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Group of three items from the S.S. Normandie: on sheet of stationary, a Western Union telegram and its envelope

(New York?) (late 1930s) Stationery 11 x 8.25", cream, dark red lettering "French Line S.S. Normandie" with crest, held up to the light there's an image of the ship encircled by the words "Cie Gie Transatlantique" and at the bottom "Marais". Telegram 6.5 x 8", "Bon Voyage" letterhead in red and blue on a cream background showing travelers on a large ship being given a send-off, matching "Bon Voyage" envelope 3.5 x 6.5". Stationery is unused, has fold creases/ creasing, light soiling else very good condition, telegram and envelope are toned, telegram has creases/fold creases and a couple of edge tears, envelope has creasing and a couple of tears, overall condition is good to very good. Telegram is sent by Betty in Detroit to Miss Wanda Stanczak SS Normandie: "Dear Wandy Bon Voyage Wish I Could See You Off In Person." Cabin number is written in pencil on the envelope. The S.S. Normandie's maiden voyage was on May 29, 1935, Le Havre to New York. It found safe haven in New York when hostilities broke out in Europe in September 1939. In 1941, it was transferred to the U.S. Navy to be converted into a troop ship renamed the U.S.S. Lafayette. It caught fire February 1942 during the conversion and capsized. A total of three pieces, sold as a lot.


Book Id: 99-4004

Price: $35.00

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