A rare set of twelve cruise ship menus from the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) featuring Australian birds. The menus were created by the artist Strom Gould and printed in 1955. Each were folded and had gaily hued birds on the cover with a bit of a bio on the back, and within would be found the menu. These menus are both unprinted with a menu and unfolded, making them perfect for framing or keeping for posterity. Each measures 11.25 by 8.5 inches and is made of lightweight cardboard. All are in good vintage condition with the following exceptions; the Cockatoo has a line of glue on the back, the Kingfisher a touch of glue and some soiling on the front as well as the name Mrs. Kezzelman written in pencil on the back, the Robins have some soiling on the back, and the Pigeons are discolored. The included birds are: Pink Cockatoo (Major Mitchell’s), Red-crowned / Purple-crowned Pigeons, Rainbow Lorikeet / Red-winged Parakeet / Green Leek Parakeet, Rainbow Bird, Red-capped Robin, Laughing Kookaburra, Scarlet Honey-eater, Bird of Paradise, Bower Bird, Fairy Wren, Kingfisher, and Gouldian Finch. A lovely set and so hard to find complete. We are certain you’ll be quite pleased.
Mid Century P&O Cruise Ship Menus with Australian Birds Complete Set