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QE2 Deluxe Boxed Set Farewell Collection
« on: Jan 30, 2009, 01:23 PM »
Did anybody else splash out and purchase the limited edition of 736 sets
Mine arrived today,Lovely presentation...
Will try and get some photos taken and see if they can be posted on here
At £350 it was an expensive purchase, and just before a 3 week QE2 voyage l did wonder if l was doing the right thing
Having poured over the box and contents, there is a wow factor, lm just not that sure if its a £350 wow factor
« Last Edit: Jan 31, 2009, 06:31 PM by Rob Lightbody »
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 30, 2009, 03:32 PM »
Ahh, Myles you lucky man. I just couldnt bring myself to buy it. I have so much as you already know about. Still glad it brought a WOW into the room. Love to see photos.

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« Reply #2 on: Jan 30, 2009, 04:10 PM »
The photos are in Robs hands, alas such things are much to complicated for me
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 30, 2009, 06:32 PM »
Mine also arrived today.  Very impressive.
Gill

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« Reply #4 on: Jan 31, 2009, 12:31 AM »
What is in the box? Should I be tempted? Jealous? Just so that I can go to bed knowing what I ought to be feeling...!

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« Reply #5 on: Jan 31, 2009, 12:40 AM »
Do tell, I'm curious, too!

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« Reply #6 on: Jan 31, 2009, 12:44 AM »
Its a very well put together items, not cheap But it is quality,and its bigger than you imagine. Lots of first day covers and unique postcards, details of the Dubai voyage in a log form, loads more The only complaint or comment l have is that the leather bound book has the number of  on a printed bit of paper, l would have thought that for such a book the number page should have been printed as part of the book ( am l making sense here) When you first open the box it does right away scream out quality.
Also some final voyage memorabilia the final crew show, a daily programme, couple of menus & Concert programme from the round uk voyage, a silver clad medallion, a limited edition print by Robert Lloyd
 Rob has some photos, lord knows how you put them up here, otherwise l would have posted a few...
Tempted? l think you might be
 Jealous? no need to be
 And yes you can sleep easy, BUT you wont.... ;)
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 31, 2009, 01:21 AM »
'fraid you're right, cunardqueen, about my not sleeping... :-)

... but at least, being ashore tonight, I have a whole bottle of Singlemalt here with me, and might just get a taste of that while I ponder the apparent beauties of that quality collection spread out before you...

Wonder whether Rob has heard the "hint, hint" that has been so very delicately expressed in this thread...  ;)

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« Reply #8 on: Jan 31, 2009, 02:35 PM »
Posting the photos shortly for Myles... he sent me emails totalling 22MB!!

(Note that you can upload and post photos to the forum, but they have to be reasonably small!)
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 31, 2009, 03:45 PM »
Rob
 Im sorry but  size never impressed me.....

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I ponder the apparent beauties of that quality collection spread out before you...

perhaps that phrase is best suited to sleeping with the crew, even after all these years l never imagined a Cunardqueen to be invloved with a princess, perhaps l should dig deep into the bank of memories and share some stories :-X :-X
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 31, 2009, 06:29 PM »
First batch of Myles' photos...
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 31, 2009, 06:30 PM »
2nd batch...
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 31, 2009, 06:35 PM »
third batch...
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« Reply #13 on: Jan 31, 2009, 06:41 PM »
Thank you, Rob and Myles! That's an impressive collection (of souvenirs and of photos). Looks luxurious indeed, and I am sure there is a lot to treasure in that collection.

And now, we need to ask Cunard's to put the profits out of these sales into our rescue funds...  >:(

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« Reply #14 on: Jan 31, 2009, 06:50 PM »
fourth batch...
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« Reply #15 on: Jan 31, 2009, 06:54 PM »
fifth batch... RSI setting in!!
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« Reply #16 on: Jan 31, 2009, 06:55 PM »
Last ones - thanks for these Myles!
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« Reply #17 on: Jan 31, 2009, 08:49 PM »
Aaaaarrrrrgggghhh!

Myles and Rob you have made me so angry  >:(  >:(  >:(

I treated myself to one of these as a post-Christmas pressie to myself (was hoping for a January sale but no such luck  :()
Am having it delivered to work but it hasn't arrived yet - and I'm not in now til Tuesday.
I've been trying SO HARD not to sign in and click on this thread but curiousity - and lack of willpower - has finally got the better of me.

Myles, and hollihedge, it does look lovely  ;D
Yours, in anticipation,
Ali
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« Reply #18 on: Jan 31, 2009, 11:42 PM »
Aaaaarrrrrgggghhh x 2

I'm depressed now!  I haven't got one nor have I ordered one but I certainly wish I had.  It looks superb though and thanks Myles & Rob for allowing me a glimpse.  A most wonderful keepsake.   
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« Reply #19 on: Feb 01, 2009, 08:09 AM »
Oh Thank you! - 'The tears have started again' - These pictures are a really good glimpse of the memories ...need another hankie...
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