Certainly, one of the best “overview” books that sparked many of today’s middle-aged ship lovers’ interest in the then waning days of Ocean Liners. This book is a staple in most diverse ocean liner libraries. I expect JMG is somewhere in purgatory stuck on the tarmac of a jet liner bound for some warmer destination.
A great hardbound history book that traces the development and history of over 30 liners stating with the German Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse and ending with the Russian Aleksandr Pushkin. Of course all the big liners are covered Mauretania-Lusitania, Olympic-Titanic-Britannic, QM, Normandie , United States … but also some lesser knowns get attention like the Cap Arcona ,Felix Roussel, and Willem Ruys. The book ends with “tomorrow” a rather nice overview of cruise liners and the cruise industry.
Ken Schultz was certainly one of a kind … and he never let you forget it! Love him or leave him, his catalogues did truly become “collectible” just as he always touted. There are excellent reference books and filled with good descriptions and photos … but by todays “internet” standards … the pricing here is a touch HIGH. Ken produced these by hand … so over time the pages do become loose … but this volume seems to be in really good order. Fondly know as the “Normandie” issue #35 mainly covers the French Beauty … but does cover other ships as well. There are some writings and “wish list” notes on the inside by a prior owner. Get it while it lasts!
These are typically great folders full of each shipping lines and ships individual schedules and whereabouts.
Nice Picture-coffee table book of all sorts of ships built and sailing in the 20th century …with a nice section on ocean and cruise ships. It looks like this was printed in 1977 … and given as a gift to a Lars Berger for Christmas that year. It is inscribed to “My Favorite future Ships Master … I hope he made it! Good condition and covers all sorts of maritime craft.
Lovely magazine of the Oceanic Navigation Research Society “ For people who love Maritime History”. Packed with Maritime history … this issue mainly covers the American and Inman Lines. Also a nice “Boston Mails” article and the search for Titanic Part one!Great condition with Royal Viking Sea on the front and rear covers.
Exceptionally lovely article for the Queen Mary with may unusual Interior and behind the scenes interior photos. Also a super 25th anniversary celebration article.
Filled with interesting and detailed articles on various ships … a lovely feature article on Exploring NYC’s Titanic Memorials
Filled with interesting and detailed articles on various ships … Including a nice article for the Queen Mary by the late Robert Lenzer.
Lovely several page article w/ photos on one of my favorite Great Lakes companies ..the GBL. There twin sisters The North American and South American were fixtures on the lakes till the mid 1960’s .. the GBL also operated the Alabama in the 40’s .. and used her as a parts ship for the other 2 boats until their demise. Once of my biggest regrets was not making time to visit the South American in the early 1990’s before she was finally scrapped.
Dubbed The Factual Story of a Great Ship” .. a nice souvenir booklet done for the Mary early in her hotel career in Long Beach. Certainly dated to the 70’s …. The ship has been through a few owners since then … including Disney. A good quick reference guide to her service history and early LB years.
Excellent copy of the famous book done in the mid 1990s by author James Steele. This book is exceptionally well written and loaded with excellent photos, graphics and lovely artwork. This is printed on super high quality paper and is hardbound. A must have for any Queen Mary Lover … one of my favorite newer books on the Mary.
Nicely framed reproduction agency print for the French Lines little Flandre in the early 1920’s. typical toning and a little moisture blemish. This poster is from my pal Peter Knego’s personal collection. I will have the quote shipping for this item specifically … the site shipping calculator will not be accurate.
Nice souvenir ceramic ash tray from the mid 1980’s which also features Howard Hughes “Spruce Goose” airplane. Excellent condition.
One of Bill’s great Dover picture books and inscribed with his loopy pen. Lots of great photos and information in his typical Dover snippet style. A good BM book!
Great Tile Coaster showing the 1930’s Statendam. Lovely Coaster in it’s original Cardboard holder.
Nice flyer guide on the voyage through the canal zone. These would have been available on any cruise through the canal … this particular one has a photo on the QE2 inside and well as tankers, freighters and other craft.
Ken sure did put together a great array of items coupled with some serious East Coast attitude. If you didn’t already know what a nice guy he was … he had no problem telling you. Ken passed away about a decade ago. Wonderful items and descriptions! The catalogue is almost collectible as the items are! As typically happens .. a few of the pages are loose.
Great set of 8 reprinted postcards for the early days of Ocean Liners. Good condition and wrapped in plastic.
Great little puzzle for the Queen Mary … more than likely bought onboard in one of the the hotel gift shops. Excellent condition … the puzzle pieces are still sealed.
Excellent catalogue for the Exhibit that ran rom January to April 1980 at the Cooper Hewitt. 40 pages of history, information and photography.
Excellent book on the worlds passenger liner projects that never came to fruition.Some like the 2 Stockholm’s were actually built and never saw service or others that never left the drawing boards … like the SS Unites States sister-ship Project.Like New condition hard to find.
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.