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SS Normandie's Grand Salon set for afternoon tea.
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Clear photo of onboard china in use - "The Liner - Retrospective & Renaissance"

Two (Varied) CGT Gold Trim Tea Cups & Saucers
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2 Cups & 1 Saucer, Table service from the France, 1 Saucer, From the SS Normandie.

CGT French Line Ashtray - Jean Luce
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Post-war ashtray from the French Line - probably c1950s

SS Normandie Matchbook Cover
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Displayed with a photo of the Grande Salle a' Manger.

SS Normandie RPPC
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Passing Liberty Island, New York

Normandie Hat Band
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Given out onboard during her maiden voyage.

     CGT, or French Line china is one I am not very familiar with because of the scarcity and limited online resources documenting it. Each of the two sets I own have the slightest different in size, shape, and pattern. From what I have found, the set on the left - bearing the "Haviland France Limoges" markings dates to post-war and was used onboard liners like the Liberte' & Ile de France. The "sleeker" set saucer bears "Haviland France, Jean Luce - Paris" and the cup "GDA Limoges France" in a Laurel Wreath. The cup is also from the France, but the saucer was from onboard the Normandie. Anyone wishing to learn more about the Normandie should visit www.miottelcollection.com, which has world's best collection of original fittings and china from one of the most beautiful liners ever built.