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Real unpublished photo of the Bremen under construction.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 ›

Exquisite on-board souvenir spoon for the ss Bremen with hand-painted image of the liner in the bowl and an enameled handle with the name of the ship and the NDL key logo.  Measures 4.25″ long.  Didn’t the Germans produce lovely souvenir spoons?

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 ›

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.

Amazing interior brochure for two of Germany’s finest liners, the NDL flyers Bremen and Europa.  32 pages with 38 photographs, including one of the radio room, this is by far one of the best brochures ever done for these ships.   Spectacular cover and stunning interiors.  In great condition with just… 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.

One of the best ashtrays ever made for any ocean liner.  Fully marked on the bottom with a very large NDL logo.  See the archival image for one in use on board.  Measures just over 5.5″ across.  A few small chips on the rim, but otherwise excellent.

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.

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. Plan measures about 37″ x 8″ when open. Very good condition.

Rarely seen souvenir spoon from the ss Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse.  Great portrait of the liner in the bowl with her name above.  What’s interesting is that someone has engraved on the back the date May 10th, 1898, perhaps the date it was bought on board.  Fouled anchor on the… 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 Bauscher Weiden. Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing.