The heavy mahogany box has a hinged lid to the top with the logo of'White Star' hand-carved into the lid. On the front is a brass plaque which says "White Star Line, Timber from RMS Olympic 1911 - 1935". There is also a hand written white label glued to the base which reads.
Box made from wood of RMS Olympic. She was scrapped by T. A long career, spanning 24 years from 1911 to 1935 including service as a troopship during the first world war. She was the largest ocean liner in the world from 1911-13 apart from the brief. By the slightly larger Titanic.Olympic was largely identical to her more famous sister the Titanic with just some small variations. Interestingly she was on a return trip from New York when she received the distress call from the Titanic but was too far away to. Sed to assist with the enquiry into the disaster. She was still very attractive, and given that she was practically identical to the Titanic many passengers chose her to experience what the Titanic would have been like and her passengers included many celebrities of the day such as Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Cary Grant and the Prince of Wales.
Condition: The box looks roughly hewn from heavy, thick wood with a dark finish. The wood edging to the top lid is missing a thin strip of wood on the right hand side. The front strip has a crack to the right hand side and is a little delicate.
To the right hand side. Back left there is a regular line of tiny holes. Interior is in good, clean condition and overall the box is in a sturdy. The item "Mahogany Wooden Box from Timbers of RMS Olympic White Star Sister of Titanic" is in sale since Tuesday, July 11, 2017.This item is in the category "Collectables\Transportation Collectables\Nautical\Ocean Liners/ Cruise Ships\Titanic/ White Star Line". The seller is "poniente4" and is located in Wareham. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Russian federation, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Chile.