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Lot of seven early cruise & transport ship items. 1ST ITEM: A hatband / cap tally from the R.M.S. Lusitania (rare) – in gold lettering "R.M.S. Lusitania" flanked by a British flag on the right and an American flag on the left of the ship name. Overall excellent condition. Note – the RMS Lusitania was an ocean liner owned by the Cunard Line. The Lusitania was torpedoed by German U-boat U-20 on May 7th, 1915 and sank off the coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 of the 1,959 people aboard. The sinking of the Lusitania contributed to the entry of the United States into World War I. 2ND ITEM: Hatband from the R.M.S. Mauretania, 3RD ITEM: Hatband from Hamburg-Amerika Line D. Moltke. 4TH ITEM: Hatband from Nordd. Lloyd D. Konigin Luise. 5TH ITEM: Small silk Union Jack, 6TH ITEM: France flag 7TH ITEM: white, and black horizontal stripe flag. All hatbands and related flags date from the 1900 period and retain an early note, "Flags from countries visited by Dr. B-eohue (sp?) he and Dr. Lorugood (sp?) toured Europe in early 1900s". All items in overall excellent condition. From an East Tennessee Estate. Circa 1900. 7 items total.