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One of the best brochures ever done for this famous (and ill-fated) Italian liner.  Mostly covers first class but also shows renderings of second class.  Lots of color renderings of her interiors.  The Andrea Doria… read more ›

Unusual diamond-shaped ashtray for Italia dated 7-1937.  Made by Richard Ginori with a pre-war Savoy crown.  In great condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing.  Some loss of gold around top edge.

Beautiful Italian Line pre-war side plate measuring 7¾” in diameter.  Complete with Savoy crown.  Made by Ginori and date marked “38-12” (December, 1938.)  Shows the typical utensil marks.  No chips, cracks, or crazing.

Very nice full-color brochure for the Cristoforo Colombo.  What’s interesting about brochures that were produced after the Andrea Doria sank is that the Italian Line continued to use photos of the Doria in their brochures…. read more ›

First-, second-, and third-class plan for the Colombo.  12 photographs, both on board and exterior.  Ship’s particulars in Italian and English.  Measures 32″ x 29″. Various dates.  By this time, she had been repainted with… read more ›

Crystal from the Italian Line isn’t very often seen, so this one is a treat.  I can’t say I’ve ever had a glass of this pattern before.  Probably for juice, it stands 3.5″ tall and… read more ›

Cute post-war sherry glass, standing 2½” tall.  Near-mint condition.  Four available.  I quite like the subtle hint of angles at the bottom of the glass giving it all the pattern it needed.

Press photo of a single first-class cabin on board the brand-new Leonardo da Vinci.  What an extremely inviting room.  Stamped on the back: “t/n Leonardo da Vinci, Foto E. Binelli, Neg. No 12223. Cabin singola… read more ›

Press photo of a single first-class cabin on board the brand-new Leonardo da Vinci.  Don’t you wish all single cabins thees days looked like this?  Stamped on the back: “t/n Leonardo da Vinci, Foto E…. read more ›

I have never had another one of these.  I am not even sure what it is.  A wine bottle coaster?  Got any suggestions?  What makes it interesting is that it’s NGI and thus predates the… read more ›

“Placing Tourist Travel on a Pedestal.”  The newly formed Italian Line produced this brochure in 1933, the deepest part of the depression.  Thus, like all lines, they were heavily pushing their second-class service.  In this… read more ›

Bold celluloid pinback for the impressive Rex.  In excellent condition.  Measures about 1¼” across.

One doesn’t often run across cool on-board souvenirs from the famous Italian liner Rex.  Dates to the 1930s and likely awarded to a lucky passenger for winning some on-board game on her famous Lido Deck. … read more ›

Very nice pin dish for the Italian Line during the 1950s on the “Sunny Southern Route.”  Measures about 5.5″ x 5.5″.  No chips, cracks, or crazing.

Tissue plan, measuring 38″x 27″, for all passenger accommodation.  The plan is dated June, 1955.  In excellent condition.  One of Italy’s longest-serving and best-loved ships.

Glossy deck plan in Italian and English dated January, 1962.  Getting late for this famed and long lived liner.  Seven photos.  Very interesting photo showing the pre-war first-class dining room still intact.  Compare this to… read more ›