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Offline Louis De Sousa

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QE2 Memorabilia
« on: Feb 26, 2011, 09:14 AM »
I have created a group on Flickr called QE2 Memorabilia, check it out and if you use Flickr please add some too.

https://www.flickr.com/groups/qe2_memorabilia/

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« Last Edit: Aug 16, 2011, 01:07 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #1 on: Aug 16, 2011, 01:11 PM »
I wonder what attitude Forum members had to QE2 memorabilia while on board...

Did you save everything that came your way in the normal course of events (menus, daily programmes, invitations, etc.)?

Did you buy QE2 branded goods from the shops?

Did you regard thei items with which you disembarked as souvenirs or as investments (e.g. to sell later)?

How are you keeping them now -- filed, locked away, in daily use, or on display?

Offline Louis De Sousa

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #2 on: Aug 16, 2011, 04:00 PM »
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How are you keeping them now -- filed, locked away, in daily use, or on display?

Most of my stuff like menus ,programmes etc are filed.Some other stuff i have it on display.But ill never sale any of it.

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #3 on: Aug 16, 2011, 09:35 PM »
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I wonder what attitude Forum members had to QE2 memorabilia while on board...

Did you save everything that came your way in the normal course of events (menus, daily programmes, invitations, etc.)?

Did you buy QE2 branded goods from the shops?

Did you regard thei items with which you disembarked as souvenirs or as investments (e.g. to sell later)?

How are you keeping them now -- filed, locked away, in daily use, or on display? 


Well l kept everything, right down to till reciepts from 1986, even they were stamped QE2. l kept all the menus and daily programmes, newspapers and in fact nothing was thrown out, even envelopes. Quite often l would pick up several of the menus, daily programmes and the American brochures. Sitting on a train with the luggage in the guards van quite often l wondered had l bought too much, but then its QE2 so that made it all worthwhile.

As for buying goods from the shop, On one voyage the staff used to give me a staff discount which made me buy even more, but yes over the years l have bought a lot of souvenirs, the photos were always purchased as a reminder.
 In the early days long long before ebay l viewed everything as a souvenir, and bought stuff because l liked it.
Ebay has in some ways allowed non voyagers to purchase things that otherwise they couldn't buy, and again it allows people to offload items which they have more than one of, and that l hold my hands upto.

As for buying for investment, that's a tricky one, the boxed set from the Isle of Man, could that really be sold and make a profit? they only just sold enough to make it into treble figures but its listed at limited to 736. The Salute to a Queen print for what l paid for one of them onboard, they hardly sell on ebay for half what was paid. the same with the Glencairn crystal decanters, just how little they go for is  a bit of a surprise, However it can be a good way to get a duplicate. But then do you need two of an item.

On the Farewell crossings on the limited edition souvenir sale day a friend in the know let slip some of the merchandise the was coming up, hence why l bought two of the whisky decanters, the price was maybe a tad inflated but l carried on and wondered had l done the correct thing, well it was QE2 so I could justify it.The luggage at the end of my last trip on QE2 was quite simply unreal, but it was the end of an era.
Some of the stuff is on display, but in the main its boxed up, and really l should have noted whats in each box, when you go looking for something l get easily distracted and end up forgetting what lm looking for in the first place.

One elderly lady l had the pleasure of sitting with during Dinner on a crossing in 1991 was flying back on Concorde, l think she was perhaps slightly eccentric, towards the end of the crossing she was complaining about the limited luggage allowance for the flight, but had solved the problem, she was weighing her suitcases each night, and throwing out clothes to make way for her purchases, the last breakfast l asked her quietly how she had fared with her choices, her reply was , she was flying home in what she had on and that was simply it....

I guess for some of us excess baggage is a way of life..2 years previously l had to fork out £99 fees for baggage from Stansted to Aberdeen. the flight was only £79 return with Dan Air. The only time l ever flew back from a QE2 cruise, Not one of my better moves..     
   



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Offline Andy F

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #4 on: Aug 17, 2011, 01:01 PM »
An interesting point. I have kept every menu, daily prog, invitation etc, every welcome aboard/port visit photograph (including some where they weren't out taking pictures), loads of merchandise/branded items, clothing, ship models large & small, artwork, books and so on and it is only now, as I start unpacking following my recent house move (and you're beginning to see why I needed to get somewhere larger!), do I realise just how much I have spent collected over the years.  I'm still spending collecting but at least this is one Lady that Mrs F doesn't mind me spending my hard earned on ;)
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Offline Rod

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #5 on: Aug 20, 2011, 08:12 PM »
I wonder what attitude Forum members had to QE2 memorabilia while on board...

Did you save everything that came your way in the normal course of events (menus, daily programmes, invitations, etc.)?

Did you buy QE2 branded goods from the shops?

Did you regard thei items with which you disembarked as souvenirs or as investments (e.g. to sell later)?

How are you keeping them now -- filed, locked away, in daily use, or on display?
Isabelle. thats a vey interesting question.
I was not into pictures at the time I was on board. But I collected things like WC coins etc I will attempt to take a pic of one I am most proud of, my Falklands beer mug that I bought. It is engraved with my name and the ships designation at that time: LPLL Queen Elizabeth 2.
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« Last Edit: Aug 20, 2011, 08:16 PM by Rod »

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #6 on: Aug 30, 2011, 11:26 AM »
I have seen a lot of models of the QE2 over the years--BUT--this has to be the WORST ONE YET!! :'(-- :-\-- ::)

To me-- it does not even LOOK like the QE2 and yet the seller states that it was --"PRESENTED TO PASSENGERS IN THE SHIP ON THE FULL WORLD CRUISE IN 1998". Are there any members of the Forum who were on that cruise and can remember this "souvenier"?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/QUEEN-ELIZABETH2-HANDCRAFTED-ACRYLIC-MODEL-WORLD-CRUISE-/200644815240?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2eb75ce988

There was another one to compete with this!

Did anyone here ever buy the QE2 teapot? I must admit I was very tempted to do so now and again -- it had a certain quaint charm...  :-\

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #7 on: Aug 30, 2011, 04:24 PM »
I wonder if there is a category  for what doesnt look like QE2.....(its a tea pot)

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 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #8 on: Aug 30, 2011, 04:50 PM »
That's the very one, Myles -- thank you  ;D  !

Have you ever used it?

I am sure that you too have to admit it has a certain quaint charm   ::)  !

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #9 on: Aug 30, 2011, 07:03 PM »
Isabelle
Given the size of the Queen Elizabeth 2 tea pot it might hold enough for one cup.
The QM Tea will of course hold a lot more, and lets face it that looks even less like QM
And the mug is there just to compare sizes...

From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Andy F

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #10 on: Aug 30, 2011, 07:04 PM »
Did anyone here ever buy the QE2 teapot?
Er I can't say I was inspired sufficiently enough and having seen Myles' reminder, it was money well saved I reckon  :)
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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #11 on: Sep 03, 2011, 12:42 AM »
For those of us who managed to qualify for Cunard World Club membership in silver, gold, platinum and diamond, what are you doing now with your pins?

Does / did anyone ever wear them for any occasions other than Captain's receptions for Cunard World Club members?

Our are gathering dust, and my mother this evening gave me all of hers, remarking that the boxes were the nicest things about them. We tried in vain to work out which was which, as they looked pretty much the same. I have to add that none of us have the diamond one -- that probably does look a bit different!

Does anyone know whether these pins actually contain any silver, gold, platinum or diamond?

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #12 on: Sep 03, 2011, 11:30 AM »
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  For those of us who managed to qualify for Cunard World Club membership in silver, gold, platinum and diamond, what are you doing now with your pins?

Does / did anyone ever wear them for any occasions other than Captain's receptions for Cunard World Club members?

 
My Diamond pin cost me a lot of money to obtain over the years, so it gets an outing as and when required, Usually with shippy friends or on ships visits... Its due for a dusting any day now ;)
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Andy F

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #13 on: Sep 13, 2011, 09:34 PM »
I don't tend to bother wearing my pin for the WC parties tbh.  That said, they were quite nice, especially when they came in the little boxes that Is refers to, but I believe badges (and even these have now changed in design I understand), now come in a little pouch.
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Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #14 on: Oct 25, 2011, 09:28 PM »
Saturday November 5th - 2.00pm
There's an Auction (Atlantic Crossing Auctions) at the Avenue, St Andrews Church Hall in Southampton SO17 1XQ
Viewing between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm on the same day, or by prior arrangement.
For illustrated catalogue (£5.00) and further details, contact Stephen Booth (Auctioneer)
tel. (From overseas: add 0044 and omit 0) - from UK: 02380 432828
email: monkhe2545@hotmail.co.uk

Stephen Booth is well acquainted with Southampton and it's associated maritime history.
We met, and after a gentle nudge regarding 'QE2' and not 'QEII / E2' as in the catalogue, we had an interesting conversation.
Amongst other things from, or linked with QE2 , he will be auctioning an original white leather chair from the Queens Grill, and two original chrome and orange ?fabric covered chairs (green leather underneath still in tact) with glass and chrome table from the Midships Bar.
There is also an original Heritage Race Chair from the Britannia Restaurant - apparently all are in good condition.

There are 277 lots in all, items from all the best known ships including White Star, Cunard, Union Castle, Oroient shipping lines etc etc. These date from the  turn of the twentieth century to present day.
 
Stephen Booth has details of this website.
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline SueOnOneDeck

Collectibles from QE2....
« Reply #15 on: Nov 05, 2011, 09:36 PM »
Before I even go there, has this been discussed previously ?  Being a newbie on here, I am only just finding a little bit
of my way around the site and some of the topics: 

What I mean by the topic of Collectibles, is, are there QE2 cruisers out there who, over the years, have collected some
interesting things, either by being gifted them ( that is, when Cunard used to give gifts, and you'd come back from
your evening to find a lovely tote bag, or some other items on the bed ), or buying things over the years that you may
now regard as unique ??

Anyone ???

SueOnOneDeck

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #16 on: Nov 05, 2011, 10:03 PM »
Something for a rainy day  ::)


ashore in Bar Harbour in 89, the clouds opened, and it rained like l never saw before
Maria Traxler one of the social hosts...wonder where she ended up?

From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline pete cain

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #17 on: Nov 06, 2011, 05:34 PM »
     Unused Leather QE2 dog collar & lead , should really use it , but somehow can't, so it gathers dust in the cupboard with all the
   
     'Precious' to me QE2  precious things, (probably be all thrown out in a skip when I peg it, just like all her precious pottery &

     things were in Dubai , thank goodness some was saved).

Offline Barrie Evans

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #18 on: Nov 06, 2011, 05:51 PM »
Isabelle
Given the size of the Queen Elizabeth 2 tea pot it might hold enough for one cup.
The QM Tea will of course hold a lot more, and lets face it that looks even less like QM
And the mug is there just to compare sizes...

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Hi Myles. love your tea pots. But the "I Love the Q E 2 Mug is fantasic. Do you know where i can get one? I was lucky when i got the last " I love the Q E 2 bages from you
Barrie

Offline Barrie Evans

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #19 on: Nov 06, 2011, 08:32 PM »
Hi Myles. love your tea pots. But the "I Love the Q E 2 Mug is fantasic. Do you know where i can get one? I was lucky when i got the last " I love the Q E 2 bages from you
Barrie
Sorry It looks like ive got my own way of spelling" I E Fantastic and Badges. I must slow down.