Nice good sized AT fir Costa lines… Probably swiped for an onboard lounge. It is brass colored .. but seems to be more like copper weight and feel. Lovely Costa logo and outline of the Frederico C in the back ground.
Tragic and dramatic photo of the Doria right before her final plunge to the bottom. Lots going on in this photo. The sea is broiling around the sinking ship … interesting a vessel is almost tight on top of the turbulence … Some unused lifeboats are floating around in the debris field and the plane buzzes overhead allowing press photographers a full view of the action below. A couple of “age” spots on the photograph.
Great folder in Excellent condition … covers the 1965 season …. includes the introduction of the Raffello, Michelangelo… and then the Leonardo Da Vinci, C. Colombo, Saturnia and Vulcania. Great cover photo of the Leo! Dated December 1964.
Great folder in Excellent condition … covers the 1973 season …. for the Raffello, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and the C. Colombo. Great photos and of course lots of 1973 info.
Wonderful little plan for the beautiful Homeric. Heavier tissue plan in green and white. Includes great plans and photos
Great 1965 rate folder for the Italian line ships (covers all ship and ports) … especially the inaugural year for the Mike and Ralph! Dated 5/65 …Like new condition!
Both were rebuilt Dutch “superliners” and both had tragic ends. The set of card are in good shape.
Interesting folder of onboard stationery, envelopes and a post card for the Doric. Of course these would have been in every cabin for folks to use to write home …. each stationery piece and envelop having a little line drawing of the ship…. Instant good advertising! Insides is a laundry rate sheet, about 5 sheets of stationery, the accompanying envelops, some air mail envelopes and a postcard. The folder has an outstanding image of the Doric on the front … and the Oceanic on the rear! A few cover scuffs … but wonderful!
Lovely deckplan for the Italia! Built for the Swedes before WW2, she came to Home lines after WW@ and really helped to build the Caribbean Cruise market. This is in great shape, Written in English and has several interior and exterior photos.
Swiped from onboard … a lovely green ashtray with gold line lettering. The gold is in great shape with maybe a tiny bit of loss and the heavy green glass is perfect. Great shape… probably for one of the Italian beauties!
Needs to be cleaned.
Lovely metallic souvenir dish for the Andrea C. This is not silver but nice heavy metal that is etched to be 2 tones. Lovely profile of the lovely little Andrea C. really neat little item!
Great little history of the Italian line written in 1973. several nice b/w pictures of various vessels including the REX. About 15 pages, the last several do have crease. Not a common item for the NA market.
Lovely melamine tip try for the Homes Lines Doric showing the form and after decks. Once the pride of the Zim lines as the Shalom… the ship went to Homes lines and became their Doric where she cruises for many years before going to yet other owners. In like new condition!
Lovely program with lovely cover art for the entertainment in the ballroom Feb 9th 1953. Music by Mozart and many others performed by the ships orchestra and special guest entertainers. There are a couple of small punch holes where this was once mounted is someone’s album.
Direct form the gift shop … and still smelling lightly of lovely perfume (probably also bought onboard) Is this wonderful silk scarf.
There is a great profile outline of one of the ships and that is surrounded by scenes of life onboard. The colors are vibrant and I do not see any flaws. Great home Lines “castle” Logo.
A beautiful modern seascape is on the cover of this great little menu … which is written in Italian and English. these second class passengers ate well … I wonder what the roasted partridges would have tasted like(chicken?). Embossed LT logo on the cover. In great shape with browning to the background. Certainly an exquisite deco masterpiece that had too short of a life.
Awesome little sailing schedule for the Italian fleet in early 1937. Great stylized Rex / Conte Di Savoia on the covers. Covers the North Atlantic and other routes.
She and her sister survived WW2 and came back into Italian Line service post with war with the Conte Grande and Binacamano. Though the Grande and Binacamano where all rebuilt the Vulcania and saturnia did keep some of their lavish prewar Italinate interiors. This is a creat plan that is tabbed deck by deck in awesome shape.
This is a great lovely eggcup .. just perfect for your china collection! Love the great grey graphics surrounding the rim.
Outstanding heavy silver Italian Line fish fork. This is marked “Italia” on the backside… love the trident shape…perfect for spearing your fish dinner. Could use some polishing … and shows all the signs of typical onboard usage.
Great 1962 plan for the Saturnia.. she would not be in the Italian fleet much longer. The plan is made out of thin glossy paper and is in great shape.
Great deck plan for the Italian twins. They would only be in service a few more years. The plan is in great shape.. collect every month and year .. this one is from September 1973.
Nice deck plan for the lovely Auggie … dated 1967. In great ship with a light pink cover
A great fold out for the last Italian sisters. This is in excellent condition and covers the ships with pictures and praise! Stunning picture of the Ralph’s dining room … always loved the powered blue chairs and architecture against the shiny bright red flooring material. You can’t go wrong with this little foldout. A little rumple along the top edge… good for framing Includes a really great cutaway of the ships!
The outer edges of this little fold out are bumped .. but the pictures and plans inside of these Italian beauties are stunning. For Lloyd, the 2 ships traveled to India and the far east. The Victoria was just scrapped several years ago after many years of service and owners.. I have the most outstanding set of veneered beds from one of her FC suites.