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Old 20th October 2016, 01:18
Hull & Floats Hull & Floats is offline
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Question Black Star Line logo mystery

Hello everyone! I came across this website about a year ago, but this is my first time posting. I have a question about an old letterpress print block that I own. It features the words "Black Star" on top of a nautical star with a line through it. I would like to be able to determine if this logo was used for the Black Star Line founded by Marcus Garvey, the Black Star Line of Ghana or if it's associated with some other company. I haven't been able to find this logo anywhere on the net, books, old newspapers, etc.., and I was wondering if anyone has ever seen this logo? Any information, pictures, opinions and/or links would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 20th October 2016, 10:47
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Hello welcome onboard, it might help if you said in which country you found the print block, judging by the Quarter it looks like the USA...

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Old 20th October 2016, 11:01
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It could be the company of the ill-fated El Morro those ships had a black star on their funnels.
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Old 20th October 2016, 18:36
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Hello welcome onboard, it might help if you said in which country you found the print block, judging by the Quarter it looks like the USA...

Cheers Frank
Thank you, Frank. I did find this print block in the USA. I bought an antique desk a couple of years ago, and there were several print blocks inside, including this one. Amongst them were a few Philadelphia, PA based businesses, including Blauner's Dept. Store (1911-1958). Since I don't know the story behind the blocks or if they all originated from the same place, I can't be sure if this info is relevant.
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Old 23rd October 2016, 12:59
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the mind plays tricks? was London Overseas Tankers in the 60/70's graced with a black star on the funnel markings, as their principle trade was the Black sea and NW europe, or am i up a gum tree?
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Old 23rd October 2016, 14:41
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the mind plays tricks? was London Overseas Tankers in the 60/70's graced with a black star on the funnel markings, as their principle trade was the Black sea and NW europe, or am i up a gum tree?
You're not up a gum tree, David, but you are wrong. The star on LOF funnels, including LOT, was red. As far as I know, the trade to the Black Sea was when the tankers were converted to bulk carriers and carted contaminated grain from the US to Odessa. Whatever, I'm confident that the star was always red.

I think Hull and Floats has answered his own question - the block is probably Black Star Line of Ghana.

John T

PS I just re-read H&F's post and he seems to be talking about a Black Star Line from the 1920s - he could be right. I was thinking of the one that was around in the '60s/70's a Ghananan shipping company running between the UK/Continent and West Africa. The ships had a black star on their funnels.

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