liners were becoming very popular and the world waited
in anticipation as the much publicized WSL vessels were
being built, some companies put out generic ads. This
3" long 1910 Canadian silk card SC12, is one such
example. They were placed in such things as packs of tobacco.
Although no words other than "Ocean Liner" is
shown, the picture has a strong resemblance to a White
Star Line ship as well as a bow flag clearly showing a
star in the middle.
from the series, Heroes of the Sea. The card measures
2 3/4" x 2 5/8" , printed in 1939 by W.S. Publishing
of New York City. It features the Captain Arthur Rostrom,
who commanded the Cunarder, Carpathia, the ship that rescued
Titanic's survivors. Previously part famed Titanic collector
the late Ken Schultz's collection.