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.
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.
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.
The little Ausonia was certainly the best know ship for the Adriatica line … and she made trips and cruised all over the Mediterranean. She survived many years and just went to Alang for scrapping about 6 years ago. Buddy PK saved many lovely Luzzatti items from her fittings. The plan is in great shape!
Lovely little set of tissue plans for the tiny Italian combo liner MS Enotria. She sailed all around the Mediterranean carrying passengers and freight to many of the smaller local ports. Never a widely known vessel out on the Ocean … she has quite the popularity in her niche market for Adriatica. this set of plans is colored and shows the class barriers still in play while the ship was active.
Lovely little set of tissue plans for the tiny Italian combo liner MS Enotria. She sailed all around the Mediterranean carrying passengers and freight to many of the smaller local ports. Never a widely known vessel out on the Ocean … she has quite the popularity in her niche market for Adriatica.
Lovely little set of tissue plans for the Italian combo liner MS Messapia. She sailed all around the Mediterranean carrying passengers and freight to many of the local ports. Never a widely known vessel out on the Ocean … she has quite the popularity in her niche market for Adriatica.
Excellent heavy tissue deckplan for the Homeric. She stared life for Matson on the Hawaiian route and was sole to Home lines post WW2. Though she did make some crossings …She very quickly became quite successful as a cruiser and was often used on the warmer routes. She lasted until 1973 … when her engines were so worn out she was retired and scrapped. The plan has come color coding and is in great shape!
Very nice heavy tissue deck plan for the MV Italia . She started life for SAL as the Kungsholm and came to the Home Lines fleet post WW2 … Though initially used on the Atlantic … she turned out to be an early Caribbean cruiser for Home Lines and was a brilliant monetary success. She was sold out of the fleet in the mid 60’s and had a brief stint as a Bahamas hotel … and was finally retired and scrapped. The plan is in very good shape … Lovely line profile of the ship.
Lovely record of some of the most beautiful instrumental songs played by the ships band onboard the last twin Italian super liners.
This is signed on the back by the band members. The cover is in great shape and the record seems to be in good condition too (I do
not have a record player though) Pretty unique!
Great little fold out covering the summer 1962 cruises and voyages to Egypt by the wonderful little Italian ladies.
Of course they were full of Italian art .. Buddy Peter salvaged a huge Luzzatti Stair tower Panel from the Ausonia
when she was scrapped at Alang. Excellent condition.
Pristine deck plan for the little Italian lady … she was pretty cute! The plan is color coded by class… and has excellent furniture graphics: there are even sun umbrellas and table show on the decks! Excellent condition!
A second Publicity rendering for the Conte Di Savoia. Interesting this one is older … the funnels are clearly shown in LLoyd Sabaudo colors. She would never be painted as such … Mussolini combined all the Italian lines under the “Italia” banner before her construction was completed. She was the running mate for the speedy SS Rex.
OUTSTANDING Conte Di Savoia Publicity rendering. The lovely Conte is shown in Italia Colors … so the rendering was completed after Mussolini “strongly encouraged” the various Italian Lines to combine under the Italia Banner. I preferred her over the REX … her interiors were much more modern and “DECO” .. Pulitzer Knew what he was doing! She was destroyed by Allier aircraft toward the end of WW2.
Amazing giant tissue plan for the Homeric. The first class public areas are highlighted in red … and the tourist areas are shown in light blue. There are a few notes from the prior owner … several cabins are marked with passenger names and there are a few hand drawn arrows. I love these added quirks and notes.. it really personalizes the plan. Nice profile picture and rendering of the ship! In great shape.. just a tiny bit of seam separation at the folds.
Magnificent dual set of cards for the amazing Homeric …my favorite Home Lines lady. The cards are in excellent shape one deck has a yellow boarder. the second set in light blue.The ship was quite beloved .. and last until her engines were just too old and worn out to keep in service.
A great view of the Savoia taken from the porthole of the Bergensfjord. Dated December 23rd 1939 … the side of the ship clearly shows there Italian Line markings added after the beginning of WW2. The image of the ship is bright and clear .. with faint wisps of smoke exiting her funnels. Excellent condition!!
Lovely photo of the Conte Di Savoia dated on the back from states it was published in the Boston Herald on November 27th 1932… a few days before he maiden voyage and shows her decks are awash in masses of people. A note on the back states she is the first stabilized ship .. though these stabilizers did prove to be ineffective. Her maiden voyage was marred by and incident that blew a small hole in the side of the ship and caused some flooding. Great condition!
Lovely 7 day Nassau cruise fold out for the Homeric in early mid 1964. I have to hand it to Home Lines … they sure hopped on the cruise business early and developed quite the following. This brochure has deck plans rate schedules and Lots and lots of photos. The 2 Dining room photos are the best I have ever seen for the Lovely ex-Matson ship. Great condition, except for a tape scuff as seen on the front cover.