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Titanic Commutator: Olympic resturant Millennium Issue 2000

Awesome issue of the Titanic Commutator Vol 24 Number 13 for November 2000. Probably the highlight of the issue is the documentation of the Olympic Restaurant on the Millennium. Great Photographs … certainly detailed and extraordinary! As always, this magazine is loaded with any info related to the Titanic and related ships… and there are other various stories covered in this fine issue.

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White Star Line: Winter 1933-34 Cruising program

Small yet graphically superb cruising program for White Star’s SS Homeric and MV Britannic. The Homeric did 3 cruises: Christmas, a West Indies Cruise and Easter Cruise, while the MV Britannic took a winter cruise around the Med Sea. The orange cover graphics scream deco and are topped by a handsome “White Star”. Excellent condition!

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Cunard Line: Sailing to Europe #4 for 1960 passage rates.

Informative thick and heavy rates brochure for the fleet … includes the entire Atlantic from Jan 1960 through December 1960. Heavy stock white covers in Great shape!

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Cunard Line: RMS Mauretania Cabin Class Plan

Excellent CC plan for the Maury 2. She was a little English darling.In great shape and made of heavier paper than the normal tissue. Love the furniture arrangements! There is an agency stamp form NYC. Great condition.

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Cunard Line: Queen Mary Three paper items

Three great items from the QM that all sport the famous port side Turner image of the ship blasting along through the waves of the North Atlantic. The lot contains a postcard, Voyage souvenir log from June 1958 and a Gala menu dated July 12th 1958. All 2 items have some yellow spots but the images are great! good condition!

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Cunard Line: Mauretania 2 Celluloid pin

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.

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Cunard Line: Queen Elizabeth Letter Card

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!

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Cunard Line: QM2 Introduction Brochure

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.

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Cunard/ Anchor Line: Map of British Isles

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.

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Cunard line: Queen Mary Churchman cigs collector card:

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!

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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: 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: 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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