Great video telling the story of the SS United States and the Conservancy plans to save her. Produced By esteemed SSUS collector Mark Perry … he and Susan Gibbs are the 2 main narrators in the hour plus video. You can waltz trough the ball room with Mark or relive memories of WFG with Susan. I can hardly believe this video is 12 years old.
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.
Passenger list for the America … an eastbound voyage from NYC to Southampton via Cobh and Le Havre departing on 9/9/1950. Very nice condition with age appropriate toning to the paper
Great Gala Menu form the SS America dated Sept 14, 1950. America was sailing eastbound … and the clocks were advance and hour at midnight. Lovely delicious sounding and diverse fare on the menu … what a meal! Good condition with some toning to the cover. Lovely astrology symbols encircle a starboard bow rendering of the ship.
Nice Puerto Rico guide and cruise letter for the Waterman Lines. Undated .. but I’m guessing late 1950’s. 12 day cruise for $230 or 245 seems like a pretty good deal to me!
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.
A lovely Folding brochure DP for the American sisters .. at the time our newest cruise ships. One side is to to bottom filler with color coded deck plans …and the other is filled with the cover photos, ship info and interior photos. Not sure I really liked their interiors … but I loved their modern looks. Excellent , like new condition.
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.
Excellent sheet of writing paper for the Dollar Line PVB “535” type vessel. I rarely fins Dollar Line items … and this one is in excellent a stunner!
A good copy of the red colored mini deck plan. These are great reference plans for the ship and cover all decks. Good condition … with a few brown spots on the cover page.
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!
Great Caribbean brochure for the 4 new Santas: Magdelena, Marina, Maria, and Mercedes. Great brochure includes interior renderings, deck plans and cabin plans.
Great DP brochure for the African sisters ..Lovely colored plans with B/W interior photos.
A very nice copy of the SSUS interiors brochure .. filled with great black and white interior photos. there is a small hole on the cover and appropriate age yellowing to the white pages.
Lovely early portrait postcard for the Santa sisters. Launched with a pretty ugly stovepipe funnel .. it was later replaced with a little improved more normal sized smokestack, Nice unused card .. several available.
3 great postcards for the Beautiful little SS America. 2 are unused and one is used.
Super large fold out deck plan brochure for the New Atlantic. Like new and dated March 1960 and stamped by the Pomona Travel agency … contact Charlotte Davis (no relation)
Super nice ochre colored deck plan booklet for the lovely sisters. Excellent condition dated Jan 1962.
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.
Excellent little pamphlet explaining the anti-rolling equipment fitted into the Monterey and Mariposa.
3 lovely onboard photos taken by the ships photographer and give to a lovely couple. Comes with the original photo holders as well.
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.
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.