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!
OUTSTANDING set of original blue line SSUS conversion plans for Hadley’s dream that was not to be! This is a complete set from the last 1986 plan revision that covers all new and old decks (Observation/includes stack profiles, Eagle, Navigation, Sports, Sun, Promenade, Upper, Main, A,B,C, D and partial E, Hold and Machinery) and also includes the coveted outboard profile drawn at a smaller scale. I can pour over these plans for hours at a time and dream about what could have been! There are minor marks and notations on the sheets and most have small edge tears … but these do not affect the “drawing” portions of the plans at all. The promenade deck sheet is missing a corner of the sheet. Amazingly, Some of these giant sheets reach into the 10 foot long range! Certainly a conversion of this magnitude would have altered the SS United States well away from her mid-century design and made her less desirable or maybe even impossible for us to debate her preservation today …. but she certainly would have had more useful years on the ocean. These plans are priceless tools for research and or model building and are becoming rarer and much more obscure to find …. Certainly a true collectors dream item.
Lovely diamond shaped light for the Scrapped Victoria. I bought this from buddy peter Knego … but alas, the spot I have planned to use it in is now designated to another fixture. These were very similar lights to ones used on contemporary Italian ladies the Doria , Colombo etc. The paint and surfaces will need some attention! It is extremely well made … and is ready for you to restore, rewire and enjoy its 50’s magnificence. This baby is heavy, I may have to quote shipping.
Lovely laminated cabinet from a tourist cabin on the Windsor Castle. Buddy Peter Knego saved all sorts of items from the ship when she was dismantled at Alang .. and this item is really cool. There would have been 2 of these in each 4 berth tourist cabin … so each occupant would have a little storage case for personal domestic hygiene supplies … like toothbrush and paste, bath soap, aftershave etc. There are little metal hardware dishes and holders inside for above items to store easily. There are areas of wear to the laminate .. but this could clean up nicely and still be used as a bathroom storage cubby today! . **shipping calculator may not be accurate .. shipping may have to be quoted ***.
Nice sailing schedule fo these 2 sisters that came to OOL from American Export. These dolls were 2 of the 4 Aces… and were solidly built and served AE and were a good investment for Tung for many years to come. They are both but a memory today!
There was a nostalgic liner outcry in the late 70’s and 80’s … where did all the liners go? This plaque for the Oceanic Independence was done as part of a series of past liners to commerate the liners that were still with us. Though she was owned by CY Tung at the time, the Oceanic Indy started life as the Independence for American Export. She cracked in half upon reaching Alang for scrapping.
This could be a crafty homemade item … a near shiny shellacked plaque for the Hotel Queen Mary. Has a nice had written thanks you on the back … a gift for someone’s uncle.The Hotel QM is at least still open today … though with having so many different owners … she is in need of some unifying renovations and restoration. I’m glad to hear a lot of good restoration work has been happening lately in her Observation bar! God save the Queen!