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White Star Line silver plate, a brief buying guide. Advice for collectors old & new.

by Jonathan Quayle |

Here at Pursers Locker we have been saddened to see the recent large influx of reproduction silver-plate wares appearing on the open market on auctions sites, we hope that this rough guide will help you navigate the waters of what is right and correct in the world of collecting quality White Star Line & ocean liner silver plate.

White Star Line, RMS Olympic & Titanic. A'la carte restaurant Regent Plate Goldsmiths & Silversmiths, silver service.

by Jonathan Quayle |

White Star Line, the silver service used within the exclusive restaurant on the RMS 'Olympic' & 'Titanic', C-1911.  Produced by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths, large hot chocolate pot. Complete tea service, c-1911. In 1911 when choosing the silver service that would be employed within the speciality A'La Carte restaurant as installed within the upcoming 'Olympic' class...

Cunard White Star Line, RMS Queen Mary Art Deco Bakelite ash trays. A guide to the simple restoration of these iconic transatlantic pieces.

by Jonathan Quayle |

The iconic two tone bakelite ash trays chosen for use onboard Cunard White Star Lines, RMS "Queen Mary" in 1936, later used fleet wide until 1968. Nothing epitomised the new Cunarder more than these striking ash trays originally intended for the liners public and staterooms for passenger use, the styling of these ashtrays was pure English Art...

White Star Line, RMS Olympic. First Class stateroom parlour suites C-62 & C-55. Ormolu light fixtures. C-1911.

by Jonathan Quayle |

This year we purchased three of the finest articles ever to appear on the open market from the mighty Olympic, three important light fixtures, wall mounted sconces, from two of the most famous rooms onboard, two of her fine parlour staterooms, The Empire & Louis XIV parlour suites, along with impeccable provenance. Probably manufactured by N. Burt & Co, the...

Ocean Liners, Glamour, Speed, and Style. The exhibition, a detailed rundown of the spectacular exhibit currently open in Salem MA.

by Jonathan Quayle |

On the 20th of May, 2017 a major exhibition premiered regarding the design & evolution of the ocean liner, opened at PEM, The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA. It is without question the most comprehensive dedicated display on the subject ever created. The exhibition was devised between the major world institutions of the United Kingdoms V&A, The Victoria & Albert...

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