Late 1950's - Early 60's Eastern Steamship Lines S.S. Ariadne Shipboard Cufflink Tray
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Late 1950's - Early 60's Eastern Steamship Lines S.S. Ariadne Shipboard Cufflink Tray

Code: ol50004act

$55.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Late 1950's early 1960's Eastern Steamship Lines S.S. Ariadne shipboard cufflink tray. Eastern Steamship Co. was established in 1901 by Charles Wyman Morse through the merge and consolidation of three shipping companies that controlled a number of local lines on the Maine coast. Shortly after, a court battle with J.P Morgan and New Haven Railroad, Morse was indicted on conspiracy charges that led to the eventual bankruptcy of the company. It was renewed as the Eastern Steamship Lines in 1925 and enjoyed a stretch of coverage from Canada on down to Virginia until 1941. The company changed hands twice after WWII and the S.S. Ariadne and Bahama Star started to chart mainly the waters between Miami and Nassau. The company saw another ownership change in 1970 when the Norwegian shipping firm of Gotass-Larsen purchased the line and restyled and renamed the company that eventually became Admiral Cruises after another series of mergers. The tray is white and reads: "S.S. ARIADNE EASTERN STEAMSHIP LINES" in blue lettering and the bottom shows a maker's mark that reads: "BROOKLYN3 , N.Y. MADE IN THE U.S.A.".

VINTAGE: Circa late 1950's early 1960's

SIZE: Approximately 2" x 3-3/4" x 1-1/2"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Bakelite, paint

ATTACHMENT: None.

MARKINGS: "BROOKLYN3 , N.Y. MADE IN THE U.S.A."

ITEM NOTES: This is from an ocean liner and nautical collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay VFX16 LEEJX3/16

CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): There is a small, odd stress crack visible only from front, the tray shows overall moderate wear, much of the painted details remain intact.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.