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QE2 Transart Brochure 1969
« on: Dec 13, 2010, 06:39 PM »
I received my copy of this lovely, lovely original publication tonight - its even in its original box!

Amusingly, one of the pages has been bound upside down - but I got a discount because of this!   

This is the book with the transparent cutaway sheets.

I'll post some photos of it soon (not scans) although i know its been mentioned on the forum a number of times previously, I think it definitely deserves its very own topic!
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Re: QE2 Transart Brochure
« Reply #1 on: Dec 13, 2010, 09:54 PM »
Can hardly wait to see the pix.  Do hurry!

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Re: QE2 Transart Brochure
« Reply #2 on: Dec 14, 2010, 03:59 AM »
A box?  Wow!  I've never heard mention of a box with this.   A box will only add oodles to it's collectible value.  Congratulations on finally getting your hands on a copy.   :D
I don't want to ask you what you paid... but I'm dying to know of course!   ;)

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Re: QE2 Transart Brochure
« Reply #3 on: Dec 14, 2010, 07:26 AM »
Hey Rob,

The upside-down-ness of a page -
mightn't it be a bit like stamps that have a mis-print?
These are always more valuable than one that don't!...
On the other hand - books possible don't count in the same way
Anyway, well done! - and very much looking forward to
the arrival of the pix on the Forum!

« Last Edit: Dec 14, 2010, 12:05 PM by Twynkle »
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Re: QE2 Transart Brochure
« Reply #4 on: Dec 15, 2010, 11:19 PM »
Taken some pics tonight, of hte first few pages.

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« Reply #5 on: Dec 15, 2010, 11:20 PM »
more...
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Re: QE2 Transart Brochure
« Reply #6 on: Dec 15, 2010, 11:22 PM »
more... the last one of these 4 is the first of the transparent cutaway sheets
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Re: QE2 Transart Brochure
« Reply #7 on: Dec 15, 2010, 11:24 PM »
THe last ones for tonight, showing the last pages of the transparent cutaway sheets.
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Re: QE2 Transart Brochure
« Reply #8 on: Dec 15, 2010, 11:31 PM »
Wow! Looks like a real treasure...

Looking forward to hearing more about this work of art.

Happy viewing, Rob!

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Re: QE2 Transart Brochure
« Reply #9 on: Dec 16, 2010, 02:32 AM »
Looking at the overlays with the decks being stripped off for the internal views gives me the chills.  It reminds me of what SS France/Norway/Blue Lady looked like in her final days.  Praying that this is the only way QE2 is ever portrayed as such!

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« Reply #10 on: Dec 16, 2010, 09:50 AM »
I'm jealous! 

Looks good Rob and looking forward to hearing more about this wonderful find.
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Re: QE2 Transart Brochure
« Reply #11 on: Dec 16, 2010, 09:50 AM »
Rob,

That is an absolute masterpiece!! Especially like the last cutaway showing the machinery space - from a distance it looks like a submarine.

Thanks for posting these images - thats definitely an item to treasure!

Gav  :)

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Re: QE2 Transart Brochure
« Reply #12 on: Dec 16, 2010, 10:05 AM »
The logo is very interesting as well; although it looks very nice I think they did do the right thing by changing it later to the more square one we know so well.
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« Reply #13 on: Dec 16, 2010, 01:47 PM »
Taken some pics tonight, of hte first few pages.

Rob - A GREAT BIG 'THANK YOU'!
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« Reply #14 on: Dec 16, 2010, 03:58 PM »
The logo is very interesting as well; although it looks very nice I think they did do the right thing by changing it later to the more square one we know so well.

The colors in the logo are also the original ones used for three main stairways; A - Blue, D - White and G -Red (all the rest were yellowish orange - yes, I know E was a main stairway too). 

This makes me want my time machine now more than ever!

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Re: QE2 Transart Brochure
« Reply #15 on: Jan 31, 2011, 04:53 PM »
I have 2 of these brochures in my family and just wondered how much they are worth? They are truly fascinating to look at  :) and all the pages are binded the right way.  ;)

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Rare book ? (QE2 Transart 1969 Brochure)
« Reply #16 on: Feb 02, 2011, 04:57 PM »
Does anyone have one of these ? Its a book which I think was put in the first class passenger  cabins during the early day's. Its about 50cm x 25 cm ..and it has an amazing centrefold acetate section with a picture of the  old lady and when you lift each acetate reveals  another deck right down to the engines ..I 've taken some pics which I'll upload  but they don't do justice ..It also names the captain and officers..captain william eldon warwick ,staff captain george edward smith ,chief engineer donald wilson, hotel manager james smith.and executive chef arthur townsend.its a fascinating book which also inclludes a manifesto for a round trip southampton new york ..i.e . 3,300 bath mats ...5,684 tablecloths .1000 bottles of champagne..150lb of caviar and 50lb of dog biscuits!! The binder has a bit of damage as does the cover ,but the pages are immaculate..
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Re: Rare book ?
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first page
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second page
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3rd page
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