The Americans

All Americans from sea to shining sea.

Delta Line: Fold out Brochure Info and rate #9 January 1955

Nice set of color isometric plans of the Main and Promenade decks for the lovely delta liners: Norte, Sud and Mar. There are 2 tone photos of the public rooms as well as lots of ship info!

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Dollar Steamship Line: 3-SS President Pierce Letters

Interesting series of 3 letters written on a fall 1925 voyage on the President Pierce. Some of the tone in the letters is pretty serious … some is lighthearted and Sprinkled with details of the voyage.

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Old Bay Line: 1955 Season Brochure folder and sailing/ rate fold out

2 nice pieces for the Old Bay Line aka the Baltimore Steam Packet Company. These services covered the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac river routes .. and at the time were the oldest steamboat company in the US… services started in 1840! The City of Norfolk and City of Richmond were the last survivors … but would be soon retired.

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Georgian Bay Line: SS North and South American 1959 Season.

Lovely Brochure folder for the lovely Sister Queens of the Great Lakes. Covers rates and sailing cruises for the entire 1959 season. These are by far my 2 favorite Great Lakes sisters. Excellent condition.

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United States Lines: “A look inside the world’s fastest luxury liner” cutaway

Wonderful pristine cutaway for the SSUS. There were several versions of these … this one appears to be from the 1960’s. One side is all cutaway … the flip side has b/w interior and ” activity aboard” photos. Lots of fun facts about the ship … and a small info section on the famed Hales Trophy! Love the reversed Alyward rendering on the cover. Lovely Smooth glossy pages.

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Savannah Line: Cruises to the South Brochure

Great 30 Page or so brochure that describes a voyage on one of the Savannah line steamers . you could start in colder NYC and finish in the warmer southern climes of the US .. and of course do the cruise in reverse too!

Gold lettering on the cover and a great illustration of a steamer on the cover passing 2 tropical fishermen in a boat under a lovely palm. Lots of port info and onboard pictures. There is some discoloration around the staples but they are intact and strong. Lots of different rate info in the back to cities all over the south and eastern seaboard.

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United States Lines: SS America Premium First class deckplan

The sturdy America debuted just before WW2 and quickly was ushered into WW2 military service. After the ware she was out leading lady till her larger and faster consort (The SS Unites States) came on the Atlantic scene. This First class deck plan is delightfully colored and contains outstanding interior photographs … USL marketing sure knew their stuff. Absolute Excellent condition and very informative.

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United States Line: SS America Stock Certificate

Lovely orange colored Stock certificate for 100 shares of USL stock. Love the detailed SS America graphic at the top .. very detailed and I’m sure quite expensive for USL to produce.  A little wrinkle to the left edge .. this is in good condition!

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Southern Pacific Line: SS Creole Souvenir Mini Photo Pack

Cool set of 10 onboard pictures featuring SPL’s SS Creole. Great “Edwardian” interior rooms, one exterior profile and one close up of the funnel .. there are 10 photos in all. Great Unusual item!

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United States Lines: SS America Ticket Folder

Excellent ticket and document folder graced with the America’s funnels. Bright R/W/B colors and great graphics .. this is in excellent condition. Would have been used to hold passenger tickets , travelers checks and other voyage documents.

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United States Lines: SSUS Cutaway foldout

Excellent “Look Inside The World’s Fastest Luxury Liner” cut-away of the ship. Also includes interior photos, info on the ship as well as the Hales Trophy. Excellent condition and one of the best cutaways ever done.

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American President Line: President Cleveland and President Wilson photo jacket

Great photo jacket for these 3 handsome ships … would have held a photo take by the ship photographer that was sold or given to a passenger. Great shape with ship stats on the back … no photo inside.

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Unites States Lines: SS America large Paper Napkins

These came with a lot of SS American items … though only stamped United States Lines. These are still soft and supple but do show signs of age including being folded.

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United States Lines: SS America eagle Letterhead and envelope and Airmail letterhead sheet

Great little set of writing room items for the darling little US liner. A little discolored with age but pretty cool!

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United States Lines: SS America Log card Voyage 245 July 1961

Excellent little log card for the America’s voyage to NYC from Southampton via Le Harve and Cobh. She crossed in 5 days 5 hours and 11 minutes … Fender was the captain!

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United States Lines: SS America Lady Liberty postcard

Pristine post card for the SS America as she steams inbound toward NY harbor and past Lady Liberty. One of USL’s widely used images for the ship … and in great color.

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United States Lines: Passenger ships of the US Governement

Very nice early publication brochure for the post WW1 “USL” fleet … though owned by the government at the time (technically USL was not founded at the time). The heavy stock textured covers encase HUGE full page photos of the ships and their interiors … with special attention to the Leviathan of course! Certainly mentions America / George Washington /Republic and some of the various converted President 535 ships. Lovely cover design … there is a little cover scuffing and some minor edge wear.

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American President: President Cleveland / Wilson Model instructions

Interesting set of Plastic model Instructions that would have come with A Pyro plastics model kit. I sure wish I had the model … the assembly instructions show up on both sides and are graphically interesting!

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American Export: Dual set of Playing Cards.

MIB double deck of card (one red / starboard and one green/ Port) set of card still sealed in plastic. Great plastic black box case with gold AE symbol on the top. Excellent condition

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American Export Line: 1962 Sailings

Covers the Indy. Connie, Atlantic, The Aces and some cargo liners for AE … Pretty succinct Excellent condition and graphically well done.

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Grace Line: Onboard Ashtray

Lovely simple glass ashtray form a grace Line steamer. Grace is printed in Green on the bottom of the clear glass tray. Excellent shape!

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Voyage 16: TI magazine … Grace line Santa Paula and Rosa Issue

Great Voyage issue (#16) that covers many things like Titanic news, J treasure Jones passing as well as a great article on the Grace’s last Santa Rosa and Paula. Great shape and fill of maritime great info!

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Grace Line: Ivory Soap Bar

Great little bar of Ivory soap from a Grace Line ship. great little item …stills smells fresh as the day it was made! There are a few rust stains to the paper wrapper

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Delta Line: Del Norte, Sud and Mar Deckplan-rate folder for 1/1/1956.

The bulk of this wonderful little foldout is dedicated for the first 3 American passenger ships to hit the water after WW2. Designed by George Sharp, they had very modern profiles and lovely geometric layouts. The cabins were quite spacious! there is also a little info on the lines other freighter/ passenger services and then rate info for ALL services. Grand little liners indeed! excellent condition.

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United States Line: SS Leviathan TC Breakfast and Luncheon Menu card August 11 1929.

The thrifty Chapman interests that owned the USL at this time combined breakfast and lunch menus for these meals in August 1929. These selections sound tastee… but certainly would not rival what was offered to those in First class. Though some warnings were being issued for stock market investors at this time … the great crash was still about 2 months away from the time this menu was printed. Interesting trident and USL houseflag detailing. Good condition with yellowing and some edge bumps.

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