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Cunard Ship's Store Shopping List

Front Cover Cunard Shopping List Brochure, c1938.

Front Cover Cunard Shopping List Brochure, c1938. GGA Image ID # 15eaa9151d

Things you can buy on board Cunard ships at sea.

CUNARD The Largest Passenger Fleet on the Atlantic

Gross Tons

  • Queen Elizabeth 83,673
  • Queen Mary 81,237
  • Mauretania 35,655
  • Caronia 34,172
  • Britannic 27,666
  • Sylvania 21,989
  • Carinthia 21,947
  • Ivernia 21,717
  • Saxonia 21,637
  • Parthia 13,362
  • Media 13,345

Advertisement for Cadbury's Milk Tray Chocolates, circa 1938. Bon Voyage!

Advertisement for Cadbury's Milk Tray Chocolates, circa 1938. Bon Voyage! GGA Image ID # 15eac80b5f

Things You Can Buy on Board Cunard Ships at Sea, At the Shop

Once the gangway has gone and you have settled down to enjoy your voyage it often happens in unpacking you discover that some item of everyday use, perhaps a collar stud or a comb, has been left behind. These are things you can obtain in the shops on board all Cunard liners. And in the pages of this booklet they are listed for your ready reference.

But we thought you would like to know something more about these shops, about the showcases and the great variety of things that can be bought at sea.

When you travel Cunard fine things from fine shops and manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic are within two minutes' walk of your cabin. Much as we would like to, it is impossible in a brief introduction to review all you can obtain from the shops and showcases on board—for all items listed in this booklet between pages 5 and 22 the attendant in the ship's shop is at your service.

Between pages 22 and 26, will be found a list of the goods displayed in the showcases in the First and Cabin Class accommodation of the two QUEENS and MAURETANIA and in the First Class only of other vessels.

These showcases are only available to the passenger travelling in the accommodation in which the cases are located.

In addition to the Company's shops and the showcases, Messrs. Hunt & Winterbotham have shops in the First Class accommodation of the two QUEEN liners where their worsted materials and ladies' knitwear may be purchased by a First Class passenger.

Austin Reed, the men's outfitters, also have shops in the First and Cabin Class accommodation in these two vessels; purchases from these shops may only be made by passengers travelling in the accommodation in which the shops are located.

Whether you travel First, Cabin or Tourist Class you will find the 35mm. Kodaslides available in all shops, an excellent souvenir of your voyage. The slides depict, in full color, the passenger accommodation and exterior of each liner.

Advertisement for Pascall Sweets, James Pascall Ltd., Mitcham, Surrey, England, circa 1938.

Advertisement for Pascall Sweets, James Pascall Ltd., Mitcham, Surrey, England, circa 1938. GGA Image ID # 15eadaca14

BINOCULARS

CHOCOLATES AND SWEETS

  • Barker & Dobson At Home Selection, 1lb. & ½ lb.
  • Barley Sugar Drops
  • Buttered Brazils
  • Creamy Mints
  • Glace Mints
  • Mixed Fruit Drops

 

  • Cadbury-Fry Fancy Boxes Selection Milk Tray, 1lb. & ½ lb.
  • Dairy Milk Bars
  • Fruit & Nut Bars
  • Whole Nut Bars
  • Brazil Nut Bars
  • Bourneville Bars
  • Cream Tablets
  • Crunchie Bars
  • Chocolate Neapolitans
  • Rowntree Black Magic, 1lb. & ½ lb.
  • Dairy Box, 1lb. & ½ lb.
  • Aero Blocks
  • Kit Kat Blocks
  • Polo Mints
  • Fruit Gums
  • Fruit Pastilles
  • Smarties

 

  • Bassett Liquorice Allsorts
  • Bensons Toffees, 1lb.
  • Daintees Assortment
  • Fox's Glacier Mints
  • Mackintosh's Quality Street & Rolos
  • Meltis Assortment, ½ lb.
  • Pascalls Assortment, tins
  • Parkinsons Assortment, 1lb. & ½ lb.
  • Nestles Milk Croquettes & Crackermilk
  • Sharp's Super Kreem Toffee
  • Toblerone

 

Advertisement for Barker & Dobson. Raglan Chocolates, Regal Fruit Drops. Makers of Finer Chocolates and Confectionery Since 1834

Advertisement for Barker & Dobson. Raglan Chocolates, Regal Fruit Drops. Makers of Finer Chocolates and Confectionery Since 1834, circa 1938. GGA Image ID # 15eae4768c

CIGARS, CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO

  • Cigars (Available from Bars and Public Rooms)
  • English Cigarettes
  • Benson & Hedges Capstan
  • Churchman No. 1
  • Craven A Cocktail Sobranie
  • Du Maurier Filter Tip
  • Gold Flake Piccadilly No. 1
  • Player's Navy Cut
  • Senior Service
  • State Express 555

 

  • American Cigarettes
  • Camel
  • Chesterfield
  • Lucky Strike
  • Pall Mall, King Size
  • Philip Morris, Special Blend
  • Viceroy, Filter Tip, King and Long Size
  • L & M, Filter Tip, King and Long Size

 

  • Canadian Cigarettes
  • Macdonald's Export
  • Sweet Caporal
  • Tobacco
  • Capstan—Navy Cut
  • Capstan—Mixture
  • Craven Mixture
  • Edgeworth
  • Four Square

 

  • Smokers' Requisites
  • Cigarette cases, various
  • Cigarette holders, assorted types
  • Cigarette holder filters
  • Lighters, table/pocket, selection
  • Lighter flints
  • Lighter service outfits
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pipes, Barling
  • Pipes, Byford
  • Pipes, Dunhill
  • Pipes, G.B.D.
  • Pouches, tobacco, assorted
  • Pouch/Pipe holder combination

 

Advertisement for Crown Staffordshire Fine Bone China, Tableware, and Ornaments.

Advertisement for Crown Staffordshire Fine Bone China, Tableware, and Ornaments. "May be purchased on board many ships of the Passenger Fleet." When in England, see our craftsmen at work at Minerva Works, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent. Undated, circa 1938. GGA Image ID # 15eae78ca8

CHINAWARE

  • Doulton figurines, character jugs, toby jug sets, Dickens character figures, cocker & pheasant, dogs, kittens. Hummel figures, assorted bone china floral clusters, etc.

COSMETICS

  • Selection of beauty preparations, etc., are available

 

FANCY GOODS

  • Autograph books
  • Barometers
  • Billfolds
  • Bottle opener in case
  • Butter knife in case
  • Butter dish & knife set
  • Bread knife in case
  • Calendars
  • Cigarette boxes, fancy & musical
  • Cigarette cases
  • Clocks, fancy, travel alarm and 400-day
  • Comb in case, petit point
  • Compacts, fancy and musical
  • Danish enamelware
  • Handbags, assorted, leather, luxanhide, pigskin, etc.
  • Handbags, evening     
  • Handkerchief satchets
  • Holdalls, travel, tweed & tartan patterns
  • Indian brass vases
  • Jewel boxes
  • Key chains, novelty
  • Musical boxes, novelty
  • Musical bottle pourers
  • Musical steins
  • Musical tankards
  • Manicure sets
  • Nightdress cases
  • Passport cases Photograph albums
  • Pillboxes
  • Purse/notecases
  • Purses (ladies'), petit point
  • Shopping bags
  • Serviette rings
  • Spectacle cases, petit point
  • Spirit flasks
  • Tea knives
  • Tea cosies
  • Treasury notecases
  • Wallets, selection
  • A selection of miscellaneous fancy goods in addition to those mentioned are also available.

 

HABERDASHERY

  • Armbands, sleeve
  • Ankle socks, ladies'
  • Berets Braces (suspenders)
  • Caps, bathing, Trident
  • Caps, visor, Aertex
  • Cravats
  • Dressing gowns, gents
  • Footwear, Dunlop
  • Garters, sock
  • Half-hose, gents', fancy and Argyle
  • Handkerchiefs, ladies' & gents'
  • Ladies' knitwear, twin sets & cardigans
  • Neckties, fancy, tartan and dress
  • Nylon hose, various
  • Pyjamas
  • Scarves, mohair, tartan and silk squares
  • Shirts, white, non-iron
  • Slipovers, gents'
  • Slippers in case
  • Stoles, evening
  • Tams, tartan
  • Travel rugs, tartan cashmere, mohair, etc.
Finnigans for Leather, Cashmere, Casual Clothes, Jewellery, and Gifts.

Finnigans for Leather, Cashmere, Casual Clothes, Jewellery, and Gifts. Inset: Finest Handbags in Cedar Mink or Black Crocodile, Lined Suede With Zip Pockets, Purse, and Mirror. Finnigans, Craftsmen in Leather Since 1830 Have Opened a New Shop in Bond Street Where There Is a Wonderful Range of Leatherware From Handbags and Wallets to Travel Goods Made From the Finest Leather Obtainable. Finnigans Are Famous for Their Cashmere Sweaters and Casual Clothes Also Jewellery and Silverware and Gifts. Personal Export Scheme Operated. Finnigans Leather Goods Can Be Bought From Their Showcases on Most Cunard Ships. GGA Image ID # 15eba7514a

JEWELLERY

  • A selection of bracelets, brooches, charms, earrings, necklets and rings including lotus pearls are available.

MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS

  • Algipan
  • Alka Seltzer, large and small
  • Aludrox
  • Amplex tablets
  • Ammoniated Tincture of Quinine
  • Anadin tablets
  • Andrews liver salt
  • Aspirin tablets
  • Aspirin tablets, Bayer
  • Aspro tablets
  • Beecham's pills and powders
  • Benzedrine Inhalers
  • Bicarbonate of Soda tablets and powder
  • Bismuthated Magnesia tablets
  • Bisodol powder and tablets
  • Bisodol Rollmints
  • Boracic acid powder and ointment
  • Bromo-Seltzer
  • Calamine lotion
  • Carter's Little Liver pills
  • Cascara Sagrada tablets
  • Castor Oil
  • Crookes Lacto-Calamine lotion
  • Dentesive cream
  • Dettol
  • Digestive Rennies tablets
  • Disprin tablets
  • Ellimans Embrocation
  • Endrine Nasal drops
  • Epsom Salts
  • Ex-Lax tablets
  • Feen-a-Mint
  • Formamints
  • Fruit Salt, Eno's
  • Germolene ointment
  • Glucodin
  • Glycerine
  • Glycerine and Thymol compound
  • Glycerine and Blackcurrant pastilles
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Iodex
  • Kruschen Salts
  • Kwells seasickness remedy
  • Laxative Vegetable tablets
  • Listerine, medium & small
  • Macleans stomach powder and tablets
  • Marzine tablets
  • Massage alcohol
  • Medicinal paraffin
  • Milk of Magnesia liquid
  • Milk of Magnesia tablets large and small
  • Milton
  • Murine Eye drops
  • Odo-Ro-No liquid and cream
  • Optrex Eye lotion
  • Optone Eye drops
  • Phenacetin Compound tablets
  • Saxin tablets
  • Scholls foot powder
  • Seidlitz powders
  • Sloans Liniment
  • Soda Mints
  • Spirits of Camphor
  • Steedman's baby powders
  • Steradent
  • Sunburn lotion
  • Syrup of Figs
  • Talcum powder
  • Talcum, Cow and Gate, baby
  • Talcum, Mentholated
  • T.C.P.
  • Tincture of Iodine bottles
  • Vapex Inhalant Vaseline, jars and tubes
  • Veganin tablets (tubes of ten)
  • Veno's cough cure
  • Vick inhaler and pastilles
  • Vick Vapour Rub
  • Witch Hazel jelly and extract
  • Zinc and Castor Oil cream
  • Zinc ointment

 

1938 Advertisement to Prevent Travel Sickness with KWELLS

1938 Advertisement to Prevent Travel Sickness with KWELLS. You Can Tell by the Expression (For Expression Always Tells) Those Who Travelled in Depression and Those Who Took Their KWELLS. 1/9 From All Chemists and Ship's Shops. For Happy Journeys, by All Passengers. GGA Image ID # 15ebc796e9

MEDICAL SUNDRIES

  • Adhesive plaster ½ " and 1"  
  • Baby comforters
  • Bandages 1", 2" and 3"
  • Bandages Elastocrepe 2 ½ "
  • Band-aid adhesive dressings
  • Bottles, hot water
  • Bottles, infant feeding
  •    Teats and valves for above
  • Bunion Pads, Scholls
  • Clinical thermometers
  • Corn Pads, Scholl's
  • Cotton wool 1 oz. and 4 oz.
  • Cotton wool ½ lb. rolls
  • Dental floss
  • Ear plugs
  • Elastoplast adhesive dressings
  • Eye baths
  • First Aid dressings -Dalmas Gauze
  • Lamb's wool
  • Lint, plain
  • Nasal and throat sprays
  • Safety pins
  • Styptic pencils

 

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Shoe polish, black and brown
  • Shoe cleaner, Meltonian, tube
  • Shoe cleaner, sports, liquid white, bottle
  • Shoe cleaner set in tartan case
  • Bracelets, wrist watch
  • Clothes brushes, Kent
  • Cuff link sets
  • Cuff links and tie retainer
  • Golf balls—Dunlop, English & American 65
  • Hairbrushes, Kent—selection of ladies' & gent's
  • Labels, hide, luggage
  • Laces, boot and shoe
  • Needles, darning and sewing Padlocks
  • Safety pins, card
  • Sewing cotton, black and white
  • Straps, luggage and rug
  • Straps, wrist watch, leather
  • Studs, back and front
  • Studs, dress
  • Stud and cuff link sets
  • Sunglasses, assorted
  • Sun shields, clip-on
  • Tie retainers

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Cameras, Agfa, Kodak, Kershaw, Zeiss Ikon
  • Films, Kodak
  • Verichrome Pan VP.116
  • Verichrome Pan VP. 120
  • Verichrome Pan VP.127
  • Verichrome Pan VP.620
  • Verichrome Pan XX. 135
  • Ektachrome E.135
  • Kodacolour C.120
  • Kodacolour C.127
  • Kodacolour C.620
  • Kodachrome (cine magazine)
  • Kodachrome 35mm.
  • Exposure meters
  • Flashlight equipment
  • Flash bulbs, " Photoflux," various

 

PERFUMERY

  • A selection of exclusive and high-class French Perfumes, Eau de Toilettes and Eau de Colognes are available.

 

SOUVENIRS

  • Ashtrays, various
  • Brass bottle opener, corkscrew sets
  • Brooches, maple leaf
  • Brooches, wheel enamel
  • Compacts, ship
  • Calendars
  • Clocks, middy
  • Cruet sets
  • Cuff links, ship
  • Cups, sports, E.P.N.S.
  • Dolls, sailor, " Jollyboy "
  • Dinner bell in ship's wheel
  • Key chains
  • Kodaslides, ship views
  • Lifebuoys
  • Lighters, table and pocket
  • Neckties, Cunard lion motif
  • Pen and pencil sets
  • Pencils, propelling and refills
  • Pens, ball type and refills
  • Serviette rings
  • Ship pennants
  • Tankards, Last Drop/19th Hole
  • Tankards, hammered pewter
  • Teaspoons, silver and E.P.N.S.
  • Tie clips, ship
  • Butterfly Wing Souvenirs
  • Ash trays
  • Brooches
  • Cuff links
  • Ear clips
  • Pictures
  • Rings

STATIONERY

  • Birthday cards
  • Crepe coloured paper, roll
  • Envelopes
  • Fountain pens—various
  • Fountain pen and pencil sets—various
  • Ink, fountain pen
  • Labels, tie-on
  • Le Pages glue
  • " My Holiday Abroad " diaries
  • Notebooks, small
  • Novels, assorted
  • Olson's guide to Europe, " Aboard and Abroad "
  • Pencils, lead
  • Pencils, propelling
  • Post cards, ship view and interior
  • Sellotape
  • Writing pads

 

1938 Advertisement for Fox's Glacier® Mints - The Perfect Sweet for Travellers. Aids Digestion -- Soothing and Refreshing. The Finest Peppermint in the World.

1938 Advertisement for Fox's Glacier® Mints - The Perfect Sweet for Travellers. Aids Digestion -- Soothing and Refreshing. The Finest Peppermint in the World. GGA Image ID # 15ebd58e16

TOILET REQUISITES, ETC.

  • After shave lotion Bath cubes
  • Brilliantine, liquid and solid
  • Brylcreem
  • Combs, assorted
  • Cuticle remover
  • Dusting powder
  • Eau de Cologne
  • Emery boards
  • Eyebrow pencils
  • Face squares
  • Face cream, cleansing and foundation
  • Face powder—selected
  • Face tissues, Kleenex
  • Hair cream, Vaseline
  • Face tonic, Vaseline
  • Hair nets Hand cream
  • Kent hair brushes—selection
  • Kirbigrips
  • Lavender oil
  • Lavender water
  • Lipsticks -selected
  • Mascara
  • Morgans Pomade
  • Nivea Cream
  • Nail brushes, Addis and Kent
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail files
  • Nail scissors
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Orange sticks
  • Paddi-Pads (disposable diapers)
  • Paddi-Pants
  • Powder puffs, nylon
  • Rouge -various
  • Safety razor blades:
  • Ever Ready
  • Gillette
  • Rolls
  • Valet
  • Wilkinson's
  • Gillette
  • Rolls
  • Valet

 

  • Dry shavers—non-electric Thoren's
  • Dry shavers—electric Philishave
  • Dry shavers —electric Remington
  • Sanitary belts
  • Sanitary towels
  • Shampoo, cream and liquid
  • Shaving brushes, Kent
  • Shaving bowls
  • Shaving cream, brushless and lather
  • Shaving soap
  • Shower caps
  • Skin tonic
  • Smelling salts
  • Soap, toilet, various
  • Soap flakes and powder
  • Solid Cologne
  • Sponge bags
  • Sunburn lotion
  • Suntan cream and oil
  • Talcum powder
  • Toilet water
  • Toothbrushes, Kent/Tek
  • Toothpaste—various
  • Tweezers
  • Violet oil
  • Wet packs, tartan

 

TOYS AND GAMES

  • Animals—various Balls—Sorbo
  • Books—children's
  • Books—painting
  • Building beakers
  • Canasta sets
  • Children's shoulder bags
  • Children's card games
  • Construction Kits
  • Crayons
  • Dinky Toys
  • Dolls—mascot
  • Dolls—national dress
  • Games—assorted
  • Glove bears, dolls, chimps and pandas
  • Jig-Saw puzzles
  • Minic toys
  • Mechanical toys
  • Musical toys
  • Mouth organs
  • Plasticine outfits
  • Puppets—glove
  • Pyramid rings
  • Rattles
  • Skipping ropes
  • Soldiers, plastic
  • Supersonic guns
  • Telescopes

WATCHES

  • A selection of ladies' and gent's wrist watches are available in all shops.

PURCHASES FROM SHOWCASES

An excellent range of goods mainly available to the export market only— fine fabrics, fancy leather, china, to name only a few—are displayed and sold from the showcases in the majority of the ships. As the range obtainable in each ship differs according to the space available, it was thought advisable to tabulate each ship separately for passengers' ready reference.

First Class Shop on the RMS Queen Elizabeth.

First Class Shop on the RMS Queen Elizabeth. GGA Image ID # 15ec4914e2

"QUEEN ELIZABETH"

First Class

  • Handbags and fancy leather goods
  • China
  • Gold and silverware and jewelry
  • Glassware
  • Silk squares
  • British pipes and smokers' requisites
  • Needlework
  • French gloves (ladies')
  • Fashion belts

Cabin Class

  • China
  • Silk squares
  • Knitwear

 

"QUEEN MARY"

First Class

  • Handbags and fancy leather goods
  • Gold and silverware and jewelry
  • Glassware
  • China
  • Sports requisites
  • Irish Linen
  • British pipes and smokers' requisites
  • Silk squares
  • American Wireless and Electrical Appliances
  • Ladies' coats and outer-wear
  • Knitwear Fashion belts Perfume Needlework French gloves (ladies')
  • Footwear
  • Pottery

Cabin Class

  • Silk squares
  • China

 

"MAURETANIA"

First Class

  • Silk squares
  • China
  • Ladies' coats and outer-wear
  • Unmanufactured worsted and woollen materials, knitwear
  • Handbags and fancy leather goods
  • Jewellery

Cabin Class

  • Knitwear

 

"CARONIA"

First Class

  • Handbags and fancy leather goods
  • Silk squares
  • China
  • Ladies* coats and outer-wear
  • Knitwear

 

"BRITANNIC"

First Class

  • Handbags and fancy leather goods
  • Knitwear
  • Ladies* coats and outer-wear
  • China

 

"MEDIA"

  • Sports requisites
  • China
  • Knitwear
  • Handbags and fancy leather goods

"PARTHIA"

  • China
  • Sports requisites
  • Knitwear
  • Handbags and fancy leather goods

Tourist Class Shop on the RMS Sylvania.

Tourist Class Shop on the RMS Sylvania. GGA Image ID # 15eca13fb1

By special arrangement knitwear is also obtainable in the First Class shops on board the "Saxonia," "Ivemia," "Carinthia," and "Sylvania."

1938 Advertisement for Lawleys Ltd. of Regent Street, London, Agents for Wedgwood, Royal Worcester, Royal Doulton, Etc.

1938 Advertisement for Lawleys Ltd. of Regent Street, London, Agents for Wedgwood, Royal Worcester, Royal Doulton, Etc. We Extend a Welcome to Overseas Visitors and Have Much Pleasure in Showing at Our Regent Street Showrooms the Finest Selection of English Bone China by Most of the Well-Known Manufacturers. GGA Image ID # 15ece47bab

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