Memorabilia Museum

This page is intended to showcase some of the most important and impressive pieces of ocean-liner memorabilia Luxury Liner Row has offered over the years.  These items have sold and are NOT available!

I am always looking to buy ocean-liner memorabilia, including RMS Queen Mary furniture and fittings, White Star Line items, and pieces from any great liner or steamship line.  If you have items (either an individual piece or an entire collection), please contact me at luxurylinerrow@yahoo.com.


A stunning Art Deco card table from the Queen Mary’s second-class lounge.  It is super lovely with amazing veneers.  The black formica top is original and flips over to a baize covering for playing cards. … read more ›

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This tea-cup saucer was brought up from the wreck of the “Mt. Everest of ship diving,” the ss Andrea Doria.  In the famous “chinoise” (or Chinese) pattern.  Measures about 4.75″ across.  With some staining from… read more ›

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The famous Carlton China Company made all manner of high-quality bone-china post-sinking souvenirs for the RMS Titanic and RMS Lusitania disasters.  Many in the shapes of ancient Roman pottery that had been found in Great… read more ›

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Highly sought-after mid-century standing ashtray from the famous ss United States.  It is so 1952, isn’t it?  I really love it and am proud to put be able to offer it on Luxury Liner Row. … read more ›

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A superb mahogany waste basket from the SS Queen Mary.  Marked on the base “Queen Mary Officers & Engineers, Gregory & Co, Bruton St Ltd, London W1” thus we know exactly where it came from… read more ›

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I am proud to offer an extremely rare item and one of the nicest pieces of Cunard furniture I have ever seen.  This is one of a pair of stunning Art Deco consoles in precious… read more ›

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Cute 1:1250 scale waterline model by Bassett-Lowke of the world famous RMS Queen Mary.  Happily still sporting its maker’s label on the underside and the original blue wooden base with the original cover.  It measures… read more ›

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An amazing table from the second-class Smoking Room of the RMS Queen Mary.   Black base with German silver trimmed surmounted by a fluted column base and topped with a black top. Stands about 1.5′ tall. … read more ›

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One of the finest (and rarest) items I have ever offered for sale.  A first-class dining room chair from Titanic’s sister ship, Olympic, still in the original green upholstery.  Think of all the famous people… read more ›

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Much sought-after pocket watch case recovered from the wreck of the famous Cunard liner SS Lusitania in 1982.  These are getting tough to find for a reasonable price; so little more needs to be said. … read more ›

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Extremely rare and, I might add, quite lovely comforter with a butterfly motive from the ss United States.  What makes this one especially important is it is the bedspread from the Duck Suite.  Even better,… read more ›

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Super-rare staircase sign from Caronia.  It could quite possibly be this exact sign shown in the archival on board.  See the archival on the Queen Mary for a similar sign as well.  I know of… read more ›

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Outstanding pre-maiden voyage first-class deck plan for the s.s. Imperator.  Printed on onion paper, the plan is dated 4-1913 and was printed in the United States.  Measures 36″ x 33″ when open.  Considering it is… read more ›

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Stunning pair of Cunard candle sticks dating to the 19th century.  They are made by Elkington Plate and date to 1870!  They are almost certainly from one of the following ships, which all came out… read more ›

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A superb invitation to the launch of Cunard’s 534.  About 600 of these were printed at a cost of £179.6.11  After years of delays because of the Depression, the Queen Mary was finally launched on… read more ›

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A fascinating set of nine photos of ss Lurline — all taken in November, 1939.  I first thought these might have something to do with the outbreak of war, but visible on the back of… read more ›

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One of the finest brochures ever created for CGT’s only four stacker.  38 on-board photos, interior and exterior, most of which I haven’t seen before.  They are amazing, almost startlingly, clear.  Examples of the photos… read more ›

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Launched by Mary, Lady Inverclyde, in June, 1906, Lusitania set new standards for speed, size, and luxury on the Atlantic.  But then you knew all that!  Cunard and John Brown went all out for Lusitania’s… read more ›

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An exquisite first-class toast rack from the pattern used in the first-class dining room on Olympic and Titanic.  A crushed, identical version of this toast rack was recovered in dives to Titanic back in 2000. … read more ›

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One of the most beautiful pattern of steamship china you can find.  This tea cup and saucer is made by Mintons and was used on board Cunarders before the first world war.  Cunard really splashed… read more ›

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One of the hardest-to-find pieces salvaged from the Empress that you’ll probably ever see.  Standing about 2″ tall, this creamer was recovered before Canada put a heritage order on the wreck prohibiting anything from being… read more ›

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This coffee cup was salvaged from the flattened wreck of Cunard’s Oregon.  The Oregon was the speed holder of her day and had been purchased from the financially strapped Guion Line just two years before… read more ›

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Dating to the 1880’s, this rare soup bowl is a tough pattern to acquire.  Proof that the pattern dates to the 1880’s lies in the fact that numerous examples of it have been recovered from… read more ›

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When the American Line took over Inman, it also took over Inman’s china pattern; thus we see examples of the china marked “American Line” and “Inman Line.”  This 1890’s pattern was used on all of… read more ›

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Great presentation book given to VIP’s who attended the launch of the first Mauretania at Swan Hunter’s yard on September 20, 1906.  One has to wonder whose copy this was.  Measures about 21″ x 16″… read more ›

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I’m proud to offer yet another of the rarest Cunard china items that can be found.  This exceptionally rare platter in the “Sea Shell” pattern dates to the late 1870’s and straddles the time between… read more ›

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Exquisite and highly sought-after fine-bone china demi-tasse cup and saucer.  Commonly held opinion says that these are from the Grill Room of the Europa.  I’m not so sure about that since there is no photographic… read more ›

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Fantastic brass bell made from metal salvaged from the second Mauretania at the time of her scrapping late in 1965.  Here is your chance to own a piece of her.  Cunard saved little from their… read more ›

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The brown-on-brown pattern is one of the most confusing patterns White Star ever produced.  Where exactly was it used?  Why have we not seen dinner plates?  White Star researchers can’t seem to agree.  One of… read more ›

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Extremely rare pre-maiden voyage brochure for HAPAG’s latest and greatest triumph, the Imperator.  20 pages with 24 images, including a photo of the Kaiser on the launch platform with the bottle breaking across the bow,… read more ›

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Exquisitely carved French walnut moulding from the first-class staircase of the Mauretania.  Still in its original finish just like it was taken off the ship.  Marked on the back in carpenters pencil “Boat Deck.” Archival… read more ›

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At some point around the end of the first world war, someone had the bright idea to change the all-white life rings to a two-tone of red and white for better visibility at sea.  The… read more ›

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I’m proud to offer one of the rarest Cunard china items I’ve ever had on the site.  Exceptionally rare platter in the earliest verified Cunard pattern.   This dates to the 1840’s or 1850’s.  Back marked… read more ›

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Collecting 19th century Cunard china would highlight any display cabinet.  This large serving pitcher only serves to highlight that rule.  Dates from the 1850’s or 1860’s.  Considering how small the ships at that time were… read more ›

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Super rare Cadbury candy tin for Mauretania with a fairly accurate full-color portrait of the ship.  No, there is no candy in it!  The condition of the portrait is very good with only slight crazing… read more ›

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Highly sought-after aluminum stateroom vase from the s.s. United States.  Stands 13½” tall and is 7″ in diameter at the mouth.  Cabin number U-73 (first class) written on bottom in pen.  See archival photo for… read more ›

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Scarce turquoise-and-brown creamer.  Stands about 3″ tall and is in excellent condition.  One of the hardest pieces of this pattern to find and one of those types of items that sets a White Star china… read more ›

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As befitted the flag ship of America’s merchant marine, the decoration aboard the United States was very patriotic.  Among the examples, was a series of 50 medallions by Gwen Lux, each medallion representing a state… read more ›

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I’m pleased to be able to offer this life jacket from France’s greatest liner.  Canvas over cork with “Normandie,” “Le Havre,” and the number “56” stenciled in black.  What appears to be a maker’s mark… read more ›

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There’s silver, and then there’s silver.  This immense champagne bucket and stand was designed with a heavy base to keep it upright in rough seas.  Together these pieces measure over 18” tall.  The bucket is… read more ›

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Here’s your chance to own a museum-quality item!  A letter written on board the Lusitania’s last aborted voyage by second-class passenger Elsie Hardy, detailing her daily activities.  Saved from the sinking, this letter has some… read more ›

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Beautifully patterned linoleum floor tiles in alternating shades of green and cream as used in first-, second-, third-class, and crew areas of the Olympic. Archival photographs of the liner’s interior show these tiles in use… read more ›

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Ladies and gentlemen, one of those items that really sets a collection apart.  A spectacular invitation to her launch.  This sports not one, but two, pieces of art by Norman Wilkinson, one on the cover… read more ›

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Produced by White Star for use in travel agents’ offices, this hard-bound travel agency counter book is the best brochure ever produced for Olympic.  Counting this particular copy, I know of only two examples of… read more ›

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And now ladies and gentlemen, for one of you, take a look at the new centerpiece of your collection!  Olympic’s brass starboard running light. Purchased at the 1935 Olympic auction, this light found a home… read more ›

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WOW!  Amazingly hard-to-find deck plan for Cunard’s famous Carpathia, dated September, 1908, and listed as a “cabin plan.”  Looking at the plan, it appears that first and second class were combined into one at some… read more ›

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What an amazing piece of history!  A table from the first-class Ballroom of the ss United States.  Fully marked on the bottom with a metal strip giving its location on the vessel.  Gold-colored legs with… read more ›

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A beautiful side plate from the Club Leviathan.  Very few pieces turn up of this hard-to-find pattern because it was only used in the Club Leviathan and only for a few years.  Made by Kniffin… read more ›

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Cunard’s 1950’s Canadian Quartet had to be one of the last sets of ships that was built in much the same way ships had been built for the preceding 100 years, meaning that they were… read more ›

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