The Independence and Constitution spent their golden years in the Hawaiian interisland trade and were joined briefly by the Liberte to serve Tahiti, Excellent brochure for the 86/87 season. The Connie sunk on her way to the breakers and the Indy barely made it to Alang and broke her back just short of the beach and was broken up on the spot. The Liberte also enjoyed a long career for multiple owners.
The Independence and Constitution sure had many great years of service life left in them for the Hawaiian Market and spent their golden years in the tropical Pacific sunshine. Excellent brochure for the 87/88 season
Excellent like new plan for the little Japanese lady. The deck and cabins are color coded … and the pages include some interior photos. Chico California Agency stamp.
Super interior fold out for the beloved Lurline. Just lovely Hawaiian graphics of lei’s intertwined around beautify color photos of the ship. Some of this furniture survived until the end of her life for the Greeks. A couple of little pin prick holes at the seam overlaps.
These life rings were a popular souvenir in most shipboard giftshops. This one is in excellent condition. A Little KSC sticker on the back tells us this was once sold by the infamous Ken Schultz. He probably wove a grand fantastic fairytale story that this once belonged to a Nigerian Prince and therefor charged $195 for it. My price is much more reasonable and minus the fake news.
A beautiful graphic brochure for the OO fleet. I find it fascinating how CY Tung grew his business and fleet from rag tag used tonnage into a worldwide shipping enterprise. Really beautiful photos and graphics!
Matson’s version of a deck plan was called a room plan and this one is a great post war plan for the Lurline. Now I have to Admit , Matson reused the name Lurline so many damn times I don’t know off the top of my head which 1930’s ship this was actually was originally. Great condition
Really nice floaty Chusan letter opener … probably bought onboard the ship. Ivory colored and in excellent condition … though the ship no longer floats like it used too.
Lovely silk like flag … these would have been ready souvenirs and could have been easily swiped from your dinner table.
Beautiful brochure for the 4 1930’s ships Lurline: Mariposa: Monterey and Matsonia. The first part of the brochure covers the routes of the 7 seas and the latter part walks us through the interiors of the 4 beautiful ships. The Lanai suites on these ships were quite luxurious. Unusual double centerfold one dedicated to the routes and one showing the Lurline in profile. New perfect condition.
Pristine deck plan with gorgeous profile for Royal Mail’s Andes. By this time in her career she was used extensively for cruising … just beautiful!.
Really nice color blotter for the NYK/ Japan Mail Line. Lovely profile of a twin funnel liner passing from the deck of another NYK liner. Some ink writing on the reverse side. Kind of rare to find in the USA
Just love this heavy brass bell that would be a gift celebrating her maiden
voyage in October 1929. The bell could use a good polish .. and the “clacker” is missing …easy to fix! Stamped made in japan ( of course)! pretty rare to find NYK items …especially related to special voyages!
Lovely foldout, issued in March 1965 this is in great shape. pretty ocean blue there are a few ship picture inside with all the rate info … also nice little description of the 2 sisters.
Excellent rates and sailings folder for the lovely Lurline. She was rebuilt after the war and upon leaving the Matson fleet she went to Chandris. Excellent condition Love the purple cover.
Great issue of SSB, the journal of the Steamship Historical Society of America. 130 glorious pages of steamship news and articles …. the feature being a 9 page article celebrating the long life of Gibbs’ Malolo, which had been sold for Scrap in May of 1977. Very interesting read, just wonderful!
Superb little DP for the Matsonia liner printed on heavy tissue. Love the LANAI suite’s on these ships … almost like todays vessels with their private balconies. Matson always kept the White ships hulls pristine .. I bet the painting went on almost around the clock.
Nice sailing schedule fo these 2 sisters that came to OOL from American Export. These dolls were 2 of the 4 Aces… and were solidly built and served AE and were a good investment for Tung for many years to come. They are both but a memory today!
Just about the best interwar brochure Matson did …covers the Lurline, Matsonia, Monterey and Mariposa . Half of the pages have lavish large interior pics (some of the best interior pictures of these ships I have ever seen)… and the remaining pages talk about each destination (like Australia and New Zeeland). Also includes is a rate brochure for 1941 and a page of notes form a voyage. Good condition with a few cover blemishes.