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Playing Cards - Orient Line, Oronsay, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: HT 7304

Summary:
Playing cards produced as souvenirs for the Orient ship line 'Oronsay', circa 1950s. The Oronsay transported migrants to Australia after World War Two. The cards feature the image of Neptune which was a popular symbol of the ocean voyage and appeared commonly on the crossing the equator certificates received my many passengers.
Description:
Twin set playing cards contained in vinyl/leather case modelled as 2 adjoining gilt book covers - 1 red, 1 cream. 'Oronsay' and Orient Line flag embossed on front. Case has strap and press stud to seal. 1 pack cards pink, 1 blue, all with same image of Neptune and 'P&O Orient' inscribed on each card.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 45 mm (Height), 74 mm (Width), 91.5 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: souvenirs, ships, shipping lines, playing cards, shipping industry
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 1879-1909
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Shipboard Life
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: On cover: ORONSAY
On spine of red book: LET US/PLAY
On spine of cream book: A/SQUARE/DEAL
Issued By: Orient Line, England, Great Britain, circa 1950s
Ship Depicted: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 1951-1975

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