|The pictures below show larger views of all (22) Old RMS Queen Elizabeth & Queen Elizabeth II Ship Advertising and Souvenir Items in this lot. Included here are (11) RMS Queen Elizabeth items and (11) Queen Elizabeth II items. The first picture below shows all of the items that are included in this lot. The second picture shows a closer view of some of the smaller items. The third picture shows a view of the color photo slide image that is included. There are the following items:|
RMS Queen Elizabeth
Metal Bottle Opener, marked “LE REINE ELIZABETH – THE QUEEN ELIZABETH”.
(8) Color Plastic Drink Swizzle Sticks, marked “LE REINE ELIZABETH – THE QUEEN ELIZABETH”.
(2) Different Unused Post Cards.
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II Sterling Silver Advertising Souvenir Charm Bracelet Charm.
Queen Elizabeth II Enameled Advertising Souvenir Key Chain Fob with Crest.
April 1976 Color Photograph Slide.
(6) Identical Unused Post Cards.
(2) Different Used Post Cards (postmarked 1991 & 2002).
All of these items for one price! To judge the sizes the largest postcard measures 5-7/8'' x 4-1/8''. These items appear to range from good to mint condition as pictured.
Below here, for reference, is some information on the RMS Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Elizabeth 2:
RMS Queen Elizabeth
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Name: 1939 - 1968: RMS Queen Elizabeth, 1968 - 1970: Elizabeth, 1970 - 72: Seawise University
Namesake: HM Queen Elizabeth, consort of King George VI, The Queen Mother
Owner: 1939 - 1949: Cunard White Star Line, 1949 - 1968: Cunard Line, 1968 - 1970: The Queen Corporation
1970 - 1972: Orient Overseas Line
Port of registry: Liverpool (1940 - 1968), Nassau (1970 - 1972)
Ordered: 6 October 1936
Builder: John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland
Yard number: Hull 552
Way number: 4
Laid down: 4 December 1936
Launched: 27 September 1938
Christened: 27 September 1938
Maiden voyage: 3 March 1940
Identification: Radio Callsign GBSS
Fate: Fire damaged and partially dismantled, vessel's remains covered over on seabed in Hong Kong Harbour in 1975
Type: Ocean liner
Tonnage: 83,673 GRT
Displacement: 83,000+ tons
Length: 1,031 feet (314.2 m)
Beam: 118 feet (36.0 m)
Height: 233 feet (71.0 m)
Draught: 38 feet (11.6 m)
Installed power: 12 Yarrow boilers
Propulsion: 4 Parsons single reduction geared steam turbines, 4 shafts, 200,000 shp (150,000 kW)
Speed: 28.5 kn (52.8 km/h; 32.8 mph) (service)
Capacity: 2,283 passengers
Crew: 1,000+ crew
RMS Queen Elizabeth was an ocean liner operated by Cunard Line. With Queen Mary she provided weekly luxury liner service between Southampton in the United Kingdom and New York City in the United States, via Cherbourg in France. She was also contracted for over 20 years to carry the Royal Mail thus enabling her to carry the prestigious Royal Mail Ship (RMS) designation, as the second half of the two ships' weekly express service.
While being constructed in the mid 1930s by John Brown and Company at Clydebank, Scotland, the build was known as Hull 552. Launched on 27 September 1938, she was named in honor of Queen Elizabeth, then Queen Consort to King George VI, who became the Queen Mother in 1952. With a design that improved upon that of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth was a slightly larger ship, the largest passenger liner ever built at that time and for 56 years thereafter. She also has the distinction of being the largest ever riveted ship by gross tonnage. She first entered service in February 1940 as a troopship in World War II, and it was not until October 1946 that she served in her intended role as an ocean liner.
With the decline in the popularity of the transatlantic route, both ships were replaced by the smaller, more economical Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969. Queen Mary was retired from service on 9 December 1967, and was sold to the city of Long Beach, California, U.S. Queen Elizabeth was sold to a succession of buyers, most of whom had unsuccessful plans for her. Finally the Elizabeth was sold to Hong Kong businessman Tung Chao Yung, who intended to convert her into a floating university cruise ship now called the Seawise University. In 1972, while undergoing refurbishment in Hong Kong harbor, fire broke out aboard under unexplained circumstances and the ship was capsized by the water used to fight the fire. In 1973, the wreck was deemed an obstruction to shipping in the area, and so was partially scrapped where she lay.
Queen Elizabeth 2
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Name: Queen Elizabeth 2
Owner: 1969 - 1998: Cunard Steamship Company Ltd, 1998 - 2008: Carnival Corporation & plc, 2008 - present: Istithmar, Dubai
Operator: 1969 - 2008: Cunard Line
Port of registry: 1969 – 2008 United Kingdom Southampton, United Kingdom, 2008 - present: Vanuatu Port Vila, Vanuatu
Route: North Atlantic and Cruising during Cunard service
Builder: John Brown and Company (Upper Clyde Shipbuilders), Clydebank, Scotland
Cost: £29,091,000 (£368Million at 2016 value).
Yard number: 736
Laid down: 5 July 1965
Launched: 20 September 1967 by Queen Elizabeth II
Christened: 1967 by Queen Elizabeth ll
Completed: 26 November 1968 (Sea trials commenced)
Maiden voyage: 2 May 1969
In service: 1969 - 2008
Out of service: 27 November 2008
Identification: IMO number: 6725418, 1968 - 2009: Callsign: GBTT, British ON 336703, 2009 - present: Callsign: YJVW6, MMSI number: 576059000
Status: Laid up in Port Rashid since 4 June 2009
Class and type: Ocean liner / Cruise ship
Tonnage: 70,327 GT
Length: 963 feet (293.5 m)
Beam: 105 feet (32.0 m)
Height: 171 feet (52.1 m)
Draft: 32 feet (9.8 m)
Installed power: 9 MAN B&W 9L58/64 (9 - 10,625 kW)
Propulsion: Diesel-electric, Two GEC propulsion motors (2 × 44 MW), Two five bladed variable pitch propellers
Speed: 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph) (max), 28.5 knots (52.8 km/h; 32.8 mph) (service), 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) (astern).
Capacity: 1,777 passengers, 1,892 (all berths) passengers
Queen Elizabeth 2, often referred to simply as “QE2”, is an ocean liner built for the Cunard Line which was operated by Cunard as both a transatlantic liner and a cruise ship from 1969 to 2008. She was designed for the transatlantic service from her home port of Southampton, United Kingdom, to New York, and was named after the earlier Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth. She served as the flagship of the line from 1969 until succeeded by RMS Queen Mary 2 in 2004. Designed in Cunard's then headquarters and regional offices in Liverpool and Southampton respectively, and built in Clydebank, Scotland, she was considered the last of the great transatlantic ocean liners until the construction of the Queen Mary 2 was announced.
Before she was refitted with a diesel power plant in 1986 - 1987, QE2 was also the last oil fired passenger steamship to cross the Atlantic in scheduled liner service. During almost forty years of service, Queen Elizabeth 2 undertook regular world cruises and later operated predominantly as a cruise ship, sailing out of Southampton, England. QE2 had no running mate and never ran a year round weekly transatlantic express service to New York. QE2 did, however, continue the Cunard tradition of regular scheduled transatlantic crossings every year of her service life. QE2 was never given a Royal Mail Ship designation, instead carrying the SS and later MV or MS prefixes in official documents.
QE2 retired from active Cunard service on 27 November 2008. She was acquired by Istithmar, the private equity arm of Dubai World, which planned to begin conversion of the vessel to a 500 room floating hotel moored at the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. The 2008 financial crisis however intervened and the ship remains laid up at Port Rashid. Subsequent conversion plans were announced by Istithmar in 2012 and by the Oceanic Group in 2013 but these both stalled. As of January 2016 the ship remains laid up in Dubai while the port operator claimed that there were future plans for the ship and no intent to scrap her.[