Dubbed “The Farthest Advance in Transpacific Shipping” … the Asama Maru was Japan’s proudest ocean Liner of the 1930’s …. And this glorious brochure is a testament to how special and celebrated she was! Inside is by a deck by desk profile isometric plan of the ship from top to bottom .. printed on beautiful heavy onion skin type paper. Each room is fully detailed with furniture and fittings … right down the light fixtures … truly extraordinary. This brochure is so graphically superior, it is on par with any document done for the exquisite Normandie. This brochure is in excellent condition with a slight bend to the front cover corner.
Nice full color for the deck plan for Matson’s Lurline. It looks like this is dated from May of 1965. There is a tiny bit of writing on the back cover … otherwise like new!
Nice foldout folder for the Mariposa and Monterey’s cruises around Alaska, British Columbia and the Inside Passage. This nice little folder quickly covers 8 different cruises. Nice simple and colorful cover graphics. The item is a little wrinkled.
Nice large fold out for the 1979 cruise/voyages of the Oriana and Canberra. Large booking form is part of the foldout.
Nice DP for CY Tung’s unrealized dream to operate the ex Queen Elizabeth as a cruising university ship. Englewood NJ agency stamp. Double sides and crisp fold lines! Like new.
Matson: SS Matsonia Large Menu Card 2/18/47
Nice simple but large Menu card from the post war Matsonia. Lovely dinner selections for the guests onboard.
Great heavy stock folder celebrating Matson’s 5th ship to be named Lurline. She was launched in June of 1973. Lovely profile rendering and in Excellent condition.
Great plant for these post war sisters … It is detailed and also contains info on the ship and well as interior photos. There is some yellowing to the edges. This plan is dated 7/63.
Printed on heavier stock is this great blue and white printed schedule and dated 1965. Good condition!
Orient Overseas Line: Oriental Rio Green Deck plan
Excellent deck plans for the little Rio for her ATW route .. includes plans for A,B,C and D deck.
ATW cruise plans Information and Tariffs for out. Lovely Mod squad Orange and purple colors and in excellent shape.
Excellent deck plans and interior pictures in foldout format. These are printed on lovely textured stock and are in excellent condition. The ships Interiors still have their 4 Aces-American Export feel … though they have been updated for the OOL service.
Excellent deck plans for the little Esmeralda for her ATW route
Lovely rendering of the Leilani… she went through a few lives … probably the most successful as APL’s President Roosevelt. She was sold to Chandris and completely rebuilt .. and then sold again to Eastern Steamship.. She had many lives and owners and spend the last 20+ years of her life slogging through the Caribbean. Lovely rendering.
I thought this was quite unique … a simple little fold of for NYK that is completely written in Japanese. I wish I could read it .. the cover art is outstanding and there is one picture of an NYK vessel on the inside. There are a few little edge nibbles.
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.