Queen Mary & Queen Elizabeth Advertising Cardboard Sign

$2,080.00

Genre: Travel
Genre 2: Ships & Shipping
Artist: Frederick J. Hoertz
Year Printed: 1948
Size: 36" x 25"
Country of Poster: US
Restoration Detail: Restored
Condition: Flat
Grade: Very Fine
Condition Detail: This is a rare vintage cardboard sign which has been custom framed, framing consists of: UV blocking Plexiglas; Acid Free foam board backing; Handmade black lacquer frame with silver metal leaf bevel. Frame overall size - 39 1/2" x 28 1/2". Additional cost to ship is included in the price. See the image for more detail.
Additional Information: Queen Mary is an ocean liner that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line (then Cunard White Star Line). Built by John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland, she was designed to be the first of Cunard's planned two-ship weekly express service from Southampton to Cherbourg to New York, in answer to the mainland European superliners of the late 1920's and early 1930's. After their release from World War II troop transport duties, Queen Mary and her running mate RMS Queen Elizabeth commenced this two-ship service and continued it for two decades until Queen Mary's retirement in 1967.
Queen Elizabeth was an ocean liner which sailed the Atlantic Ocean for the Cunard Line (then the Cunard White Star Line) and was contracted to carry Royal Mail. At the time of construction in the 1930s, she was known as Hull 552 by John Brown and Company in Clydebank, Scotland. Named in honour of Queen Elizabeth (who was Queen Consort at the time of her launch in 1938), she was a slightly larger ship with an improved design over her running mate, the Queen Mary. She first entered service as a troopship in the Second World War, and it was not until later that she served in her intended role as an ocean liner until her retirement in 1968. Together with the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth maintained a two-ship weekly transatlantic service from Southampton to Cherbourg to New York for over twenty years. Following a fire, she was scrapped in Hong Kong in 1975.

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