British India

The British India Steam Navigation Company was founded in 1856 and merged with P&O in 1914. Inspite of the merger, B.I. retained its independence and distinct identity from P&O until the 1970s. However the two companies often worked together, for economies of scale, in the design and printing of Handbooks of Information, brochures and menu covers.

  • Baggage Label - B.I. from Mombasa

  • Baggage label - B.I. to London

  • B.I. Baggage Label - Singapore to Bangkok

  • B.I. First Class Baggage Label

  • B.I.'s U.K. - East African Service

  • B.I. Handbook of Information 1938

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