A grand framed press photo dated 7/7/65 showing 8 liners at the docks in NYC. This was certainly the twilight of this era … within a decade many of these ships would be retired or sailing for second lives. The SS United States sleeps in Philadelphia harbor and the QM is currently being renovated in Long Beach harbor. The press photo is in good condition and is safely displayed under glass.
Great little passenger list for the lovely intimate America. Lovely Golden eagle on the cover with some bumps and signs of age.
One of the most sought after models for the SSUS. The larger 1/400th scale size allows for lots of great details and it may be a little easier assembly. This model is NIB … still sealed with the original plastic.
Great Gala Menu dated June 9. 1962. Lots of good food … Captain Alexanderson in charge. A small stain inside … could be a spot from wine.
Super lot of menus … 3 Breakfast and 4 luncheon from a voyage in November of 1954. These folks ate very well. In nice clean used condition.
2 SSUS Ephemera items for the ship dated in October of 1957. There is a breakfast and a Luncheon menu … packed full of interesting foods as well as an onboard newspaper filled with ship and world news. All in good shape.
So famous was the SSUS when she was launched, many manufacturers capitalized on her image and story. This needle packet is almost complete and bears a cartoony image of the mighty ship! IT Sparkles!
A nice collection of documents from a SSUS voyage in August of 1953. This includes 3 menus (Gala dinner, Lunch and Breakfast) onboard compliments card and a Divine service mimeo program. All are in good condition.
Lovely Breakfast and Luncheon Menu set from August 1952 .. the ship had seen only about 6 weeks of service! These menus are in great shape and a testament to the culinary delights served aboard our Nations flagship.
I Love these SSUS Gala Menus! The artwork is vibrant and the menu selections are just mouth watering. John Anderson was in charge of the ship of course..
I Love these SSUS Gala Menus! The artwork is vibrant and the menu selections are just mouth watering. Put on your own SSUS dinner! The ship was just a month or so under 3 years old.
A good solid mini deck plan for the Big U! It was folded oddly at one point and has a few edge blemishes so I’d judge it to be in average plus condition .. a good item for reference!
The BEST brochure ever done for America’ Proud speedy Flagship. Designed and filed with renderings by Lester Beal .. this is a world of 50’s graphic design at its best …24 pages of glory with an unforgettable centerfold of the ship that would make Hugh Hefner blush! Exceptionally Excellent Condition.
Probably the most detailed and through book on the “refit” of the Leviathan for passenger service. The Americans were certainly proud of this magnificent war prize that gave our nation our first giant flagship. WF Gibbs was on cloud nine as well. Packed with lots of historic info and filled with pictures and period ads etc. The cover has a little wear, a bit of the lower left hand side is detached from the binding.
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!
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.
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).
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.