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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 ›

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 ›

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″.

Extremely difficult-to-find, diminutive after-diner cordial glass as used on Olympic and Titanic.  Measures about 3″ tall.  In excellent condition with no chips or cracks,

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 ›

A ship we see little for, Megantic and her sister Laurentic inaugurated White Star Canadian service and were test beds for the Olympic-class engine technology. Beautiful woven-in-silk post card which is unused and in excellent… 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 ›

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 ›

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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.

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″.

Quarter-sawn oak from RMS Olympic takes center stage with this pen holder carved from her timbers.  Just look at that grain.  These were made custom for me by Ray Cowell, the gentleman who once owned… read more ›

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 ›

A lovely artist card by Norman Wilkinson of RMS Olympic passing Fort Clinton at the tip of Manhattan.  Not one of the more common cards White Star issued for her.  In good unused condition with… 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.

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.

Impressive and decorative silverplated sauce dish.  By our old friends Elkington and dated to 1930.  Perhaps made for Britannic.  Happily, it is in the famous reed-and-star pattern.  Not only is that the world’s favorite White… read more ›

Cute pair of silver-plated corn holders in the Olympic and Titanic pattern.  Made by Elkington and dated 1922.  Well marked with both a house flag and a 5-pointed star.  Measures about 4.5″ long.  Make your… read more ›

Grab this rarely seen White Star Line silver-plated ladle while you can.  Made by Walker and Hall.  In excellent condition and dating to the pre-war period.  Measures about 7” long.