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This spoon really surprised me when I polished it.  The gold wash in the bowl and the hand-painted ship with enamel funnels really popped and display the quality and skills with which it was made… read more ›

Glossy full-color foldout deck plan for Britannic’s “Getting There is Half The Fun” Mediterranean cruise of 1957.  It opens to an impressive 44″ x 32″ and includes rates–this was one expensive cruise.  In near mint… read more ›

One of White Star’s most lavish brochures created in the midst of the depression.  This would be one of the last brochures for Adriatic and Baltic.  Celtic and Cedric having already gone.  Runs 24 pages… read more ›

Long-serving Captain Ranson is in command.  He famously commanded Baltic during the rescue of passengers off the sinking White Star Liner Republic in 1909.  In excellent condition.

Some excellent research by White Star china historian Russ Upholster has revealed that the name of this pattern (often inaccurately called “Wisteria” or “Gothic Arch”) is actually “Crown.”  It’s a fitting name because of the… read more ›

Cute White Star Line butter pat.  Fine bone china in the turquoise-and-brown pattern as used on RMS Olympic and RMS Titanic.  Measures about 3.75″ x 2.75″ and in very good condition with some wear to… read more ›

Unusually late dinner plate made for White Star in November of 1934, just before the official date of the merger with Cunard.  The date is impressed into the back of the plate.  One of the… read more ›

One of the first pieces of china in my personal collection was a White Star Line side plate just like this one.  These lovely plates display so well and I have a soft spot for… read more ›

Rarely do we see anything for the White Star liner Cretic, but here is a color log abstract from her.  Dated September 8, 1904, it is framed and matted.  Frame measures 13″ x 11″.

Amazing real photo postcard of Majestic in the King George V Graving Dock.  She looks massive because she was!  Unused and in excellent condition.  This is image 37 from the set.

A real photo postcard in the style of Hoffman showing Majestic’s altar.  Like Olympic, it seems the altar was setup in second class on Majestic.  Interestingly, many of Majestic’s religious artifacts ended up on the… read more ›

I’ve only ever had two other brochures of this type.  This is an 8-page brochure produced around 1919 when RMS Olympic restarted the Southampton service in conjunction with RMS Adriatic.  Majestic and Homeric aren’t even… read more ›

Bronze decorative acanthus leaf from a first-class corridor on Olympic.  When walking down first-class hallways, the decorative coving near the ceiling hid electrical wiring.  These were used to hide the seams in the coving woodwork… read more ›

Probably my favorite of all the gift-shop items White Star Line ever came up with. Even after quitting smoking, I still find myself drawn to the ritual bits of tobacco, particularly as it applies to… read more ›

A decorative strap from a first-class corridor on Olympic.  When walking down first-class hallways, the decorative coving seen in this photo from the Haltwhistle paint factory hid electrical wiring.  These straps were used to hide… read more ›

Olympic’s decking!  This is a nice long section of Olympic’s pine decking.  As with the staircase moulding, much of this was cut up into smaller segments; so very few really long sections survive. This pine decking… read more ›

Extremely rare souvenir enamel lapel pin of the HMS Olympic during her trooping years.  We don’t see war souvenirs for this ship’s war work very often.  She ran Canadians back and forth during the Great… read more ›

Unused and unusual gummed sticker for mail posted on Olympic.  Measures about 2″ long.  Excellent condition.  A small quantity available.

I cannot help but make selections of what I would have ordered had I been fortunate enough to be sailing first class on the incomparable RMS Olympic in 1913.  I learn so much by looking… read more ›

Glass paperweight for one of history’s most storied ocean liners, the RMS Olympic. In very good condition with just a bit of paint loss  to the sky on the reverse-painted image.   Does not detract or… read more ›

A writing pen made from Olympic’s timbers.  These were made custom for me by Ray Cowell, who once owned the paint factory that was outfitted with fittings from Olympic. Measures about 3.5″.

Now available!  A lavishly illustrated history by Brian Hawley of one of the greatest liners ever built — White Star’s RMS Olympic.  Highlights of this 128-page softcover book include dozens of unpublished and never-before-seen photographs,… read more ›

One of the nicer cards ever issued for Olympic.  There’s something very soothing about it.  In great condition (with a bent corner) and unused.

This is my personal favorite postcard of Olympic.  Isn’t she powerful and sleek looking in this image from her gravy years of the 1920s?  This is Olympic back on top after the war.  Don’t we… read more ›

A not-often-seen artist rendering of Olympic on a vertically oriented card.  Certainly post Titanic but could be either pre-war or early post-war period.  Unposted and slight dog ears.

Sterling silver spoon from RMS Olympic’s on-board gift shop.  This pre-war beauty was made in Birmingham and is dated 1913.  The enamel disk of Olympic coming out of a 5-pointed star is impressive.  Mint condition.

The pre-Olympic and Titanic White Star Line silver pattern.  As used on the Big Four and other famous White Star liners.  Fork by Elkington and dated 1909, sporting the famous “mystery” cross. Knife is a… read more ›