Great video telling the story of the SS United States and the Conservancy plans to save her. Produced By esteemed SSUS collector Mark Perry … he and Susan Gibbs are the 2 main narrators in the hour plus video. You can waltz trough the ball room with Mark or relive memories of WFG with Susan. I can hardly believe this video is 12 years old.
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.
A good copy of the red colored mini deck plan. These are great reference plans for the ship and cover all decks. Good condition … with a few brown spots on the cover page.
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.
A lovely set of items from voyage dated in mid-September 196. The Sets includes: 1 cocktail invite, 1 dining sitting card, 3 daily programs , 6 different menus, an Atlantic Revue program, 2 misc paper stubs and a copy of the Ocean Press ship’s newspaper. These were cherished items from a Miss Elizabeth Bolez who stayed in cabin B147 on this eastbound voyage.
A lovely set of items from voyage 331W dated in October/ November 1966 including: a luggage tag, 1 cocktail invite, 1 complement card, 3 daily programs and 12 different menus. These were cherished items from a Miss Elizabeth Bolez who stayed in cabin M45.