Excellent copy of the best book ever written about the SS United States by impassioned author Frank O. Braynard. This is still the go to work on the ship from her (and WF Gibbs) early history to her sale to US Cruises in late 1979. Fancy wrapped dust jacket and excellent condition … I’m sure this was once someone’s cherished copy.
Great like new copy … this was a basic republication of FOB’s thriller “The Big Ship”, with some added text from Preservationists Robert Westover and Susan Gibbs. Susan is still fighting to save the vessel her grandfather designed and built! Please help join her …www.savetheunitedstates.org. Excellent book!
Probably one of the most common onboard gift shop items would be these mini life rings. this is made of strong plastic with a picture of the ship glued into the center. The outer banding and string is a little brittle, but still intact. Neat little item!
Famous A Look inside Logan Reaves cutaway for the SS United States. Several different versions of this cutaway were released over the ships lifetime … this is my favorite. Lovely and colorful.. The R/W/B colored cover has the Alyward rendering of the ship shown and the inside folks out with the Reaves cutaway of the ship … and other ship info and Hales trophy info as well. Superb!
Great set of early/preliminary plan for the Cabin class areas of the mighty ship. This is dated January 1952 .. almost 7 months before he Maiden Voyage. Great condition!
Almost nothing beats the exquisite 1950’s – 60’s deck plans that were done for the SS United States . These are full of full color photos and color coded plans as you would expect. Excellent condition with and Illinois Agency stamp.
Nice set of miniature deck plans for the USL Gibbs-designed consorts … the speedy and somewhat Spartan SSUS and the lovely intimate SS America … both were out nations sweetheart liners. These mini plans are in excellent shape.
Once of the best books written about the ship … certainly a book Billy poured the good parts of his soul into (with keen FOB Oversight). The forward is by Margaret Truman Daniels.. Harry’s daughter who was on the SSUS maiden crossing. Well written and lots of great photos. excellent author unsigned copy. An excellent read of the ships life until the early 1990’s.
A super great copy of the Superliner United States Billings book. The dust jacket is intact … though cello taped in a few spots and kind of scuffed. A great read … especially from the standpoint of the ship being new and the true pride Americans had in their achievement. Great line drawn renderings inside.
SS United States: One of the best and most artistic items ever for the ship … an original Beal brochure. It’s packed full of his marvelous interior and exterior renderings. In impeccable condition .. looks like it has been safe in a drawer for years. This is a must have for the serious SSUS collector! Full of artwork and info on the ship by one of the best American graphic artists of the time…Lester Beal! Most Excellent
Lovely Logan Reavis cutaway brochure done for the Magnificent and Fast American Flagship. The cutaway takes one side of the foldout the other side has round picture of various public spaces and cabins followed by descriptive text and a lovely section dedicated to the ships speed and the story of the Hales trophy. I have several of these available (stock image).
Always a fun item for ship collectors are shipboard phones! I’m told if you are talented, you can rewire these for use. Wouldn’t it be glorious to talk to your ship friends on a real SS US phone? Excellent condition.
The USL marketing did amazing plans for the SSUS … and these for tourist class were done just as nicely as for the other classes onboard. The plans are color coded and the color pictures of rooms and accommodations are great! The cover color is a little toned and faded on this particular plan , but the insides are perfect!
When the SSUS was introduced, the American public was so excited and proud … there were all sorts of items and ads that were equated with he ship. From Oil adverts to these Needle packs , everyone was cashing in on the clout of the SSUS! Used … but most needles are still in the package . Lovely Cartoony Image.
Super Gala menu from Aug 1952 … just 2 months after her Maiden Voyage. Super condition and lovely menu items!
Excellent Victory puzzle for the mighty SS US! the image was done by T E North and looks like she is some place in NY harbor .. though by the bow wave she may be going a little unrealistically fast. the image of the ship is raised from the background giving a great 3d effect. Framed nicely it is in great shape .. though the box is a little worn.
Heavy red stock paper miniature deck plan for the Ultimate American ship. Double sided and includes photos of many rooms! Great shape … marked office on the front.
Wonderful pristine cutaway for the SSUS. There were several versions of these … this one appears to be from the 1960’s. One side is all cutaway … the flip side has b/w interior and ” activity aboard” photos. Lots of fun facts about the ship … and a small info section on the famed Hales Trophy! Love the reversed Alyward rendering on the cover. Lovely Smooth glossy pages.
SS United States: America’s Super Liner. This is the highly prized 1984 auction catalogue and it is in exceptional condition. Packed chock-a-block full of the contents that were sold at auction! Little known fact: FOB helped design these … and in exchange, he was able to advertise his “Big Ship book” in the back. Restocked!
Excellent “Look Inside The World’s Fastest Luxury Liner” cut-away of the ship. Also includes interior photos, info on the ship as well as the Hales Trophy. Excellent condition and one of the best cutaways ever done.
These plans for the mid to later 50’s were absolutely wonderful … full of color and great images of the interiors. I would have loved to have sailed onboard! Stamped file copy … must have been a reference copy at a travel agency at one time . Great condition!
Cool and Hip Rand McNally elf book on the mighty SSUS. The interior renderings by AK Bilder are just great … colorful and cartoony … somewhat like the famous early Aylward picture of the SSUS. Lovely “take a ride story with Frank and Judy (Maybe cousins of Dick and Jane?) as they cross the Atlantic on the great ship . Even the “come on in the water is fine ” flags in the pool are shown correctly. The front cover has split form the spine, but is held securely in place by the added plastic cover protector. Great renderings and a fun read.
Neat Tourist Class Passenger List for the ships crossing from Southampton via Harve to NYC.
The booklet includes lots of info about the ship, her sister the SS America and even a sailing schedule for the 1956 season. In excellent shape!
I’m glad to offer yet another copy of this great book! SS Unites States: The story of America’s Greatest Ocean Liner by Bill Miller. This is one of the best books ever written on the ship … and packed with great photos from her birth till her departure to Turkey in the early 1990’s. I can’t say enough about this book … truly one of Bill’s masterpieces! This copy is in great condition with a small tear to the rear dustcover and other DC edge rumples. An exceptional and essential reference book … grab it while you can. Please help save the SS United States @ www.savetheunitedstates.org.
Super high quality dinner table cloth from the ship. The USL’s eagle crest medallion is woven into the center of the cloth and is surrounded by the fancy Wavy Border… which means this cloth was used and dinner time (I believe breakfast and lunch would have been served on a cloth with a rectangular boarder). The linen is super good quality .. these were replaced and needed and the date the item was made for the ship was woven discretely into the boarder .. this one dates from 1959. Great condition for its age.. no holes or bold stains, but typical wear from onboard use. Measures approx. 6’x4′.