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DESCRIPTION -- On board in service serving spatchelor from the original old National Steamship Company. The item dates from around 1870'1880 and it shows on the handle the company belt logo, which reads "The National S.S. Company Ltd", although the logo is slightly faded with age. It is the first one we have seen from this famous old line and is in an otherwise good condition. Very scarce item now well over 100 years old.


HISTORY -- The National Line (National Steam Navigation Company) was founded in Liverpool in 1863. The first intention of this line was to sail Liverpool to the US south. However, due to the civil war, routes were set up to New York. The National Line was one of the first lines to establish agencies all over Norway, and became quite popular in the early years. The Norwegians that traveled by this line had to go via England, as they had no direct sailing from Norwegian ports. In 1870 the company added London - New York sailings and made irregular Boston sailings.

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Item: TT156 BA12
UK Postage: £4.00
Europe Postage:£6.00
Elsewhere: £11.00


DESCRIPTION -- From the 'American President Lines' this is a ceramic ashtray with a superb picture view of a liner at sea. The picure is also in fantastic full colour and the size is approx. 8" x 5.5" (20cm x 14cm). There is also a nice 3D effect shown from the picture and the item also reads on the side as follows: "AMERICAN PRESIDENT LINES".

CONDITION -- Excellent

HISTORY -- American President Lines (now simply referred to as APL) is the world's fourth-largest container transportation and shipping company, providing services to more than 140 countries through a network combining intermodal freight transport operations with IT and e-commerce. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), based in Singapore, a global transportation and logistics company engaged in shipping and related businesses. APL has offices in almost 100 countries worldwide and the APL United States regional headquarters is in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Item: TT109 BA3
UK Postage: £7.00
Europe Postage:£10.00
Elsewhere: £14.00

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