This is probably the best North Atlantic fleet brochure for the CP ladies in the 1930’s . Filled with photos and info .. many of the Newest “Empress Of Britain”. The cover shows a beautiful scene of the EOB passing the CP hotel “Château Frontenac” in Quebec. CP probably had the best world wise transit system established in the 1930’s There is also a huge colored fold out map. Excellent shape for the age … this has been well preserved.
Interesting little flyer advertising the extra benefits (Hostess services, Musicians and Gala Night Cabaret) being added to CP ships … of course a way of trying to drum up more business. Unfortunately, it probably didn’t help. Orange graphics
Great little fold out brochure showing off the interiors of the “darling of the Dutch” Nieuw Amsterdam. Just a splendid little fold out with lots of pictures …. for a splendid little ship! Excellent condition and dates to the early 60’s.
Nicely done brochure for the North Atlantic services . Not the greatest picture of the mighty Empress Of Britain on the cover .. but there are many lovely interior photos inside of the ship and her other fleet mates the brochure that are delightful. Huge fold out map at the end of the Brochure Great silver cover accents ( one little cover scuff) Good condition!
Did you think the airline industry invented the onboard magazine? … Think again! Great Magazine for the journey through the Canadian waterways services by the CP princess lines … mainly out of Vancouver. This has been folded but in good condition
Packet of 12 onboard photos of the Might Queens Interiors … some are room or deck shots … others are details like the Queen’s Portrait.
Lovely photos all in BW.
CP’s world cruises were top notch in the 1930’s … and the Empress of Britain was assigned these duties form her completion till the start of WW2.
A magnificent ship in her on right … this glittering itinerary is well documented in this brochure. Excellent condition and packed with great photos and info.
These CP plans are typically top notch … and this one does not disappoint. HUGE and contains many photos and shows every room in nice detail. I live the EOJ -EOS and later the totally cool Hanseatic.
My Favorite OLP reprint … for the stunning Empress of Britain.
This book is full of photos, fold outs and information and in excellent shape!
United States Lines: SS Unites States needle pack. So proud of the SSUS, American marketers in the 1950’s used her image whenever possible. The needle pack is in great shape …. but the original owner must have darned a lot of socks and many of the needles are now gone. Please help save the SS United States, visit www.savetheunitedstates.org
Interesting barrel like ash tray from the gift shop on board the SS Oronsay.
made of sturdy oak with brass trimmings .. it is solid little souvenir item from the ship which was a product of the post WW2 fleet rebuilding program of the Orient Line. Great condition!
Great little foldout welcoming folks on board and explaining nautical terms and on board info.
Excellent funnel graphic and in like new condition. dated 11/72
Great little folder for the French Sisters. Lovely profile and some interior pictures. The were paired in the certain times of the year for West Indies services and cruises. Great condition …like new!
Brand new box of QE playing cards … trimmed in yellow. These are in excellent shape and perfect for your collection!
Awesome pin tray for the lovely Mardi Gras! Once the Empress of Canada, she helped put Carnival on the map … and they have become the biggest in the business. Beautifully dome in Black glass and white outline. Excellent condition.
Lovely dinner menu whose cover features Sir Alexander Mackenzie Scottish/ Canadian Explorer and the first white man to cross the Canadian Rockies amoung other ventures. The menu was grand … and the per the log the cruise covered some 5939 nautical miles starting and ending in NYC … and sailing throughout the warmer Carribean waters.
Lovely Mid-50’s PL and portrait log abstract for a May voyage aboard the Lizzy. Excellent shape with gold trimmings on the cover. The ship averaged 29.67 knots!
I’m not sure which cruise line started usung thse dishes in the 1970’s as souvenirs… but almost every old world “luxury” line had adopeted them and they were a staple onboard well into the 1990’s. This rosenthal dish celebrates the DEC7-19 Caribbean cruise of the Hanseatic … she was once Zim Lines flagship Shalom.
I’m not sure which cruise line started usung thse dishes in the 1970’s as souvenirs… but almost every old world “luxury” line had adopeted them and they were a staple onoard well into the 1990’s. This rosenthal dish celebrates the Feb 11-25 Caribbean cruise of the Hamburg … German Atlantic’s “spaceship”.
A cruise the started on Valentines day to Trinidad. There were almost 1300 (1278) folks onboard this cruise … probably a good money earning trip for the ship. She was barely 4 years old.
Awesome set of cards with minor edge wear for the EOE … and contained in a padded case. The case does have some liquid staining =( … but it is still lovely! The case also has a texture CP script logo on the front.
Outstanding little plan for the GC … sister to the lovely Augustus that just was scrapped at Alang about 4 years ago. They were Italy’s first new build’s after WW2 and set the Italian Line design trend of their ships for the next decade. Great little plan!
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.
Here is the much awaited book on the sisters Empress of Ireland and Empress of Britain from my Canadian friend Ian …
I need to get my own copy ordered ASAP… Here are the preview tidbits from the back of the book:
The Tale of Two Sisters is packed with:
Unseen pictures from the original reports of Lloyd’s Register who surveyed the
construction of the Empress of Britain and the Empress of Ireland from the keel up.
Photographic illustration of what it must have looked like when the SS Storstad and
the Empress of Ireland collided.
Very rare pictures taken aboard the SS Storstad and the SS Helvetia. Ship’s plans and diagrams showing the collisions that occurred involving all four ships and so many mysteries revealed.
… Two coal carrying colliers; the SS Storstad and the SS Helvetia were built and
launched from the same ship yard only a year apart. The latter made less of a mark on
Maritime history, but both were destined to meet two sister ships called the Empress
of Ireland and the Empress of Britain…
… In the early hours of May 29th 1914, Captain Kendall loses sight of an unknown vessel steaming down the St. Lawrence river into a fog bank. Captain Henry George Kendall (while knowing that the other vessel was in the vicinity) orders the Empress of Ireland to a dead stop, but did the ship stop?…
… With only seconds left Captain Murray orders the Empress of Britain full speed astern
after hearing an approaching vessel foghorn extremely close. Out of the fog emerges a
collier passing across the Empress” bow; Captain Murray knew it was too late…
If you wish you can order this book directly from Ian at either his website @ www.theempressofireland.com. Shipping to the US and Canada is $10 and Ian will quote postage for other world wide locations.
Beginning this month, I am partnering with Canadian friend and (Empress of Ireland fanatic) Ian Kinder to offer several of his EOI related items. Here we have a magnificent set of huge plans for the Empress of Ireland which includes: the Rigging Plan, Boat Deck, Upper Promenade Deck, Lower Promenade Deck, Shelter Deck, Upper Deck, Main Deck, Lower Deck and Orlop Deck. These plans were hand drawn by Ian and then reproduced on FSC and SFI paper … completely suitable and perfect for framing! They are approximately 72″ x 36″ in size! I encourage you to check out Ian’s website: www.theempressofireland.com/. Ian is in process of putting the final touches on a new Empress Of Ireland book that should be available in later December 2013. If you purchase this item from GLL, I will contact Ian and he will ship the item directly from his stock in Canada. Please allow 3 weeks for shipping. Due to my site limitations I can only show 2 decks .. so I chose to show the boat deck and upper promenade deck … you can see all plans on Ian’s site.