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A rare collector’s porcelain mug to celebrate the launch of ‘Ceramco New Zealand’ and her participation in the Whitbread Round The World Race of 1981-1982.

As is well known ‘Ceramco New Zealand’ lost her mast in the South Atlantic on 21September 1981 on the first leg of the Race. Following outstanding seamanship and courage the ship was jury rigged and continued to race to Cape Town without assistance.

At the conclusion of the Race, she was ultimately placed third on elapsed time after 27,000 nautical miles sailing through all oceans and weathers.

Photo shows the two sides of the mug – auction is for one mug only.

Inscription on base of mug says: Launched by Dame Norma Holyoake DCMG, October 22nd 1980, Auckland, New Zealand, Crown Lynn Potteries.

Height = 10.8cm approx.
Diameter = 8.5cm approx.

Excellent condition. Some crazing in the glaze. No chips, cracks or repairs.

Highly collectible.

Pick up is in Pakuranga, Auckland. Postage by arrangement. Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Manukau City, Auckland, NZ

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