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.
Wonderful folding deck plan that is all inclusive… lots of pictures, generous deck plans, rates, timetables and info! Home lines knew how to do these brochure correctly and efficiently. The old gal was billed as completely air conditioned by this time … she stared her life for SAL decades before as their first Kungsholm. Great conditions with a few tiny holes at the fold lines.
Great little 1952 tissue deck plan for this little lady. The colored areas show rooms that had air conditioning … great amenity and almost required for her warm weather route! In good shape, except for a little notch tear/clip and the very top fold.
Cool and almost pristine Press photo / rendering showing the Conte’s anti-rolling machinery. The text is no longer with the picture .. but it perhaps was touting the new stabilizing equipment. In the end, it was not very successful, and alas the conte did not survive WW2. The photo is in almost perfect shape and printed on rather heavy stock.
Excellent resin trays … these look to have never been used. They are a little bigger than most resin ship trays… and have a much higher edge construction. The Atlantic was one of Home Lines last ships and was modeled heavily on the Oceanic of 1965 and recently was retired from MSC Cruises.
Lovey ashtray from one of the lovely Sitmar “V” ships. These would have been easy free souvenirs for passengers … and also probably available in the gift shop. A nice additional to any collection.
A gem of a color coded tissue deck plan for the little Italian gal! She sure was a good looking little lady … and chock full of lovely Italian art. My favorite item being the Luzatti stairway panels my buddy peter saved and has for sale on www.midshipcentury.com. She like so many others …ender her career at Alang. The plan is in good shape … but does have some extra wrinkles around the fold lines (probably was folded incorrectly at some point).
A very nice DP for the Mike and Ralph … and certainly close to the end of their Italian Line career. Both ships went to Iran to be used as barracks .. and were destroyed from abandonment, abuse and finally enemy missile fire. Love comparing DP’s year to year to see the changes that took place. The plan is in great as new condition.
Nice darling colored tissue deck plan for Lauro’s little Roma. She began life as a WW2 C3 type freighter built in Seattle, and she was purchased by Lauro after the hostilities and rebuilt into their little passenger and cruise ship Roma. She had simple but tasteful Italian interiors and was a popular vessel for the Lauro line. The little deck plan is in great shape with a few folding wrinkles.