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.
An excellent copy of the Logan Reaves cutaway brochure for the Big U. A must have for the serious collector!
Even in 3rd class … these folks ate like royalty. Excellent Graphics… made to look like an officers uniform sleeve, with gold banding and star.
Great Cabin Passenger list for the voyage leaving Hamburg July 18th 1931. Great Compass Graphics.
Lovely cabin Passenger List for the voyage Leaving Hamburg July 8th, 1930 and a nice Concert invite for June 15th.
Lovely set of postcards for both sisters … shown with hulled, so later in their careers.
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.
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.
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!
Excellent color and Portrait President Van Buren Writing Paper and Envelope. A little yellow discoloration from age … but excellent overall.
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.
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!
Famous A Look inside Logan Reaves cutaway for the SS United States. Several different versions of this cutaway were released over the ships lifetime … this is my favorite. Lovely and colorful.. The R/W/B colored cover has the Alyward rendering of the ship shown and the inside folks out with the Reaves cutaway of the ship … and other ship info and Hales trophy info as well. Superb!
Great set of early/preliminary plan for the Cabin class areas of the mighty ship. This is dated January 1952 .. almost 7 months before he Maiden Voyage. Great condition!
Nice set of miniature deck plans for the USL Gibbs-designed consorts … the speedy and somewhat Spartan SSUS and the lovely intimate SS America … both were out nations sweetheart liners. These mini plans are in excellent shape.
Once of the best books written about the ship … certainly a book Billy poured the good parts of his soul into (with keen FOB Oversight). The forward is by Margaret Truman Daniels.. Harry’s daughter who was on the SSUS maiden crossing. Well written and lots of great photos. excellent author unsigned copy. An excellent read of the ships life until the early 1990’s.
A super great copy of the Superliner United States Billings book. The dust jacket is intact … though cello taped in a few spots and kind of scuffed. A great read … especially from the standpoint of the ship being new and the true pride Americans had in their achievement. Great line drawn renderings inside.
Great folding brochure for AE’s 5 ships large operating in 1964: the Indy, Connie, Atlantic, Exeter and Excalibur … as well as AE freighters. There are some pictures and lots information. Excellent condition
Nice sheet of Santa Rosa letterhead and smaller folded stationery sheet. These would have been available in the writing room by the ream full. … excellent condition.
Nice sheet of Santa Rosa letterhead … excellent condition.
Excellent glossy portrait letter card for the Grace Line gals. Lovely ships through and through … their Gibbs design pedigree is certainly evident. Excellent condition.
Lovely early deck plan booklet for the Dryefuss twins. From the portrait on the cover, this is earlier in their careers … the hull is black and the forward superstructure is still rounded and unaltered. Nice condition! I love looking at deck plans and seeing the modifications made from year to year.
Lovely silk like flag … these would have been ready souvenirs and could have been easily swiped from your dinner table.
Covers all the maritime dos and don’ts of a trip .. along with terms and services etc. Excellent condition and gold cover accents.