Australiana ship souvenir anchor paperknife, “S.S. ORONTES”, mid-20th century

$95.00 AUD

Souvenir letter opener the end shaped as a fouled anchor, with enamelled plaque inscribed “S.S. ORONTES”

Back engraved “ANGUS & COOTE SYDNEY”

Mid 20th Century

20.5cm Long

S.S.Orontes was built in Scotland and launched in 1929 Entered the London- Australia service, via Suez Canal, October 1929. Converted to troopship during World War II. Thoroughly reconditioned after performing her war duties. Resumed regular service in June 1948.Scrapped in 1962.


Angus & Coots were the large & popular Sydney department store, who had a vast range of goods custom-made for them with their mark. During & after WWII, they provided a lot of the various military awards, especially in enamel work. This cruise-ship souvenir would have been ordered from them and sold onboard.




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