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DESCRIPTION -- Handmade and hand painted wooden lifebelt associated with the famous old liner 'The Arcadia'. The item is in a very good condition, and the size is approx. 15" (38cm) wide and the lifebelt also shows spaces for photographs around its edge.
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CONDITION -- Very Good
HISTORY -- The SS Arcadia was a passenger liner built for P&O in 1954 to service the UK to Australia route. Towards the end of her life she operated as a cruise ship, based in Sydney, until scrapped in 1979. The Arcadia was built for P&O by John Brown & Company at Clydebank in Scotland; her keel was laid in 1952 and she was launched on 14 May 1953. Her maiden voyage commenced on 22 February 1954, sailing from the UK to Australia via the Suez Canal.
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DESCRIPTION -- Very rare to find and very solid 'Royal Doulton' green marble finish ships 'Ashtray' from the P&O Line and dates from about 1910. It shows in the centre nice and clearly the usual 'P&O' letters fashioned in the original rope design and the item is in a very good condition and the size is approx 3" (8cm) square.
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CONDITION -- Excellent
HISTORY -- Founded in 1836, the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, sailed from London to Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean. The company began a service to Alexandria and an overland journey to Port Suez with a connection to India (not P&O at the time until 1840). The overland route was the quickest way to India. Passengers disembarked at Alexandria, and journeyed for 12 hours up the Nile to Cairo. Special shallow-draft vessels then carried them to Cosseir and passengers then travelled in mule drawn carriages to Port Suez.
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