The French Lines

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Messageries Maritimes: MV TAHITIEN Cocktail Tables

Great Little tables from the Amazing little French combo colonial liner Tahitien which finished her days cruising as the Atalante for Paradise Cruises. As built the little lady had beautiful post war French Deco interiors .. and many of these elements like these tables survived right up until she was scrapped in 2005. Buddy peter Knego saved these tables as well as other items from the ship and they sold out almost immediately. I have decided to part with my pair … and I am sure they will go to a great home. From the patinaed wood construction to their glorious solid brass feet … these are stunning. Solid used condition just as they came off the ship. The shipping calculator will not be correct… I will need to quote shipping.

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French Line: SS France 4 copies of L ‘Atlantique Magazine 1963.

4 great copies of the Newspaper/ Magazine printed onboard the ship in 1963. Filled with all sorts of news od the day and interesting photos and info. In good shape with wear consisted with age.

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NCL: SS Norway Framed Cabin “Ship History” Sign

NCL used every marketing ploy available to keep the Norway booked to capacity throughout her life … and they did so in part by playing on the Ships History as the “France- last of the Great Transatlantic Liners”. A smart move on their part … it certainly added to the mystique of the great ship and probably kept folks coming back for more. These framed cabin plaques were used to explain that rich history and hung throughout all cabins onboard. These do have some signs of everyday wear and tear … but I can only believe a scant few must have been saved. Own your own piece of her history today!

 

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NCL: Early Glass Norway Souvenir Tray

Certainly a popular souvenir for any 1980’s cruise ship … are these lovely trays. This one for the Norway is early in her NCL careers … showing her original configuration and paint scheme. Perfect condition.

 

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NCL: Norway Ashtray #1

Great little “circle in a square” ashtray for the Norway. Excellent unused condition.

 

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French Line: SS France Snow Globe Calendar

Interesting little item for the France … cute little snow globe and calendar combo. The globe is only about ½ full of water … the other half seems to have evaporated over time. The calendar seems to work just fine … but the dates are in French, so I can’t be 100 percent sure if they change properly. A very unusual item none the less!

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MISC: Luxury Liner Row Press Photo 1965

A grand framed press photo dated 7/7/65 showing 8 liners at the docks in NYC. This was certainly the twilight of this era … within a decade many of these ships would be retired or sailing for second lives. The SS United States sleeps in Philadelphia harbor and the QM is currently being renovated in Long Beach harbor.  The press photo is in good condition and is safely displayed under glass.

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French Line : MINT and Premiere PW Ile De France Brochure

I think this was the final premier brochure done for the Ile … and it is exceptionally gorgeous. Full of Interior photos and the lovely MMarie centerfold. This will be a post War centerpiece to your Ile De France collection. Fine Mint condition

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French Line : MINT and Premiere Flandre Brochure

The best brochure done for the little Flandre. Full of large interior photos and the lovely MMarie Centerfold. Excellent, excellent condition.

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French Line: Normandie Menu September 18 1936 Maiden #3 Red

Lovely dinner menu dated September 18 1936 for the over the top deco Normandie. The menu is written  in both French and English and included chef’s suggestions! the cover art is recessed in an embossed frame .. just gorgeous! The maiden is wrapped in a red shaw and is watching 2 men beach a small boa. Small wine stain on the cover.

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French Line: Normandie Menu 18 September 1936 Maiden #2

Lovely dinner menu dated September 18 1936 for the over the top deco Normandie. The menu is written  in both French and English and included chef’s suggestions! the cover art is recessed in an embossed frame .. just gorgeous! Maiden #2 is carrying a basket

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French Line: Normandie Dinner Menu 18 September 1936 Maiden #1

Lovely dinner menu dated September 18 1936 for the over the top deco Normandie. The menu is written  in both French and English and included chef’s suggestions! the cover art is recessed in an embossed frame .. just gorgeous!

 

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French Line: 1924 De Grasse Heavy Placemat

A modern Placement for the De Grasse of 1924. This has a very heavy cork backing  I suppose it could be used as a lap writing board. The De Grasse barely survived WW2 and was rebuilt to initiate the French Line service when the hostilities ended. Excellent shape.

 

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French Line: Ultimate Flandre Brochure

Simply the nicest brochure ever done for the little French ship. Know as the “Flounder” for her limping into NY Harbor on her maiden voyage. This brochure is filled with great interior photos and an outstanding centerfold portrait. Lovely heavy stock cover with a vibrant color portrait of the ship and her “shield” symbol.

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French Line: SS France Menu May 1973

Great little SS France menu from May 1973 … lovely embossed cover and excellent shape.

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French Line: Normandie Slide Rule First Class Deck Plan.

Probably the most exquisite top notch deluxe deck plan ever done for a ship .. and of course it is for the unforgettable Normandie. The trifold plan is in excellent pristine condition … it looks like this was kept in a drawer for the past 75+ years.

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French Line: Ultimate 1950’s Liberte PW Brochure

Best brochure done for the lovely post war Liberte. This the early version of this brochure that was filled with renderings and was redesigned after the Liberte came into service and packed with Photos … this is an excellent brochure! The centerfold is an incredible Starboard photo of the Liberte. A must have item for this lovely vessel.

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French Line: Ultimate 1950’s Ile De France PW Brochure

Gosh-darned-rootin-tootin best brochure done for the lovely post war lle. Her interiors were mostly redesigned and upgraded … but they NEVER lost their early deco influences. Packed with Photos …this is an excellent brochure! Outstanding Marin Marie Centerfold of this beauty that would make Hugh Hefner blush if he liked ships like he likes the gals.!

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French Line: Onboard Playing Cards

Lovely set of playing cards in excellent condition. Gold edges and great house flag and undersea graphics including frolicking mermaids!

 

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French Line: SS France White Hat Ribbon

Lovely white souvenir hat ribbon from the mighty France!

 

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French Line – NCL: SS Norway …Builders/ Conversion Book

A pristine copy of the “Norway” .. the lovely book dedicated to telling her conversion from the France to the Norway story. Written by john Maxtone Graham, the book is rich in text, prose and pictures of the amazing conversion and ship’s story. This would have been the Ultimate souvenir to purchase onboard during her debut seasons  as the Norway. Pristine and gorgeous! … love the richly embossed cover!

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French Line: Playing Cards with Yellow Background

Lovely set of mid 50’s French Line cards with yellow background. Excellent shape for being opened and used  … complete set!

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French Line: Green Background Deck of Cards

Lovely set of mid 50’s French Line cards with green background. Excellent shape for being opened and used  … complete set!

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French Line: SS France Portrait Deck of Cards

Love this double hulled portrait deck of cards for the Lovely large Flagship SS France. Excellent condition for being open and used.

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French Lines: Décor des Paquebots Museum Book

Excellent book of French ship interiors covering a little over a century from the 1891 La Tourraine to the French built 1998 Vision of the Seas. Outstandingly done .. the photographs of Interiors and furniture, artwork and some fittings are just delightful. Don’t miss the section on the Ile de France or Normandie. Of course written in French .. this is a hard to find book. A tiny little scuff to the cover is the only blemish from use.

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