Nice little library book called “A Vaca Proibida” by Lima Edy. The Navarino was the incarnation of SAL Gripsholm’s in her second life. She kept many of the same travel patterns and did lots of cruising. Nice little library book saved by a friend of mine when she was laid up in Tampa.
It was a very special occasion with momentous celebration when the Norway visits Le Havre in 1996… this was her first time in her old home port since 1979. The French never wanted to give her up in the first place… but the Norwegians certainly gave her a long extended life as the Norway. … and always used the prestige of her storied past in their brochures. This is an original panoramic photo…artist signed.
Nice little US Steel publication … mostly about different aspects of the Isthmian fleet that carried cargo all over the work. Excellent Fred Hoertz painting of the “Steel Traveler” on the front cover and Horetz painting of the fleet on the rear cover.
Cute little deckplan … for the puggy little Silverstar. She started life in the Military … and after WW2 was converted into a little cruise ship operating off the east coast of the US. She was pretty utilitarian and somewhat successful in her own way. A note tells us Mom stayed in cabin 42. The Silverstar was such an odd duck…You do not see much for her.
Beau Voyage by JM Brinnin : Awesome photographic record of North Atlantic Liners from Brinnin in the mid 1970’s. From the images of the QM’s anchor chains laid out and ready for installation on page 20 , to the riveting photograph of passengers descending the staircase of the Ile de France into the post war dining room ( note the light fixtures reflected in the mirror )… the B/W images in this book do not disappoint … and quite a few are fairly uncommon in publication. The text is pretty engaging too. Great shape with a few minor tears to the dust jacket. 271 pages
Nice little booklet published by the Trans-Atlantic Passenger Ship Conference … in 1968. This great little booklet ws an obvious attempt to drum up business …. which was certainly waning by 1968 . Gret little history in a nutshell format … about 12 pages in length. Good solid shape with some age browning.
Nice line published history booklet for Shaw Savill. Filled with the companies history, drawings and images. Heavey stock paper and in excellent condition. The Southern Cross was a trendsetter and sure had a long life under other owners cruising out of Miami.
Ken Schultz Catalogue: A nice catalogue filled with merchandise for June 88. Ken credited himself with “starting” the Ocean Liner memorabilia business … and never, ever let anyone forget it! He usually bought some movie star’s knickers with his HUGE profits. None the less, his booklets are a fantastic reference for todays collectors. Funny toupee stories are still in active circulation at ocean liner events to this day
Prince of Fundy: Cute little set of unopened cards picturing the Prince of Fundy. This would have been a great onboard item to idle away the time to your destination.
Red Star Line: Playing cards. Unusual and fairly rare set of cards for the RSL . The outline on the back of the cards would have been the 3 funnel Belgenland. She survived at RSL until being transferred to the Panama Line and then renamed Columbia. Still losing money there …she was quickly cut up for scrap.
Nice log booklet for the 1926 season. This contains various stories from destinaltions, routes as well as freight quotes for cars. Also full of fun period advertising. Mentions 3 different ships: the Boston, New York and Calvin Austin. 43 numbered pages
Yum! The breakfast offered on this menu card from 1936 was pretty extensive. On my current diet …I”d be going for the fresh fruit. Great condition.
These are just about the best deckplans you can find for the QOB. This starts out as 8.5 x 11 and folds out to have 8 double sided sections. The huge plans cover almost 12 of these sections and 2 sections are devoted to the covers (great QOB image shown in a silvery hull) and 2 sections are devoted to QOB text! You can beat this baby!
Eastern Seas: Here are several items to celebrate this ladies long service. We have a profile keychain, lighter and an unopened deck of cards (cellophane is ripped). Fun stuff!