A grand framed press photo dated 7/7/65 showing 8 liners at the docks in NYC. This was certainly the twilight of this era … within a decade many of these ships would be retired or sailing for second lives. The SS United States sleeps in Philadelphia harbor and the QM is currently being renovated in Long Beach harbor. The press photo is in good condition and is safely displayed under glass.
A beautiful graphic brochure for the OO fleet. I find it fascinating how CY Tung grew his business and fleet from rag tag used tonnage into a worldwide shipping enterprise. Really beautiful photos and graphics!
Very Nice Russian Language deck plan for the Flagship of the soviet fleet. The plan does include some color interior and life aboard type views. Polish up on you Russian!
Nice folder by TC … showing multi like cruises in 1981 (and some related air fares). The cover shows the Rotterdam’s pool and lido deck.
Multi- Line folder for cruises (and related Air fares) for 1966. Excellent condition and full of lots of cruise information!
Lovely MS Oranje sailings and fares for starting in November 1961. I had forgotten the Oranje was a Triple Screw ship … very unusual!
Direct from the land of Don Quoxite …A Spanish Line item for the little sisters. Great graphics and information. Includes a separate 1964 rate sheet
Rare for me to fins Spanish Line items …and this is a great little DP brochure for these 2 little sisters. Great item!
Full color Deck Plan for the then Soviet Flagship Alexander Pushkin .. She is still sailing today as the Marco Polo .. one of the last great classic liners. Lovely color interiors and in great shape… first time I have had this particular plan.
Always sad is the last brochure ever published for a liner or Line: This one for the QOB and Ocean Monarch was well done … lots of nice pictures and of course plans. Good Condition with a vertical fold.
Victoria: She started life for Union Castle in the 30’s and then became the famed and long loved cruiser (initially) for the Incres line. She survived several owners and scores of cruising routes. Peter Knego salvaged and saved many items from her when she went to Alang. This is the first brochure that was done for her … stiff plastic covers, pristine and full of interior renderings.
Excellent like new diary for the little Monarch. She worked with the Queen of Bermuda and did extensive cruising. Eventually she became the Varna.
Great little colorful Clipper line playing cards with box marked Stella Polaris … an uncommon find in great condition.
Direct from the onboard gift shop of one of my favorite ships of all times … the TS Hanseatic. This green portrait goblet is in Excellent condition! $22
Excellent heavy newsprint plan for the VP dated May 1965. She would not last too much longer. Excellent condition.
Pristine deck plan with gorgeous profile for Royal Mail’s Andes. By this time in her career she was used extensively for cruising … just beautiful!.
Two unused Postcards for the long lived ship! Once the flagship for APL … she was sold to Chandris and became the Atlantis. After a year or 2 she was sold to eastern and sailed the Caribbean for years before going to other owners.
The Mikhail Lermontov was the last poet ship built for the Baltic Sea Shipping company in 1972. She sank on cruise after hitting rocks off the shores of New Zealand in 1986 .. and the wreck site has become a destination for divers. This is a perfect deck plan for this ship and showing interior views… a very rare find and in excellent condition!
Great copy of FOB’s very first book … the lives of the liners. Not only is the book a gem of history … each of the illustrations were sketches done by FOB. Everybody knows I’m FOB’s biggest fan and I can’t say enough about this book. Great condition published in 1947.
Lovely plate for the little Munson line. These little combo liners carried passenger and freight all along the eastern US Seaboard ports and Caribbean countries like Cuba from the early 1900’s until the late 1930’s.. Great condition (minor signs of use) with lovely boarder decorations and line logo. Pretty rare to find these!
Typical inter-war souvenir item for the obscure RMS Raunine .. A delightful little passenger/ Freight combo liner.
The silver could us a little polish but the vase is in really nice shape. Love the house flag enamel crest on the front.
Unusual item to find in North America.
Lovely brass loving cup for the tiny little SS Minnetonka. She and here near sisters were Belfast built and part of Morgan’s IMM. She brought all sorts of new settlers to North America … only to be sunk in the Great War. Lovely enameled seal and house flag!
Very well done book by the accomplished maritime author David Williams. This explores the different painting schemes used on Passenger ships during their “military” service. The Dazzle painting schemed form WW1 have always fascinated me … somewhat of a relationship to modern cubist art of the time. Great BW photos! Excellent condition
Sitmar sailor doll .. ever steamship line sold a version of these. I swear the facial expressions change every time I look at them. Little fabric face and velvety sailor suit .. in great condition.
Foldout to about 8×11 and covers the passenger areas of the freighter Durango. She only carried 12 passengers! dated 3/1953.