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    I would leave it faded as it is, with nothing more than a gentle wipe to make sure nothing is continuing to splinter or flake off.

    I didn't have to hesitate to reach that conclusion. To me the appearance of the frame is at one with the background marks on the plaque itself, and the whole thing thus redolent of its age and story.

    It's beautiful, and if you are going to display it hung up in your home, I know you to have the taste and discernment to place it appropriately and in a context of tones and light that further complements this tangible bit of history.

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      Well it depends, in a good surrounding it surely could look nice with some restoration. But in general - I think it's more valuable and unique as it is.

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        when it stays inside you couuld leave it like that,it's hardwood.but you could try to paint satin varnish at the back to see how it turns out.
        with varnish over it,you can keep it longer.
        best regards Thijs

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          Jan-Olav, why not try pure beeswax? Use very little becuse you don't want a high shine, but the wax will give a protective surface to the bare parts of the wood and also help to safeguard the stain/varnish in those areas where it still adheres. Beeswax has no colour in itself although it will bring out the natural colouring of the wood.
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            Excellent.

            I highly appreciate your tips and advices.

            I have been thinking about this one for a while, but could never seem to land on a firm decision. I now think I would probably leave it as it is, or even try the beeswax tip (at least on the back to begin with).

            There is a funny TWIST to do this sign as well... I recall this item being listed in the auction-site of Christies many years ago, most likely it was the one from the other bridge-wing. The asking price was quite high, and I'm not sure whether it was ever sold onwards. And here is the twist: when I removed the plaque from the frame, I came upon the discovery that there was a DUPLICATE sign within the frame (the plaques were double in the same frame)!.


            Anyhow, thank you very much for your kind advices.
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              Something I'm extremely proud to have on my wall:



              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                Hello to all and thank you for allowing me to join. I am an avid fan of the Norway as she was my first cruise and remains as special in my heart. It looks like there's been a while between posts so I thought I'd try and kick start the forum. I thought it would be nice to see if everyone could answer the question: "Where are the Norway artifacts now?" I've looked hard for the Neptune statues. Looked also for various art as well as those nice little chess pieces from "Checkers" lounge. If you know where various artifacts went, I encourage you to share. Thanks in advance and long live the Norway.

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                  Welcome to the forum!

                So- where are they now?
                Where did the Neptune statues and busts go?

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                  I think I may have some information on the location of those, or might be able to get some information - let me see with my contacts if they can laugh up their whereabout at this moment!
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    Thank you. It's the same question for a lot of the norway pieces: chess pieces from checkers (before conversion into a sports bar- yuck), art in the stairs, etched wall panels. I hope they made it to a museum or are in good hands.

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                      Does anyone remember those rectangular portholes with the retractable blue screens? I'm trying to remember where they were on the ship.

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                        Sadly, I have not been able to find any more details on the statues. Most likely, they are now in someone's private collection. I know they made it to Norway, but when and who bought them, is unknown.

                        Sadly, most of the items have NOT made it to any museum... which in itself is a tragedy too.

                        I don't remember any rectangular portholes with retractable blue screens... do you mean those portholes in cabins on the lower decks?
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                          Thanks for the research and reply. I think all the portholes on the lower decks were round. I seem to recall some rectangular ones but maybe time is playing tricks with my memory.
                          If you know of any collectors that want to sell some of their collection, please let me know via messenger.
                          Thanks again

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                            When I think about it, I think there were some square ones on Pool deck and perhaps those around the old courtyard (where the top deck swimming pool was located).

                            But those windows were double, with only the top part able to be opened. The lower part was bigger and could not be opened.

                            Need to research some old photographs in some old books.
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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