America Line Collectors
the early 1900s the Holland America Line has made specially
designed wine bottles available
to her customers. In some cases the passenger was given the item,
sometimes it was made available for purchase.
Other special occasions, for example the 1988 s.s. Rotterdam World
may have warranted a custom bottle. Somewhere around the late 1990-s we
see the first appearance of sets of two different bottles for
purchase in the dining room; usually one White and one Red wine. This
custom seems to have continued until 2007, after which we have not seen
any commemorative bottles. The below collection is incomplete
if you have
a bottle or that you do not see in the below exposition, please
email me at tiemen @ halpostcards . com (spaces inserted to prevent
autobot searches). I would welcome either a 300dpi scan or an
opportunity to purchase/trade the actual bottle. Although I
fully filled bottles, I will also collect empty ones to have an example
of the specific bottle.
early years (1900 - 1950s) provide us with the most elaboratly designed
bottles. As seen below, the 1910-1920 special ceramic monk bottle is a
work of art. In the 1950-s a special decanter in the form or a Delft
Blue Dutch house was issued and the round Delft Blue decanter is from
1968, the three Bols liquer bottles are from the 1980-s. I need any decanter not shown in the below exhibit.
bottles are the
special large two liter size empty but fully corked and sealed bottles
that are used in the on-board wine displays. Only very few of these
are manufactured and each ship in the fleet will only have one or two
of them. The bottles themselves are works of art with embossed, etched
glass in wonderfully bright colors. These bottles are rarely found in
the hands of the collectors. I am lucky to posess the bottle show here.
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