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NGL: Bremen and Europa 1969/70 sailings and cruises

Nice litle sailing schedule folter for the 2 German passenger ships. 2 of the 6 pages are dedicated to the individual ships (which is unusual for a sailings foldout) while 4 remaining pages are schedule and general info. Both ships would soon be sold to other owners.

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NDL: Bremen Crepe paper party Hat

Once the French Pasteur, NDL’s last Bremen was extensively rebuilt and brought into German service in 1959. This is a cute little crepe paper party hat form one of her voyages .. in great shape!

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KdF Fleet: Robert Ley 16 Souvenir Photo Packet Set

Pretty rare 16 photo packet set for the KdF cruiser Robert Ley. She was the last ship built for Hitler’s “strength through Joy” program. There are 16 photos … mostly interiors (the pool is amazing) . All are numbered … which correspond to a little descriptive list that is included. All are in excellent condition except picture 10 (lifeboats) which has one corner clipped. You won’t be disappointed!

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Hamburg Sud: Cap Polonio Mercator Model

Lovely detailed Mercator Model for the Cap Polonio. This little lady was completed right after WW1 started and was drafted into the German Navy for a brief time … but released due to poor speed performance and large coal consumption. After the war, she went to the Allies ..and in 1921 was sold back to the Germans and employed on the South American route for which she was built. She was sold for scrap in the early years of the depression

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Hamburg Sud: Cap Arcona Mercator Model

Wonderful and minutely detailed Mercator Model of Germany’s leading lady to South America … the Cap Arcona. She was called the “Queen of the South Seas” and offered the finest passage from Germany to South American. Taken over by the German navy in WW2 she was used to house prisoners and refugees. Unfortunately, just a few days before Germany surrendered, she was bombed and almost 5000 souls lost their lives.

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NDL: Columbus Mercator Model.

The details on these Mercator models is nothing short of extraordinary. This is a lovely model of the Columbus … really the only liner (she was on the ways) left to Germany at the end of WW2. Originally to be named Hindenberg she assumed the name Columbus .. when her sister “Columbus” was given to The Allies and become the Homeric for White Star. The Columbus (now ex Hindenberg) was modernized in the late 20’s to keep up with the speedy new NDL racers … the Bremen and Europa. The Columbus was sadly scuttled by her German crew off the US coast to a avoid capture.

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HAPAG: Imperator Mercator Model

Known for their minute and impressive detail, Mercator models are amazing!… Here we have the first of Ballin’s trio … the Imperator. The Kaiser was so impressed with the ship … he saw to it that the social hall had his bust displayed prominently. The model shows the Imperator very early in life … with the bow eagle and super tall funnels. The eagle lasted on a few voyages .. and the funnels were shortened in her first refit. Excellent condition!

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NDL: Europa official NDL photograph

Stunning official NDL photograph of the racer Europa. The back contains statistical typed info in German and English … as well as some handwritten German text. The Europa was almost destroyed while under construction by fire , but hre germans rebuilt her. She briefly held the speed record.  The photo is approx. 7×7. The Image is crisp sharp and in wonderful condition.

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NDL: Kaiser Wilhelm 2/ Agamemnon

NDL’s 4 funnel racer was caught at the onset of WW1 … and quickly put into service for the US Navy as the USS Agamemnon. After WW1 There were schemes to reactivate her for peacetime service alongside the Leviathan and other German ships … but she was kept in the backwaters of the reserve fleet and never used again. She remained in the backwaters until after WW2 , and was towed away as a rusty old gal to become pins and needles for American baby boomers. There is a 1″ chip out of the upper right hand corner.

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NDL: Europa Glass tray

Lovely souvenir back painted glass tray for the Europa. She started life as SAL’s Kungsholm .. and joined the Bremen V ( rebuilt French Pasteur from 1939) in the early 60’s. In excellent shape with no chips scratches etc.

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NGL: Di Bremen Kehrt Heim booklet

Wonderful little booklet about the Bremen and her elusive dash out of NYC and homeward at the onset of WW2. She was painted grey at sea … and made it home to Bremerhaven via Murmansk. Great little German paperback …. Must have been important propaganda to publish this … paper and other materials sure would have been in short supply in Germany in WW2. The poor was Bremen burned out by the end of the war. Pretty rare little booklet… and neat photos! There is a tiny tear on the back cover does not detract in anyway.

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NDL: Sierra Ventana lunch Menu 1926

This elegant little 1926 menu dates long before she would have joind the KDF fleet. The menu is in German and English … the passenger must have been English  … as they have checked items on that site of the offering. I would have had the potato pancake with mashed apples for sure! YUMMY!

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HAPAG: Onboard Letterhead and Envelpoe

Nice little sheet and envelope from any member of the HAPAG fleet. It has yellowed with age.. and have a few spots … but still entirely useable!

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NDL: 60’s Europa and Bremen Brochure

Lovely little brochure for the German companions. The Bremen was basically the pre WW2 French liner Pasteur rebuilt from the hull up …. and the Europa was the postwar SAL Kungsholm with a few tweaks including new wallpaper and paint. Full of great full page photos, this is a great little reference items for the ships.

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Cunard Line and Hapag! Berengaria/ Imperator Dining room chair without arms #1: This item has been sold

The mighty Imperator was the debut member of Albert Ballin’s ultra- luxuriant Big Three: Imperator, Valterland and Bismarck. She spent most of WW1 laid up in the River Elbe and came under Allied control at the end of the hostilities. She would eventually go to Great Britain as sort of a “consolation prize” for the loss of the Lusitania … becoming Cunard’s Berengaria. Super lucky for us, most of her original German furniture was kept onboard throughout the war years and then refurbished by Cunard for peacetime service. These first class dining room chairs have wonderful carved details on the wooden elements, legs and back structure … elegant blooming Roses and egg and dart-like frieze are featured in the carved details. The very top of the back is flattened … where the ivory carved seat number was once located during her years at sea (now long removed). A prior owner had the chairs refurbished sometime in the past 20 years or so: the upholstery, springs and seat undercover have all been replaced. The current velvety upholstery is very reminiscent of the original in both color, design and I’m guessing texture .. the Germans loved ornate floral brocade like velvets! Certainly some bumps and scratches from use. The only other flaw is this is missing the lacey trim around the front of the seat back. I’m happy to answer any questions.**** Shipping calculator will not be accurate for this item, I will need to quote shipping specifically ****

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North German LLoyd: Bremen / Europa Bakelite Ash tray:

Awesome Bakelite ashtray for the German twin flyers! This was probably snitched from an onboard smoking room. Great bas relief image of the ships in the bowl … sporting their lower funnels … so it must be a pretty early item. Glad somebody slipped this into their pocket or steamer trunk!

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German Atlantic Line: Hsnseatic Keychain

Great little keychain … would have been offered out of the onboard giftshop. This cute little bugger could easily be converted into a stylish necklace!  I just loved the Hanseatic … you could always see the nuances of her Brittish CP interiors behind the newer German artwork and furnishings.

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NDL: stainless steel spoon

Nice stainless steel spoon from a NDL ship with a stamped key and anchor logo. Probably from the 60’s or 70’s. typical use and scullery wear and tear!

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NDL: stainless steel spoon

Nice stainless steel spoon from a NDL ship with a stamped key and anchor logo. Probably from the 60’s or 70’s. typical use and scullery wear and tear!

 

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NDL: Silver plated soup spoon

NDL: silver plated soup spoon. My guess is this dates from the 1930’s Bremen/ Europa/ Columbus era. This spoon is heavy and has the key and anchor logo, Typical marks from use and onboard scullery visits! I am sure it will clean up nicely!

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NDL: 3 big silver plated spoon set

NDL: 3 Big Silver spoons. I have no idea what ship these are from … but my guess is they date from the 1930’s Bremen/ Europa/ Columbus era. The spoons are heavy and have the key and anchor logo. Based on the little buffing I tried, I’m sure they willl clean up! Typical marks from use and onboard scullery visits!

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NDL: 4 silver plated spoon set

NDL: 4 Silver spoons. I have no idea what ship these are from … but my guess is they date from the 1930’s Bremen/ Europa/ Columbus era. The spoons are heavy and have the key and anchor logo w/ a little rope design around the edge. Based on the little buffing I tried, I’m sure they willl clean up! Typical marks from use and onboard scullery visits!

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NDL: 7 sliver plated spoon set

NDL: 7 Silver spoons. I have no idea what ship these are from … but my guess is they date from the 1930’s Bremen/ Europa/ Columbus era. The spoons are heavy and have the key and anchor logo. Based on the little buffing I tried, I’m sure they willl clean up! Typical marks from use and scullery visits!

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NDL: Bremen / Europa double set of Playing cards

NDL Bremen5/ Europa: Mint unopened double set of playing card for the 60’s German Duo.

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NGL: Columbus : Passenger list and log.

Very nice little Feb 1934 passenger list and log for the 11th Mediterranean cruise organized by James Boring. The list is in great shape: except someone did hole punch it and also folded a page corner at sometime in the past. The owner must have been a tourist class passenger.. there are red pencil tick marks next to several of the TC passengers and a name or 2 written into the list.

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