UNION CASTLE LINE: Souvenir Book 1. Postcard Souvenir no 1…

UNION CASTLE LINE: Souvenir Book 1. Postcard Souvenir no 1

London Nd Donald Currie & Co Managers, 1910

Unpaginated 6pp prelims, 30 sepia postcards in a small rexine covered binding designed to allow cards to be removed by tearing perforations. The cards show the ship's activities which passengers could participate in along with images of places visited on route between Southampton and the Cape, South Africa. Memorandum pages between the images are used for printed explanations of deck games in some cases. Shaky at binding else good copy of a scarce souvenir publication. Paste downs have adverts for hotels on them. Possibly lacks rear end paper. Dedication of free end paper "To Ma & Pa this book is the best I have seen illustrating the voyage to the Cape" dated 9 September 1910 and initialled A G. Another postcard album appears to have been published in parallel but this stands alone. The Union Castle Line was formed from the merger of the Union Line and Castle Shipping Lines in 1903 and operated until 1977. It also incorporated the Royal Mail Service.

Stock ID: 22638
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