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VOLENDAM: 1958 - Portrait cup & saucer

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Holland America Line:  A demitasse cup and saucer featuring portraits of the S.S. VOLENDAM at sea. 

The 2.5” diameter cup and 4.25” diameter saucer were both made by England’s Royal Falcon Ironstone.  

Interesting that this item was not made in Holland.  In a bid to survive when so many transatlantic lines went under, in the 1970s Holland America turned exclusively to cruising and moved their headquarters from Rotterdam to Seattle, Washington.  The company no longer represented the country, and perhaps one result was that souvenirs such as this one were made by the lowest bidder.  Of course today it would say China on the bottom.  The ship changed names during her career almost as often as Madonna changed outfits.  Launched as BRASIL, she became VOLENDAM, MONARCH SUN, VOLENDAM for a second time, ISLAND SUN, LIBERTE, CANADA STAR, QUEEN OF BERMUDA, ENCHANTED SEAS, UNIVERSE EXPLORER, and perhaps a few others that I have missed.  

Excellent condition.

$25.00
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