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Norddeutscher Lloyd / NDL

Real unpublished photo of the Bremen under construction.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.

Small bone-china ashtray sold on board the lovely ss Bremen, the record breaker which took the crown from the RMS Mauretania in 1929.  Measures about 3″ across and mint condition.

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… 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… read more ›

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… 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.

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… read more ›

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.

Lovely souvenir spoon from the NDL racer Europa.  Exquisite enameled handle with the ship’s name and the NDL logo.  Measures 3.75″ long.  Some loss of plating in the bowl of the spoon.  

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…. read more ›

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… read more ›