Nice “Diamond Jubilee” key chain celebrating the QM’s 60th anniversary of the maiden crossing … 1936-1996… Excellent condition.
Dated April 1967 this photo touts the Q4 s the world’s most powerful twin screw liner. This isn’t the ship herself … but a very nicely done model.
Nice publicity photo for the sister cruise ships. The spent most of their lives int eh warm climates of the Caribbean.
Nice Keystone photo of the “go anywhere” Q4 … which would later become the QE2, being built at the famous John Brown Yards at Clydebank Scotland.
Nice Keystone photo of the Q4 … which would later become the QE2, getting her rudder fitted.
Nice FC folio and portrait menu dated 7/30/1960. This ultimate souvenir with lovely color photos of the ships interiors was given to a child onboard whose name in inscribed in a few places. The covers do show some wear and discoloration which is typical of these items, priced accordingly.
Nice FC folio and portrait menu dated 7/30/1960. This ultimate souvenir was given to a child onboard whose name in inscribed in a few places. The covers do show some wear and discoloration which is typical of these items, priced accordingly. The H on the cover has been penciled in… a mystery?
Nice box containing 24 refrigerator magnets purchased on the Hotel QM with a travel ..baggage tag theme.
Nice gold colored tie clip of the QM’s starboard profile
Nice silver colored tie clip of the QM’s starboard profile
Nice ceramic souvenir bell for the QM and the Spruce Goose … dated to the mid 1980’s, excellent condition and nice ring!
The QE2 is being prepared for launch in the press photo. The scaffolding for the platform of the launching ceremony is well underway and the Queen is scheduled for September 20th. She would be the last Great liner built at John Browns Clydebank Yard.
A lovely photo showing the QE settling into her new retirement home in PE, Florida. As we know the expectations on this being successful did not materialize and she would be sold again to CY Tung.
Excellent view of the QM participating in her last Cowes week and is shown among the many sailing yachts. A tug man’s strike in Southampton is also mentioned.
The QE2 is being nudged into the Drydock in Southampton to have her hull inspected and cleaned. She had just completed four days of trials in the English Channel. Per the notes on the back, her turbines behaved perfectly, but would be opened up for inspection while the bottom work was being completed.
The QE2 had just arrived into Southampton Harbor for the first time … and work below decks is feverishly being completed as the photo shows! Great and interesting behind the scenes photo.
The QE2 had just arrived into Southampton Harbor for the first time … about 2 weeks before I was born. Here she is seen off Calshot Spit Lightvessel. She looks magnificent in her original livery and configuration.
The culinary delights for this menu dated April 6th 1938 were sumptuous .. there were over 15 courses and sections to choose from … I would have just dove into the sweets and desserts and skipped the rest. The “block print” of the Galleon on the cover is well done in browns, reds and ochers.
A very nice post war fold out for Cunard’s First class only Media and Parthia. The lovely full color interior phots are accentuated by bronze-copper details in the like new and excellent foldout. By the early 1960’s both ships would be sold off to start new lives.
A very nice post war fold out for the WSL Britannic … she would end up being the last ship carrying the WSL colors and flag right up until her retirement. This folds out to stunning full color interior photos filled with amazing rooms of rich veneers and sultry fabrics and artworks. Alas, she was gone by the early 60’s after mechanical troubles.
Advertising 24 legendary Atlantic crossings for 1983 … you could take the ship there and back OR take the ship one way and the Concorde the other. Nice condition with a Florida agency stamp.
This quality felt pennants were common souvenirs in the 50’s for most Cunard (and White Star) ships … I have several of them. The Britannic was the last White Star ship and was retired in the early 1960’s. I’m sure many tears were shed when she went to the breakers after 30 year of reliable service. Good condition with expected ageing
Excellent unused baggage sticker showing a starboard forward view of the QE. Use on your modern luggage today to make it distinctive and easy to find.
Interesting Captains dinner menu for the Cunard Adventurer … not dated but certainly form the 1970’s. The covers are super nice sturdy cardboard stock and decorated with silver treasures of British craftmanship. Lovely right down to the silver tassel.
Nice sailings booklet for Cunard … also covering cruises and general information. The rear cover advertises the Caronia’s 1966 Great world cruise. NJ agency stamp on the rear side