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Rare - Metal Ashtray

From the Collection of Victorian Maritime Centre 220 The Esplanade Crib Point Victoria

Description
Rare - Round brass ashtray with scroll work top and bottom. Butterfly wing with ship picture in centre. Back is embossed. 3 small ball feet.
Size
9.5cm Dia
Object Registration
M0014
Keywords
souvenir, cruise liners, merchant souvenir, t.s.s strathaird
Historical information
The matchbox ashtray was purchased sometime during a cruise by unknown person. It is part of a cruise liner collection by D Benson and Family over a period of years. D Benson sold part of the collection to the V.M.C who purchased the remaining part. It is a great source of information to visitors to the V.M.C. At the time of ocean liner holiday cruising, many people smoked cigarettes and purchased these souvenirs to keep or give away as gifts. In 1932 this ship the T.S.S Strathaird evacuated 6,000 troops & civilians from???
Inscriptions & Markings
T.S.S Strathaird
Last updated
22 Jul 2017 at 4:58PM