus” was given to The Allies and become the Homeric for White Star. The Columbus (now ex Hindenberg) was modernized in the late 20’s to keep up with the speedy new NDL racers … the Bremen and Europa. The Columbus was sadly scuttled by her German crew off the US coast to a avoid capture.

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HAPAG: Imperator Mercator Model

Known for their minute and impressive detail, Mercator models are amazing!… Here we have the first of Ballin’s trio … the Imperator. The Kaiser was so impressed with the ship … he saw to it that the social hall had his bust displayed prominently. The model shows the Imperator very early in life … with the bow eagle and super tall funnels. The eagle lasted on a few voyages .. and the funnels were shortened in her first refit. Excellent condition!

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Homes Lines: Homeric Fold Out Deck Plan Brochure 1964

Lovely 7 day Nassau cruise fold out for the Homeric in early mid 1964. I have to hand it to Home Lines … they sure hopped on the cruise business early and developed quite the following. This brochure has deck plans rate schedules and Lots and lots of photos. The 2 Dining room photos are the best I have ever seen for the Lovely ex-Matson ship. Great condition, except for a tape scuff as seen on the front cover.

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Eastern Steamship Lines: Advertising ashtray

Excellent ash tray swiped from one of Eastern’s pioneering ships that sailed out of Miami. I’d like to think this came from one of my favorites: the Bahama Star.. or maybe the New Bahama Star. Excellent shape with no chips or flaws. Great for the smoking sect.

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Home Lines” Italia 1962-63 sailing and deckplan

Wonderful folding deck plan that is all inclusive… lots of pictures, generous deck plans, rates, timetables and info! Home lines knew how to do these brochure correctly and efficiently. The old gal was billed as completely air conditioned by this time … she stared her life for SAL decades before as their first Kungsholm. Great conditions with a few tiny holes at the fold lines.

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Lloyd Triestino: MS Africa colored deckplan.

Great little 1952 tissue deck plan for this little lady. The colored areas show rooms that had air conditioning … great amenity and almost required for her warm weather route! In good shape, except for a little notch tear/clip and the very top fold.

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NDL/ USL: Kronprinz Wilhelm / Von Steuben War service book: signed

Wonderful book on the USS Von Steuben’s WW1 wartime service for the Stars and Stripes. She was built as NDL’s Kronprinz Wilhelm and at one time held the Blue Riband of the Atlantic. After the war, rumors abounded that she would be refurbished and used to show off America’s industrial might .. or even more service, but this was not the case and she was the first of the captured German four funneled liners to go to the breakers. Signed by the Author!

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Polish Ocean Lines: Stefan Batory Stationery Sheet

Nice little folded sheet of stationery for the little Stefan Batory. She was the last regular transatlantic passenger carrier when she was retired in about 1988. Nice little sheet…write your liner friends!

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Polish Ocean Lines: Stefan Batory Envelope and Stationery Sheet

Nice little envelop and stationery sheet from the Stefan Batory. built for Holland America as the Maasdam, she was sold to become the Stefan Batory in 1969. A nice little single screw ship … she was one on the last ships with regular trans Atlantic ocean service. She was in service until 1990 or so and then sold for scrap.

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Silver Star Cruises: SS Silver Star Post Card

Perfect post card from the funny little SS SilverStar. She was a little Navy relay ship that was converted for cruise service form various ports off the east coast of the United States. She was a bit of an ugly duckling! These cards are in perfect shape: several available

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