30 printed handbills etc., + a 28-page illustrated brochure. Various sizes. A few brittle edges & a few tears but generally in V.G. condition. Red Funnel pleasure steamers were very popular on the South Coast, especially in the post-war era. They ran services from Southampton to the Isle of Wight, as well as from Bournemouth and Southsea. This is a collection of 30 post-war handbills dating from between 1949 and 1956. They include : Cruises to see the QUEEN ELIZABETH, QUEEN MARY & CARONIA in May 1949. Combined Steamer & Motor Coach Tour from Cowes to Bournemouth in 1951. Steamer Cruises from South Parade Pier in July 1952. And a couple of items relating to the Coronation Naval Review of 1953 including : Day Cruises to Spithead organized by James Burness (Travel) Ltd., London ; Cruises round the Fleet from Southampton Royal Pier (about 3 ' hours). Other handbills provide details of cruises and services to, from and around the Isle of Wight. There is also a 28-page illustrated brochure with photographs (some in colour) and a folding route map (early 1950's). COLLECTION OF SCARCE HANDBILLS FOR RED FUNNEL STEAMERS 1949-1956.