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Offline Stephanie Morgan

QE2 Champagne glasses
« on: Jul 23, 2015, 05:15 PM »
Hi All,

My Grandmother has passed down to me a set of 6 beautifully coloured champagne/cocktail glasses (picture attached). They we're given to her by a later friend who's son worked on-board the ship, who I believe was a bartender. As the story has been passed down, these glasses as far as I am aware we're used in the cocktail bar on the ship.

If anyone has more information about the glasses I would love to know more about their history and ultimately the value of them. I do not wish to sell them, but if they are valuable they may just be put away for ultra special occasions :)

Thanks

Steph
« Last Edit: Jul 23, 2015, 05:25 PM by Stephanie Morgan »

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QE2 Champagne glasses
« Reply #1 on: Jul 23, 2015, 06:51 PM »
Hi Stephanie, and welcome to the Forum! I hope you will enjoy having a look around, and please feel free to ask any questions that come to mind.

My first reaction to these glasses is how beautiful they are! Five different colours, and such a lovely design -- if they were mine, I would very definitely keep them for special occasions and meanwhile give them pride of place where they can be seen and admired.

Would you have any idea what period they might have been on board? There were certainly none like these during her final decade, unless they were used only by very special people for very special occasions.

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Re: QE2 Champagne glasses
« Reply #2 on: Jul 23, 2015, 07:46 PM »
Hello Stephanie and welcome.

I don't recall seeing any glasses such as those in my time aboard, but if they are from her early years the most likely place they would have been kept would have been The Club Atlantic which was a very small cocktail bar on One deck that only lasted a few years. That is pure speculation I have to admit and sadly very few photos seem to exist of this area.

There is a topic about it here, but does not appear to give anything away which might be of any help. https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,771.0.html
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Offline Stephanie Morgan

Re: QE2 Champagne glasses
« Reply #3 on: Jul 23, 2015, 07:57 PM »
Thank you both for your reply's.

I have just spoken with my Grandad and he said the young man named Warren Hastings from Bristol started working on the ship when it was very first commissioned for almost a decade. Based on that they would be between 35-45 years old.

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Re: QE2 Champagne glasses
« Reply #4 on: Jul 24, 2015, 09:55 AM »
Welcome Stephanie and thank-you for letting us see these beautiful champagne glasses and good to know that these are from QE2's early years.  Is there anything engraved on the bottom of the glasses?  I know that in later years the name QE2 plus the maker's name was engraved on some glasses, although not sure if the engraving was just on souvenir glasses or on the glasses used onboard ship.

There are a few members both passengers and crew who were onboard in the early years, so lets hope they have some information on the glasses. 

 

 
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Re: QE2 Champagne glasses
« Reply #5 on: Jul 24, 2015, 06:00 PM »
Welcome, Stephanie, and thank you very much for sharing the photo of your beautiful QE2 champagne glasses.  How wonderful to have them from your Grandmother and to have them as a remembrance of our beloved QE2. 

Perhaps others on The Forum may be able to shed more light on the glasses.

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