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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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toy

toy

Titanic - wooden child's toy/folk art model made by craftsman in Halifax, N.S. in the 1990s in the style of 1930s models of Queen Mary used in the pla...

postcard

postcard

Titanic: Engineers Memorial Southampton, real photographic card (vertical) showing White Star Line wreath on memorial on unveiling date April 1914....

toothpick holder

toothpick holder

White Star Line 1st Class Restaurant silver-plated toothpick holder. The silver-plated tableware used in the Olympic, Titanic and Majestic 1st Class R...

lantern slide

lantern slide

Titanic disaster lantern slides: 'Loss of the Titanic'. This collection of lantern slides, illustrations and photographs, all hand tinted, were produc...

tea cup

tea cup

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

serving dish

serving dish

White Star Line 3rd Class serving dish, c.1900s-1930s. Manufactured by Elikington & Co, Birmingham in their 'Solid Un-Plated' range....

photograph

photograph

Titanic - in Thompson Graving Dock original photo by R. Lyttle Photographer, 44 Dublin Rd, Belfast, 1912...

sugar basin

sugar basin

Silver-plated sugar basin, two handled, Oceanic pattern, dated 1908...

pill box

pill box

China pill box in shape of Titanic sinking, c.1980s...

postcard

postcard

Adriatic, colour art official card of vessel at Cherbourg, c.1907...

jug

jug

Silver plated (gravy?) jug...

Sugar basin

Sugar basin

Silver-plated sugar basin, two handled, Teutonic/Majestic pattern, dated 1898...

soap dish

soap dish

Titanic - Inflatable soap dish in shape of life ring, c.1970s....

plate

plate

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

postcard

postcard

Olympic - “The Ship that Brought Me Home” Canadian Expeditionary postcard, printed onboard, dated June 1919....

postcard

postcard

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

booklet

booklet

White Star Line “Useful Hints for Stewards” booklet, c.1920s...

toothpick holder

toothpick holder

White Star Line 1st Class silver-plated toothpick holder....

spoon

spoon

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

bread dish

bread dish

Britannia metal bread dish....

lantern slide

lantern slide

Titanic disaster lantern slides: 'Loss of the Titanic'. This collection of lantern slides, illustrations and photographs, all hand tinted, were produc...

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...

lifeboat station sign

lifeboat station sign

White Star Line “LIFEBOAT STATION 11” double-sided glass and mahogany sign from the boat deck, c.1920s...

postcard

postcard

Carl Erikksson (White Star Line agent in Gothenburg) “Hands Across the Sea” advertising postcard featuring crossed company flags, Swedish and US flags...

side plate

side plate

Side plate, English Rose pattern from Palm Court (1st Class) Olympic (Titanic), c.1911....

tin plate model

tin plate model

Titanic - Tin plate model that steams of the vessel, c.1980s...

snow globe

snow globe

Titanic - Snow globe, produced in Greece, 1990s...

carafe

carafe

Water carafe, c.1910s-1920s...

baggage label

baggage label

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

presentation book

presentation book

“A Souvenir of the S.S. Oceanic - The Shipbuilding Masterpiece of the 20th Century” published in Belfast to coincided with launch of Oceanic in early ...

souvenir life ring

souvenir life ring

Majestic (I) painted life ring with WSL burgees with inset water-colour painting of vessel, c.1890s...

ladle

ladle

Silver-plated soup ladle, medium size 1st/2nd, Majestic pattern, dated 1922...

badge

badge

White Star Line RMS Adriatic enamel portrait brooch, c.1910s...

booklet

booklet

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

postcard

postcard

Liner on Stocks, Harland & Wolff's Shipyard, Belfast, Olympic, 1909...

fish knife

fish knife

White Star Line Elkington Plate fish knife, stamped 'E.M.' for Engineers Mess....

baggage label

baggage label

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

milk jug

milk jug

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

milk jug

milk jug

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

coffee cup

coffee cup

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

advertising card

advertising card

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

postcard

postcard

Titanic, leaving Southampton, real photographic, c.1912...

postcard

postcard

Harland & Wolff: “Entrance to Belfast Harbour” real photographic view of Thompson Graving Dock and Titanic ready for launch...

tea strainer

tea strainer

White Star Line 1st Class silver-plated tea strainer....

teaspoon

teaspoon

'R.M.S. Megantic' EPNS and enamel teaspoon, c.1910s...

booklet

booklet

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

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...

postcard

postcard

Emigrants departing Queenstown, postmarked 27 August 1906. The paddle steamers 'Flying Fish', 'Ireland' and 'America' departing from the White Star Li...

sugar bowl

sugar bowl

White Star Line 3rd Class Britannia metal sugar bowl, c.1910s....

teaspoon

teaspoon

'S.S. Laurentic' (1909) solid silver and enamel teaspoon, c.1909...

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