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RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that sailed primarily in the North atlantic ocean from 1936-1967 for the Cunard line. Built by John Brown and Company in Clydebank Scotland and laid down on the 1/12/1930 and launched on the 26/7/1934. Tonnage 81.237grt length 1,019.4ft (310.7m) 965ft (294.1m) BP. Speed of approximately 28.5kn(52.8km/h32.8mph) service speed. Her capacity was 2139 passengers 776 first (cabin) class 784 tourist class 579 third class. Crew 1101 crew. She was retired out of service on the 9/12/1967 and became an hotel ship and is know a hotel/restaurant museum in Long Beach california. Collectable charming 1930's Gwenda RMS queen Mary butterfly wings powder compact in a good used vintage condition. The lid has a black enamel narrow border inset with a delightful irridescent butterfly wings sea and sky in shades of blue with the queen Mary ship to the centre and marked RMS queen Mary. Black enamel has some light vintage surface scratches and a small chip to the right hand side of the hinge and another at two o'clock. There are also some small areas were butterfly wings are a little bit brown but hardly noticeable and only to be exspected on a compact of this age (80years) the base is in black enamel and has some vintage surface scratches. Good metalic mirror hinge and scalloped thumb catch and marked Gwenda made in England underneath the mirror. Powder well contains its original typical Gwenda black edge sifter and no puff.


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