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White Star Line crystal & glass, 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 glass & crystal 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 class...

Cunard White Star Line, RMS "Queen Mary" C-1936, G.T. Rackstraw First Class lounge tables restoration & history.

by Jonathan Quayle |

A photo essay on a brief history of the furniture, fixtures and fittings from the First Class Lounge on the RMS "Queen Mary", featuring the furniture produced by G.T. Rackstraw and others now in my collection. Resplendent and together again, after an absence of over fifty years, three articles of furniture from the the Queen...

Rediscovery of one of RMS Olympic's iconic beaded electroliers from the ships 1st Class reading & writing room.

by Jonathan Quayle |

White Star Line, RMS "Olympic", First Class Reading & Writing Room, C-1911. In September 2021 I was lucky enough to purchase a stunning high Edwardian electrolier, from the famous liner, the RMS "Olympic". By family repute purchased direct from Messers Knight Frank & Rutley's, c/o Thomas W. Ward Ltd, on the quayside prior to the...

The final treasures from RMS "Olympic", Haltwhistle.

by Jonathan Quayle |

The final treasures from the RMS "Olympic", from the former Haltwhistle paint factory, Northumberland. .   A brief history.   Located in the small market town & civil parish of Haltwhistle in Northumberland, a factory originally producing varnish for the building industry was established on the site in the 1860’s. That factory would eventually...

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'...

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