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Cunard line: Queen Mary Mars collector card: Bridge

Nice little rare Mars card for the QM. These little collector cards came in many forms: I have seen them from candy bars, cigarettes and cereal boxes. This little card is from Mars candy company and shows the QM’s bridge (Starboard side profile). This card is from the mid-1930’s, when the QM was spanking new. Interesting view shown in Portrait orientation. Like new condition!

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Cunard line: Queen Mary Mars collector card: Tourist decks

Nice little rare Mars card for the QM. These little collector cards come in many forms: I have seen them from candy bars, cigarettes and cereal boxes. This little card is from mars candy company and shows the QM’s “tourist” decks at the stern of the ship. This card is from the mid-1930’s, when the QM was spanking new. Interesting view in landscape orientation. Like New condition!

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Cunard Line: Queen Mary Tile and Thermometer

A very interesting souvenir, though I am perplexed if it dates to the ships Cunard years or if it maybe a HOTEL QM item. Interestingly the painted image is the ship in WW2 with 1000’s of GI’s on her decks and the text clearly states: Cunard White Star Liner Queen Mary. It is the cardboard easel like backside that looks almost too new for it to be from the ships service life … but maybe this was added later? There is also a cut out for this to hang, it is a great item in perfect shape!

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Cunard Line: Queen Mary 4 postcard set @ Long beach

4 lovely postcards of the QM … once she had arrived and became the Tourist Attraction for Long Beach. @ of the card even cover the Spruce Goose… which was Howard Hughs enormous wood plane designed for use in WW2 … he flew her only once after the war ended. The Goosey was moved to Oregon to another museum about 5 years or so ago. The cards are in great shape.

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Cunard Line: QM cover of Life magazine

Excellent issue of Life magazine with the QM on the cover dated April 19th 1937. I am sure the cover picture is of her maiden arrival in NY … there she is surrounded by tugs and other craft. Passengers and crew seem to all be lining her starboard side, bow and stern areas. It is a great photo. The issue does not have any other reference to the QM … lots of info on Her majesty the real live Queen Mary…. who was still lamenting the loss of her husband George. Page 52 does picture and cover the Normandie’s new propellers … which were instrumental with her recapturing the Hales trophy for the fastest passage across the Atlantic from the QM. A great issue and great shape!

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Cunard Line: QM last trip in Life magazine

Famous Life magazine coverage of the QM’s retirement from October 6 1967. The multi page article covers the Queen Mary’s last commercial voyage and her life up till that point. He was endeared by tens of thousands of travelers and people from all walks of life and nationalities. Luckily, she survives somewhat intact in Long Beach, Ca. The magazine is in great shape!

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Cunard Line: Cunard Postwar Fleet Mornflake cards.

Excellent set of 12 Mornflake cards for Cunard’s postwar fleet. Covers all vessels right up to my little Canadian favorite: Ivernia! These are in excellent shape and the backs of the cards cover vital statistics etc for each ship shown. These would be killer framed! I wish cerealbox prizes were this good when I was growing up!

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Cunard Line: Queen Mary OLP Shipbuilder reprint and scrapbook

A very nice copy of the OLP SB reprint for the QM … a must have if you love this splendid vessel! Whats very cool about this particular issue is that a prior owner has tastefully alos used it as a QM scrapbook, pasting in postcards and articles and other items onto blank pages and cover plates. There are even some loose pages for Life magazine hiding in the endplates. Also tipped in is a lovely color copy of the famous cut away done for the ship.

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Cunard Line: Post WW2 Sealed deck of cards

Excellent sealed deck of cards from a Cunard liner post WW2. Lovely bumblebee yellow and black with the Cunard Lion and gold trimmings. The box has minor soil and scuff… but the cards are still safely wrapped in plastic. Perfect Item for you card sharks!

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Cunard Line: Ascania 2 funnel Advert postcard

Lovely Advertising postcard for Cunard’s  Pre WW1 Ascania. The card is in excellent shape with a very clear good image of the 2 funnel liner. She was lost in the hostilities … and after WW1 the name Ascania went to a newly built single funnel liner. Lots of ship and service info printed on the back!

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Cunard Line: Franconia Thomas Cook and Sons Advert. postcard.

Nice little advertising post card for the a 1935 cruise of the Franconia. The card announces the ship has left the Seychelles Island… and will then continue on her voyage. Love the Advert cards , and this one is in great shape.

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Cunard Line: Baggage Tag

Pristine unused Baggage tag … more than likely dated to the QE2’s early life.  A very nice find!

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Cunard Line: QE2 2003 World Cruise stationery 5pcs

Here we have five pieces of lovely QE2 stationery from her 2003 world cruise. This is in excellent shape … write all of you liner friends! She only sailed for Cunard for 5 more years before being retired to Dubai. Looks like she is now going to be headed to the Orient for hotel / mixed use.

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Cunard Line: Bill Miller’s QE2 Picture History

When the QE2’s retirement was announced about 15 authors jumped into writing mode to capitalize on the rampant nostalgia … and Billy was of course on the scene with his delightful Dover type Picture History publication. This is a nice little booklet cram packed with lovely one of a kind captioned photos of the QE2 … some are just perfect and one almost has to wonder where Bill gets all of the obscure images. Lovely little book in pristine brand new condition … If your and QE2 lover .. this is a great little reference.

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Cunard Line: Queen Mary First Class Smoking Room Rubbish bin. MB/UK

Here is an original item for the QM that you sure do not see every day: A First  Class Smoking Room Rubbish Bin!  If you are familiar with the overall design and furnishings of this room , you will note that these rubbish bins purposefully mimic the design of the smaller occasional tables … right down to the details of the overlapping panel work. Build of strong sturdy oak and veneered with English sycamore (I believe)… these were of super high quality construction and materials. The veneering work does needs some restoration (I have shown the side that needs the most attention in the picture) … but this will be a stunning item once refinished .. and something you won’t see in many collections. Unbelievably, the bin even includes the metal liner insert … and it is in great shape. Like almost all QM items, the ship room location is stenciled onto the bottom. A wonderful rare opportunity! ***Shipping calculator may not be accurate, shipping may have to be quoted… it is heavy!

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Cunard Line: Cunard Adventurer souvenir plate

Excellent souvenir portrait plate for the Adventurer! She and her Ambassador sister ship where early 70’s adds to the Cunard fleet …when it seemed that smaller more intimate ships in the 650 foot range were the economic “sweet spot” for cruise ships. That trend sure does not ring true today in the era of the Mega box 4000 passenger plus giants that are floating around. The broadside portrait of the ship is lovely…with her “E2”esque funnel. The plate is in as new condition.

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Cunard Line: Queen Elizabeth Silver Souvenir Spoon:

Directly from the ship’s gift shop, comes this lovely silver souvenir spoon. Cunard’s lion crest and the Queens crown rest in an area of bright red enamel, while the “RMS Queen Elizabeth” rests on a bed of deep blue. The spoon is in excellent condition.

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Cunard Line: QE2 “Ships Have Been Boring Long Enough” Pre maiden brochure. Repriced

A nice copy of the famous brochure completed for the new QE2. This contains 31 pages of introductory info about all aspects of the ship including her maiden voyage and initial cruise schedule. There is a lovely cut away of the vessel and a great profile too. Lots of tids and bits of trivia about the ship … like the funnel design, mast, propellers etc etc. 2 pages are dedicated to “ship shapes” and different design elements of the ship .. Love the pictures of Snowflake china! The cover has some scuffs and age spots but the brochure is overall great condition and is a must have for the QE2 lover.

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Cunard Line: Small Queen Mary Lot

3 Queen Mary items from a 1958 voyage once owned by Jim Meinershagen’s mother. Could the name be anymore German? First is the turner portrait postcard, signed by Jim’s mother .. and postmarked in NYC May 6th 1958.The second item is a horse racing card … looks like there 4 races scheduled. Lastly is nice general information booklet (staples are rusty)… the landlubbers guide to ship speak =). 3 cute little items!

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Cunard line: Queen Elizabeth Dixon postcard

Lovely Arthur Dixon posted card for the Lizzie. Dixon was quite famous for his photography and scores of his famous images were made into postcards. Tens of thousands of these were printed and sold. This one is in almost perfect shape!

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Cunard Line: Onboard Cunard Shopping List

Great 2 part printed “shopping list”, the first part covers all general items available: the second part describes items available on specific ships. Interestingly, Tri-ang toys and ship models were offered on the Mary, and not the other ships. You could buy china an glassware on the Caronia, but interestingly not perfume ..seems odd! No date, but from the graphics and the Ford Consul shown in the adverts.. I’d date this to the late 50’s or early 60’s.

 

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Cunard Line: Passage rate folder 1950

PR folder released August 15th 1950. Cunard’s “A fleet” sure would have been raking in the post war cash and probably sailing close to capacity where this was printed. The Samaria had been downgraded to one class service and the folder also covers Donaldson Atlantic Lines one class ships: SS Laurentia and SS Lismoria. Great shape and informative!

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Cunard Line: Wine List 1966

A pristine little wine list from the Cunard line. The little list has hard covers and is spiral bound …contains 14 double sided tabbed pages from champagne to cider and ales. 2 other tabbed pages list cigars, cards and other amenities. The remaining 10 + pages include adverts for spirits and cigs!

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Cunard White Star Line: 2 copies of the Ocean Times from the QE.

2 great copies of the onboard newspaper : one from November 17 and the other November 19th 1950. Both issues are filled with news of the day and period adverts. The earlier issue has an empty crossword waiting for you to complete as well as “yesterdays” stock prices! The other issue has “yesterdays” sporting event news! Both are folded in half and have some bumps and wrinkles.

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Cunard White Star Line: Georgic General arrangement Plans for decks A-B-C-D.

WOW … wonderful deck arrangement plans for the CWS MV Georgic stamped and dated in march 1944. These cover the A-B-C-D decks for the ship when she was rebuilt after her wartime bombing. The plans are nicely detailed and contain some hand written notes. There is color coding and notes on each deck detailing the ventilation systems. The officers sure had a little more privacy … they occupied older cabins, white the troops stayed in large dormitory areas in standee bunk 3 high. This plan is in terrific shape with just a few browning areas. The picture only shows about 1/2 of the plan … it’s pretty big and hard to photograph!

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