Certainly one of the most ingenious and interesting deck plans ever done for a ship … and of course for the Normandie herself. These are quite lavish and hard to find in good condition … this one is top drawer! The French Line publicity spared no expense on the Normandie ever.
January 1952 deck plan for the 2 sisters printed on heavier tissue paper that has tinted with age to a nice golden brown. This looks like was never opened.
2 Ile de France baggage tags that have been stuck back to back. One for Mrs. Wm. Rosenthal and one for Misses Jan and Sandy Handmaker … interesting both parties occupying cabin 40. The departed NYC on 12/23 1945 … soon after the war. The Ile was certainly not fully restored to her post war glory and had probably just have completed some troop returns.
Nice catalogue like brochure for the 1974 services being offered by the French Line Ss France and 2 chartered ships the Victoria and the Aquarius. 30 pages of info and different options for the 74 season.
Dated September 1st 1963 the exquisite cuisine was stated in both French and English. The gorgeous cover still life was by Michel Ciry and prominent artist of the day. The date would have been would have been just about a year after her Maiden Voyage.
French Line acted as agents for these 2 exquisite yachts that could be charted to travel the world! The Nicely done black and white interior photos and deck plans are encased in a heavy cardstock and color cover. An interesting item!
Definitely one of the best and only books available in the Mid 1980’s about the exquisite Normandie. A must have and read for any serious collector. The dustjacket has a few bumps and tears and the book is in great condition.
Great Publicity photo for the Rhapsody // formerly the Statendam and prior to her being sold to Regency Cruises. What a long life she had … and thankfully many of her original fittings were save by Peter Knego when she was scrapped in Alang.
Lovely unusual brochure covering Incres charter of their lovely little MS Victoria to the French Lines . Lovely mod graphics and colors.
Lovely SS France Postcard … from a painting done in 1997 by John Batchelor. Brand new and in excellent condition.
Lovely little repo poster featuring one of MM’s square funneled ladies of the 1930’s. would be lovely framed.
Nice folder for the flagships last season … like new with a Brooklyn Heights Agency stamp.
Super Nice fully colored cover for the ship fully stamped and cancelled specifically for the France.
Lovely cover for the SS France … the image is lightly embossed and the envelop is unused … though date is printed as 3/72.
A winter cruise for 1962 covering first class passengers Yves Robichon was the commanding officer.
Another super luncheon menu for 3rd class patrons … with the L’Audacieuse on the cover. Wonderful condition with a little toning.
L’ Audacieuse is featured on the cover of this menu … dated 7/27/1938. Meals onboard the ship would have been amazing … and this one was no exception! Excellent condition.
2 nice “love” letters written by Henry to his dearest Kathleen … while sailing out of NY toward France.
Lovely CGT Bulletin … covers late 1959 and has some great info on the new building of the Mighty France . Excellent condition. Great condition
Superior Funnel graphics adorn this 1974 rates and schedules folder. She would be decommissioned before the end of the 1974 season.
Nice cruise program for the Ile de France, Flandre and Antilles. Lime colored with a few edge bumps.
Lovely maiden voyage cover for the last French Flagship … lovely color and date stamped.
Excellent full color rate folder in French for the lovely mid sized sisters. The cover graphics are excellent … lovely condition too.
Like New … sailings folder for the French line 1963 season.
Lovely little Cruise flyer for the Ile De France and the Flandre. Printed 8/55 and in great shape