A favored souvenir item for all French lines ships were these commemorative medallions… the onboard gift shops were loaded with them! The casting details on this one is just marvelous, one side is the liner Flandre in profile, the other side is “Flandre” as a personified female figure. This one is in great shape … just no longer has the round “pillbox” container it would have come in when purchased. Just found this one in a drawer this past week.
It was a very special occasion with momentous celebration when the Norway visits Le Havre in 1996… this was her first time in her old home port since 1979. The French never wanted to give her up in the first place… but the Norwegians certainly gave her a long extended life as the Norway. … and always used the prestige of her storied past in their brochures. This is an original panoramic photo…artist signed.
Interesting deck of French Line cards .. sets of 8 cards .. Nine’s through aces. Not sure what cad game this would have been for … nothing I ever played before. They sems to be well used … I”m sure they provided lots of entertainment! Also comes with the well worn box!
Nice stainless steel spoon from a NDL ship with a stamped key and anchor logo. Probably from the 60’s or 70’s. typical use and scullery wear and tear!
A wonderful view of the Liberte near Le Havre harbor. I love the Liberte a lot … wish she would have lasted a little longer and been used at the Seattle Worlds Fair as a hotel ship. Think of all the neat things that could have made there way off her in Seattle and been saved for us future collectors!
French Line: Ile De France. One of my favorite ships for sure! pre war she was the design trend setter, during the war she was a trooper workhorse and after the war she was a stylish life saver. This deckle edged postcard shows her in the LeHarve breakwater post war.
SS France: A wonderful brochure for the the French four funnel Chateau of the Atlantic! How does it get better this? The baby is crammed with pictures of public rooms and detailed information about them. Did I mention this is in almost new condition? .. just a slight crease on the upper cover corner. WOW! Grab it quick!
Oh these French Line lists are great! This is from a 1953 voyage and covers First Class passengers. I’ll let you look through the names …could be somebody famous listed! She was a popular gal on the Atlantic. Excellent Condition.
Early post card sized foldout that unfolds into 16 frames (8 frames per side) showing mostly interior images (14) of the De Grasse and Ile de France. 2 of the other frames show ship profiles and statistics. The remaining 2 are the front and back covers. In French. Good condition with some fold marks at the seams.
Oh the Liberte … viva la france! Here is a pristine introductory brochure for her…. packed full of interior renderings and a center spread profile by the master painter Marin Marie. Renderings cover all classes … exceptional condition!
Ile de France: Directly from her onboard china service are these amazing Limoges Oyster plates. Each one is in excellent shape … All of them have been protected in my china case for years. Lucky for us, some naughty passenger must have smuggled these off the ship inside their steamer trunk.