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PLEASE CHECK OUT MY NEW FULL WEBSITE FOR MORE QUALITY OCEAN LINER ITEMS AT. FROM HERE YOU CAN FOLLOW ME AND MY MOST RECENT DISCOVERIES AS I TRAVEL AROUND THE UK LOOKING FOR THE NEXT GREAT COLLECTION OF OCEAN LINER ITEMS, CHEERS! White Star Line, RMS "Olympic", Back in stock, a collection of original sections of the ships very own wooden decking, c-1911. A SIGNIFICANT LARGE SECTION OF THE SHIPS ORIGINAL PITCH PINE DECKING, C-1911. MEASURING:- JUST UNDER 17" X 5.5" X 2 DEEP.
This examples comes from the famous paint factory at Haltwhistle the was kitted out in the 1930's with countless articles from the famous White Star liner, RMS "Olympic". For more information on this recent discovery of "Olympic" decking please visit this blog I have written concerning its story & history.
I had a skilled master craftsman remove the later nails and apply a simply layer of wax and polish to show off the beauty of the woods grain. He then marked & stamped each piece with the following wording.
With period style original metal stamps, contemporary to that used on board the building of the "Olympic" class. Two differing types of wood were amongst the lots, an oak type wood used for internal flooring, and large scale pitch pine decking from the liners beautiful open decks. Of particular note is this large section of pitch pine decking that still retains one of its original wooden'plugs', hiding what what have been the principal attachment to the deck.
Further more, incredibly a section of the ships original paint has survived, like the rings of a tree we can witness the life story of the ships time in active service. Multiple levels of white paint are clearly shown. Although its impossible to say where exactly this particular section came from its probable that is originated from the ships boat deck or Promenade.Clearly shown on the outside edges of this larger piece are the black residues of the caulking used to weatherproof the ships deck below. There is evidence that a piece of the ships equipment was once installed on this particular piece, its outline can still be seen, and this is where years of paintwork built up. You can see a red oxide metal perseverance type paint, then a brown boot topping paint along with the upper white paint that is most visible.
Most surprisingly we can just see very faint traces of grey paint from her time of service in World War one, its almost like looking at the DNA of the Olympic herself! In a world where there are a literal sea of fakes on the open market pertaining to the Olympic & Titanic, it is nice to be able to look at an article, no matter how humble, and be confidant in its provenance, knowing its total story from 1911 until the present day. Each piece shows obvious signs of ware and tear for being 100+ years old, see pictures, I will be listing the ships timbers over the next few days.
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The item "WHITE STAR LINE RMS OLYMPIC RECLAIMED 17 PITCH PINE DECKING HALTWHISTLE 1911" is in sale since Monday, May 15, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectables\Transportation\Nautical\Ocean Liners/ Cruise Ships\Titanic/ White Star Line". The seller is "thepurserslocker" and is located in Ryde.
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