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john inman
12th November 2011, 05:16 PM
Is there any one who sailed with Bibby Line have China Chalise that was presented when Bibby's launched a 1,000,000 tons of shipping

Paul Steel
13th November 2011, 02:21 PM
I have one,

graham f glover
13th November 2011, 04:22 PM
I also have one

Gulliver
13th November 2011, 05:34 PM
Is there any one who sailed with Bibby Line have China Chalise that was presented when Bibby's launched a 1,000,000 tons of shipping


I don't have one, :(,but for the rest of us all-agog open-mouthed-readers here...could one of you ch-chaps kindly post a picture of one of these Bibby ch-china CHALICES perchance ?

Ch-Cheers ! :D

Gulliver

calway
13th November 2011, 09:58 PM
I think this is what you are calling the Bibby Line Chalice underneath it has the following
ONE OF SIX HUNDRED
SPECIALLY MADE FOR BIBBY LINE
TO MARK THE BICENTENARY
OF THE BIRTH OF JOHN BIBBY
AND THE GROWTH OF THE FLEET TO ONE MILLION TONNES
If it is the right one we recently seen one in the Maritime Museum, there is also a church called Our Lady and ST Nicholas that is a maritime church which has a memorial book

John Callon
13th November 2011, 11:05 PM
Calway, Many thanks for posting the photo of the Bibby Line chalice, which to be honest I had never heard of either. I joined Bibbys in 1960, my first ship being the troopship Devonshire, and was with them on and off for next 16 years when I left for pastures new. If there only 600 of these things made I would think it would be worth quite a bit in the years to come.
Regards
John.

Gulliver
14th November 2011, 07:15 AM
I think this is what you are calling the Bibby Line Chalice underneath it has the following
ONE OF SIX HUNDRED
SPECIALLY MADE FOR BIBBY LINE
TO MARK THE BICENTENARY
OF THE BIRTH OF JOHN BIBBY
AND THE GROWTH OF THE FLEET TO ONE MILLION TONNES
If it is the right one we recently seen one in the Maritime Museum, there is also a church called Our Lady and ST Nicholas that is a maritime church which has a memorial book


Hi Cal.Hope you are Well.
Many thanks for posting that picture of the Bibby Chalice so soon.It looks really nice.
I had never heard of it and would have always been wondering about it !
As John says quite a collectors item for the future. One can only hope that the families have treasured them and value their history and pass them down to future generations.They certainly deserve more than ending up at some car boot sale !

Thanks again,and my very Best Wishes

Davey(Gulliver)

calway
14th November 2011, 03:45 PM
Hi John and Davey, happy to help, its sat in a glass cabinet which it has been in for donkeys years and probably will be for years to come, and i am sure it wont end up in a car boot sale

cal

Colin McClelland
14th November 2011, 10:27 PM
I also have one of these chalices which were made for Bibbys by Coleport china company and will become
collectable in time.
Bibbys also around that time produced a hard backed book, The History of the Bibby Line.

graham f glover
15th November 2011, 12:04 AM
Hi Chaps

I also have a copy of the Bibby History, although rather battered now from much use and many house moves.

john inman
17th November 2011, 06:22 PM
I also have one of these chalices which were made for Bibbys by Coleport china company and will become
collectable in time.
Bibbys also around that time produced a hard backed book, The History of the Bibby Line.

Hi Colin I also had the book of the Bibby History, unfortunatly it went missing years ago< but I remember the history starting if I'm not mistaken with an illastration of the fiest Bibby Ship "THE MARY BIBBY".

Its interesting that so many still have the chalice (china pot) it would be interesting to find how many of the 600 are still about.

I've always wondered what the value would be.

john inman
17th November 2011, 06:28 PM
I think this is what you are calling the Bibby Line Chalice underneath it has the following
ONE OF SIX HUNDRED
SPECIALLY MADE FOR BIBBY LINE
TO MARK THE BICENTENARY
OF THE BIRTH OF JOHN BIBBY
AND THE GROWTH OF THE FLEET TO ONE MILLION TONNES
If it is the right one we recently seen one in the Maritime Museum, there is also a church called Our Lady and ST Nicholas that is a maritime church which has a memorial book

hi Calway

Thats the one mines in a china cabinet, unfortunatly I don't have the Blue silk line box that it came in. I have also lost the hard back book The History of Bibby that came with it.

Paul Steel
17th November 2011, 08:09 PM
I have the chalice in the box it came in, with the Coalport leaflet in my display cabinet.
I also have the Red book. I've used that for the correct sizes of the ships for the Gazette.

Alan Melia
14th December 2011, 12:32 PM
I think this is what you are calling the Bibby Line Chalice underneath it has the following
ONE OF SIX HUNDRED
SPECIALLY MADE FOR BIBBY LINE
TO MARK THE BICENTENARY
OF THE BIRTH OF JOHN BIBBY
AND THE GROWTH OF THE FLEET TO ONE MILLION TONNES
If it is the right one we recently seen one in the Maritime Museum, there is also a church called Our Lady and ST Nicholas that is a maritime church which has a memorial book

Nice photo, I also have one. I believe they were sent out in late 1975, I remember because mine turned up just after leaving Bibby's to take up shore employment
Best Wishes
Alan

Colin Wicks
24th December 2011, 06:01 PM
Hi ,
I was presented with one of the Colport goblets and thenabout two years ago managed to pick another up on Ebay for about 90.
Happy Christmas to all.
Colin