19th Century Cello Case w/ White Star Line Luggage Sticker, "Coffin Case"
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19th Century Cello Coffin Case
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A unique 19th century wooden cello coffin case. The case has its original black paint and lining.
It is in great unrestored condition. The case has two latches on either ends of the case as well
as a lock in the middle of the case. Near the lock there is a handle that is in great condition.
The inside of the case has its original paper and green felt. This case is very sturdy as well as stylish.
Side of the case has a circa 1920's White Star Line luggage sticker. The "wanted" on the sticker
refers to this case needing to be accessible to the owner while on the voyage across the Atlantic,
meaning that this could be the case of a musician who was entertaining passengers aboard the ship.
White Star Line
The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, more commonly known as the White Star Line (WSL),
was a British shipping company. Founded out of the remains of a defunct packet company,
it gradually rose up as one of the most prominent shipping lines in the world, providing passenger
and cargo services between the British Empire and the United States. While many other shipping
lines focused primarily on speed, White Star branded their services by focusing more on providing
steady and comfortable passages, for both upper class travellers and immigrants. Today, it is most
famous for the innovative vessel Oceanic of 1870, and for the losses of some of their best passenger
liners, including the wrecking of RMS Atlantic at Halifax in 1873, the sinking of RMS Republic off
Nantucket in 1909, the loss of RMS Titanic in 1912 and HMHS Britannic in 1916 while serving as a
hospital ship. Despite its casualties, the company retained a prominent hold on shipping markets
around the globe before falling into decline during the Great Depression, which ultimately led to a
merger with its chief rival, Cunard Line, which operated as Cunard-White Star Line until 1950.
Cunard Line then operated as a separate entity until 2005 and is now part of Carnival Corporation
& plc. As a lasting reminder of the White Star Line, modern Cunard ships use the term White Star
Service to describe the level of customer care expected of the company.
ALSO INCLUDED AN ORIGINAL NEWSPAPER DESCRIBING THE SINKING OF THE TITANICApprox. Dimensions:
Item is in great age-related condition. It has some nicks and scuffs.
Latches have some rust. Paper on the inside of the case has some losses.
Cracks from shrinkage throughout, but still structurally sound.
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