Lovely little fact and figure booklet that was given out to prospective passengers. These were both used before the maiden voyage as intro booklets and after the Maiden voyage as fact booklets … this one is dated after the maiden voyage. Excellent Lester Beal design for the worlds most modern liner.
A nice little collections of items from a trip on the Big U. TWO newspaper announcements for Sophia Fungaroli, the passenger who went to see her daugther in Scotland and then tour Europe with her other daughter that live in Kansas. These items were tucked into an SSUS airmail envelope with 2 Cabin Class dining room seating tickets and some European stamps.
A nice preliminary set of deck plans for the soon to be completed SS United States. Designed by Lester Beal there are nice blue monochromatic images of the ships interiors. Great like new condition
Lovely full colored Lester Beal designed deck plans for the Tourist Class areas on the mighty Big U. These are the glossy covered version … so they probably date to the later 50’s or early 60’s. Excellent condition.
2 Dinner menus dated 3/1/1954 and 1 breakfast menu dated 3/2/1954. In excellent condition …replicate your own SSUS dining experience!
Good Gala Menu cover and 2 FC Breakfast menus from an Eastbound voyage in July of 1956. Good condition with expected aging and border bumps.
Excellent log card for the ships voyage 127 East bound to Bremerhaven via Le Harve and Southampton. Looks like there was at least one day of rough sea on this March voyage.
Excellent log card for the ships voyage 130 west bound to NY from Southampton via Le Harve. This card does have some browning toning with its age.
In a nutshell…”Keep your valuables locked up” … theft was always an issue when the ships were in port and visitors could walk freely aboard.
Gala Menu and Daily Program for the mighty SSUS … Richard Ridington was in command on this particular voyage. The ship was travelling eastbound for Europe.
Great little booklet “The Desert Goes to Sea” … the murals in the cocktail lounge of the SSUS. Great condition other than a small chip off the back cover.
Great Cruise deck plan for the mighty SSUS … adorned with condo drum, maraca and other instrument players.
One of the best reference materials for the ship was this 1984 auction catalogue … packed with unique lots of furniture, artwork, towels, teapots, toilets … basically everything onboard … all was for sale! I sure wish I would have been old enough to go to the auction!
Explore Some of the best food on the Atlantic … 18 recipes from the SSUS and SS America.
Excellent log card for the ships voyage 160 west bound to NY from Southampton via Le Harve.
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!
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.