Ocean liner enthusiasts grabbed up original items from the famed Normandie, and ships from the White Star, Cunard and other lines in yesterday's Ocean Liner and Transportation Memorabilia auction. The day's top lot was A. M. Cassandre's iconic poster of the Normandie, circa 1938, which brought $16,800. This version is the only known variant without an overprint for a special event or advertising "service regulier."
Crystal glassware, tea cups, milk pitchers and other serviceware used aboard ships were in high demand. In addition, a group of 75 souvenir spoons, jelly spreaders and tea strainers, principally commemorating Cunard liners, with a few White Star as well, brought $6,960.
Labels: A.M. Cassandre, Cunard, Gary Garland, S.S. Normandie, top lots