{"id":11631991492,"title":"DE GRASSE: 1924\u003cbr\u003e5 paper items","handle":"de-grasse-1924-br-5-paper-items","description":"French Line: A collection of five items relating to the DE GRASSE, originally a second-string liner for CGT that ended up company flagship post-WW2.\r\n\r\nPerhaps the most historically significant item is a fold-out, five-panel sailings and rates brochure dated December 15, 1948. Out of that glorious pre-WW2 French Line fleet (NORMANDIE! PARIS! LAFAYETTE! CHAMPLAIN!) the DE GRASSE was the only surviving ship, with the except of the worn-out ILE DE FRANCE which was undergoing a long rehab and the little COLOMBIE. In fact, the DE GRASSE had spent a year sitting on the bottom of a harbor, thanks to the retreating Germans. But so desperate was the post-war liner shortage that even sunken hulks and used-up vessels were put back into service. In this brochure the DE GRASSE shares billing with the CGT combo liners OREGON and WISCONSIN. DE GRASSE held 700 in two classes. The freighters held 56 in one class. An extensive listing of RATES shows Cabin Class inners beginning at $180 and First Class suites topping out at $1,200. And I am sure French Line officials were thrilled to be able to add this note: \"The SS ILE DE FRANCE, now under reconversion, is expected to resume her transatlantic service sometime in July of 1949. Her schedule will be announced as soon as possible.\"\r\n\r\nA Cabin Class dinner menu dated December 8, 1948, includes Minestrone Soup, Broiled Slice of Fresh Salmon Mirabeau, Beef a la Mode, Camembert, and Malgache Ice Cream. On back is a handwritten notation, \"Gramps + Gram Nickols, menu from Boat they came over on.\"\r\n\r\nA Cabin Class passenger list from an April '51 Le Havre to New York crossing shows a full boat at 435 people. Even better for the French Line, the sailing schedule includes ILE DE FRANCE and LIBERTE along with DE GRASSE. In 1952 CGT would transfer the ship to West Indies service and then in 1953 sell her out of the fleet. \r\n\r\nAlso included is an 8\" by 10\" b\u0026amp;w photo stamped on back with the ship's photographer's name. It shows part of the departure crowd. The focus is excellent so you can study all the faces. I think that's Gamal Abdul Nasser with sunglass in the center while LBJ could be standing just six feet away. And is that Moe from the Three Stooges off to the left? \r\n\r\nThe oldest items is a \"l'Atlantique\" newspaper printed onboard on August 24, 1927. 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Out of that glorious pre-WW2 French Line fleet (NORMANDIE! PARIS! LAFAYETTE! CHAMPLAIN!) the DE GRASSE was the only surviving ship, with the except of the worn-out ILE DE FRANCE which was undergoing a long rehab and the little COLOMBIE. In fact, the DE GRASSE had spent a year sitting on the bottom of a harbor, thanks to the retreating Germans. But so desperate was the post-war liner shortage that even sunken hulks and used-up vessels were put back into service. In this brochure the DE GRASSE shares billing with the CGT combo liners OREGON and WISCONSIN. DE GRASSE held 700 in two classes. The freighters held 56 in one class. An extensive listing of RATES shows Cabin Class inners beginning at $180 and First Class suites topping out at $1,200. And I am sure French Line officials were thrilled to be able to add this note: \"The SS ILE DE FRANCE, now under reconversion, is expected to resume her transatlantic service sometime in July of 1949. Her schedule will be announced as soon as possible.\"\r\n\r\nA Cabin Class dinner menu dated December 8, 1948, includes Minestrone Soup, Broiled Slice of Fresh Salmon Mirabeau, Beef a la Mode, Camembert, and Malgache Ice Cream. On back is a handwritten notation, \"Gramps + Gram Nickols, menu from Boat they came over on.\"\r\n\r\nA Cabin Class passenger list from an April '51 Le Havre to New York crossing shows a full boat at 435 people. Even better for the French Line, the sailing schedule includes ILE DE FRANCE and LIBERTE along with DE GRASSE. In 1952 CGT would transfer the ship to West Indies service and then in 1953 sell her out of the fleet. \r\n\r\nAlso included is an 8\" by 10\" b\u0026amp;w photo stamped on back with the ship's photographer's name. It shows part of the departure crowd. The focus is excellent so you can study all the faces. I think that's Gamal Abdul Nasser with sunglass in the center while LBJ could be standing just six feet away. And is that Moe from the Three Stooges off to the left? \r\n\r\nThe oldest items is a \"l'Atlantique\" newspaper printed onboard on August 24, 1927. Inside are features, period ads, and news of the day, but you must handle the paper with kid gloves as it is fragile.\r\n\r\nExcept for the fragile newspaper, the items are in very good condition.\r\n"}

DE GRASSE: 1924<br>5 paper items

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French Line: A collection of five items relating to the DE GRASSE, originally a second-string liner for CGT that ended up company flagship post-WW2. Perhaps the most historically significant item is a fold-out, five-panel sailings and rates brochure dated December 15, 1948. Out of that glorious pre-WW2 French Line fleet (NORMANDIE! PARIS! LAFAYETTE! CHAMPLAIN!) the DE GRASSE was the only surviving ship, with the except of the worn-out ILE DE FRANCE which was undergoing a long rehab and the little COLOMBIE. In fact, the DE GRASSE had spent a year sitting on the bottom of a harbor, thanks to the retreating Germans. But so desperate was the post-war liner shortage that even sunken hulks and used-up vessels were put back into service. In this brochure the DE GRASSE shares billing with the CGT combo liners OREGON and WISCONSIN. DE GRASSE held 700 in two classes. The freighters held 56 in one class. An extensive listing of RATES shows Cabin Class inners beginning at $180 and First Class suites topping out at $1,200. And I am sure French Line officials were thrilled to be able to add this note: "The SS ILE DE FRANCE, now under reconversion, is expected to resume her transatlantic service sometime in July of 1949. Her schedule will be announced as soon as possible." A Cabin Class dinner menu dated December 8, 1948, includes Minestrone Soup, Broiled Slice of Fresh Salmon Mirabeau, Beef a la Mode, Camembert, and Malgache Ice Cream. On back is a handwritten notation, "Gramps + Gram Nickols, menu from Boat they came over on." A Cabin Class passenger list from an April '51 Le Havre to New York crossing shows a full boat at 435 people. Even better for the French Line, the sailing schedule includes ILE DE FRANCE and LIBERTE along with DE GRASSE. In 1952 CGT would transfer the ship to West Indies service and then in 1953 sell her out of the fleet. Also included is an 8" by 10" b&w photo stamped on back with the ship's photographer's name. It shows part of the departure crowd. The focus is excellent so you can study all the faces. I think that's Gamal Abdul Nasser with sunglass in the center while LBJ could be standing just six feet away. And is that Moe from the Three Stooges off to the left? The oldest items is a "l'Atlantique" newspaper printed onboard on August 24, 1927. Inside are features, period ads, and news of the day, but you must handle the paper with kid gloves as it is fragile. Except for the fragile newspaper, the items are in very good condition.
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