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The world famous Canberra.  She served her owners and country for 36 years.  These plans are dated 1969 and thus before her conversion to full-time cruise ship.  In good condition and measures about 26″ x 22″.

The world famous Canberra.  Need anything be said?  We all know her story, including her brave service during the Falkland Islands War and her huge popularity and long life.  These plans are dated 1969 and thus before her conversion to full-time cruise ship.  In good condition and measures about 26″… read more ›

Super-clear photo of this very early P&O ship from the 19th century. Some slight tears to the bottom edge that does not detract or go very far into the photo. Would scan amazingly well. Measures about 8½” x 11″.

These famous P&O liners were built in the mid-1920’s. Oddly they came into service with old-style quadruple expansion engines. As P&O soon discovered, they did not live up to their requirements and were too slow for the Australian run for which they were designed to give P&O a fortnightly service…. read more ›

I think I have to start this description with another question:  What is this?  I don’t think it is an ashtray, and I doubt it would be durable or even large enough to be a wine coaster.  Any thoughts?  It measures about 4¾” across and has some slight crazing and… read more ›

Chusan, like most of the P&O post-war ships, had a varied life that was hampered by the drop in traditional liner traffic.  Very good condition dated 1970 and measuring about 26″ x 22.

Chusan, like most of the P&O post-war ships, had a varied life that was hampered by the drop in traditional liner traffic.  Very good condition dated 1970 and measuring about 26″ x 22.

Super coffee cup and saucer in the pattern used on board the Strathnaver, Strathaird, Strathmore, Strathallan and Stratheden in the 1930’s.  This durable and pleasingly simple pattern was used by the company for many years.  These are in excellent condition.  A small quantity available. $55.

Beautiful embossed cover on this Christmas menu from 1907.  Slight dirt on the cover.  P&O’s Latin motto “Quis Separabit” means “Who Will Separate Us?”  P&O still use the very cool rising sun logo to this day.

A fine foldout plan for Iberia issued June, 1970.  She was built by the famous Harland and Wolff firm in Belfast.  Sadly, her life was marred by many accidents, and she was scrapped because of all her issues in 1973.  Excellent condition.  Measures about 26″ x 22″

Excellent condition plans dated 1970.  Isn’t it interesting that the UK chose not to invest in its world-class merchant fleet and shipbuilding industry in the 1950s?  These P&O liners were built nearing the end of UK dominance in the field.  Without modernization and updated techniques other nations have fully eclipsed… read more ›

A seating plan for the guests at the post-launch luncheon of P&O’s Iberia on January 21, 1954.  The inside of the plan shows the arrangement of the tables and lists every guest in attendance as well as the seat they occupied.  Some pencil marks on the back next to a… read more ›

The amazing Oriana of 1960.  These plans show her with her liner-service setup before she went to full-time cruising in 1973.  She was one of the fastest ships ever built. reaching over 30 knots on her trials and, of course, earning the famous Golden Cockerel which was the internal speed… read more ›

The amazing Oriana of 1960.  She was a ship that people loved to hate.  In some people’s opinion, she was one of the least attractive ships ever built.  I like her quirkiness!  These plans show her with her liner-service setup before she went to full-time cruising in 1973.  In very… read more ›

Fine foldout plan for the Oronsay. which was, of course, built as an Orient liner.  P&O and Orient Line merged in the 1960s; thus bringing Oronsay under the P&O umbrella.  Excellent condition plans dated 1970.  Measures about 26″ x 22″

First-Class deck plan for the Orsova.  Like all of the 28,000 tonners, she was built in the early 1950s and served until the mid 1970’s.  Excellent condition plans dated 1970.  Measures about 26″ x 22″

Quite a rarity, an official P&O Christmas card.  Interestingly, both the “from” and “to” fields have pre-printed names.  Probably produced in the on-board print shop?  In excellent condition.  Dates to the 1920’s.

What is this?  Does anyone out there know?  It is like a cake server but it is also like a bowl.  If anyone out there knows please let me know as I am very curious how this lovely footed serving dish was used.  It measures just over 9½” and is… read more ›

A passenger list for a UK round-trip Mediterranean cruise on June 8, 1935 on board the Strathnaver.  R. Harrison is in command.  In excellent condition and includes a table seating card for the forward dining room.

Such splendor in second class.  Note the full running water sink and real punkah louver ventilation.  Very advanced for 1929.  Still, I suspect her passengers appreciated these comforts on the long hot voyage to India.  Fantastic Stewart Bale photo measuring about 9″ x 11″.  In excellent condition, crisp and clear.