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Wonderful ca 1900 White Star Line Steamship R.M.S. Oceanic Souvenir Lapel Pin

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flyingtigerantiques.com Apache Junction, AZ US
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ARTIFACT: This is wonderful ca 1900 White Star Line Steamship R.M.S. Oceanic Souvenir Lapel Pin. [/n][/n][/n][/n][/n]RMS Oceanic was a transatlantic ocean liner built for the White Star Line. She sailed on her maiden voyage on 6 September 1899 and was the largest ship in the world until 1901. [/n][/n][/n]At the outbreak of World War I she was converted to an armed merchant cruiser. On 8 August 1914 she was commissioned into Royal Navy service.[/n][/n][/n]On 25 August 1914, the newly designated HMS Oceanic departed Southampton to patrol the waters from the North Scottish mainland to Faroe. [/n][/n][/n]On 8 September she ran aground and was wrecked off the island of Foula, in the Shetland Islands. 

VINTAGE: Circa 1900. 

 SIZE: About 15/16" in diameter. 

 MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt brass with red, white and blue enamel. 

 ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with a tongue-style "C" catch. 

 MARKINGS: None. 

 ITEM NOTES: This is from a large collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VACX99 LJJJX05/10 SLDIEX05/20/19 

 CONDITION: 6 (Fine+): Minor wear and tarnishing; some tiny bits of red enamel is missing, at flag tips. Does not detract.  

 GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.



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