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Ocean Liner Collectibles with Price Guide

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Outwater, Myra Yellin, Ocean Liner Collectibles, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.: Atglen, PA (1998), Softcover, 160 pages.

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Back Cover - Ocean Liner Collectibles with Price Guide

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 SS 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

  • Acknowledgement
  • Introduction
    • 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
  • Bibliography

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.
ISBN 0764305816
LC classification (full) NK8552 .O88 1998
LC classification (partial) NK8552
Related names Outwater, Eric Boe.
Subjects Ocean liners--Collectibles--Catalogs.
  • "With price guide"--Cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 160).
Series A Schiffer book for collectors
LCCN 98084404
Type of material Book
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