Ocean Liner memorabilia steams ahead at Swann Auction Galleries


From Paul Fraser Collectibles 

Featuring the Kristin Johnson Collection, there are some excellent posters and photographs on offer.

Swann Auction Galleries' sale of Ocean Liner & Transportation Memorabilia begins tomorrow, Thursday Febuary 3rd.

Featuring the Kristin Johnson Collection the auction is highlighted by collectibles from the opening voyages of the Normandie French line.

Firstly, there is an official certificate given to maiden voyage passengers, this particular copy given to Marcel Olivier, Gouverneur Général of the French Line, after the blue riband winning westward crossing to New York in a magnificent mat and frame.

This is truly a choice piece of "Normandie" memorabilia and estimated at $5,000-7,500.

Secondly, there is a Paquebot "Normandie" Compagnie Generale Transatlantique which is a superb company-issued photo album containing 37 wonderful photos by Byron.

Containing four full portraits of the ship in New York, two views of the engine room, one view of the wireless room, one view of the hospital, one view of the bakery, one view of the kennel, and the remaining are interior views of public rooms and accommodations in first, cabin, and tourist classes, including three photos of the deluxe suites "Deauville" and "Rouen."



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