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.
Home Lines did such marvelous deckplans in the 70’s .. and certainly this one does not disappoint! It is almost completely dedicated to the ship with colorful pictures and color coded plans on 8 double sided pages .. the center spread covers cabins and rates. A few scribbles and scuffs … but otherwise in great shape! The plan was issued 8/1/1974.
Excellent counter card for the Oceanic and Atlantic … showing the Atlanic being escorted by smaller watercraft. The Atlantic was the second to the last ship built for Home lines and joined the Oceanic in 1982. There were both eventually sold to Premier to become sister “starships”. This came from the amazing Braynard collection that covered all aspects of the maritime world.
A lovely counter card for the Home Lines Oceanic. She was going to be a crosser… but the plans changed and she became an amazing cruiser. Her rooms were filled with the highest caliber of modern Italian design and art. sadly, she wis ending her days. I will miss her! The edges have a few small bumps , and there is a u shaped bend above the word “built”.. otherwise excellent!
Lovely diamond shaped light for the Scrapped Victoria. I bought this from buddy peter Knego … but alas, the spot I have planned to use it in is now designated to another fixture. These were very similar lights to ones used on contemporary Italian ladies the Doria , Colombo etc. The paint and surfaces will need some attention! It is extremely well made … and is ready for you to restore, rewire and enjoy its 50’s magnificence. This baby is heavy, I may have to quote shipping.
Straight from the Homeric’s gift shop onboard, is this nice little leather like coaster set. The 6 coasters each have onboard scenes pressed into their top surface in gold. Excellent shape and totally usable.
Good luck charm from the Victoria… complete with a lucky horseshoe attached. Lovely souvenir item from her onboard gift shop in excellent condition. She finished her days at Alang … and was stripped of her midcentury wonders and melted into Indian razorblades.
Lovely deckplan cut away for the marvelous twins. They were certainly the last “express” sisters ever built … as the Atlantic trade was certainly waning away. The cutaway is just in wonderful shape … these were the first 2 large liners ever build with the absence of “sheer’ to their decks. Some personal notes.
Starting her life for SAL … she moved to the Home Lines fleet as the Italia. In the mid 50’s she started doing mostly cruising … and probably paid for herself many times over in profits for her owners. The print and frame are in good shape they have been well taken care of for sure .. but could use a good cleaning for the browning patina of age. *** Shipping calculator may not be accurate, I should quote **
A popular souvenir in the 70’s and 80’s were these plates showing “early” sailing ships and different boat types. These would have been great items to purchase to remember your cruise on the like’s of the Home Lines Oceanic or Atlantic. Great shape!
Lovely early gray heavy silk or rayon scarf for the Home lines … that mentions their 3 ships Italia/ Homeric/ Queen Frederica. The names of these vessels circle the Caribbean islands (with working natives) they would have cruised around for there early 50’s schedules. Really good shape, it probably needs its new owner to take it on a trip to the drycleaners!
Groovy 50’s red bakelite ashtray marked “Linea C” … affectionately known as Costa line. Costa started as a grouping of reworked tonnage … their first new building being the Frederico C. Not sure if this ashtray would have ever been aboard the “Frederico” … but certainly the boomerang style dates from around the time of her entry into service in 1958.
A great 1/2 hull model trophy for the Angelina. Hidden under her blue hull and distinctive smoke stack was the old dutch Oranje. Fire gripped hold of her as she was docked in St. Thomas and she was a complete loss … thank goodness most folks were ashore on shopping and sightseeing excursions!. Shiny brass with nameplate … Excellent condition!
Spectacular ivory colored ashtray for the 2 early Home Lines lovelies of the 50’s. Looks like the manufacturer was Sibec and the tray is formed from a hard plastic “Bakelite” material. Great Home Lines castle/crown top …It is in too nice of shape really too good to ever use!
Costa Line Funnel ashtray: A typical must have gift shop purchase for the smoker crowd! This is in great shape with no chips or cracks to the finish .. maybe few little tiny tiny under glaze manufacturing flaws. These always look great on a souvenir shelf!
MV Victoria: A nice travel agency counter card for this trendy little post war cruiser! She started liFe in the 30’s as a traditional looking motor ship for Union castle … and after war was gutted and rebuilt to become a gem of Italian modern design for Incres. This card is in good condition with some edge bumping.
MV Victoria: A nice travel agency counter card for this trendy little post war cruiser! She started life in the 30’s as a traditional looking motor ship for Union castle … and after war was gutted and rebuilt to become a gem of Italian modern design for Incres. The card is in great condition with bright colors!
Direct from an onboard gift shop … a beautiful red hued scarf. Contains lines of script in each corner that say: Home Lines, s/s Homeric, s/s Oceanic and the name of artist … Sommazira. Really nice condition … just like it was taken right off the ship and never worn.
I love these packets! Assembled and handed out at the end of a 1979 Caribbean cruise, this containes 8 daily programs and 13 menus! The covers have some bumped edges … but the contents are supreme! She was enjoying her second life … almost forgotten were the gay French Line Flandre years!
1934 Tourist tissue deckplan for one of the longest serving liners ever! She helped revive Italian Lines service after WW2 and then survived well into the decade of the 60’s … I would have loved to see those Baroque interiors! Very good condition for the age … with the tiniest of pin holes at the meeting of the folds.
Last true beauty for the Home lines! These plastic pin trays were very popular mementos in the 60’s and 70’s! There are in excellent contioion … probably bought onboard and put in a drawer for 30 years and forgotten. I have just heard the Oceanic is now destined for the scrappers =(.
A nice panel folding brochure for the Leo! 12 panels per side …double sided means 24 panels of pictures and information! I wish she were stilll in service! What a looker!