The White Star Collection

The White Star Collection : A Shipping Line in Postcards

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A sumptuous and delightful collection of postcards trace the history of the White Star Line. White Star Line was originally founded in Liverpool in 1845 to travel to Australia but was eventually purchased by Thomas Ismay and transformed into the successful Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. Cleverly merging with Harland and Wolff, the line focussed on luxury over speed, developing many of the world's favourite vessels: Oceanic, Titanic, Olympic, Britannic, and Majestic. Finally merging with its great rival Cunard in the 1930s depression, the companies continued to operate separately while flying one another's flags. Patrick Mylon has been collecting postcards of White Star Line and its vessels for nearly thirty years, amassing a grand collection. This evocative book explores the colourful history of White Star Line, from personal postcards and messages from passengers, crew and troops, to the careers of her vessels in peacetime and at war. This beautiful book includes ships with alternative identities, unusual stories like the planned escape of Dr Crippen and his famous interception, and showcases a wide variety of interior views, adverts and unpublished `proof', silk and Company Issue cards, conveying the glamour, drama and history of this world-renowned line.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 252 x 254 x 22mm | 997.9g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0752459376
  • 9780752459370
  • 617,650

About Patrick Mylon

Patrick Mylon has spent his working life in the travel industry. He became captivated by Titanic after seeing the film "A Night to Remember" in 1958 and began what would become a lifetime's hobby collecting White Star memorabilia. He purchased his first postcard in 1983 and now has a collection ofmore than4,000 items. He is a member of various societies connected with the Titanic and the White Star Line."show more

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