Wonderful little guest list for the 1987 USL reunion at the American Merchant Marine Museum. The gathering took place on Halloween 1987 … putting this in perspective, I would have graduated form High School only a few months before. Of Course Frank Braynard was a host … and his lovely wife Doris was also a volunteer. Several of the names stand out to me… Commodore Leroy and Mrs. Alexanderson, Nick Bachko and wife, Dan Eschen just to name a few. The photocopy list is cleverly placed inside a USL Passenger list folder. .. one of the 10000 that were probably available when the SSUS was laid up in 1969.
Journey again with Buddy Peter as he returns the scrappers yards of Alang, India in 2005 to visit another series of liners and ships that have been recently beached for demolition. This DVD has a focus on The Eugenio C, the incredible retired flagship of the Costa line .. as she arrived on the beach under the name “Big Red Boat 2”. Also see the array of items PK saved … lovely chairs, tables and other items .. as well as outstanding art work from the likes of Master artists like Luzzatti and Colacino. Visit other ships too .. and experience their last days of life as the metallic carnage begins being dismantled slice by slice. PK is the documentation authority on the scrapping process and his knowledge on the subject glows throughout. I can hardly wait for the third DVD to be ready! Brand New and Sealed.
Buddy Peter Knego is no stranger to any shred of information involving Ocean Liners and related endeavors .. and his first Indian scrapyard adventure DVD “On The Road to Alang” covers his series of journeys to Alang to document the glut of older tonnage that was retired in the early 2000’s. The video footage covers many ships recognized from their days of crossing or cruising: Empress of Canada, Ivernia/ Franconia, Transvaal Castle, Winston Churchill and Stella Solaris just to name a few. These trips also served as rescue missions for Artwork, Furniture, Fittings and other memorabilia from these retried ladies … with rare scenes of the trader’s yards. A topic that is rarely covered, PK gives poetic tribute to these lovely ladies as they disappear before our eyes into bits and pieces … all to fuel the Indian economy and provide needed work for the local workers. Sealed and Brand New!
Awesome issue of the Titanic Commutator Vol 24 Number 13 for November 2000. Probably the highlight of the issue is the documentation of the Olympic Restaurant on the Millennium. Great Photographs … certainly detailed and extraordinary! As always, this magazine is loaded with any info related to the Titanic and related ships… and there are other various stories covered in this fine issue.
Great Miniature DP for the lovely little America. Launched in late 1939 .. she was the new flagship and a little larger version of the SS Manhattan and SS Washington. After WW2 she was the running mate of the SSUS. She was sold in the mid Sixties to the Greeks and saw service for many many more years. Excellent condition and include interior room pictures. Printed in March 1954.
A second Publicity rendering for the Conte Di Savoia. Interesting this one is older … the funnels are clearly shown in LLoyd Sabaudo colors. She would never be painted as such … Mussolini combined all the Italian lines under the “Italia” banner before her construction was completed. She was the running mate for the speedy SS Rex.
OUTSTANDING Conte Di Savoia Publicity rendering. The lovely Conte is shown in Italia Colors … so the rendering was completed after Mussolini “strongly encouraged” the various Italian Lines to combine under the Italia Banner. I preferred her over the REX … her interiors were much more modern and “DECO” .. Pulitzer Knew what he was doing! She was destroyed by Allier aircraft toward the end of WW2.
Excellent Post WW2 Publicity shot of the Santa Paula … and 2 other Santa Freighter’s. Lovely crisp detail … you can see the Colgate clock in the harbor background. Peacetime had returned!
Lovely picture of a male passanger on the pre war Batory … standing in front of a HUGE life ring preserver. I can’t imagine this life ring was a novelty item … it must have been usable .. maybe it could have saved multiple people? Very interesting picture …I challenge you to find another!
A great little passenger list from the Maiden voyage of the darling President Wilson. APL was formed with the intervention of the US Government .. combining the Dollar and smaller Pacific coast lines. Lovely maiden list from the lovely post war President Wilson .. she sailed from Yokohama in June of 1948. The list includes facts about the ship as well as a glossary of nautical terms. Great condition with a little ghosting of some of the text.
Lovely passenger list from the second voyage of the President Cleveland dated 2-20-1948. She left San Francisco and sailed to Honolulu, Yokohama, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Manila. There are specs on the ship as well as a nice glossary of “nautical terms”. Bright colors with a little scuffing here and there.
Amazing giant tissue plan for the Homeric. The first class public areas are highlighted in red … and the tourist areas are shown in light blue. There are a few notes from the prior owner … several cabins are marked with passenger names and there are a few hand drawn arrows. I love these added quirks and notes.. it really personalizes the plan. Nice profile picture and rendering of the ship! In great shape.. just a tiny bit of seam separation at the folds.
Magnificent dual set of cards for the amazing Homeric …my favorite Home Lines lady. The cards are in excellent shape one deck has a yellow boarder. the second set in light blue.The ship was quite beloved .. and last until her engines were just too old and worn out to keep in service.
Small yet graphically superb cruising program for White Star’s SS Homeric and MV Britannic. The Homeric did 3 cruises: Christmas, a West Indies Cruise and Easter Cruise, while the MV Britannic took a winter cruise around the Med Sea. The orange cover graphics scream deco and are topped by a handsome “White Star”. Excellent condition!
A great view of the Savoia taken from the porthole of the Bergensfjord. Dated December 23rd 1939 … the side of the ship clearly shows there Italian Line markings added after the beginning of WW2. The image of the ship is bright and clear .. with faint wisps of smoke exiting her funnels. Excellent condition!!
Informative thick and heavy rates brochure for the fleet … includes the entire Atlantic from Jan 1960 through December 1960. Heavy stock white covers in Great shape!
Excellent CC plan for the Maury 2. She was a little English darling.In great shape and made of heavier paper than the normal tissue. Love the furniture arrangements! There is an agency stamp form NYC. Great condition.
COOL COOL COOL … Lovely chair form cabin U122 on the great SSUS. The green checkered upholstery on this chair is in outstanding condition, no holes or wear that I can find … he arms are a little faded though as seen in the picture. The foam in the seat also is a little soft and needs to be reworked. Of course the structure of this chair is all metal and mostly aluminum … Gibbs of course saw to that! Great contitions. Shipping will have to be calculated and quoted by me, the calculator will not be accurate.
A lovely early postcard for the ship …showing a concept rendering of what the ship would look like. This is actually one of my favorite concept views of the ship … and her final construction was a little different. Great card!
Great George Washington’s Birthday Menus for 2/22/56. The America was out on the Atlantic … of course, Captain Frederick Fender at the helm. The menus is in great shape with r/w/b and gold trimmings.
2 lovely Captain’s dinner menus for the celebratory dinner on May 25th 1956. The captains dinner was always a gala celebration ..the and menu selections certainly reflect the formality. Great menus in good condition … though one menu is missing it’s r/w/b tassel.
Nice earlier issue of SSB … my favorite maritime publication. This issue has great mini articles about travel on the North Atlantic in the 1870’s and well as the North and South American using the new locks of the completed Saint Lawrence Seaway. Also full of news tidbit from around the globe. Great condition!
Super issue of SBB … lovely main feature for the Cunard Countess and Mississippi Queen. My Favorite Maritime publication … by far … these issues are chock a block full of info! Like new condition!
Cool REPRODUCTION image of the Club Leviathan … showing a close up of the dance floor and bandstand. You can see the classical columns of an original room beyond the Club’s sleek remodeled Deco interiors in the background. Though the room was very popular … the poor Levi pretty much always ran at a loss. Brand new condition!
Volume One of Kludas’ amazing book series on Passenger Ships. A delightful man, Arnold Kludas is known as Germany’s equivalent to the American pioneer Frank Braynard. The book contains excellent encyclopedia-like info for Ocean Liners from the way ahead of her time Great Eastern through the sinking of the mighty Titanic. A must have for any enthusiast .