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A brass “dog,” or nut, that was screwed down to secure the porthole/deadlight on the RMS Queen Mary.  These are not often seen as the majority on the ship were welded on after she arrived in Long Beach to prevent them being taken as souvenirs.  I own two (including this… read more ›

A rarely seen ash bin from the first-class staircase of the Queen Mary.  Sycamore veneered and fully marked on the bottom with its location on board.  These could be found in most public rooms in first and second class.  Highly useful today even if you don’t smoke as Cunard themselves… read more ›

Only during her first year of service did the Queen Mary sport in-service ashtrays that were emblazoned with her name.  Like the ones on Normandie with her name, Cunard White Star found that these ashtrays quickly disappeared as souvenirs.  They were rapidly replaced with ones that simply had the company… read more ›

Do you wish you could have been a member of the Queen Mary driving club?  Here is your chance.  This item comes from the collection of Ron Johnson, Operations Manager of Cunard in New York.  He started with the company in 1926 and retired in 1971.  I recently purchased all… read more ›

WOW!  What a brochure for Queen Mary!  I consider this one of the two the best brochures ever done for the ship.  The word “brochure” actually doesn’t do this piece justice.  It’s more of a book. Given to passengers on the maiden voyage, this brochure has a faux-leather cover with… read more ›

The style and wording of the brochure tells me it is post introduction of the jet.  Lets say very early 1960s.  Filled with lovely color renderings impressing on you how relaxed and enjoyable a Cunard crossing can be.  Eight pages of details about the crossings.  Does not yet contain the… read more ›

One of the two best brochures produced for the RMS Queen Mary!  The famous gold-foil brochure, dating from her first full season on the Atlantic.  She absolutely glows in the photos! The brochure is dated April 20, 1937, and I have often wondered why Cunard waited a year to put… read more ›

It is no secret that the pre-war items from Queen Mary are more collectable than post war.  In fact, that is as it should be with age and rarity so often going together.  This booklet was produced to celebrate the Queen Mary’s launch on September 26, 1934, by Her Majesty… read more ›

A fantastic tour booklet outlining what would be a great tour of the Queen Mary even today.  When you visited the ship in the early 1960s while she was in port, this booklet outlines your route.  Just about all the main spaces are covered including the Observation Lounge (which by… read more ›

Perhaps the best brochure Cunard did for tourist class (pre-war second class) on the Mary.  The front and back pages are tissue with drawings of the ship and passengers aboard.  Six photos showing what John Maxtone-Grahm called the Queen’s Normandie-killer class.  In very good condition and like all things pre-war… read more ›

One of the best brochures you can get for the RMS Queen Mary.  If you wanted to know anything about the woods used on board, this is the booklet you need. 32 pages with far too many images to list, some in full color.  The author takes  you on a… read more ›

Attractive and useful third-class bunk ladder from the famous RMS Queen Mary.  In very good condition and made of solid mahogany.  These are useful and good looking by your bookcase.  See archival for one in use on the Queen Mary.  Measures about 55” tall x 14” wide at the base.

Oliver Thomas Harvey was an engineer born in 1901.  He began with Cunard in 1931 on the RMS Berengaria.  He stayed with Berengaria for several years, and must have performed well since he was transferred to the new brand-new RMS Queen Mary.  He joined the ship in April of 1936… read more ›

An extremely rare item from one of Cunard’s two greatest money earners, the RMS Queen Elizabeth.  This solid sycamore chair was originally made for one of her suites.  It is not generally known, but Cunard spent heaps of money in the late 1940’s to bring all the ships in the… read more ›

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Two amazingly comfortable solid-mahogany chairs from second-class cabins on the Queen Mary.  These chairs have a fascinating history. Originally used in second class on aboard the Mary, these chairs were eventually transferred for use on Caronia.  This may sound like an odd thing to do, but transferring furniture from ship… read more ›

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Useful and cool bent tubular metal Queen Mary chair.  It is marked “Q. Mary, Staff Captain” on the bottom.  Because of the Queen Mary’s extreme popularity there was always a lot of need for extra seating.  Thus these overflow chairs were brought in for situations like that. This chair was… read more ›

Absolutely fascinating original logbook from RMS Queen Mary’s war years.  It’s all here, running 157 hand-written pages from February 8, 1942, to February 24, 1948. Covering, of course, all the highlights for the war years.  Want to know what speed the chief engineer felt it was safe to drive her… read more ›

Impressive and beautiful English crystal goblet made by Stuart Crystal (and supplied to Cunard via Stoniers) for Queen Mary’s last few months of service.  These are of incredible quality and were all marked and numbered.  This comes with its original card and is numbered 31 out of 2000 produced, a… read more ›

It seems that throughout Cunard’s history, the company rarely marked their crystal with a company logo.  That fact makes it tough to find in-service items for ships like the Queen Mary.  This third-class water pitcher is impressive, and is the only large piece of crystal from the Mary that I… read more ›

This is one of the best items I have ever found for Luxury Liner Row. “You are here” deck maps from Queen Mary.  Given the attitude of the owners of the QM at the time of the conversion, it was always assumed that these plans  were simply tossed into a… read more ›

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Want to have most of the entire passenger sections of the ship in a single deck plan?  Look no further than this much-sought-after cruise plan for the Mary.  You’ll note that, although it appears that all third-class cabins were available to be booked, many of the third-class public rooms were… read more ›

Dated January, 1953, this plan is by far the best ever done for her.  Cardboard covers with gold leaf and innards printed on glossy paper and chock full of color photos make this deck plan stand out.  Grab it because I only have one, and it will grow wings!  Excellent… read more ›

Glossy full-color first-class deck plan from the 1960’s.  Shows all the changes made to first class throughout the post-war years, including the Observation Bar and the forward first-class cabins on A and B decks being given to third class.  The plan is in excellent condition with very little scuffing.  These… read more ›

A tourist-class pre-war plan dated August, 1937, which was revised in March, 1938.  This glossy plan is more like a brochure than a standard deck plan and was used to showcase what John Maxtone-Graham refered to as “Queen Mary’s Normandie killer” — her amazingly well-done second class!  12 photos and… read more ›

Pre-maiden voyage plan dated January 6, 1936.  Three photos.  This plan shows the original configuration on B Deck of the third-class public rooms as a single lounge.  Before the maiden voyage, this was changed to two separate rooms as it still is today.  Excellent condition.

Beautiful Staffordshire pin dish with the famous painting by C.E. Turner.  Measuring 5″ across, this dish is made of fine bone china and is in near mint condition.  Enhance your collection today with this beautiful display piece. Staffordshire must have really missed the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth when they… read more ›

A pin dish for the RMS Queen Mary with the famous painting by C.E. Turner.  Measuring 5″ across, this dish is made of fine bone china and is in near mint condition. Enhance your collection today with this beautiful display piece. Staffordshire must have really missed the Queen Mary and… read more ›

Very well-made bone china souvenir plate as sold in the gift shops of Cunard’s Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.  As you would expect, this was produced by Staffordshire.  This not-often-seen plate shows the images of both ships.  Near-mint condition and measuring about 7” in diameter.

A superb example of pre-war Cunard White Star cabinetry.  This dresser from second-class is made of solid mahogany.  This is how high-quality furniture was made 80 years ago — built to last!  However, the costs were simply too high post war to continue on with such largess,  and Caronia and… read more ›

A souvenir “Rolstar” lighter from RMS Queen Mary’s on-board gift shop.  I love the huge amount of tobacco related items produced for the great liners.  This small table lighter is a great example.  Great condition.

The French Line went for commemorative bronze medallions in a big way.  More than five were produced for Normandie alone.  Cunard?  Not so much.  They could not resist doing a medal for the Queen Mary, however.  And what a medal too.  This fine bronze medal was designed by Gilbert Bayes… read more ›

One of the most collectible items ever made for the Queen Mary.  A Chad Valley take-to-pieces model.  As you can see from the photo, each deck pivots revealing a detailed color-coded deck plan, handily numbered for use with its corresponding key chart, which is included along with the original box. … read more ›

Passenger list with fantastic embossed covers of the Queen Mary.  Tourist (second) class from September 15, 1937.  Filled with the typical on-board information you would need to know.  Also full sailing schedules included.  Great condition with one small repaired tear on cover.

Return maiden voyage passenger list for the world’s most popular ship.  Dated June 5, 1936, this is a first-class list for her voyage from New York to Southampton.  The liner was filled with a veritable Who’s Who in Cunard history, including Sir Percy Bates, John Austin, Stewart Bale, Alfred Booth,… read more ›

Portfolio of 12 pre-war images of life on board the Queen Mary, each photo measuring about 9.5″ x 8″.  Among the photos included are the Verandah Grill, the first-class Swimming Pool, the third-class Garden Lounge, deck sports, etc., and each photo has a description of the scene on the reverse. … read more ›

Silver and reverse-painted butterfly wing pin dish from the RMS Queen Mary.  These were sold in her on-board gift shop.  In very good condition with no “evaporation” to the butterfly wings but some cracking to the black in the hull.  It measures about 2¾” across.

Popular Stratton enamel lapel pin from the post-war period and sold in her on-board gift shop.  Comes still attached to its original backing.  Excellent condition.

Final transatlantic philatelic postal cover from the Queen Mary.  Posted at sea during the crossing.   In excellent condition.  Comes to us from the collection of Ron T. Johnson, Cunard’s New York manager.

Perhaps the best brochure from the famous “Getting there is half the fun” series!  This one folds out to cover the incomparable Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.  Dating to the mid 1950’s, there are 14 full-color images from both ships on glossy paper.  Not often seen and in very good… read more ›

And they’re off! A playful piece of Queen Mary history. One of the wooden horses used in the first-class lounge for afternoon horse racing. If you had to choose a number, I suppose No. 1 is the best! Gambling of all types was a popular pursuit in the smoking rooms… read more ›

A perfect little Art Deco table originally from the White Star liner Britannic of 1930.  Transferred to the Queen Mary after Britannic was taken out of service, this solid mahogany table found new life in the tourist (3rd) class lounge that was added to the Mary’s forward Promenade Deck in… read more ›

Gold-plated and enamel tie clip from the Queen Mary’s on-board gift shop.  In great condition.  Still on its original card as sold on board.