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.

Physical description

Cream coloured Salisbury bone China ashtray, with yellow ship on blue water. S.S Orsova

Inscriptions & markings

Salisbury Bone China, made in England. S.S Orsova