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Online 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!
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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.

Offline Barrie Evans

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« 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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« 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
In friendship
Barrie
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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #49 on: Feb 15, 2012, 05:34 PM »
and a few more for the collection...



From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

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.

Jorgen's Flickr pages are here :

www.flickr.com/photos/431021/

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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« 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)!

Happy Christmas everyone, Jane

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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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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« Reply #55 on: Dec 24, 2013, 03:42 PM »
Definitely supports her being called RMS.  Thanks, Jane !
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Re: QE2 Memorabilia
« 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!


QE2 playing cards by seikinsou, on Flickr
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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>
Rosie
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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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