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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 »

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

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?

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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.

Offline cunardqueen

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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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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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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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

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...  :-\

Offline cunardqueen

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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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

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   ::)  !

Offline cunardqueen

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...

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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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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

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?

Offline cunardqueen

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 ;)
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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.
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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 ???

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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.!

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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...

(Image removed from quote.)
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

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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.

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #20 on: Nov 06, 2011, 09:53 PM »
Will never forget, going ashore on South Georgia, about a foot of snow on the ground, mines still uncleared, being shown around by a Royal Marine Captain. Tim Castle leading the way with his red umbrella!

Offline cunardqueen

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #21 on: Nov 06, 2011, 11:28 PM »
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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     

Hi Barrie
The mug was custom made, specially designed and crafted with loving care, and made at vast expense. It is the only one in the whole wide world, l also thew caution to the wind and some other stuff done.
If l thought they would sell, l would get a 1000 shipped over from china  ::)
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline cunardqueen

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #22 on: Nov 06, 2011, 11:42 PM »
Some, of my QE2 whisky collection..

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

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #23 on: Nov 08, 2011, 03:18 PM »
Hi Myles, Lovely pictures of some of your collection of QE2 whisky flagons--just one question--are they still full? ;)

Offline cunardqueen

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #24 on: Nov 08, 2011, 03:27 PM »
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    Hi Myles, Lovely pictures of some of your collection of QE2 whisky flagons--just one question--are they still full?     
At the moment all full, however should l ever get a chance to visit the new QE2,in whatever form she takes,  l may take one and open it... ;)
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline Barrie Evans

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #25 on: Nov 08, 2011, 07:13 PM »
At the moment all full, however should l ever get a chance to visit the new QE2,in whatever form she takes,  l may take one and open it... ;)
Myles ,i dont think that you should not be drinking alone when ever that situation arises,so i would love to join you as a drinking Pal
Barrie

Offline No 736

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #26 on: Nov 08, 2011, 08:00 PM »
Qe2 Whisky.
Here are 3 bottles/decanters from my collection, the bottle having been signed by Captain McNaught, courtesy of Clyde paddler.
Does anyone know how many different decanters and bottles were produced over the years and which distilleries did their contents come from ? Morrison- Bowmores, Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch are 2 that come to mind.
Steve S.
« Last Edit: Dec 31, 2011, 01:02 PM by No 736 »

Offline cunardqueen

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #27 on: Nov 08, 2011, 09:41 PM »
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Does anyone know how many different decanters and bottles were produced over the years and which distilleries did their contents came from ? Morrison- Bowmores, Auchentoshan and Glen Garioch are 2 that come to mind.
     

Probably more than anyone can imagine, everyone is probably aware of the black ceramic decanters,they also came in white and blue versions as well.  l was hoping to take some pics of mine today outside, but the weather put paid to that, but as soon as l can,l will post some more pics here. My collection goes as far back as the Blended version by James Buchanan of the BLACK & WHITE whisky with the E2 logo right upto the Three Queens whisky,Gin and Vodka. Then of course there is the matter of the water jugs  ;)
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 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline cunardqueen

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #28 on: Nov 10, 2011, 02:04 PM »
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  At the moment all full, however should l ever get a chance to visit the new QE2,in whatever form she takes,  l may take one and open it...   
and given the number of members on here, l doubt one bottle would go far... ;)
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline No 736

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #29 on: Nov 20, 2011, 03:58 PM »
A very nice collection Myles, well done. I picked up the Royal wedding decanter today on E-bay. I could not say no at £50 buy it now.
All the best Steve.

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #30 on: Dec 31, 2011, 02:36 PM »
Coffee cups with the name of the ship on it.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ex-crewmember/6605821905/

Great to think that you now have a lovely new place to display all these treasures. I hope they get to be used now and again too :) .

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #31 on: Jan 04, 2012, 06:29 PM »
Myles--post No. 28--IF you ever need help in emptying the Flagons/bottles etc--give me a call please-- ;)

Offline cunardqueen

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #32 on: Jan 18, 2012, 01:30 AM »
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Myles--post No. 28--IF you ever need help in emptying the Flagons/bottles etc--give me a call please--   
Thanks lm about to take delivery of another three different flagons..Black,Red and a blueish colour... and nothing like those pictured :)
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline No 736

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #33 on: Jan 23, 2012, 11:29 PM »
Thanks lm about to take delivery of another three different flagons..Black,Red and a blueish colour... and nothing like those pictured :)
Myles, please post photo of your new flagons when you  have time.
Steve S.
« Last Edit: Jan 24, 2012, 05:50 PM by No 736 »

Offline cunardqueen

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #34 on: Jan 24, 2012, 01:29 AM »
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Myles, please post photo of your new flagons when you you have time.
Steve S. 


Sure will do Steve.What is strange is other than the normal black ceramic jug like one, the rest of the ceramic ones l have never seen before...
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #35 on: Jan 26, 2012, 07:01 PM »
As promised, they arrived today, along with the backdrop...
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

Offline No 736

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #36 on: Jan 26, 2012, 09:11 PM »
Wow! Myles, they are unusual and thanks for posting.
If I may ask, where did you manage to find them?
Steve.

Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #37 on: Jan 26, 2012, 11:17 PM »
Oooh! What an impressive array of things there are here!
The type of things for sale the shop must have changed considerably over the forty years.
For example -  'QE2 T-Shirts', when did they first make an appearance?
When did Harrods open on board  - and was Hardings a supplier from the beginning?
And the bears, the hats and the lifebelts etc etc

So that we can get an idea of the history of souvenirs bought on board QE2,
do you think it would be interesting to post the specific date that true memorabilia was on sale?
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 Mauretania1907

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #38 on: Jan 27, 2012, 05:36 AM »
I kept all the menues and daily news sheets from my one trip in 1989, and aquired a pamphlet about the re-engining, also have a QE2 and a Mauretania coffee cup bought on board, a belt buckle and keyring, also a Parker pen and leather bookmark - sorry, dont know how to post pix.

Offline Mauretania1907

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #39 on: Jan 27, 2012, 05:38 AM »
I have Qe2 coffe mug, keyring, pen, belt buckle and leather bookmark as well as menus and daily programs from my trip in 1989 - also lots of photos but I don't know how to post pix of them, sorry.

Offline skilly56

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #40 on: Jan 27, 2012, 07:24 AM »
The post referring to the QE2 mug prompted me to open the coffee mug drawer at home - and what is still in there at the back - the QE2 Birthday mug! And, as can be seen, it does get used.

Oddly enough, I didn't celebrate my birthday on the QE2, but last August my wife and I made up for it by celebrating both our birthdays on the QE.

Also, the July 2008 crew calendar, just to remind us of where we went on that QE2 cruise.

Cheers

Skilly

ps - tonight's Forum Bridge cam shot also shows us in Trieste on July 10th, 2008, as shown on the attached calendar!
« Last Edit: Jan 27, 2012, 01:05 PM by skilly56 »

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #41 on: Jan 27, 2012, 07:16 PM »
Rosie,
 The shops have changed a lot over the years, Allders Duty free ran them for a lot of years,My first recollection was when they were on the top level of the Double room and were along the side, then when they were moved about after the 87 refit it seemed to expand the choice and range. The Logo shop increased in size ;D.
Harrods years ago when they were on One deck did a nice range of quality Harrods/QE2 logo souvenirs, ok perhaps you were paying a bit more, but that stuff was only on QE2.Laterly they were selling  items that could be bought in the London store and had no real link to QE2 herself.

I do remember once onboard being invited to apply for the Harrods charge card, which l did, the card came through in the post and was ready to be used on my next cruise. Never used it in the London branch. 

Souvenirs to me were always (and still are) a big thing no matter where l go. I dread to think how much has been spent over the years on souvenirs and photos onboard, when the sales assistants know your cabin number, its not a good sign. A couple of times things were rung through as staff sales and the discount applied.
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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #42 on: Jan 27, 2012, 11:12 PM »

ps - tonight's Forum Bridge cam shot also shows us in Trieste on July 10th, 2008, as shown on the attached calendar!

Skilly - the bridgecam image changes each time you refresh the screen, not daily.  It can be quite fun refreshing a few times to see what images come up.
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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #43 on: Feb 13, 2012, 04:07 PM »
Hi Isabelle,

 Here is a photo of part of my collection of QE2 "Mugs"--if this is posted in the wrong part of the Forum may i please ask you to move it to the correct place.

 Many thanks,

 Bob.

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #44 on: Feb 13, 2012, 04:15 PM »
You got the right place to post it, thanks for sharing.

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #45 on: Feb 13, 2012, 04:19 PM »
Hi Isabelle,

 Here is a photo of part of my collection of QE2 "Mugs"--if this is posted in the wrong part of the Forum may i please ask you to move it to the correct place.

 Many thanks,

 Bob.
Hi Bob  ;D  What a great collection of Q E 2 mugs. Bob can you remember where you got the "I love the Q E 2 " one from ? as i would like to buy one from the makers if possible. Im glad to see that you feeling better Bob
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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #46 on: Feb 13, 2012, 04:40 PM »
A QE2 Harrods key ring


QE2 Harrods Key Ring by Louis De Sousa, on Flickr

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #47 on: Feb 14, 2012, 01:00 PM »
Hi Bob  ;D  What a great collection of Q E 2 mugs. Bob can you remember where you got the "I love the Q E 2 " one from ? as i would like to buy one from the makers if possible. Im glad to see that you feeling better Bob
Barrie

Hi Barrie, The "I Love the QE2" is the only one in the world. I did the artwork myself and have the details saved on my computer.
I then got in touch with a certain supplier who put the image on to the mug for me.  I am happy to get a mug done for you but i think it better to wait till you return from your cruise. Just get in touch and i will see you get one.

In friendship,

Bob.

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #48 on: Feb 14, 2012, 04:49 PM »
Hi Barrie, The "I Love the QE2" is the only one in the world. I did the artwork myself and have the details saved on my computer.
I then got in touch with a certain supplier who put the image on to the mug for me.  I am happy to get a mug done for you but i think it better to wait till you return from your cruise. Just get in touch and i will see you get one.

In friendship,

Bob.
Hi Bob  ;D Thank you so much, Thats great news about the "I love the Q E 2" mug, that you may be able to get for me. ;D
I will of course be in touch with you on our return from our cruise to the Panama Canal.
Thanks once again Bob
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« Reply #49 on: Feb 15, 2012, 05:34 PM »
and a few more for the collection...



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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2012, 12:49 PM »
I have been contacted by Flickr member Jorgen Lonn, who has kindly offered to let us have 20 QE2 postcards that he has collected.

There are no scans of the postcards, but I imagine that, if there are QE2 postcard collectors here, all these cards will be highly welcome. Please let me know below if you are interested. I could then put Jorgen in touch with you.

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« Reply #51 on: Jun 10, 2013, 07:36 PM »
Been a while since anything has been posted here so I thought I would 'show you mine'. Saw one of the paperweights on e-bay a little while back at $65, but haven't seen another Royal wedding medallion.
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« Reply #52 on: Dec 23, 2013, 01:47 PM »
Managed to get this up on my hall wall - given to dad on his retirement by his fellow Officers on QE2 at end of 1983.  Will come in useful if we burn the turkey.....

Also found a box of 12 specially blended QE2 whisky miniatures (not opened miraculously) which I think must date from early days plus a tin of Rothman's cigarettes from maiden voyage (hmm, the fags have gone though)!

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« Reply #53 on: Dec 23, 2013, 04:10 PM »
Hi Jane - Wonderful photos of the bell presented to your Dad.  Thank you for sharing them with us.  Interestingly, the inscription on the plaque above the bell refers to QE2 as "RMS" even though the bell and plaque were presented to your Dad by the officers of QE2. 
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« Reply #54 on: Dec 23, 2013, 06:23 PM »
I thought the same June.  I have read about people's misconception that QE2 was 'RMS' when she was not and also fact that many of her officers even referred to her as 'RMS'.  This bell would seem to support that!!

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« Reply #55 on: Dec 24, 2013, 03:42 PM »
Definitely supports her being called RMS.  Thanks, Jane !
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« Reply #56 on: Feb 13, 2014, 10:22 PM »
Just found the pack of QE2 playing cards, unused for many a year now... I rather like the merry Jokers!


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« Reply #57 on: Feb 14, 2014, 05:06 PM »
Isabelle - thanks for posting !  June
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« Reply #58 on: Sep 16, 2014, 09:38 PM »
There is another Auction taking place in Southampton
Stephen Booth wrote today:
'Good afternoon
Attached is my latest auction catalogue for the 4 October 2014 sale in Southampton . Sone QE 2 material included. Please feel free to mention the event on your web site . 
yours sincerely
Stephen A Booth
for Atlantic Crossing' .

There are 83 Lots relating to the Cunard Line ships, these are on a pdf,
if you would like a copy, please contact Stephen Booth <monhke2545@hotmail.co.uk>
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« Reply #59 on: Sep 17, 2014, 03:47 PM »
Thank you very much, Rosie, for this very interesting information.  June   :)
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« Reply #60 on: Sep 21, 2014, 02:09 PM »
Definitely supports her being called RMS.  Thanks, Jane !

I suspect that what happened was that while she was not officially an RMS although entitled to be ( as proved by Michael G a couple of years ago ) most of those involved with her in all respects disagreed with the formal decision from Cunard's management and just went ahead and called her an RMS anyway.  Certainly she is always RMS to me!
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« Reply #61 on: Sep 25, 2014, 02:59 AM »
I just went through an old I have box and ran across this collectors item from 1969!  Among other things I have the passenger list from 14 Aug 1969 crossing, original menus, daily programmes, etc.  A great (re)discovery.


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« Reply #62 on: Sep 25, 2014, 02:47 PM »
A wonderful find !  Thanks very much for posting and perhaps you can share other photos of your treasures with us.

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« Reply #63 on: Sep 25, 2014, 07:09 PM »
I just went through an old I have box and ran across this collectors item from 1969!  Among other things I have the passenger list from 14 Aug 1969 crossing, original menus, daily programmes, etc.  A great (re)discovery.

Absolutely fantastic Bob!  The tie looks like new!  You need to wear it!!  Love how its made in England, and even quite near to Southampton.  Things were so much simpler back then...
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« Reply #64 on: Sep 25, 2014, 08:15 PM »
Absolutely fantastic Bob!  The tie looks like new!  You need to wear it!!  Love how its made in England, and even quite near to Southampton.  Things were so much simpler back then...

Yes, I do agree that things were so much simpler then, more elegant, and it seems that things had more meaning.  Perhaps that is one of the reasons that our beloved QE2 is so dear to us.  Yes, Bob, you must wear the tie !  June  :)
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« Reply #65 on: Sep 26, 2014, 01:46 AM »
It was still wrapped in the gift wrapping paper used onboard in the shops in 1969.

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« Reply #66 on: Sep 26, 2014, 10:36 AM »
Fantastic find especially the programmes, passenger list and menus.  The ties will be a talking point when you wear them.  I know when my husband wears his QE2 ties when we are cruising people ask about them. 
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« Reply #67 on: Sep 22, 2015, 05:34 PM »
Visited the Trades House on Glassford Street, Glasgow at the weekend as part of the Open Doors event. This picture caught my eye! It is situated in the Deacon Convenor's suite on the first floor and was presented to the Incorporation of Wrights in 1994 by Captain Robin Woodall. (Problem with spelling on the plaque there!) The Wrights Craft seeks to promote the furtherance of the woodworking industry and trade education.

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« Reply #68 on: Sep 22, 2015, 05:42 PM »
Beautiful picture !  Thanks for sharing and telling us about your visit to Trades House.   :)
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« Reply #69 on: Feb 18, 2016, 10:41 PM »
I thought you might be interested in a plaque that I was given on the ship when I accompanied the pilot when QE2 was entering Port Phillip Bay (Melbourne, that is) on February 29, 2008. The pilot was given one too. I haven't seen this plaque on the forum but the master(s) must have had a stock of them to give away during the final year of operation.

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« Reply #70 on: Feb 19, 2016, 09:31 PM »
Hi Lachlan
What a special memento!
Together with the memories; it must have been a great experience to help bring her in to the port!
Thanks so much for letting us see it.
As a matter of interest - was it 'lumpy seas' at the pilot station?
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« Reply #71 on: Feb 19, 2016, 09:50 PM »
Hi Lachlan -

Thanks very much for sharing your plaque with us here on The Forum.  I have not seen one before and it is a wonderful memory to have of our QE2.  Can you tell us any more things you remember from that day ?

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« Reply #72 on: Feb 19, 2016, 10:16 PM »
I wonder if perhaps it was a "standard" photo that they used.
Heres the same photo which was given to me on my Birthday signed and dated by Captain John Burton-Hall. A great many years ago
A gift to treasure, and hangs on my QE2 wall.
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« Reply #73 on: Feb 19, 2016, 10:19 PM »
I wonder if perhaps it was a "standard" photo that they used.

Almost certainly; given that it appears two posts higher up in Cunarder Man's close up of the one on his wall and it's dated 1994 there it is clear that the picture has been used across a number of years.

But why not?  After all, it's a damn good photo and the Needles Passage provides a brilliant scenic backdrop that you'd be hard pressed to beat anywhere.
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« Reply #74 on: Feb 19, 2016, 10:52 PM »
Love the QE2 wall Myles.

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« Reply #75 on: Feb 20, 2016, 08:23 AM »
Wonderful collection, Myles! Thank you for sharing the photos!  :)
The Virgin Atlantic poster is a nice touch!
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« Reply #76 on: Feb 20, 2016, 03:08 PM »
I kepted a lot of ephemera from 93/4 world cruise, onboard cunard gifts I sold, should possibly have kepted  the doulton coffe set.best thing would be to have kepted all ephemera , and got some signed, most of what I have is in banana box, best items signed chef hats, very rare.

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« Reply #77 on: Feb 21, 2016, 10:26 AM »
Chefs hat from 94
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« Reply #78 on: Feb 21, 2016, 10:52 AM »
Thanks Paul, for posting this special piece of memorabilia from your world cruise. 
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« Reply #79 on: Feb 21, 2016, 11:00 PM »
The photo does seem to be a stock picture. It looks like a FotoFlite image. June and Twynkle asked for a bit more detail so here's a modified version of a post I put up in another place on the forum. I hope it's of interest.

In February 2008 QE2 visited Melbourne for the final time. At the time I was CEO of the Australian Shipowners Association so had a lot to do with ships, their owners, crews and all the service-providers to shipowners. I contacted my friends at the Port Philip Sea Pilots and it was arranged that I would accompany the pilot boarding QE2 off Port Phillip Heads. We left the pilot station in the pilot cutter at about 00.30 and as it was very rough and as QE2 was the fifth ship to have her pilot dropped off, we did not reach the ship till about 01.30.

The pilot boarding ground is about 5 nm south-west of the Point Lonsdale light which means the pilot launch has to go some distance out nto Bass Strait to reach waiting ships. This night it was blowing 30 - 35 knots with rough seas on a heavy swell. The ships were asked to assume a course which would create a lee with the pilot ladder rigged on the ships' port side and to proceed at seven knots.

By the time we reached QE2 she had overheard the pilot boat's coxswain's instructions to the other ships so she contacted the pilot boat confirming the pilot's requirements. QE2 made an impressive sight as we approached her in the dark of night in rough seas. She was well lit up with her funnel lights on. We rounded the stern and came up close alongside a shell door on five deck. Seven knots doesn't sound very fast but even in a pilot cutter next to a large ship on a windy night with spray all around, it seems pretty fast.

The pilot went aboard first. The deckhand on the launch sort of lifts you toward the pilot ladder as the launch rises on a wave then crew members on the ship sort of lift you aboard so before you know what's happened, you're in the ship. Because it's a side door, the climb from the launch is probably only around 3 metres or 10 feet.

We were accompanied briskly to the bridge. Introductions were then made. Capt McNaught asked why I would want to come out on such a bleak night. I suggested to him that I suspected that he would know that an opportunity to visit his marvellous ship seemed to me to be a very good reason - a comment which he accepted gracefully. The Master then briefed the pilot on the pilotage plan, the steering characteristics of the ship, the power and speed available and other navigational details. The con of the ship is then handed over to the pilot. I had been on enough ships to know that as a visitor you make yourself inconspicuous while ship handling is taking place.
 
Once the ship was safely through the Heads and in the South Channel in the calm waters of Port Phillip Bay, the astmosphere was relaxed on the bridge. Hospitality on the bridge was warm, with regular cups of coffee and hot food. I asked Capt McNaught about his feelings about the ship's career ending and his views on other ships in the Cunard fleet. He described what would happen when the ship reached Dubai and how she would gradually be shut down. As to other ships, it's enough to say that he seemed to feel that QE2's sea-keeping capabilities in heavy weather and her ability to maintain speed were unmatched.

Captain McNaught's comments about the condition of the ship's structure were interesting and revealed that he more than most accepted the reality that 40 years is a long time in service for any ship and that no structure exposed to the stresses and strains of 40 years at sea was going to last forever.

Rounding the South Channel Pile Light requires the ship to make a sharp turn of more than 90 degrees to port. The Master required that this turn be executed slowly and gradually, presumably for the comfort of passengers.

The answers that Ian McNaught gave to the questions found elsewhere in the QE2 Story forum reminded me of the discussion I had with him that night. We took probably five hours to make the passage up the Bay to Port Melbourne at a leisurely pace. When we got to Station Pier and the ship was being put alongside, observations were made about the nature of the ship, her passengers and crew. They were always caring observations and conveyed a strong empathy with the ship and her passengers and crew.

Once the ship was alongside Capt McNaught asked if the pilot and I would stay for breakfast but we both had to get away and  declined his invitation. The Captain gave us each a plaque commemorating QE2's final year of service which was a lovely and unexpected surprise.

As my wife and I were to travel in the ship just ten days after this, I asked the seaman who escorted us off the ship to show me where Cabin 2007 was, which he did before we left the ship through the Two Deck Lobby.

This was a sensational experience. An adventure going out to and boarding the ship. A real experience having a lengthy discussion with QE2's most popular master. The unforgettable sight from a launch of the ship lit up in a heavy sea in the middle of the night. One of my great life experiences.

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« Reply #80 on: Feb 22, 2016, 09:44 AM »
Thank you so much, Lachlan, for the beautiful story of that night! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, albeit with a lump in  my throat...

I am sure that you saw more of Ian McNaught that night than you did, later on, as a passenger on board! What a wonderful chance to have a deep conversation with him.

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« Reply #81 on: Feb 22, 2016, 11:08 AM »
What an amazing once in a lifetime experience Lachlan, thank-you so much for sharing with us. 
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« Reply #82 on: Feb 22, 2016, 03:34 PM »
Nice one Lachlan any piccys?

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« Reply #83 on: Feb 22, 2016, 06:12 PM »
Thank you very much, Lachlan, for your marvelous and insightful description of your experiences on that wonderfully eventful night.  So much transpired during that time, that the memories are indeed from a once in a lifetime event.  It is great again to hear about Captain McNaught's thoughts about his ship, which have been echoed by so many people and no doubt will continue to be.   :)
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« Reply #84 on: Feb 22, 2016, 09:04 PM »
The photo does seem to be a stock picture. It looks like a FotoFlite image. June and Twynkle asked for a bit more detail so here's a modified version of a post I put up in another place on the forum. I hope it's of interest.

In February 2008 QE2 visited Melbourne for the final time. At the time I was CEO of the Australian Shipowners Association so had a lot to do with ships, their owners, crews and all the service-providers to shipowners. I contacted my friends at the Port Philip Sea Pilots and it was arranged that I would accompany the pilot boarding QE2 off Port Phillip Heads. We left the pilot station in the pilot cutter at about 00.30 and as it was very rough and as QE2 was the fifth ship to have her pilot dropped off, we did not reach the ship till about 01.30.

The pilot boarding ground is about 5 nm south-west of the Point Lonsdale light which means the pilot launch has to go some distance out nto Bass Strait to reach waiting ships. This night it was blowing 30 - 35 knots with rough seas on a heavy swell. The ships were asked to assume a course which would create a lee with the pilot ladder rigged on the ships' port side and to proceed at seven knots.

By the time we reached QE2 she had overheard the pilot boat's coxswain's instructions to the other ships so she contacted the pilot boat confirming the pilot's requirements. QE2 made an impressive sight as we approached her in the dark of night in rough seas. She was well lit up with her funnel lights on. We rounded the stern and came up close alongside a shell door on five deck. Seven knots doesn't sound very fast but even in a pilot cutter next to a large ship on a windy night with spray all around, it seems pretty fast.

The pilot went aboard first. The deckhand on the launch sort of lifts you toward the pilot ladder as the launch rises on a wave then crew members on the ship sort of lift you aboard so before you know what's happened, you're in the ship. Because it's a side door, the climb from the launch is probably only around 3 metres or 10 feet.

We were accompanied briskly to the bridge. Introductions were then made. Capt McNaught asked why I would want to come out on such a bleak night. I suggested to him that I suspected that he would know that an opportunity to visit his marvellous ship seemed to me to be a very good reason - a comment which he accepted gracefully. The Master then briefed the pilot on the pilotage plan, the steering characteristics of the ship, the power and speed available and other navigational details. The con of the ship is then handed over to the pilot. I had been on enough ships to know that as a visitor you make yourself inconspicuous while ship handling is taking place.
 
Once the ship was safely through the Heads and in the South Channel in the calm waters of Port Phillip Bay, the astmosphere was relaxed on the bridge. Hospitality on the bridge was warm, with regular cups of coffee and hot food. I asked Capt McNaught about his feelings about the ship's career ending and his views on other ships in the Cunard fleet. He described what would happen when the ship reached Dubai and how she would gradually be shut down. As to other ships, it's enough to say that he seemed to feel that QE2's sea-keeping capabilities in heavy weather and her ability to maintain speed were unmatched.

Captain McNaught's comments about the condition of the ship's structure were interesting and revealed that he more than most accepted the reality that 40 years is a long time in service for any ship and that no structure exposed to the stresses and strains of 40 years at sea was going to last forever.

Rounding the South Channel Pile Light requires the ship to make a sharp turn of more than 90 degrees to port. The Master required that this turn be executed slowly and gradually, presumably for the comfort of passengers.

The answers that Ian McNaught gave to the questions found elsewhere in the QE2 Story forum reminded me of the discussion I had with him that night. We took probably five hours to make the passage up the Bay to Port Melbourne at a leisurely pace. When we got to Station Pier and the ship was being put alongside, observations were made about the nature of the ship, her passengers and crew. They were always caring observations and conveyed a strong empathy with the ship and her passengers and crew.

Once the ship was alongside Capt McNaught asked if the pilot and I would stay for breakfast but we both had to get away and  declined his invitation. The Captain gave us each a plaque commemorating QE2's final year of service which was a lovely and unexpected surprise.

As my wife and I were to travel in the ship just ten days after this, I asked the seaman who escorted us off the ship to show me where Cabin 2007 was, which he did before we left the ship through the Two Deck Lobby.

This was a sensational experience. An adventure going out to and boarding the ship. A real experience having a lengthy discussion with QE2's most popular master. The unforgettable sight from a launch of the ship lit up in a heavy sea in the middle of the night. One of my great life experiences.

Thank you so much for this Lachlan.  I was there with you in my memory.

I have sailed alongside QE2 as darkness fell, and I can use that to imagine your experience.  I think we were probably a bit colder on the Clyde though!

I have posted a link to this on our Facebook page, and who has "Liked" it there?  None other than Captain McNaught's wife Sue.

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« Reply #85 on: May 31, 2016, 01:27 PM »
Hi everyone

We have received an email from Ian Fisher regarding a 1969 Maiden Voyage First Day Cover that he has acquired.  Does anyone else have a copy of this First Day (photo attached) and do you know the value of the item, or where Ian could get a valuation.

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I recently acquired first day of issue envelope from the QE2s maiden voyage in 1969. It must be rare as I've been unable to find one on the Internet. It has UK & USA flags and shows the names of the ships destinations in Long Island and Florida. The other issues I've seen are plentiful and of little value as they were "posted onboard" in large numbers. I believe that the item I have is rare as there can't have been many of them as I haven't seen another. The envelope is in perfect condition and is rubber stamped "CITY OF SOUTHAMPTON COMMEMORATION OF SAILING RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 ON MAIDEN VOYAGE 2 MAY 1969". If you could give me an approximate value I'd be extremely grateful. Thank you
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« Reply #86 on: May 31, 2016, 08:40 PM »
That stamp is Stanley Gibbons catalogue number 778; it was part of a set of six ( only the one depicted QE2 ) and a first day cover for the whole set is shown in Collect British Stamps 2016 ( page 35 ) as having a catalogue value of £6.00.  First day of issue was 15th January 1969.

However, I note the less than usual postmark on this particular one.  It's a commemorative cover, not a first day cover, and of course the date and occasion are quite significant which may have a positive impact on the value.  Unlikely to be of huge value, but if you can get a number of QE2 collectors in a bidding war over it...
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« Reply #87 on: May 31, 2016, 09:19 PM »
Thanks Peter for the information, which I will relay back to Ian.  I also gave him details for Buckingham First Day Cover/Stamps as they may have sold a similar cover and have an idea of the value. 
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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #88 on: May 31, 2016, 09:23 PM »
Lynda - you have an urgent PM ( and apologies - I just realised I spelt your name wrong in it! ) about that...
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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #89 on: Jun 26, 2016, 11:46 PM »
Have not been on for a while. But  spent a hour or two with my nighbour  the other day we got to remenising over  ships as i had buried my farther a few days before which my nighbour attended we put the red ensign over my dad   He served 18 years   In the merch  not a long time compared to some " BEEN LONGER ON A WAVE " as my dad liked to say , any way as we had the customary cocktail hour  at my nighbours residence we  disscused my farthers seafairing days and stories he had told me .  Did i ever show you my letter from nelson manddela  ?   Up he stands and goes missing , on his return i was treated to a treasure trove of photos of him with  presidents , of various countrys  , HMQE2 herself the duke  nelson madela and every film star known to mankind  ;D    This man should write his memoirs 

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #90 on: Jun 27, 2016, 10:27 AM »
i was treated to a treasure trove of photos of him with  presidents , of various countrys  , HMQE2 herself the duke  nelson madela and every film star known to mankind  ;D    This man should write his memoirs

Wonderful encounter! Could you persuade him to join the Forum or to let you post some of his memorabilia here? Such a good way of ensuring that history is recorded!

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #91 on: Jun 27, 2016, 10:44 AM »
Iam affraid the gent in qestion would not  , but i promised a few people on here a few items i have not forgot , i just been other wise engaged and will get round to sending the items to the people i promised  , i hope to have many more conversations with  my nighbour his  storys are addictive   ,  he led a truly charmed life aboard an icon 
 

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #92 on: Apr 27, 2019, 10:08 AM »
We have been contacted by Stephen, from Burgess Hill , West Sussex, asking if there is anyone local to that area, that would be interested in his collection of memorabilia from a cruise on QE2 in 1999.

He is keen for the items to go to someone with an interest in QE2 and is only looking for a token payment.  Please either send me or one of the other moderators a personal message or contact us on admin@theqe2story,com if you would like to contact Stephen regarding obtaining this collection. 

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"As you can see, there is a book, 1999 calendar, coasters, drink stirrers, travel wallet, Cunard playing cards and day to day stuff from the cruise, like menus and newsletters"


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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #93 on: May 02, 2019, 10:24 AM »
On the anniversary of QE2's Maiden Voyage I wonder how many pieces of Maiden Voyage memorabilia our members have collected.  Please post pictures of items on this topic.

Ian Fisher had asked about the value of his FDC a few years ago and Peter had given some information. I am sure there must be lots more pieces of memorabilia out there
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=3002.msg79486#msg79486



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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #94 on: May 14, 2019, 12:00 AM »
We have been contacted by Stephen, from Burgess Hill , West Sussex, asking if there is anyone local to that area, that would be interested in his collection of memorabilia from a cruise on QE2 in 1999.

He is keen for the items to go to someone with an interest in QE2 and is only looking for a token payment.  Please either send me or one of the other moderators a personal message or contact us on admin@theqe2story,com if you would like to contact Stephen regarding obtaining this collection.

Stephen would like to know whether anyone is interested in his memorabilia from 1999. If not, he will need to get rid of them, as he is downsizing his home. If you are interested, please let us know by replying here or by sending an email to <admin@theqe2story.com>.

I notice that the Ron Warwick book is there, as is a set of QE2 playing cards... It would seem a pity to let them go...

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #95 on: May 14, 2019, 03:25 PM »
I think Bob Higginson at Brixham Steam Packet Company might be interested.

I myself would be but the shipping might be problematic.
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