Titanic plan of first class accommodation


Hanco Bol

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Hi Guys,

On Ebay is a plan of first class accommodation for sale dated December 1911. According to the seller it is an original deckplan. Could anyone confirm this? There are no prints on the backside. Is this possibly the plan which was accompanied with the hardback edition of Geoffrey Marcus's "The Maiden Voyage"?

URL: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120466948027

Or item number 120466948027

Thanks in advance for your response.

Hanco
 

Bill Sauder

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Hanco: I think your ID of this plan as from "The Maiden Voyage" is right on.

I started collecting deck plans in the early 70s, and Maiden Voyage had just come out. Our library had a copy, and as I recall it was black ink on thin paper. Within a few days, the plan was stolen, so my memory isn't strong, but I do remember that it was credited from the Steamship Historical Society. When I ordered one directly from them, it was medium-light blue ink on a heavier stock. I was disappointing because I was expecting BLACK ink as in the Marcus plans.

Known authentic penultimate plans, like the Fr. Browne plan, are black ink with darker red accents (flag, cabin no. etc)

Known authentic final plans, like the George Behe plan are black in with bright red accents on a heavier stock paper.
 

Henry Loscher

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I don' tknow if this is real or not. I do have the exact plan with photos on the edges which came as part of the contents of a boxed set entitled "THE TITANIC COLLECTION - Mementos of the Maiden Voyage from the archives of the Titanic Historical Society." Henry Loscher
 
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>>Hanco: I think your ID of this plan as from "The Maiden Voyage" is right on.<<

So do I as I have this set. It came with the copy of "Maiden Voyage" which I was fortunate enough to obtain by way of the used book nets. I still have it too.
 

Bill Sauder

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Well, there you go. Thanks Michael. I haven't seen a copy of that deck plan since the Partridge Family was charting hits.
 

Hanco Bol

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Thank you for your input.

I heart form the seller the reserve price is US$ 1,000.00. Looking at the current condition and knowing the plan is perhaps around 1969 when Geoffrey Marcus's "The Maiden Voyage" was published (which make sense according to the seller having it for 38 years) is a very high asking price in my opinion. Do you agree with this? Perhaps the value might be around US$ 200.00?
 
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>>I heart form the seller the reserve price is US$ 1,000.00.<<

Overpriced in my opinion. I might be willing to part with the $200 if they were included with the book that they came with, but not otherwise. Shucks, I can see a 1st class accomadation plan current (If I recall correctly) to February 1912 in my copy of Susan Wels "Titanic Fortune and Fate" and this book is rather easier to find.

The genuine article is one of only two then known to survive. I think (HOPE) it's safely stored and presented in a museum somewhere.

>>I haven't seen a copy of that deck plan since the Partridge Family was charting hits.<<

((Blinks)) The Partridge Family had hits???
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Jason D. Tiller

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Hanco: I think your ID of this plan as from "The Maiden Voyage" is right on.
FWIW, I can confirm that as well, since I also own a copy of The Maiden Voyage, along with the deck plans which were included.

Susan Wels "Titanic Fortune and Fate" and this book is rather easier to find.
Actually, Mike, you're referring to Titanic: Legacy of the World's Greatest Oceanliner. The Mariner's Museum authored Titanic: Fortune and Fate.
 

Hanco Bol

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Other people agreed with it as well. Currently only one bid for US$ 9.99. I might go for a copy of the "Maiden Voyage" incl. the deckplan. Thanks again.
 

Hanco Bol

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Informed the seller about your thoughts and he put a special note about it on Ebay.

He also reduced the reserve price to US$ 100.00.

Good to see the seller has respect for the misunderstanding which might occured without your information.
 
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>>Other people agreed with it as well. Currently only one bid for US$ 9.99. I might go for a copy of the "Maiden Voyage" incl. the deckplan.<<

And getting the book in the bargain sweetens the pot! You should be able to get a copy from Alibris or Abebooks. (Make sure the deck plans are mentioned as being included in the deal. Some copies out there no longer have them.)
 
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Lajos Berínyi

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Hey guys! I have a question.

In these plans, the picture at the 3rd right row labelled "Stateroom B 21 and similar". I see Bruce Beveridge's plan of B deck. It seems this is the B 20. Room B 21 was mirrored layout.
Which is the correct? It's a mistake at labelling, or mirrored the original picture, for better looks? /I've seen before this, sometimes in any documents/
 
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Based on the way the room is aligned you are correct. It could also be B-8, 32, 15, 27 or 39.

However, the photograph is probably B-21 on the Olympic.

There is nothing wrong with your English.
 

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