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Some Tickets from the Collection

The ticket collection consists of over 1,000 tickets and passes dating from the late 19th Century to the present day.

It shows the development of ticket design and includes everyday tickets, period passes, season and commemorative tickets.

Card ticket issued by the Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd. for high tea on 23rd September 1972 at 16.00 hours.

Author: Caledonian Steam Packet Co Ltd.Source: Private DonationAccession number: 2010.61.204

PS Waverley card ticket issued by the Caledonian Steam Packet Co. Ltd. for a privilege single between Craigendoran and Dunoon.

Author: Caledonian Steam Packet Co Ltd.Source: PurchaseAccession number: 2013.3.18

Card rectangular-shaped season ticket for fourteen days travel aboard Caledonian Steam Packet Company Ltd. steamers from 25 July 1970.

Author: Caledonian Steam Packet Co Ltd.Source: Private DonationAccession number: 2010.61.573

Card complimentary ticket issued by Cosens & Co. Ltd.for their paddle steamers during the 1939 season. The ticket entitled the holder to travel aboard the steamers during the season. The paper part of the ticket is pasted inside onto a folded card . The wording ‘COSENS and CO. LIMITED.’ and ‘BUFF FUNNEL STEAMERS’ is tooled in gold on the front of the card.

Author: Cosens and Co Ltd.Source: Private DonationAccession number: 2005.4.41

Card return ticket issued by P. & A. Campbell for a cruise between Minehead and Ilfracombe around 1965.

Author: P & A Campbell Ltd.Source: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2007.57.519

Card ticket issued by P. & A. Campbell for a cruise between Cardiff or Penarth and Weston around 1965.

Author: P & A Campbell Ltd.Source: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2007.57.2243

Card season ticket issued by P. & A. Campbell offering free travel on their steamers on the Bristol Channel during the 1928 season. The paper ticket is pasted onto a leatherette pass holder with P. and A. Campbell’s logo and lettering on the front in gold.

Author: P & A Campbell Ltd.Source: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2008.06.30

Card ticket issued by P. & A. Campbell for an excursion from Bristol to Penzance and Scilly Isles by PS Britannia on Friday 14 July 1899.

Author: P & A Campbell Ltd.Source: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2019.2.7

Card ticket issued by P. & A. Campbell for an excursion from Avonmouth to Newquay on PS Britannia, Friday 5th July 1907.

Author: P & A Campbell Ltd.Source: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2019.2.8

Card ticket issued by P. & A. Campbell for an excursion from Southampton to Cherbourg by PS Cambria on Thursday 14 July c1910.

Author: P & A Campbell Ltd.Source: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2019.2.9

PS Cambria card souvenir ticket for a special cruise on Saturday 26th June 1897 to see the ‘Royal Naval Review’ at Spithead to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The edge of the ticket is scalloped and the left-hand side is serrated and was once attached to the other part of ticket. The cruise departed from Southampton.

Author: P & A Campbell Ltd.Source: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2007.57.474.1 & 2007.57.474.2

Card commemorative ticket issued by P. & A. Campbell for the farewell cruise of the PS Britannia to Ilfracombe on Wednesday 19th September 1956. The fare of two guineas is approximately £50 today.

Author: P & A Campbell Ltd.Source: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2007.57.9506

Card tear-off card ticket strip issued by P. & A. Campbell for a cruise from Penarth or Weston to Ilfracombe on Friday 6th October 1978.

Author: P & A Campbell Ltd.Source: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2007.570.497

Card and buckram first class free pass issued by the Southampton & I.O.W. & South of England, Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Ltd. to Mr and Mrs S.C. Smith-Cox for complimentary trips on Red Funnel Steamers between 1st January 1969 and 31st December 1972.

Author: Southampton & I.O.W. & South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Ltd.Source: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2007.57.548

Card pass issued by Townsend Brothers Ferries Ltd. to Mr S.C. Smith-Cox entitling him to free drinks (not wines) aboard the MV Free Enterprise but only if he is wearing the dark navy blue tie presented to him on February 2nd 1962 presented to him by the chairman and directors.

Author: Townsend Brothers Ferries Ltd.Source: Smith-Cox CollectionAccession number: 2007.57.546

Card White Funnel weekly ticket issued by P. & A. Campbell for the Bristol Channel around 1980.

Author: P & A Campbell Ltd.Source: Private DonationAccession number: 2005.9.13

Card return ticket issued by Waverley Excursions Ltd. for a cruise on the PS Waverley on the first day of issue of this particular type of card ticket. Saturday 12th July 2003.

Author: Waverley Excursions Ltd.Source: Private DonationAccession number: 2005.17.1

Card ticket issued by Waverley Excursions Ltd. aboard PS Waverley, 26th April 1980.

Author: Waverley Excursions Ltd.Source: Private DonationAccession number: 2005.29.43

Card ticket for a ‘Drinka Pinta’ Showboat Cruise aboard the PS Waverley held on Tuesday 17th July 1962. The cruise departed from Wemyss Bay and Rothesay. Notice the misspelling of Rothesay.

Author: Caledonian Steam Packet Co Ltd.Source: Private DonationAccession number: 2005.4.1

Card ticket issued by Waverley Excursions Ltd. for a grand evening buffet cruise to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the launch of the PS Waverley on Friday 18th October 1996. The cruise departed from Glasgow.

Author: Waverley Excursions Ltd.Source: Waverley Excursions Ltd.Accession number: 0007.1.791

Card ticket issued by the Govan Citadel Band for a special ‘Musical Floatorama’ cruise aboard the PS Waverley departing Stobcross Quay on Friday 1st September 1978.

Author: UnknownSource: Private DonationAccession number: 2010.61.301

Card ticket issued by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society for a special cruise by the PS Waverley to Tarbert and Ardrishaig (Loch Fyne) on Saturday 24 May 1975.

Author: UnknownSource: Private DonationAccession number: 2010.61.727

Card Commodore Club ticket for use aboard the PS Waverley around 1985.

Author: Waverley Excursions Ltd.Source: Waverley Excursions Ltd.Accession number: 0007.1.778

PS Waverley ‘runabout’ ticket valid for four out of five consecutive days from 29 August 1979.

Author: Waverley Steam Navigation Co Ltd.Source: Private DonationAccession number: 2010.61.482

Paper complimentary ticket issued by Waverley Excursions Ltd. for a cruise valid until 31st October 2010. It was issued in return for a business displaying a Waverley poster in Whitstable, Kent.

Author: Waverley Excursions Ltd.Source: Private DonationAccession number: 2010.3.6

Paper handwritten ticket issued by the Waverley office for the historic cruise of the PS Waverley from Liverpool to Fleetwood and the Morecambe Bay cruise on Sunday 8th May 1977. It was issued at the Coastal Cruising Association rate of £9.85 and was for one person. This was PS Waverley’s first trip south from the Clyde.

Author: Waverley Steam Navigation Co Ltd.Source: Private DonationAccession number: 2010.61.305

Card ticket issued aboard PS Kingswear Castle during the 2010 season acting as a voucher to exchange for afternoon tea.

Author: PS Kingswear Castle Trust (Trading) Ltd.Source: Private DonationAccession number: 2010.6.45

Paper season ticket for the PS Kingswear Castle in 2012.

Author: PS Kingswear Castle Trust (Trading) Ltd.Source: Private DonationAccession number: 2010.3.64

Card complimentary ticket issued for the PS Kingswear Castle around 1985 to 1990.

Author: PS Kingswear Castle Trust (Trading) Ltd.Source: PS Kingswear Castle TrustAccession number: 2004.14.2000

MV Balmoral card souvenir ticket for the ‘Royal Fleet Review’ commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic on Wednesday 26th May 1993.

Author: Waverley Excursions Ltd.Source: Private DonationAccession number: 2010.61.101