The Queen Mary's maiden voyage

the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary was a major event in 1936. She was a fantastic ship, representing the modern age, a supreme example of British engineering, offering a unique experience to travellers. Our Henry Hall was there and I have seen a short film clip of the ship's band (Discovery Channel, The Liners), led by Eddie Carroll and conducted by Henry, but I've not seen it again to make a copy!

this page first published by John Wright, 16 Sept 2002
last updated 24 December 2012vintage@r2ok.co.uk
First Day Cover commemorating the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary
Excellent example of a First Day Cover commemorating the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary, dated 27 May 1936, and presumably travelled on the ship's maiden voyage


other examples of First Day Covers, these are dated 26 May 1936 which I would say was the day before the start of the voyage, but again these letters would have travelled on the maiden voyage. Thank you to Mr Graham Sutton for the top example.
another First Day Cover commemorating the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary

another First Day Cover commemorating the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary


Another postcard of the Queen Mary, not dated
another postcard of the Queen Mary


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