May 22, 2008 - Sale 2147

Sale 2147 - Lot 73

Price Realized: $ 840
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(CUNARD LINE.) "Britannic" (II) and "Georgic" (II). Group of approximately 130 pieces related to the sister ships, including brochures, vintage and copy photographs (most in 8x10 inch format), press releases, some shipboard ephemera, and quite a number of deck plans. 1930s-50s

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The "Britannic" was the largest liner built in Great Britain prior to the "Queen Mary." Both she and her sister the "Georgic" were twin-screw vessels in the trans-Atlantic trade. Both ships began their service with the White Star Line but were transferred to the Cunard line after the merger of 1934. Both served as troopships during the Second World War, and both returned to passenger service after the armistice. The "Georgic" was scrapped in 1956, and the "Britannic" in 1961.