These are great ” comparison” reprints and quite suitable for framing or could be made into smaller placemats. Printed on heavy stock. Probably an items printed by 7’cs press
75 shares of IMM stock would have been a nice little investment back in the day … now just interesting to collectors for the 4 funneled ship image and its tie to the historical company. one edge of this is a little wrinkled .. but could be flattened easily (especially if framed). The 4 funnel ship is a nod toward the Olympic … but looks a bit more like one of the German 4 stackers.
The culmination of selling tools for Gene Darcy’s Ocean liner “wares” would be this catalogue he produced showing many of the items available for purchase. He started is company selling items scrapped from the Queen Mary in Long Beach and then added other ships and items after the initial sales successes. From the somewhat humble start, greed and growth soon set in and many of the later items he added have been proven to be of fictitious historical provenance .. though some of these later “replica” items have now become collectible as well. The catalogue is in excellent condition and provides a fantastic glimpse into items sold.
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!
Stories of the Queens: Society Of Old Steamships is the catalogue of items offered by Gene Darcy, Many of these items were artifacts salvaged from different ships (both Queens, Liberte, Ile de France United States and others) … but unfortunately some of the items were reproductions. This catalogue is full of great color photos and helps identifying many of the items offered. Almost Perfect condition
Interesting booklet covers almost every shipping line and route on the globe in 1926. Of course, the North Atlantic route garners the lion’s share of attention. The Leviathan is listed as the largest ship of course .. Mauretania the fastest. Includes a wonderful ship flag/ funnel identification graphic. Excellent condition!
John’s earliest and best known liner book that covers the development of liners from their earliest days. A great work and worthy of any collection. I personally did not like John and his rather pompous uppity Shakespearian-prose approach to liner and maritime history, it seems a little overpowering and formal (Frank Braynard’s work ran circles around this guy).
Fifty Famous Liners series is certainly one of the best book series ever done .. and this 3 book set is in great shape. Packed full of photos and covers lots and lots of really cool ships. FOB and Bills mutual efforts shows and glows throughout the book.
This is one of the first Liner books I ever read … it was available in my JR High Library
(Go Huskies!). There are great drawings on the title page of every chapter and lovely photos at the center of the book.
Great story and full of good info.
GREAT BOOK! The dust jacket shows a little wear and the book itself is in great condition. I just love FOB’s work and sketches. The book covers ships from the pre revolutionary war period all the way to about 1976. Lovely book, this is a later version that he enlarged and enhanced.
Excellent reference book for making water line ship models by the famous North Atlantic Captain EC Talbot Booth. Lots of vessels are covered my favorite being the Empress of Britain. Some wear to the fabric cover … but in sound shape.
Really nice new- non vintage set of playing cards with a fantastic image of the mighty Mauretania. She held the speed record for 22 years and then finished her days as a lazy white cruiser. Unused and Still in the plastic wrapper.
Out of print and certainly one of the Best Normandie books you can own … excellent references and photographs … you can’t beat this one for it’s detail and quality. In Great shape .. the prior owner added a super plastic dustcover protector. Some Color and a full ship cutaway.
Billy’s second Dover liner book .. and one of his best. This one covers the Liner fleet from the famous German 4 Funnel racers right up to 1927 just before the Ile de France. The photos references here are wonderful ..lots coming from the FOB collection that Bill used over and over again in his works. This is another one of those must have quick references.. excellent like new condition.
Another one of Bill’s good dover books .. and certainly abound with quality and rare photographs … some from the files once kept safe in in Frank Braynard’s basement! Bill’s Dover books are great reference points for many ships. Good condition!
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
Great Voyage issue (#16) that covers many things like Titanic news, J treasure Jones passing as well as a great article on the Grace’s last Santa Rosa and Paula. Great shape and fill of maritime great info!
Interesting set of 19 cards of the “Famous Brittish ship” series … though some ships are certainly not Brittish. From a Viking warrior through the Queen Mary … these are in excellent shape. In the day ,these would have been 2 series of 25 cards each ..today there are 14 from series one and 5 from series two. Edgar Pullin was the artist fort he cards …I especially love the WS Olympic card!
Great issue of the SSHSA’s steamboat Bill … lovely picture of the burned out Angelina Lauro on the front cover … and the Sea princess ( Ex-Kungsholm) on the back cover. Inside the are lots of different articles … the best is on the last voyage of PO’s Arcadia. Great shape with a little scuffing to the covers.
Good old “Slap in on a plaque and sell it’ Gene Darcy… He made a fortune selling items salvaged from the great liners in the late 60’s and early 70’s. While a good portion of his merchandise was authentic … some was not, and collectors today always have to be wary. Great little brochure about him and the items he sold from his traveling ship show. Also comes with an unused Story of the Queens envelope.
Probably Bill’s best Dover work ever … His First pictorial on the Great Ocean liners. This book has a special spot in my Library … it was the first book I bought as I was discovering important liners other than the Titanic and Lusitania. This book introduced me to the CPR Empress Of Britain, Leviathan as well as the President Hoover. Just a very good book over all … Bill’s best Dover book. Crammed full of wonderful photos … many and most from the FOB collection! Excellent reference book.
Lovely magazine for the Port Of NY .. covering all sorts of service and amenities. There of course is a section on Liners and Cruise ships .. which were in their last real LLR Hurrah at the time. The cover sports a Lovely photo Venture Cruise Lines Sea Venture… one of the later day Princess Love Boats. Excellent condition and full of information you will not find elsewhere.
A Later Dover creation from Bill Miller… this one dedicated to American Passenger ships. From the early St Louis and others .. to the Mighty SSUS this book is full of wonderful photos. Bill sure has the monopoly on these types of books and these are great quick informative references. Love the RWB cover .. excellent like new condition.
Another one of Bill’s many photographic archives of Liners… This one dedicated to their stunning interiors.
Who couldn’t love the lavish deco lounges on the Mary or Normandie or the quiet Americanized interiors of the Manhattan/Washington.
The 20’s Italian Palazzos are shown … which post WW2 became Pulitzer moderne. The book is stuffed full of these photographs, many used form the FOB collection. You can’t beat this as a reference guide…excellent condition.