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′.
Captain Ridington was in command of the vessel the day of this worship service … which was conducted by Lt Col. Richard Gear. this was held in the First Class theater …must have been a fairly large crowd.
Printed in textured stock … in good condition with tape marks and a few silverfish nibbles on one corner.
Lovely Paris shopping and activity guide that was handed out to passengers onboard the SSUS and SS America. Lovely embossed front cover and filled with info for shopping and activities around Paris. The back cover has a lovely ad for the SS America. Dated April 1956.
Excellent little quiz that would have been handed out to passengers as a fun little activity. Printed on green mimeograph paper on board the ship … In excellent condition.
Great little set of cards for the SSUS includes: a First Class Berthing card, Landing Card for Cannes, Travel Office Card and Cruise Berthing Card. Unused condition … plan your voyage today!
Many itesm sold at the 1984 auction ended up being used for year at the Windmill Point Resturant. This is an excellent souvenir zippo lighter that would have been purchased to commerate a visit to the resturant! Excellent condition with plastic display case
This is just one of those iconic on board items for Big U … the giant sized stateroom vase! Of course these are made out of lightweight Aluminum .. WFG would have it no other way (… and no one dared to question him!) This has all the typical marks, dents, pings and dings from on board use … almost 20 years worth of bon voyage bouquets! Lovely item to have and practical to use! One of the best items for the ship!
Lovely Lamberton Bullion cup from the SSUS or America. This is some of the most durable ship china ever made … your modern dishwasher basically won’t hurt it a bit (the shipboard machines were more aggressive and super-heated). This cup is in excellent condition and ready for some hot soup to be served on your USL table! Several available
Oh here is a rare one indeed .. and onboard clock from the SS United States. These clocks were used all over the ship … from public rooms to staterooms. The design is very simple .. and of course executed in aluminum. The clock is not currently working and needs some technical TLC ..someone along the way painted the Aluminum arms and hour markers (but least this was done in red, white and blue). Pretty wonderful item for a SSUS lover! These clocks do not surface very often and typically sell for over $1000 when they do. Shipping to be quoted. Distinctly SSUS!
You just cant beat the simple “Grey Star” design that Both Mayer and Lamberton supplied to the USL fleet post WW2. All of these pieces are marked “expressively for US Lines” and are in great shape with minimal signs of daily use. Very Durable quality construction. Lovely!!!