1. 1912 WHITE STAR LINE ‘TITANIC’ ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SYMPATHY

    mailed Tuesday April 23, 1912, little more than a week after the ‘Titanic’ sank, and only a few days after survivors arrived in New York. Card, no doubt sent in response to cabled messages, addressed to Brighton German Bank of Cincinnati, OH, and reads: ‘The White Star Line most gratefully acknowledges the expression of your deep sympathy, and shares with you profound sorrow for all to whom the loss of the S.S. “Titanic” has brought great bereavement.’

     
  2. Steamship Funnel Waste Basket

    This steamship funnel waste basket is a joy to throw stuff in, its slanted shape just invites paper ball aiming contests. 

    Reminiscent of mighty smoke stacks and painted in the livery of the White Star Line, each wastebasket is crafted from hand turned and shaped metal and is adorned with real rivets bringing back the old character of the originals.

    Size: 35x25x33cm  (14x10x13”)

    Price: £78.00
     
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  4. The SS Baltic and the SS Oceanic  were  owned and operated by The White Star Lines in the late 19th century. Both  bookplates were designed by Linley Sambourne.

    - Bookplates from the SS Baltic and SS Oceanic ship libraries on Confessions of a Bookplate Junkie -

    see also: Angling Bookplates from Several Collections

     
  5. Cigarette Card - Steamship, Britannic

    Ogden’s Cigarettes “The Blue Riband of the Atlantic” (series of 50 issued in 1929) #20 The “Britannic" ~ White Star liner built in 1874

     
  6. Olympic appears on a sailing list issued by the White Star Line in March 1926

    RMS Olympic entered service in 1911 as the world’s largest ship. She was surpassed in spring 1912 by Titanic, then regained the title after her sister’s loss… only to lose again it to SS Imperator in 1913.

     
  7. Belgic IV / Belgenland

    Belgenland (a/k/a White Star’s Belgic IV) was built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast. Although she was launched in January 1914, she was not completed when World War I began later that year and work was halted. She was eventually completed in 1917, but as a troop transport and freighter rather than the passenger liner she was designed to be. Moreover, she entered service as Belgic since Red Star had suspended operations when its European base, Antwerp, was overrun in 1915.

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  8. RMS Republic was a steam-powered ocean liner built in 1903 by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, and lost at sea in a collision with SS Florida six years later while sailing for the White Star Line. A CQD distress call was issued on the new Marconi radio device, the first recorded, resulting in the saving of around 1200 lives. At the time, she was one of the largest and most luxurious liners afloat, though she was designed more for safety and sturdiness rather than beauty.

    The wreck of the Republic was found by Captain Martin Bayerle in 1981. She lies upright approximately 50 miles (80 km) south of Nantucket Island.

    more on wikipedia

     
  9. R.M.S. Oceanic (II)

    Oceanic was perhaps the most distinguished name White Star assigned to any of its ships. Not only was Oceanic the formal name of the company that ran the White Star Line (Oceanic Steam Navigation Co., Ltd.), but the first Oceanic was one of the greatest White Star liners. She was the first ship built for White Star after Thomas Ismay bought the White Star name, and her innovative design set new standards for ocean travel.

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  10. Crew; Final Voyage of the RMS Republic

    RMS Republic was a steam-powered ocean liner built in 1903 by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, and lost at sea in a collision six years later while sailing for the White Star Line. A CQD distress call was issued on the new Marconi radio device, the first recorded, resulting in the saving of around 1200 lives. At the time, she was one of the largest and most luxurious liners afloat, though she was designed more for safety and sturdiness rather than beauty.

    more on wiki

     
  11. slang-king:

    First of three telegrams sent to the Secretary of the Post Office by Ismay Imrie & Co. (Bruce Ismay), owners of the White Star Line, in relation to the Titanic disaster. 15 April 1912

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    Bruce Ismay was dubbed ‘Brute Ismay’ by the press after claims that he deserted the Titanic while women and children were still on board

     
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  13. RMS Baltic onboard postcard

    wiki: RMS Balticwas an ocean liner of the White Star Line that sailed between 1904 and 1933. At 23,876 gross tons, she was the largest ship in the world until 1905. She was launched on 21 November 1903 by Harland and Wolff at Belfast and sailed from Liverpool on her maiden voyage to New York on 29 June 1904.

    On 14 April 1912, the Baltic sent an ice warning message to the RMS Titanic:

    Greek steamer Athenia reports passing icebergs and large quantities of field ice today in latitude 41° 51’ N, longitude 49° 52’ W. Wish you and Titanic all success. Commander.

     
  14. Hamburg-American Line

    Sailings April-October 1914

    Maritime Timetable Images

    The Imperator and Vaterland were the largest ships in the world prior to WW1. Work on an even larger ship, the Bismarck, was halted due to the war. After the war all three ships were distributed among the allies.

    The Imperator became the Berengaria of the Cunard Line and the Vaterland was sold to the United States Lines as the Leviathan. The Bismarck was finished in 1922 as the Majectic of the White Star Line.

    See this page for more information on the Imperator.

     
  15. Royal Visit to the White Star Line Albumen print 1889

    Information on the image is written below in what appears to be ink pen: “Visit of H.J.M. the Emperor of Germany, H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, H.R.H. Prince Henry of Prussia, and the H.R.H. Prince Albert Victor of Wales, 4th August 1889.”