Ocean Liner Collectibles with Price Guide
Outwater, Myra Yellin, Ocean Liner Collectibles, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.: Atglen, PA (1998), Softcover, 160 pages.
From the Back Cover
Man has always been fascinated by the sea. Once it was easy to go to sea, but today the number of passenger ships is declining and fewer and fewer people are able to take an ocean voyage.
This book recreates the ambiance of the ocean liner era by showing the actual objects
Used on board. Each piece of ocean-liner memorabilia is like an Aladdin’s lamp, releasing wondrous memories of that grand style of travel.
Beginning in the late 1890s, shipping lines forged their identities by commissioning unique furniture, china, silverware, glassware, vases, ashtrays, playing cards, menus, and stationery. These types of items characterized the different ocean liners, from the Normandie with her elegant art deco furnishings, to the stainless steel gleam of the s.s. United states, to the old-world luxury of the queens.
It is hard to describe that special feeling of anticipation, that first step up the gangplank, the excitement of hearing the sound of the sail-away foghorn. Cunard promised that “getting there is half the fun.” We think that the next best thing to being on the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth, or the Raffaello, is having a piece of them at home, welcome Aboard!
Table of Contents
- At Sea, or Why Collect?
- How Much Is It Worth? A Suggested Value Analysis and Price Guide
- A Bit of History Sails By, or Get it While It’s Still Out There
- Chapter 1—The Ships: Great Floating Palaces of the Seas
Lithographs, Photographs, Models, and Postcards
- Chapter 2—Advertising and Promotional Materials
Posters, Calendars, Brochures, Log Cards, and Itineraries
- Chapter 3—Bon Voyage- Sailing Away
Tickets, Passenger Lists, Baggage Tags, Steamer Trunks, and Cabin Keys
- Chapter 4—inside Your Cabin
Furnishings, Soaps, Towels, and Stationary
- Chapter 5—Inside the Dining Room
Menus, China, Kosher Service, Glass, and Silver
- Chapter 6—Inside the Public Rooms
Ashtrays, Matches, Lighters, Playing Cards, and Cocktail Napkins
- Chapter 7—Shipboard Festivities
Invitations, Games, Gala Ribbons, Party Hats, Certificates, Tambourines.
- Chapter 8—Gift Items
Bottles, Commemorative Plates, Compacts, Models, Toys, Medallions, Medals, and Pins
- Chapter 9—Dolls
Norah Wellings and Other Doll Makers
- Chapter 10—The Disaster Ships
The Maine, the Titanic, the Lusitania, the Normandie, the Morro Castle, and the Andrea Doria
- Chapter 11—All Around the Ship
Jackets, Rivets, Night Lights, Charts
Library of Congress Catalog Listing
|Personal name||Outwater, Myra Yellin.|
|Main title||Ocean liner collectibles / Myra Yellin Outwater ; photography by Eric Boe Outwater.|
|Published/Created||Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., c1998.|
|Description||160 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.|
|LC classification (full)||NK8552 .O88 1998|
|LC classification (partial)||NK8552|
|Related names||Outwater, Eric Boe.|
|Series||A Schiffer book for collectors|
|Type of material||Book|