Tag Archives: Steamship

Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style

Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, Style

by Daniel Finamore and George Schwartz In July 1840, RMS Britannia departed Liverpool for the voyage that would initiate transatlantic steamship service on a regular schedule. On arrival in Boston, owner Samuel Cunard and the ship’s captain made a point of heading up to Salem for a visit to the museum of the East India […]

Publishers Corner: July 2017

Publishers Corner: July 2017

The Golden Age of Travel Memorabilia by Maxine Carter-Lome The Golden Age of Travel, representing the decades leading up to and into the first half of the 20th century, was a first class experience for the wealthy and a rising middle class who could afford to travel in style, whether by land, rail, sea or […]

What's Selling on eBay: March 2016

What's Selling on eBay: March 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,383 (32 bids, 9 bidders): Brass N & W RR Railroad Steam Classification Plates The plates were purchased along with other railroad items on Oct. 16, 2015 from an individual who had placed a classified in the Roanoke Times. This individual started a career at N&W in 1939, and […]