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.
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.
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!