Large DP’s for Cunard’s longest serving liner : the QE2.Though her first years were not the most profitable… the QE2 settled into her niche and was beloved by fans across the world as a most notable ship.
Great glossy Deck Plan for the first class areas on the Carinthia. One of the Canadian quartet .. she also did not endure a name change like the first 2 members of the quartet did when there started their almost fulltime cruising careers. Dated April 63 and Agency stamped in Van Nuys, Ca.
Lovely Plan for the Canadian Sylvania. She was one of the 4 post war sisters and one of the 2 that did not change names. Excellent condition and dated 7/64.
The Franconia did mostly Cruising in the 60’s … but she still did crossings as well. the ex-Ivernia she was given the name Franconia to harken the success of the Prewar beloved Franconia and the memory of her cruising record.
Lovely Tourist class deck Plans for the lovely Queen Mary. Could Cunard of had a more beloved vessel? Great Condition and dated 12/63, California Agency stamp.
Excellent QE CC deck plan … not as expensive as first class .. but certainly more luxury than Tourist Class. A lovely way to travel on the magnificent Flagship. Dated 1/66
Lovely Plan for the Caronia’s cabin class …. really was interchangeable with her most of her First Class accommodations . CC was for the more economical cruise traveler … and also needed for the High season of transatlantic. great condition with some BW photos. dated 3/61
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.