RMS Queen Mary Log Abstract – Blue Riband

I don’t usually collect ephemera, but this is such an important part of Queen Mary’s history I couldn’t pass it up. Here is a log abstract from the first time Queen Mary took the Eastbound Blue Riband in August 1936. Queen Mary and the French Line Normandie spent many years battling the Transatlantic for holder of the Blue Riband (fastest time to cross the Atlantic), trading back and forth for a few years until Queen Mary ultimately won in 1938.

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 I especially like the detail of the blue border running around the log.

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I also liked that instead of just a plain flip side the log features a nice image of Queen Mary. Again it speaks to the importance Cunard Line felt towards having the fastest ship on the Atlantic.

Below is a newsreel from 1938 when Queen Mary took the Blue Riband back from the Normandie for the last time. She would hold the record from 1938 until 1952 when the SS United States claimed the record for the fastest crossing which she still has to date:

If you have about 15 min here is another clip that talks more about the competition between Normandie and Queen Mary:

If you are looking to sell any fittings, furniture, or memorabilia from the Queen Mary please contact me at craigslink2now@gmail.com.

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RMS Queen Mary Waste Basket

My wife has been wanting a waste basket from the Queen Mary for a while now.  So as a surprise for her for our new baby I made an effort to find one for her. Simple in design, but still very elegant. Her waste baskets were all square-shaped (with the art deco rounded edges) and a tapered bottom often painted black. Even Queen Mary’s trash cans are lovely.

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This one is made of golden oak, but Cunard also made many waste baskets out of the beautiful veneers Queen Mary is famous for, these veneered waste baskets often matched the rooms they were used in (similar to the Observation Lounge ash bin made out of Macassar Ebony).

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This trash can comes from one of the officers and engineers areas on board the ship.

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I particularly enjoy the metal insert still in great condition.  I love the thoughtful touches such as a metal handle for easy removal.

If you are looking to sell any fittings, furniture, or memorabilia from the Queen Mary please contact me at craigslink2now@gmail.com.