An excellent deckplan for the Greek Lady! She was another one of Matson’s pre war lovlies that found life after WW2 and long layup. The plan is made from heavy tissue like paper and has a travel agency stamp from Minnesota. The plan is marked preliminary .. and has no date, but seems to be from about 1966 as the wording inside mentions “she will be” compliant with 1966 Solas standards. Lovely picture of the ship on the back cover.
Lovely programme put together for the naming of the new ship by Sophia Loren In NYC September 25th, 1990. These is a nice tipped in photo of Sophia crossing the gangplank to the platform docked by the ship. The program outlines the ceremony, the following celebrations as well as lists the “VIP” guests, A lovely item in great condition.
ALL I can say is wow .. this set of items is as pristine as you can get! First up is the textured embossed covered brochure for the cruise … which is packed with various sized onboard pictures of the ship and vintage dressed passengers. There is also a section on destination information .. and a full page printed apology insert from Cunard for their confusing 2 of the port descriptions! The second item is the MINT deck plan … which printed on heavy stock and printed on both sides. Both items were printed in October of 1973, well in advance of the first world cruise! If you love the QE2 ,,, this is a MUST have!
Lovely dainty silver plated knife and fork set from a Chandris ship. The knife has “Chandris Lines” etched on the blade beside the lovely X flag symbol, while the fork has the X flag symbol stamped below the tines. Made by Sheffield of England, these need a good polishing. I have no idea what ship .. but I’m guessing an older vessel like the Britanis, Ellinis or maybe the lovely Australis.
Folder for the Delta Queens River Cruises Voyages to America 1975 season. The folder has all sorts of information, a few pictures and little mini plans for the vessel. Gosh, who doesn’t love the Delta Queen? She has had such a good long life .. though forced to retire from service about 3 years ago due to her wooded superstructure .. she still serves as a B&B In Tennessee. The folder is in great shape, though a little wrinkled.
Nice little folder fold out for the MS Lucaya sailing from Miami to the Bahamas daily. The 4.5 hour round trip was only $19! Great item with a couple of scuffs and corner dents.
Home Lines did such marvelous deckplans in the 70’s .. and certainly this one does not disappoint! It is almost completely dedicated to the ship with colorful pictures and color coded plans on 8 double sided pages .. the center spread covers cabins and rates. A few scribbles and scuffs … but otherwise in great shape! The plan was issued 8/1/1974.
2 great items for the QAM: the first is a leaflet for the 1974 Bermuda cruises out of Baltimore and Philadelphia. This includes info on the Happy ship herself, room rates and onboard pictures (the guy in the black socks and shorts is a looker for sure). The deckplan is a little yellowed and the prior owner added several notes on various cabin rates.
The thrifty Regency folks had this printed on board for passengers to find their way around the ship. They would have been placed in your cabin info packet. The ship now rests on the ocean bottom.
Who doesn’t like baggage tickets? This one is in perfect shape and belongs in your collection! A nice paper item that was removed from her when she was laid up in Tampa.
Perfect condition ticket for early dining on embarkation day. I sure wish I would have cruised on her before the end. She now rests on the bottom of the ocean.
Lovely perfect sheet from the Regent Sea … but printed with all 3 ship names. The Regent Sea was my favorite of the three being the former Gripsholm. My good buddy got a stack of these sheets while she was in Tampa … she sank on the way to the breakers.
Lovely sheet of onboard stationery … just an outstanding profile of the QE sailing along top of the front sheet. The back ground is colored green.. .. close to the color of fleetmate Caroia’s hull. The slow romantic art of writing letters has almost disappeared in the world of the web and instant email. Sometimes I wish we could roll back the clock to that romantic time! Great to write all your liner buds.
Just amazing ball point pen from the onboard gift shop for the Lizzy. A little likeness of Cunard’s flagship majestically floats in a liquid suspension while Gold letter on the case spell out RMS Queen Elizabeth. The pen is still wrapped in cellophane and housed in its original box. Even includes instructions!
Nice portrait of one of these 2 sisters in their original 3 funnel configuration. They were the fastest on the lakes in their day … and their hungry boilers ate tons and tons of coal to maintain their high speed as there raced train passengers across the lakes from one side to the other. The cabinet photo is in pretty good condition … the details of the ship are quite clear, though there are age spots.
Great items for the Regent Sea …5 sheets of cabin stationery and an envelope. ALL in excellent shape … snail mail your ship friends! The romance of written notes is becoming a lost art. Pristine!
Large PC for the Norway in excellent condition from 1998 .. she only had a little service time left on the open seas before a boiler explosion sent her to Alang (via a long layup in Bremerhaven). God love her … she was the flagship and namesake for 2 nations!
Super duper detailed paper Mauretania 1 model .. and is in perfect shape and still sealed in plastic. Oh I had visions of working on these models on long cold winter nights … but the winter snowstorms have keep me and my shovel pretty busy outside. The Maury sure is a favorite Edwardian gal … how could you not have a soft spot for her? She held the coveted Atlantic Speed record for 22 years.
Excellent counter card for the Oceanic and Atlantic … showing the Atlanic being escorted by smaller watercraft. The Atlantic was the second to the last ship built for Home lines and joined the Oceanic in 1982. There were both eventually sold to Premier to become sister “starships”. This came from the amazing Braynard collection that covered all aspects of the maritime world.
A lovely counter card for the Home Lines Oceanic. She was going to be a crosser… but the plans changed and she became an amazing cruiser. Her rooms were filled with the highest caliber of modern Italian design and art. sadly, she wis ending her days. I will miss her! The edges have a few small bumps , and there is a u shaped bend above the word “built”.. otherwise excellent!