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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
Great log for the 308th westbound voyage … Bremerhaven to NYC via Southampton and Le Havre. Her highest speed for the voyage was 30.82K.
Wonderful miniature deck plans for the Big U … printed on medium card stock. Each side has top to bottom deck plans and contains a good selection of B&W interior photos. Very good condition … thought a tiny bit yellowed.
Wonderful miniature deck plans for the Big U … printed on heavier card stock. Each side has top to bottom deck plans and contains a mosaic of interior photos. Very good condition.
USL always did nice publicity items for the SSUS … and these deck plans are pure proof. Printed on glossy paper, this contains super color-coded plan and excellent full color photos … the tourist class dining room is stunning… Great condition. Not dated but form other I have had, I’d say this is about mid 50’s.
Nice set including a Gala menu dated 12/19/60 and a dinner menu dated 12/20/1960. Good condition
Great Miniature cruise deck plan for the might speedy USL Flagship dated 1957 . This has a Texas Agency stamp. Include b/w interior photos
Great Miniature cruise deck plan for the might speedy USL Flagship dated 1954 . This has a Texas Agency stamp. Include b/w interior photos
These little folding postcard booklets seems to be hard to come by … this si only the second one I have ever had. 10 nice photo views form all classes. Please help save this ship: www.ssusc.org
These USL deck plans are always top notch in content … the graphics and photography are superb. Excellent condition with a Florida agency stamp. Please help save this ship: www.ssusc.org
All the plans done for the SSUS were done very well … these will not disappoint. Nice colors and good-sized color photos of cabins and public spaces. Like New condition. A must have for a serious collector!
Super lot of menus … 3 Breakfast and 4 luncheon from a voyage in November of 1954. These folks ate very well. In nice clean used condition.
Lovely Breakfast and Luncheon Menu set from 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.
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.