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Lusitania Stationary with Envelope, Final Completed Eastbound

Item Number: 92754 Sold

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Unused sheet of stationary with its original Cunard Line monogrammed envelope.

What’s amazing about this stationery and envelope (and several other items in the Lusitania section of Luxury Liner Row) is that they were acquired on Lusitania by the Thorp family who took the last completed eastbound crossing in April of 1915, and they have quite a story behind them.  The husband and wife were very adventurous and decided they wanted to see the war first hand.  So they crossed on Lusitania.  Despite having to get a passport, register with the British police, register with the French Police, and go to the British and French consuls’ offices to get permission to go out to the front, in the end, they made it all the way up to the fighting.  The family was booked to return on the Lusitania on May 15, obviously a voyage they couldn’t take.  They changed their tickets to the May 8 crossing of the ss New York of the American Line.

Age has unglued the envelope, but it is still folded up neatly.  Some dirt on stationery and envelope.