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The Millionaire's Service

Shared on 16th November 2022

The Titanic and her sister ship the Olympic featured a special cobalt blue and gilt dinner service, popularly known as "The Millionaire's Service."

Created by Spode, the service was made of porcelain with a blue and white glaze and lavish gilt decoration. 

Typically the elements of the service bear the OSNC (Oceanic Steam Navigation Company) motif, and a red stamp reading "White Star Line."

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At present it is unknown whether these were used in a particular dining saloon or restaurant, or for some other use but examples have been recovered from the Titanic wreck site. 

Spode Plate

Spode dessert plate to be sold

A rare example of a 9in dessert dessert plate (R4331) and a smaller saucer (R4332), both dating from 1911, was sold at the Titanic, White Star and Ocean Liner auction at Henry Aldridge & Son on 19th November 2022.  The dessert plate had an estimate of £10,000-£15,000.

Henry Aldridge & Son

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Wreck of the Mesaba located

Shared on 27th September 2022

A team from Bangor University have reported locating the wreck of the SS Mesaba. The Mesaba was one of several ships to transmit an ice warning to the Titanic. But for some reason the message was never relayed to the bridge...— Read more...

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