White Star Line RMS HOMERIC / MAJESTIC-Era 1st-Class Cigar / Pipe Ashtray - 1922. A vintage silver-plated ashtray by Elkington for the White Star Line. Unlike the smaller ashtrays for cigarettes, this has a longer base and wider seats. I believe that these were intended for cigars and pipes and would have been supplied to the lounge, smoking room, and barber shop areas.The bottom is hallmarked: quality "A, " pattern number "26287, " Elkington Plate shield and company hallmark over "Elkington Plate, " "White Star Line, " and date letter "K" in quatrefoil for 1922. As seen in the photo, these can be seen throughout the OLYMPIC's 1st-Class Smoking Room. It also appears that there are three or four stacked below the Comoy's of London pipe sign in the RMS OLYMPIC's barber shop. This 100-year-old ashtray has wear, commensurate to its age and use on board the finest liners to ever sail the oceans.
As is typical for an ashtray, the bottom of the bowl has heavy plating loss from heat. There is a slight bend to the rim left of the lower seat.This gem was well used during its life and will make a fine piece in your White Star Line collection. ITEM DIMENSIONS (approximate): 7-1/2 L.
ITEM WEIGHT (approximate): 4 oz. In 1977, I read a book about sea disasters and one of the stories was about a White Star Liner called RMS TITANIC. I do not know why she caught my attention, but I began to read everything about her that I could find in my local library. My favorites were Walter Lord's iconic A Night To Remember , Lawrence Beesley's The Loss of the S. Titanic , and Archibald Gracie's The Truth About The Titanic.
These books fueled my curiosities and whet my appetite for more knowledge. TITANIC would spur a life-long interest of literature and history. 45 years later, those original three books have grown into an eclectic library and artifact collection covering numerous topics. Every historical item is special, capturing a specific time and place in our history.Each piece is unique and has its own personal story to tell; the who, what, where, and the why that we may never know. To get these items back into circulation and onto someone else's display shelf, I would like to offer you this piece from my collection. I hope that you feel the same way and get to enjoy a piece of history from my Antiques, Steamships, and Sundries. Personal Conservator Notes on Historical Artifacts and Ephemera. All Items are from my personal collection.
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