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.
Certainly, the best DP and Interior foldouts done for the ship … when she was purchased second hand, rebuilt and brought into the fleet. She would later burn =(. Great plan with good interior pictures as well
A simple deck plan done for the ship … dates from later in her life. Great condition with a little writing and Agency stamp on the front.
Probably the best DP and Interior foldouts done for the ship, I think these were used throughout the 50’s and into the mid 60’s until some of the public rooms were “updated”. Nothing can beat the Zebra room for zany design! Excellent condition.
Excellent fare and sailings schedule for the Queen Frederica in 1967 … Interesting that the graphics show are clearly the Australis … ex America. Tabbed into different sections. Not common for me to find these.
Great textured stock folder for the Greek Line Services. There are several photos and lots of info … for the voyages of the Olympia and Queen Anna Maria on the golden route.
Probably swiped from someone’s breakfast table is this elegant eggcup. Lovely blue Greek line logo with flanking tridents. Excellent condition! $35
Just an awesome double set of cards for the only Greek Line scratch new build, the darling Olympia.
the deck are complete and show a little wear from use. The 2 deck have slightly different images of the ship.
This is the first set like this I have ever had.
Nice fold out brochure showing off the interiors for the lovely Arkadia. She started life as the Monarch of Bermuda but after strenuous wartime service she was sold off to Shaw Savill. Later the Greeks picked her up and used her till 1966 when she was retired. Good condition with some cover scuffs
Great brochure for the first 3 seasons of 1993. 54 pages of information and pictures and includes ships like the Pallas Athena (ex Flandre), Olympic (ex Empress of Canada) and other vessels like the Triton. Excellent condition with lots of info.
Great brochure for the first 3 seasons of 1994. This includes ships like the Pallas Athena ( ex Flandre), Olympic ( ex Empress of Canada) and other vessels like the Triton. Excellent condition
Excellent pink covered plan for the now Greek Queen Frederica, She started as the Malolo or flying fish for Matson. She was WFGibbs first big ship design and she lasted for over 50 years.
Just the best brochure for the Proud little TSS Olympia. She was the first and last all new ship for the little Greek Line and spent a lot of her time cruising the older she became. She survived until just a few years ago as the regal Empress. My buddy Peter sold many items from her original interiors. This is filled with b/w photos of her original interiors (The Zebra room was amazing) as well as a Lovely Dunn colored cutaway (and colored plans) of the ship that will make your mouth water. A must have in excellent shape.
Well … I don’t think I have ever seen another Austrails brochure that even comes close to rivaling this one! There are lush full color images of the public rooms … many of which never changed from her glorious SS America days ( many America lovers will like this brochure too!!!) The brochure also had deckplans that showed how the crafty Greeks reconfigured cabins to hold more passengers and increase their profits. it’s just too bad she ended up being wrecked off the Canary Islands. The brochure is in excellent shape!
Lovely little ashtray for the Greek line. Beautiful partial profile of the Olympia in the bowl of the tray… these were always easy souvenir’s for passenger hunters. Excellent condition.
The lovely “American” lady that started her life as the Kenya Castle and made most voyages from England to Africa. The Greeks bought her and gave her some updating and successfully put her into the American cruise market. This lovely heavy tissue line deckplan was printed in the USA sometime after 1960. Excellent condition … lovely rendering of the ship on the back cover.
An excellent deckplan for the Greek Lady! She was another one of Matson’s pre war lovlies that found life after WW2 and long layup. The plan is made from heavy tissue like paper and has a travel agency stamp from Minnesota. The plan is marked preliminary .. and has no date, but seems to be from about 1966 as the wording inside mentions “she will be” compliant with 1966 Solas standards. Lovely picture of the ship on the back cover.
2 great items for the QAM: the first is a leaflet for the 1974 Bermuda cruises out of Baltimore and Philadelphia. This includes info on the Happy ship herself, room rates and onboard pictures (the guy in the black socks and shorts is a looker for sure). The deckplan is a little yellowed and the prior owner added several notes on various cabin rates.
Nice no frills passenger list for a 1966 Bermuda cruise. Printed on off-white stock … it list’s the folks that would have been onboard. A cute “plain Jane” little bugger!
Nice little deckplan for the Olympia with about 25 great little onboard vibrant color pictures. The Greeks were certainly proud of this little ship … rare for them to have a newly built liner … so adept were they at recycling older ships into new roles and lives. This is printed on heavier stock and the white parts have aged and yellowed a little. One very small 1/4″ tear on a seamline.
Colorful folded multi-page brochure for the Britanis. This does include nice colored deckplans. This was from her 1993 Mexican Caribbean season. 5 nights, $399. She started life as a Maston liner … but after a long life with Chandris, she sailed white hulled and rusty from Tampa on her way to the scrappers.