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Real unpublished photo of the Bremen under construction.  This is a private photo that has been made into a post card.  Would scan quite well.  Unused and mint.

Super stern view of the Bremen. Real photo. Take a look at the clarity of the image. Great foam in the water in the foreground. I wish an artist could paint this scene in color for us. Excellent condition and unused.

Set of 8 post cards of the Bremen in their original sleeve. All are unused and in mint condition. The location of each image is in German on the back of each card. Probably sold on board. The one I like best is the bridge photo. Cards measure about 6″… read more ›

Great full-color brochure for the ex-Pasteur (bought by NDL in 1959 and renamed Bremen) and the ex-Gripsholm (bought by NDL in 1965 and renamed Europa). The brochure dates to between 1965 and 1970, when the old rivals HAPAG and NDL merged, and runs 22 pages with lots of photos. If… read more ›

Lots of gold on this souvenir demi-tasse cup and saucer from the on-board gift shop of the ex-Pasteur. Probably dates to the 1960’s. Made in Germany with a hand-painted image of the Bremen inside the cup. In excellent condition with no loss of gold.

Large fold-out deck plan for the Bremen. All decks are shown from Sun Deck to G Deck. After being bought by NDL in 1957, she underwent several additional incarnations and sank on her way to the breakers in 1980. Excellent condition.

When I think of a German beer stein, this is the look that pops into my head. Steins like this were and probably still are a “required” purchase for anyone who visits Germany. Stands about 9″ tall and 5″ from handle to front. From the on-board gift shop of the… read more ›

Those precise Germans seem to have thoughtfully dated nearly all of their paperwork, which is handy for us today. This one is dated June 30, 1934, and sports 17 images on 14 glossy pages so will scan magnificently. They had interesting interiors that reflect Germany of the late 1920’s. Very… read more ›

“Comfort begins with Lloyd Service….” Super brochure for second-class on these well-known German liners. Printed in July of 1930. Runs 14 pages and includes 22 mostly full-page images on glossy paper. Not too much is seen for the lower classes on these three liners.


Intriguingly, the Germans could have been the first with a two-ship weekly service.  NDL’s Bremen and Europa were fast enough to do the round trip like the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth; however, they had to go on to Germany after a stop in the UK.  Because of this, a… read more ›

Three fantastic snapshots of Columbus. She really looked sleek compared with her sister Homeric. The extra deck that was never added gave Columbus a low profile. Measures over 4″ x 3″. These would scan extremely well.

Maroon-colored bone-china demitasse cup and saucer. Excellent condition. An exquisite piece. Grab it while you can. These fly off the shelves.

Fantastic demi-tasse cup and saucer in a very high-quality bone china. From the pattern as used on the Bremen in the 1930’s, happily all the cups are actually marked with the date of manufacture as 1938. Don’t you just love it when the china is thoughtfully dated for us collectors?… read more ›

Every ocean-liner company had to have egg cups, and they are quite collectible these days. These examples from the Bremen are no exception. Stands about 2″ tall and in perfect condition. Dates to the 1930’s.

Impressive and much-sought-after bakelite on-board ashtray from NDL’s sleek liner Europa, sister of the Bremen. Has an image of Europa and the Bull in the bottom, which is very similar to a statue found on board. In excellent condition.

Evocative cover art…. An “Abschieds-Essen” (or Farewell Dinner) menu dated September 14, 1934. Nowadays you get a fake leather booklet made in China and a poorly printed menu dictated by the head office swapped out daily. Don’t let the corporate cost cutting get you down, though. Going on a Cunard… read more ›

Unusual aerial view of the new Europa at dock in Hamburg. Oversize card that measures about 6″ x 4″. Unused and with statistics of the liner on the back.

Great photo card of the Europa sailing probably from Hamburg. Oversize card that measures about 5¾” x 4″. Written on in old German script and posted in, what looks like, 1931. She still has her squat original funnels. Statistics of the liner on the back.

Superb postcard of Europa racing past a light house. One of my favorite ocean-liner advertising images. The ship looks like she is about to leap out of the water! Excellent condition.

Amazing complete set of 15 interior (with one exterior) real-photo cards of the Europa. Set is still in its original over. Cards measure about 4″ x 3″ and are exceptionally clear. They would scan amazingly well. Comes with the original list of cards included in the set. All are mint…. read more ›

Great set of six real-photo interior cards for the German greyhound Europa. The interiors of the Europa and her sister Bremen are certainly different from what was being produced in France and the UK at the time. I think I like it! All are unused and in great condition. These… read more ›

Cruise plan for the Europa (ex-Kungsholm). This was her second incarnation. After sailing for NDL for about 16 years, she became the Columbus C and sank in Cadiz, Spain, after hitting the breakwater in 1984. Plan measures about 37″ x 8″ when open. Very good condition.

Information card for passengers on a cruise to Cuba in 1904. This one is for Santiago and has points of interest, restaurants, cab fares, excursion rates, etc., listed. Excellent condition and measures 4½” x 3″. Edges are gold leafed. A great item from the earliest days of cruising for pleasure.

Dating from the 1930’s, this pattern was probably used on the Bremen. Measures over 4″ x 7″ and stands 2″ tall. Like most good German china, it was made in Bavaria in this case by Bauscher Weiden. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing.