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!
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.
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 jest before the Ile de France. The photos references here are wonderful ..most 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.
Buddy Peter Knego is no stranger to any shred of information involving Ocean Liners and related endeavors .. and his first Indian scrapyard adventure DVD “On The Road to Alang” covers his series of journeys to Alang to document the glut of older tonnage that was retired in the early 2000’s. The video footage covers many ships recognized from their days of crossing or cruising: Empress of Canada, Ivernia/ Franconia, Transvaal Castle, Winston Churchill and Stella Solaris just to name a few. These trips also served as rescue missions for Artwork, Furniture, Fittings and other memorabilia from these retried ladies … with rare scenes of the trader’s yards. A topic that is rarely covered, PK gives poetic tribute to these lovely ladies as they disappear before our eyes into bits and pieces … all to fuel the Indian economy and provide needed work for the local workers. Sealed and Brand New!
Nice earlier issue of SSB … my favorite maritime publication. This issue has great mini articles about travel on the North Atlantic in the 1870’s and well as the North and South American using the new locks of the completed Saint Lawrence Seaway. Also full of news tidbit from around the globe. Great condition!
Super issue of SBB … lovely main feature for the Cunard Countess and Mississippi Queen. My Favorite Maritime publication … by far … these issues are chock a block full of info! Like new condition!
Volume One of Kludas’ amazing book series on Passenger Ships. A delightful man, Arnold Kludas is known as Germany’s equivalent to the American pioneer Frank Braynard. The book contains excellent encyclopedia-like info for Ocean Liners from the way ahead of her time Great Eastern through the sinking of the mighty Titanic. A must have for any enthusiast .
4 lovely postcards of the QM … once she had arrived and became the Tourist Attraction for Long Beach. @ of the card even cover the Spruce Goose… which was Howard Hughs enormous wood plane designed for use in WW2 … he flew her only once after the war ended. The Goosey was moved to Oregon to another museum about 5 years or so ago. The cards are in great shape.
Nice crystal clear glass mug for the lovely Westerdam. The ship is outlines in gold and black and the cup is made from molded lobes of heavy glass. Certainly an onboard purchase as a memento or gift.
Nice a souvenir mug from the SP. This rich dark blue ceramic mug has the ship outlined in gold and includes her vital statistics. Certainly a gift ship purchase, from a descendent ship of the “Love Boat Line”.
Lovey ashtray from the Starward. These would have been easy free souvenirs for passengers … and also probably available in the gift shop. The Starward was one of the four little NCL ships that did so well … Knut was looking for added capacity and decided to purchase the SS France and restyle her as the SS Norway! A Great little ashtray in perfect shape.