The Americans

All Americans from sea to shining sea.
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MISC: Luxury Liner Row Press Photo 1965

A grand framed press photo dated 7/7/65 showing 8 liners at the docks in NYC. This was certainly the twilight of this era … within a decade many of these ships would be retired or sailing for second lives. The SS United States sleeps in Philadelphia harbor and the QM is currently being renovated in Long Beach harbor.  The press photo is in good condition and is safely displayed under glass.

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United States Line: American CC Passenger list July 1956

Great little passenger list for the lovely intimate America with some minor bumps and signs of age.

 

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Matson Line: Lurline Blue Room Plan

Matson’s version of a deck plan was called a room plan and this one is a great post war plan for the Lurline. Now I have to Admit , Matson reused the name Lurline so many damn times I don’t know off the top of my head which 1930’s ship this was actually was originally. Great condition

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American Export : SS Independence and Constitution Deckplan Booklet

I love these great deck plan booklets that AE did for their ships in the 60’s. These are sturdy and well done … love the graphics!

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United States Lines: SSUS 4 Menu collection

4 menus from the famous Americian Flagship! These  do have some bumped edges and some discoloration 2 for Breakfast and 2 for dinner .. all different dates and voyages.

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United States Lines: SSUS Gala Menu June 9, 1962

Great Gala Menu dated June 9. 1962. Lots of good food … Captain Alexanderson in charge. A small stain inside … could be a spot from wine.

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United States Lines: SSUS Menu Lot November 1954

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.

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United States Lines: SSUS Ephemera

2 SSUS Ephemera items for the ship dated in October of 1957. There is a breakfast and a Luncheon menu  … packed full of interesting foods as well as an onboard newspaper filled with ship and world news. All in good shape.

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United States Lines: SSUS Sparkle Needle Pack

So famous was the SSUS when she was launched, many manufacturers capitalized on her image and story. This needle packet is almost complete and bears a cartoony image of the mighty ship! IT Sparkles!

 

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United States Lines: SSUS Ephemera Collection

A nice collection of documents from a SSUS voyage in August of 1953. This includes 3 menus (Gala dinner, Lunch and Breakfast) onboard compliments card and a Divine service mimeo program.  All are in good condition.

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Moore McCormack: Brazil and Argentina Menu set

Lovely set of 6 menus … some from the Brazil and some form the Argentina . There are 7 total ( one is a blank) .. though one is hiding in the photo as only six menus are shown (damn the camera man). The art work on these menu’s is the real prize!

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United States Lines: SSUS Mini DeckPlans

A good solid mini deck plan for the Big U! It was folded oddly at one point and has a few edge blemishes so I’d judge it to be in average plus condition .. a good item for reference!

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American Export: Indy / Connie Deckplans

Great lovely set of deck plans for the American “sunlane” sisters. Excellent condition.

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United States Lines: The Ultimate SS United Sates Lester Beal Brochure.

The BEST brochure ever done for America’ Proud speedy Flagship. Designed and filed with renderings by Lester Beal .. this is a world of 50’s graphic design at its best …24 pages of glory with an unforgettable centerfold of the ship that would make Hugh Hefner blush! Exceptionally Excellent Condition.

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United States Lines: SS Republic Farewell Dinner Menu July 10th 1931

Even in 3rd class … these folks ate like royalty. Excellent Graphics… made to look like an officers uniform sleeve, with gold banding and star.

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United States Lines: SS Republic Passenger List June 1931.

Great Cabin Passenger list for the voyage leaving Hamburg July 18th 1931. Great Compass Graphics.

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United States Lines: SS President Roosevelt Passenger List and Concert Invite 1930

Lovely cabin Passenger List for the voyage Leaving Hamburg July 8th, 1930 and a nice Concert invite for June 15th.

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United States Lines: Tourist Class Baggage Tag.

Excellent condition!

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American Export: Set of Connie and Indy Postcards

Lovely set of postcards for both sisters … shown with hulled, so later in their careers.

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United States Lines: SS Leviathan Builders Book – Brochure

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.

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United States Lines: SS Unites States The Big by Frank O. Braynard

Excellent copy of the best book ever written about the SS United States by impassioned author Frank O. Braynard. This is still the go to work on the ship from her (and WF Gibbs) early history to her sale to US Cruises in late 1979. Fancy wrapped dust jacket and excellent condition … I’m sure this was once someone’s cherished copy.

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United States Lines: SS Unites States The Fastest Ship in the World book

Great like new copy … this was a basic republication of FOB’s thriller “The Big Ship”, with some added text from Preservationists Robert Westover and Susan Gibbs. Susan is still fighting to save the vessel her grandfather designed and built! Please help join her …www.savetheunitedstates.org.  Excellent book!

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Dollar Line: President Van Buren Writing Paper and Envelope Restocked

Excellent color and Portrait President Van Buren Writing Paper and Envelope. A little yellow discoloration from age … but excellent overall.

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Merchant and Miners: Playing Card deck

Excellent and rare deck of cards for the Merchants and Miners Line! The cards are all present and in excellent condition for being open and lightly used … The box is not in great shape at all.

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United States Lines: SS America Miniature Deck Plan

Great 1959 copy of the America’s Miniature deck plan. These plans subtly changed year to year with refits, updates and new photography. Great shape!

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