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Hamburg America / HAPAG

Made by Fürstenberg in Germany, this exquisite fine bone-china cup and saucer date to the time of the Bremen (ex-Pasteur). According to Bill Miller, the Germans were prevented from owning any liners after WWII for… read more ›

Souvenir pocket note pad from the on-board souvenir shop of the “new” HAPAG liners Albert Ballin, Deutschland, Hamburg, and New York. They were advertised as “the ships without seasickness” and as having Frahm’s anti-rolling tanks…. read more ›

Great real-photo card of the Imperator, still sporting that massive eagle, taken from a departing tender. Super view! I have a used and an unused version. The used card is postmarked May 22, 1914. Both… read more ›

Post card showing the difference in size between the newly built Imperator and the newly rebuilt St. Michel’s Church in Hamburg. The Imperator was twice the size! Good condition with some bumped corners.

Impressive set of 17 postcards for Cunard’s R.M.S. Imperator. Cunard operated the seized German liner for about a year right after the war before re-naming her Berengaria. One wonders why they waited to change the… read more ›

Ridiculously cool real-photo postcard of Imperator (probably in Southampton) during the short time as a Cunarder before she was renamed Berengaria. Part of the writing on the back reads: “Imperator, Cunard Co, July 25 –… read more ›

Silk souvenir handkerchief from Imperator’s brief pre-war period.  Now over 100 years old.  It is nearly gossamer like in its delicateness and is in mint condition.  Measures about 11” x 11”

Boy, did the Germans do great on-board souvenirs!  Easily one of the most impressive souvenir spoons I have ever seen for the Imperator (or any ship for that matter!).  Measuring nearly 5.5″ in length, the… read more ›