Great little celluloid pin with a b/w image of the Maury 2. She was such a delightful little ship with her deco interiors. She survived into the 60’s but went to the scrappers when her last cruises were not successful.
Wonderful letter cards from the QE . These would have been available in the writing room and Cunard encouraged folks to write ( it was good advertising). The cover of the card is shown with the handsome Tuner image of the ship racing along on fairly calm seas .. she was ever bit the Flagship. The cards are in great shape … write all your Cunard fans in style. There are several available!
The large extravagant intro Brochure for the QM2 , how can this be described other than lovely? Cunard sure markets and capitalizes on the traditional and nostalgic aspects of the vessel and ocean liner travel .. and of course the ships relations to her historic retired fleet mates. The brochure if chock full of renderings of the ships interiors … most are almost too real looking not to be true photos! The insert in the back covers all of her voyages for the first season. Truly a modern masterpiece! A little bump to the cover corners.
Love little map of the British Isles give out to passengers. It is done in color and the opposite side of the map has a superb engraving view of the Cunard Building at 25 Broadway in NYC (which still exists). I was there a few years ago .. there are still Cunard Brass plaques near the entries. Excellent condition with a little hand writing on the front cover.. and a stamp “property of” mark on the rear cover.
Nice little rare Churchman cig card for the QM. I have seen these cards from candy bars, cigarettes and cereal boxes. This card is from the mid-1930’s, when the QM was spanking new. One of my favorite early QM profile views … shown in portrait orientation. Like new condition!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Pristine unused Baggage tag … more than likely dated to the QE2’s early life. A very nice find!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.