IMHO The best brochure-deck plan combo ever completed for a ship! All Three Classes (First Cabin and tourist) are represented in color coded plans as well as color photography. The centerfold is the famous Reavis cutaway of the ship showing her in section with enormous detail. A must have item for the SSUS aficionado. Pristine condition!
This was the Mini version of the brochure done by Lester Beal for the SS United States and used throughout her early career. Filled with facts and lovely interior renderings of the SSUS … as well as a few pages are dedicated to the SS America. This is in excellent condition.
Once of the most sought after items from the Ships EARLY life is this excellent trials booklet that was published in celebration of the chips completion and Trials off the Virginia Capes. Filled with info on the ship , trials schedules, decoration info, a portside centerfold profile, general ship facts and a list of suppliers … all in all 31 pages dedicated to the ship. I have had a few of these over the years … and they are getting harder to find all the time … and this one is in very good condition with just a little light blemishing to the cover and some little writing on the back cover.
A nice plank copy of the a program folder … lovely life ring graphic.
Nice menu with some discoloration and blank inside. These little menus were usefully used when the ship was in port and hosting some sort of pier side event.
This book was a labor of love for Frank … and certainly one of his best. WFG’s Brother Frederick was the force behind the book … and Frank took on the project whole heartedly. The dust cover has some rips and tears buy the book itself is solid … a true classic!
Excellent Gin Rummy (my favorite adult card game) scorepad. Printed in deep blue and featuring the Lester Beal eagle.
The best deck plan for the ship as it covers all 3 classes and is printed in full vibrant color. This particular one is in like new excellent condition … grab it fast!
A very nice copy of the SSUS interiors brochure .. filled with great black and white interior photos. there is a small hole on the cover and appropriate age yellowing to the white pages.
Nice SSUS miniature deckplan … a old file copy for a long closed travel agency. Good condition with a small divot on the top of the fold line. Includes ship facts and figures.
One of the best plans ever done for a liner … these mid 1960’s plans combine all classes and well as the cut away that was done for the ship into one ultimate brochure plan. These are hard to fine in excellent shape .. and this one is really nice with just a touch of toning to the cover.
Nice early set of SSUS Cabin class deck plans .. these probably date to the early 1950’s. USL deck plans in this time period were superb … very detailed including photos and filled with color. This particular plan is in excellent condition.
Once of the best booklets ever done for the ship … and printed by her Builders, the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. The graphics and information in this booklet are outstanding. The booklet includes the schedule for the trials as well ands may facts and figures of the new mighty liner. I’m sure WFG approved of the design. Lovely centerfold starboard profile.Great condition with a little cover blemish in the upper right
Excellent little Lester Beal Pre Maiden voyage brochure and its original envelope for the mighty SSUS. Beal was a premium American graphic artist in the 1950’s … and he did brochures and other designs for USL ( even designing the cabin soap wrappers). These brochures were used after the Maiden Voyage and through the mid 50’s. There is a hand written note on the back that says “what a ship” .. I could not agree more.
Wonderful Operations key and fob from the SS United States …this one for the Engrs Testing Lab on D deck. Keys are quite common for the passenger cabins … not so much for the operations areas of the vessel. This key is in excellent condition..
Wonderful Operations key and fob from the SS United States …this one for a trunk room on the Sports deck. There is a little blemish to the lettering. Keys are quite common for the passenger cabins … not so much for the operation areas of the vessel.
Excellent set of menus spanning April 7th-April 10th, 1956. There are 3 Breakfast Menus (April 8,9,10) … 4 lunch Menus (April 7,8,9,10) and 4 Dinner menus (April 7,8,9,10). 3 of the dinner menus have a partial folding flap describing artwork found onboard the ship and the 4th is the Gala Night dinner menu. Nice full set in excellent condition.
The best all inclusive deck plan …. Of all time … is probably these done for the SSUS in the 1960’s. USL combines all deck plans into one, includes lavish full color photography of public spaces and cabins … and added the famous full color cut away! Just Superb and in excellent condition.
The plans USL put out in the 50’s and 60s are some of the finest ever done. Fully color coded and including several interior color photos of the public spaces and a cabin. Packed full of info on the “world’s fastest ship”. Excellent condition.
My favorite version of the famed cutaway for the Last American Flagship … suitable for framing!
Lovely guidebook given out to passengers crossing on the Ss United States in April of 1956. Gorgeous embossed front cover … the rear cover is an advert for the SS America.
Beautiful Cabin plans for the mighty American superliner. The full color plans show details right down to furniture placement in the public rooms. Very Nice color interior photos of public rooms and cabin spaces. Excellent condition with a Baltimore Maryland Agency stamp.
Almost perfect Gala Menu for a westbound voyage into NYC. Lovely RWB and gold details and eagle crest on the cover.
Nice sailing schedule for the SSUS for voyages and cruises from June 1966 to early January 1967. There is a little bit of enthusiastic writing …“ Here I come” on the cover and the September and October voyages circled inside. Good condition.
Beautiful set of Cabin and Tourist plans for the mighty superliner. The full color plans show details right down to furniture placement in the public rooms. Excellent condition.