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A PAINTED CAST BRONZE HOUSE FLAG AND NAME BOARD FROM A LIFEBOAT ON THE R.M.S. TITANIC
A PAINTED CAST BRONZE HOUSE FLAG AND NAME BOARD FROM A LIFEBOAT ON THE R.M.S. TITANIC

HARLAND & WOLF; BRITISH, CIRCA 1912

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A PAINTED CAST BRONZE HOUSE FLAG AND NAME BOARD FROM A LIFEBOAT ON THE R.M.S. TITANIC
HARLAND & WOLF; BRITISH, CIRCA 1912
THE FIRST SPELLING OUT "S.S. TITANIC" WITH REMNANTS OF BLACK PAINT ON THE LETTERS AND MEASURING 13 IN. (33 CM.) LONG; THE SECOND IN THE FORM OF A SWALLOW TAIL BURGEE WITH REMNANTS OF RED AND BLACK PAINT AND A FIVE POINTED STAR CAST IN RELIEF AT THE CENTER. EACH WITH SCREW HOLES FOR ATTACHING TO THE LIFEBOAT. DISPLAYED ON A MAHOGANY BOARD WITHIN A PLEXI GLASS BOX.
14 X 17 IN. (35.6 X 43.2 CM.) FRAMED. (2)
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CF. E.E. O'DONNELL, THE LAST DAYS OF THE TITANIC, 1997, PP. 52, 60, FOR ILLUSTRATIONS OF TITANIC LIFE BOATS WITH NAME PLATES; SEE SUSAN WELLS, TITANIC: LEGACY OF THE WORLDS GREATEST OCEAN LINER, P. 87 FOR AN ADDITIONAL ILLUSTRATION OF A TITANIC NAME BOARD.

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LIFE BOATS FROM THE WHITE STAR LINE WERE IDENTIFIED WITH NAME BOARDS ON EACH SIDE OF THE BOW. THE NAME OF THE SHIP AND THE HOUSE FLAGS WERE DISPLAYED ON THE PORT SIDE, WHILE THE NAME AND PORT OF CALL WERE DISPLAYED ON THE STARBOARD SIDE.
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