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White Star Line Collection

The Paul Louden-Brown White Star Line Collection was acquired in 2010. This remarkable collection of over 7000 items has been assembled by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the White Star Line. It illustrates the context of Titanic through the history of its parent company. Established in 1869 White Star Line became one of the most prestigious shipping companies of the 19th and 20th centuries. Almost all of White Star’s ships were built at Harland & Wolff’s shipyard in Belfast.

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napkin holder

napkin holder

Silver napkin holder....

coffee cup

coffee cup

Demitasse coffee cup, 2nd Class, Bradford pattern (dark blue), c.1910s...

plate

plate

White Star Line 1st Class china side plate....

booklet

booklet

White Star Line Tourist Third Cabin booklet, The Big Ship Route, c.1920s...

apron

apron

Stewardess’s uniform apron, c.1910s. Cotton with silk White Star burgees, marked with the owner’s initials “F.T.” on the waistband....

menu

menu

White Star Line SS Doric' 'Carnival Night' menu....

badge

badge

White Star Service lapel badge issued to stewards in Cunard Queen Mary service, c.2000...

booklet

booklet

White Star Line 'England and Ireland' agent's promotional leaflet....

jigsaw puzzle

jigsaw puzzle

Falcon Titanic 1500 piece jigsaw puzzle...

advertising card

advertising card

White Star Line card advertising the company's patent Steerage berth accommodation, 1890s....

wine cork

wine cork

Wine cork....

plate

plate

Megantic china ribbon plate with colour illustration of vessel, c.1909...

serving dish

serving dish

Britannia metal serving dish....

souvenir photograph

souvenir photograph

R.M.S. Teutonic (at Liverpool Landing Stage) reverse glass printed photograph on deep velvet mounted frame with decorative gilt brass corners, manufac...

Famous British Liners

Famous British Liners

Wills's Cigarettes 'Famous British Liners', cigarette card: No. 29: M.V. "Georgic", White Star Line. Circa 1934....

How Imperial Airways can be of service to White Star Line passengers travelling to India or Africa

How Imperial Airways can be of service to White Star Line passengers travelling to India or Africa

Imperial Airways/White Star Line joint published leaflet 'How Imperial Airways can be of service to White Star Line passengers travelling to India and...

bowl

bowl

Ellis Island immigrants dining room china bowl, c.1910s. Bottom marked 'Scammell's Trenton China Made Expressly for Commissary Contractor Ellis Island...

carved oak capital

carved oak capital

RMS Olympic carved oak capital from the Grand Staircase showing remnants of the decorative scheme applied by Harland & Wolff over the winter of 1932-3...

photograph

photograph

Russell Collection (Steward, White Star Line and Cunard White Star). Postcard of survivors of Italian earthquake....

leaflet

leaflet

White Star Line RMS Homeric promotional leaflet....

teaspoon

teaspoon

Silver plated teaspoon....

calendar card

calendar card

Calendar card, with Linley Sambourne illustration of figure of Europa facing Columbia. Title '“OCEANIC” - READY FOR LAUNCHING', photograph of ship, da...

saucer

saucer

White Star Line 1st Class china saucer. Stonier & Co, Liverpool, supplied the majority of china used by the White Star Line. The company ordered china...

beef tea cup

beef tea cup

Losol Ware: Beef tea two handled cup (lacking saucer)...

sugar sifter

sugar sifter

Silver plated sugar sifter....

special notice card

special notice card

White Star Line Special Notice card for invited guests regarding tender arrangements at Belfast for 'M.V. Georgic' Trial Trip. Part of Noel Bonsor Col...

postcard

postcard

Britannic (1914) official colour image of Britannic ready for launch, c.1914...

napkin holder

napkin holder

Silver napkin holder....

letter card

letter card

'Majestic' letter card....

asparagus plate

asparagus plate

Losol Ware: Rectangular asparagus plate...

fork

fork

White Star Line 1st Class silver-plated fork....

celery glass

celery glass

White Star Line 1st Class celery glass....

pump handle advert

pump handle advert

Titanic Dogwatch Ale pump handle advert...

leaflet

leaflet

White Star Line 'Sunshine Cruises' agents promotional leaflet, 1933....

Silver Dish

Silver Dish

Silver Dish...

Playing cards

Playing cards

White Star Line burgee with company name in ribbon beneath, surrounded by rope border in red, design shown as a reflection. Background pink. 52 cards,...

stereoview card

stereoview card

The Saloon of the White Star SS Teutonic....

spoon

spoon

White Star Line 1st Class silver-plated spoon....

milk jug

milk jug

White Star silver-plated milk jug, for use by 1st Class passengers in Oceanic....

photograph

photograph

Photograph: Children of immigrants detained at Ellis Island awaiting appeal from exclusion, early 1920s....

postcard

postcard

“Souvenir Inauguration of White Star Line at Southampton” colour art design of vessel with flag and burgee of company, c.1907...

spoon

spoon

White Star Line 1st Class silver-plated teaspoon....

teacup

teacup

White Star Line Kosher tableware/Ephemera. Chinaware in Maddocks black pattern, top marked with White Star Line title in ribbon and either Milk or Mea...

Side plate

Side plate

Side plate - à la carte....

saucer

saucer

China saucer. This china pattern known as “English Rose” was specially designed for use in Olympic and Titanic’s Restaurants. The interlocking letters...

baggage label

baggage label

White Star Line 1st Class baggage label....

dinner menu card

dinner menu card

Dinner menu card, 1st Class tent design with Linley Sambourne illustration of figure of Europa facing Columbia. Title “OCEANIC” - STATE ROOM., photogr...

dinner plate

dinner plate

Losol Ware: Dinner plate, dated Feb. 1927. Marked 'Oceanic'....

photograph

photograph

Ellis Island Great Hall, c.1910s. Despite the island's reputation as the 'Island of Tears', the vast majority of immigrants were treated courteously a...

letter

letter

Letter from on board 'R.M.S. Adriatic'....

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