Nice set of cards for the Clipper! She was a post WW2 reconstruction project for George Sharp ( she started life as the Juniata built about the turn of the century). Nice set of cards … and they are all there with 2 jokers in the original box!
Darling little china creamer/sauceboat for a Puerto Rico line steamer . You do not see much for the Puerto Rico Line … and usually just tableware china … it’s great to see a tiny little serving piece. Great condition… no chips or cracks … there is a flaw in the glaze on the front side. Stamped Buffalo China.
Awesome Bakelite ashtray for the German twin flyers! This was probably snitched from an onboard smoking room. Great bas relief image of the ships in the bowl … sporting their lower funnels … so it must be a pretty early item. Glad somebody slipped this into their pocket or steamer trunk!
An outstanding pair of candle sticks made from teak salvaged when she was scrapped in 1935. These have been beautifully lathe turned and each has the “dismantled by” plaque attached to the base. A really nice item from her. Many folks cried when she went for scrap … FDR even penned a nice farewell to her!.
Nice unused Bridge scorecard for the SSUS. Easy to keep your game score on these … and the supply was probably limitless … as I’m sure they could be printed onboard.
Colorful folded multi-page brochure for the Britanis. This does include nice colored deckplans. This was from her 1993 Mexican Caribbean season. 5 nights, $399. She started life as a Maston liner … but after a long life with Chandris, she sailed white hulled and rusty from Tampa on her way to the scrappers.
A nice little blue matted print of the Belle! She is still chugging along today … long after the DQ went to retirement in Tennessee. I wonder who challenges her in the Great Steamboat Race at Derby Dime … Maybe the little Julia Belle Swan? The artist is Robert Conely.
A heavy bronze medal celebrating 25 years of Polish ship building 1952-1977. Great images on both sides … all it needs is a good rub a dub polish!
Little souvenir lifering for the Santa Rosa. Probably bought onboard or maybe a little prize for an onboard contest or celebration. This one needs a good cleaning. Some of the colored tape is loose.
A nice heavy plastic souvenir lifering for the Mauretania. Cunard probably sold these little guys (like all the other shipping lines) by the crate load. This one is in good shape …but needs a good cleaning.
Here is a rare one … nice souvenir pennant for the paddle steamer Avalon. She started life as the Idlewild .. and since the 60’s has been the beloved Belle of Louisville! I have been aboard a few times …and I stop and see her any time I cross the 31/ Stansifer street bridge in Louisville. Excellent condition except the typical pin holes from display use and missing one set of the tiebacks.
Felt souvenir pennant for HAL’s 1957 Statendam. She is one of my favorite 50’s ladies … and I have a few items from her from my buddy Peter Knego at www.midshipcentury.com. This pennant was used for sure … it has pin holes an the ends, the last “M” is a bit crinkled and it is missing one of the set of the tie tassels.
Another fine pin dish from Royal Cruise Line. This one is still in it’s original box and wrapper! This was a gift for Ms Neta Kabney who stayed in cabin 9065. Excellent condition!
Great little souvenr dish … with a nice image of one of their ships … the Royal Odyssey. She spent many years sailing all over the globe. The dish is in great condition with no flaws.
2 cute little boxes from a Hotel Queen Mary giftshop. One of these has the decal printed backwards … someone was not watching the assembly line that day! Some folks bemoan the QM’s current condition … but I say at least she is still with us and open for business! She is a BIG gal to constantly maintain .. I think her newest “owners” are trying!
The nostalgic ocean liner period in the late 70’s was responsible for a few different new “liner” related items to hit the market. Premiere classe chinaware was one of these nostalgic products. I have seen PC patterns for Titanic, QE1, QM1, Normandie and Ile de France. This Titanic plate is in great condition!
They were not kidding when they said “mini”. This is just darling cute and tiny tiny tiny. A little guidebook given to passengers on a cruise for “sites” to see around Lisbon. Mint condition!
Nice little lot of 5 daily programs and 2 racecards for Britannic First class July 1953. These are always fun to review to see what was happening onboard a typical voyage. A little wear and yellowing/ discoloration to each one … still great though! I loved this little lady!
Spectacular ivory colored ashtray for the 2 early Home Lines lovelies of the 50’s. Looks like the manufacturer was Sibec and the tray is formed from a hard plastic “Bakelite” material. Great Home Lines castle/crown top …It is in too nice of shape really too good to ever use!
United States Lines: SS America/ USS West Point/ SS Australis: The Many Lives of a good ship, by Larry Driscoll. Author signed!
Nice shell shaped “Bridge Between 2 Nations” dish. A typical souvenir from a hotel Queen Mary gift shop! Tens of thousands of this type of things are out there … dish sets, salt n pepper shakers, hotpads and salad tongs … anything that could have a QM image printed on it was sold onboard to the tourist crowd.
Cute 3 crowned ashtray from a SAL ship. I see lots of these at Antique Malls advertised a “rare” and usually on sale for $25 or more. True ship lovers know these are pretty common … and I am certainly much more reasonably priced.
This lovely orange Lion Ashtray was swiped from a ship probably in the 70’s or 80’s. I picked this up at a goodwill store while in college in about 1992 … time to find it’s was to a smoking Cunard lover!
If you owned a travel agency and sold a lot of cruises or vacation destinations … you typically would be honored with some sort of plaque/ trophy for your efforts ( … maybe at times even a free cruise or trip). This is a huge heavy plaque for Sitmar Cruises. The brass Fairstar silhouette is HEAVY and solid and I believe the wooden plaque it is mounted to it Teak. Really interesting Travel agency item.
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Great Jewish services Union prayer book from a HAL library. There are several 1962 date stamps. Good Condition with tight binding.