Lovely Breakfast and Luncheon Menu set form 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.
Good DP for the SSUS dated March 1952 … just months before her maiden voyage. This would be a great early DP to use for reference purposes. This has some staining to the cover .. that does bleed into the interior pages. Priced accordingly.
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.
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!