Lovely record of some of the most beautiful instrumental songs played by the ships band onboard the last twin Italian super liners.
This is signed on the back by the band members. The cover is in great shape and the record seems to be in good condition too (I do
not have a record player though) Pretty unique!
Wow.. A full picture history of the famous Cunard Line . Printed by Bill’s Dover buddies, the books is a lavish picture history of the famed carrier. you could not beat the collaborative effort on this project Frank and Bill’s magic shows throughout the work. The pictures are of course outstanding: many from the FOB collection at the time. A must have picture and quick fact reference for Cunard!
I had never seen this little book before …of the thousands out there… this one is a keeper. Explore the titanic with these 2 gentlemen via their use of Postcards to tell the narrative. Pretty Interesting and in good shape… a little blemish where the price tag was once affixed.
Lovely magazine for the Port Of NY .. covering all sorts of service and amenities. There of course is a section on Liners and Cruise ships .. which were in their last real LLR Hurrah at the time. The cover sports a Lovely photo Venture Cruise Lines Sea Venture… one of the later day Princess Love Boats. Excellent condition and full of information you will not find elsewhere.
Outstanding, huge and magnificent deck plan done to cover AE’s popular 4 Aces. I have often wondered why the marketing team created such a huge an lavish deck plan for these little ladies but I think it was because they were so popular and such money earners for the fleet. If you love these little ladies.. this is the best Isometric DP done for them Post WW2. You can’t find one better than this ..excellent condition.
A Later Dover creation from Bill Miller… this one dedicated to American Passenger ships. From the early St Louis and others .. to the Mighty SSUS this book is full of wonderful photos. Bill sure has the monopoly on these types of books and these are great quick informative references. Love the RWB cover .. excellent like new condition.
Great little fold out covering the summer 1962 cruises and voyages to Egypt by the wonderful little Italian ladies.
Of course they were full of Italian art .. Buddy Peter salvaged a huge Luzzatti Stair tower Panel from the Ausonia
when she was scrapped at Alang. Excellent condition.
Another one of Bill’s many photographic archives of Liners… This one dedicated to their stunning interiors.
Who couldn’t love the lavish deco lounges on the Mary or Normandie or the quiet Americanized interiors of the Manhattan/Washington.
The 20’s Italian Palazzos are shown … which post WW2 became Pulitzer moderne. The book is stuffed full of these photographs, many used form the FOB collection. You can’t beat this as a reference guide…excellent condition.
Awesome photo of the ship at NN. The year is 1922 and she will shortly be undergoing her enormous conversion to peacetime use directed by the young WFGibbs. The ships ghostly grey silhouette is shown against the shipyard.. the huge crane clearly in the back ground. Though she would never be a major breadwinner, she brought a lot of international prestige to the US Maritime Community. The photos is in great shape .. whiting on the back telling the date and location of the photo.
Billy’s second Dover liner book .. and one of his best. This one covers the Liner fleet from the famous German 4 Funnel racers right up to 1927 jest before the Ile de France. The photos references here are wonderful ..most coming from the FOB collection that Bill used over and over again in his works. This is another one of those must have quick references.. excellent like new condition.
One of the many ephemera items done for the QM’s early career .. The story of the QM Pictorial. This is chock a block full of the early history, building and design stories of the mighty liner. This has drawings, comparisons, fact/figures as well as an engaging narrative. The covers have a few edges rumples and slight wear. A very good reference pieces fort the beloved liner.
WOW … wonderful agency model for the cruising “sister ships”. When built, Cunard and many other lines thought the smaller ships were the wave of the future…. we certainly have come full circle with today Big box monsters. The Henning Model and plexi-case is in really good shape. The model is complete and could use a little cleaning .. the churned up water around the bow looks to be clean and blue as the Caribbean. The case shows some scratches and some “crazing” but is intact and not cracked etc. Both ships had long lives ..we just lost the Countess to fire not long ago. Shipping will need to be manually quoted
Lovely Lamberton Bullion cup from the SSUS or America. This is some of the most durable ship china ever made … your modern dishwasher basically won’t hurt it a bit (the shipboard machines were more aggressive and super-heated). This cup is in excellent condition and ready for some hot soup to be served on your USL table! Several available
Well … I don’t think I have ever seen another Austrails brochure that even comes close to rivaling this one! There are lush full color images of the public rooms … many of which never changed from her glorious SS America days ( many America lovers will like this brochure too!!!) The brochure also had deckplans that showed how the crafty Greeks reconfigured cabins to hold more passengers and increase their profits. it’s just too bad she ended up being wrecked off the Canary Islands. The brochure is in excellent shape!
Wonderful gala menu from a 1957 voyage. The menu has quite a few signatures from people onboard! Always love the celebratory nature of these menus
A modern liner like no other .. the QM2 is touted as the successor to the lovely and then soon to be retired QE2. The first ship brochure is full of renderings on the QM2’s interiors and amenities… the 2 story dining room is awesome! The second brochures covers her many “maiden” voyages as well as first season of cruising etc. Direct from Cunard/Carnival.. you won’t find early info on the QM2 that is better than these! Seattle agency sticker .. Great condition!
Pristine deck plan for the little Italian lady … she was pretty cute! The plan is color coded by class… and has excellent furniture graphics: there are even sun umbrellas and table show on the decks! Excellent condition!
Lovely breakfast menu for the little lady of the USL fleet. Selections could have been made of: Fruits, Cereals, Fish, Eggs. Meats, “From the Grill”, Preserves and Beverages .. the chef covered it all! I would have gotten a lot fatter if I lived back then … Excellent shape!
Lovely breakfast menu for the little lady of the USL fleet. selections could have been made of: Fruits, Cereals, Fish, Eggs. Meats, From the Grill, Preserves and Beverages .. the chef covered it all! I would have gotten a lot fatter if I lived back then … Excellent shape!
ALL programs for the cruise are here in this 16 volume set! The first program covers the first 2 days of the cruise .. and the last printed program on March 2rd was the day before she arrived back in NYC. You just can’t beat this set of info telling of all the events on the wonderful cruise! The title block graphics are colorful and well done and the events are just astounding! All is excellent shape.. with a few minor wrinkles and bumps.
Lovely leather and metal key chain Luggage tag showing the QE2 in profile with a grey hull. this color scheme only lasted a short time right after her Falkland Island service. Excellent condition .. and certainly not to common to find!
Oh here is a rare one indeed .. and onboard clock from the SS United States. These clocks were used all over the ship … from public rooms to staterooms. The design is very simple .. and of course executed in aluminum. The clock is not currently working and needs some technical TLC ..someone along the way painted the Aluminum arms and hour markers (but least this was done in red, white and blue). Pretty wonderful item for a SSUS lover! These clocks do not surface very often and typically sell for over $1000 when they do. Shipping to be quoted. Distinctly SSUS!
Step back right into 1944 and see where the SS Richelieu would be steaming on the great lakes. This fold out has lovely simple deck plans and lots and lots of information about the ship and the places she visits. Full of color-toned type pictures from July of 1944. In excellent shape!
Lovely invite from the Captain Nadal for cocktails in the Monaco lounge . Can you imaging being asked to have cocktails with the captain …what an honor! this is dated 1972 and is in excellent shape!
Lovely dinner menu for the mighty SS France .. only a few months later she would be pulled out of service and laid up in the backwaters of Le Harve. She would sit in the back waters until 1979 when she was bought by NCL and started her life as the “biggest week in the world” cruising the Caribbean as the famed Norway. The menu has a lovely embossed profile of the ship and is in great condition!