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All Postcards

Postcards have been an established means of communication since the 1870s and our collection offers an insight into life and experiences on board ship. We owe its existence to Colonel Robert Gabriel who was an avid, meticulous and lifelong collector.

  • NEMESIS at Garden Reach, Calcutta.

  • PENINSULAR en route to Bombay

  • AMRA in dock

  • AUSTRALIA on the Corsair Reef, Pt Nepean

  • HIMALAYA at Southampton Docks

  • SIMLA at sea

  • Cruising Yacht VECTIS

  • JAPAN at sea

  • EGYPT on London to Bombay route

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Workmen putting up P&O's new neon sign in the 1950s

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