Fav art postcard of the Titanic and Olympic


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What is your favourite Postcard of the Olympic or the Titanic ??

For me I think it is a Norman Wilkinson postcard featuring Olympic arriving at New York with Battery Park in the foreground and Liberty in the background.

Whats yours?
 

Nigel Bryant

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I got to say my best post-card is proably the most famous one portraying the Olympic, end to end being compared to the largest buildings (Woolworth Building) of the time. I would hate to think how small the Olympic-class liners would look compared to the World Trade Centre, if it was still standing.

Best,

Nigel
 

John Clifford

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One of my favorite postcards is the one that was reproduced, from historical photos, of Olympic and Titanic at Harland & Wolff, Titanic off to the side of the Thompson Graving Dock, with Olympic being pulled by one of the tugs.

That picture was recreated in a Harley Crossley painting, which I bought in 1996. I don't know how many copies of that painting are still available.

John Clifford
 
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Of the postcards that I have seen of OLYMPIC, probably my favorite is from the Andrew Nash collection. A real-photo postcard of her attired in dazzle paint, and a seemingly overflowing passenger complement (War Time). Have a look see at - http://www.julesverne.ca/olympic.html

As for a favorite in my collection. However, it had the borders trimmed. A real-photo postcard of OLYMPIC fitting out. Three of her stacks are finished and her hull is about half completed with painting. Some folks (inc. a woman) can be seen looking up at her immense hull. A wagon is on station with what look to be prop fittings!

I had it blown-up to a 9 x 12 for my personal satisfaction. A beauty!


And for TITANIC, I was fortunate to aquire a pre-sinking real photo card of her departing Southampton. With a jewelers loop/magnifying glass, you can see a sailor still positioned at her portside well deck carane.

Michael A. Cundiff
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Matthew Lips

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Being a perverse sort of character, I must admit that the French postcard of Olympic masquerading as Titanic has always tickled my fancy. I even saved it as wallpaper for a while. "Le Titanic", indeed!
 

Matthew Lips

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Excellent collection, Nigel, thanks for sharing it with us. Needless to say, I have now saved that "Olympic as Titanic" postcard as wallpaper...(Why be normal?)
 

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