Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

THE BRAYNARD COLLECTION AUCTION IS MAY 22 AT SWANN GALLERIES

AUCTION CATALOGUE CLICK TO ENLARGE
TIME AND AGAIN WE HAVE STATED OUR ADMIRATION FOR FRANK AND DORIS BRAYNARD ON THIS SITE. SEE OUR REFERENCES BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK: http://saltaire38.blogspot.com/search?q=BRAYNARD


WE WENT TO THE PREVIEW AND THIS IS AN OCEAN LINER BUFF'S DREAM COLLECTION UP FOR AUCTION. NOELLE BRAYNARD TOLD US THAT HER FATHER GOT THESE THOUSANDS OF ITEMS FROM EVERYWHERE UNDER THE SUN: BUYING; SIMPLY GETTING POSTERS AND PUBLICATIONS GRATIS FROM STEAMSHIP LINES; GOING INTO BARS OR SHOPS THAT HAD THESE PAINTINGS ON THEIR WALLS AND TALKING THE OWNERS INTO SELLING THEM TO HIM; MANY WERE GIFTS TO FRANK FROM THE LINES OR OTHERS AND THIS REPRESENTS A LIFETIME OF SCHOLARSHIP AND LOVE OF SHIPS AND THE SEA. HIS HOUSE, HIS WALLS, HIS ATTIC, HIS BASEMENT WERE PACKED WITH THESE THINGS.


THIS COLLECTION UP FOR SALE IS ALL STEAMSHIP-- NO TALL SHIP MATERIALS, NO FIRE ISLAND STUFF HERE HERE-- BUT THIS IS THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION FROM THE GOLDEN ERA OF LINERS.
THE AUCTION IS EASY: THURSDAY AFTERNOON. IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE SWANN GALLERIES, YOU CAN BID BY TELEPHONE OR BY THE INTERNET. THE FIRST YOUR FIRST BID ON ANY ITEM IS AS LOW AS ONE HALF OF THE LOWEST PRICE LISTED IN THE ON LINE CATALOGUE.


Promotional postcard click to enlarge


(UNITED STATES LINES.) "Leviathan." Farewell Dinner Menu Signed by Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford. Acrostic menu with the names of the dishes chosen so that the first and last letters of the dishes spell out the names of the actors. 8vo format; several small cellotape stains from album mounting, one stain on "1924" after the Pickford signature. At sea, 20 July 1924 Estimate $350-500 WITH-Two vintage snapshots of the actors onboard the ship.


TITANIC

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THE ESTATE OF OUR FRIEND AND HERO, FRANK BRAYNARD, IS PUTTING UP INCREDIBLE PARTS OF HIS STEAMSHIP MEMORABILIA COLLECTION OF PICTURES, POSTERS, BOOKS, AND ALL OTHER MATTER OF STEAMSHIP MEMORABILIA UP FOR AUCTION. THE AUCTION IS BY SWANN Galleries. THE LIVE AUCTION IS ON MAY 22, WITH PREVIEWS STARTING THIS WEEKEND, BUT YOU CAN ACTUALLY BID ON THE ITEMS TODAY ON EBAY.

THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOTS OF STUFF UP. YOU CAN BID ON LINE OR AT THE AUCTION THIS WEEKEND.

THESE THINGS ARE FROM A LIFETIME COLLECTION OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST FANS OF SHIPS, LINERS, THE SEA, AND BOATING.

THIS IS REALLY YOUR CHANCE OF A LIFETIME TO BID ON STUFF COLLECTED BY A CERTIFIED EXPERT IN THIS STUFF.


CHECK IT OUT AT THE WEB SITE UNDER THE "BRAYNARD COLLECTION."


http://www.swanngalleries.com/full.cgi?index_id=379&sch_id=402

TITANIC
LUSITANIA

ANDREA DORIA



THANX TO JUSTIN JR FOR THE TIP ON THIS GREAT SALE

3 comments:

JOH said...

IF ANYBODY IS INTERESTED IN GOING IN FOR A SHARE OF A BID ON A LOT OR LOTS AND THEN SPLITTING UP THE PROCEED , LET ME KNOW. MAYBE WE CAN WORK SOMETHING OUT.

JIM O'HARE

E MAIL ME AT:

JOHARENY@AOL.COM

Anonymous said...

Also_ believe the Leviathan was his favorite ship to write about and he did have the quest to go looking for the Savannah- the first one that went down off of Fire Island many years ago.

Beaver said...

The original SS Savannah crossed the Atlantic in, I think, 1819. The trip took approx 3 weeks, of which the ship was only under steam power for about 1 day, the rest of which seh was under sail - as the size of the ship limited the amount of coal she could carry. She sank of FI a few years later. In the late 1950's or early 60's the first nuclear powered merchant ship the NS Savannah was launched - she was not a commercial success due to peoples fear of nuclear power.