|The picture shows a view of all (8) 1952 M.S. Oslofjord Ocean Liner Cruise Ship Advertising Souvenir Items in this lot. All of these items were found together and were from the same cruise in 1952. These items include:|
An October 10th 1952 dinner menu. It pictures a mountain, lake, and tree scene on the cover.
(2) embroidered cloth hat bands. These have the ship name and flags at each side.
(2) wood & paper hand held folding fans. These have the ships name in gold and a masquerade mask on each with holes for eyes to see through.
Next is a wood & paper Norwegian flag.
There is an unused four page ship's stationery with the ship and another ship pictured on it.
The last item in this lot is an unused German printed Ship post card.
All of these items for one price! To judge the sizes the closed menu measures 7-5/8'' x 10-1/4''. These items appear to be in excellent to mint unused condition as pictured. Below here, for reference, is some additional information on the M/S Oslofjord:
OSLOFJORD / FULVIA 1949
The OSLOFJORD was built by Nederlandsche Dok en Scheepsbouw, Amsterdam (engines by Stock & Co, Hengelo) in 1949 for the Norwegian-America Line. She was a 16,844 gross ton ship, length overall 577 ft. x beam 72.3ft, one funnel, two masts, twin screw and a speed of 19 knots. There was passenger accommodation for 266 1st class and 359 tourist. Launched on 2nd Apr.1949, she sailed on her maiden voyage from Oslo on 26th November 1949 for Copenhagen, Christiansand, Stavanger, Bergen and New York. Fitted with stabilisers in November - December 1957 and was extensively refitted to 16,923 tons and with accommodation for 179 1st and 467 tourist passengers in 1966 - 1967. Her last New York - Christiansand - Copenhagen - Oslo crossing started on 20th October 1967 and she was chartered to Costa Line of Italy in 1970 and renamed FULVIA. On 19th July 1970 she caught fire following an engine room explosion, while 140 miles North of Las Palmas and the passengers and crew were taken off by the French ship ANCERVILLE. After an attempt to tow the FULVIA to port, she sank the following day. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.4,p.1443]