The Americans

All Americans from sea to shining sea.

American Export: SS Independence and SS Constitution Orange deck plan booklet November 1958

Excellent deck plan booklet for the beautiful Sister ships. These were the 2 main American ships on the sun lane route. Very descriptive key to the rooms onboard and in Excellent condition. Note the Black Hull. Printed on heavier stock

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United States Line: SS United States Red Porthole A Look Inside Cutaway

Lovely Logan Reavis cutaway brochure done for the Magnificent and Fast American Flagship. The cutaway takes one side of the foldout the other side has round picture of various public spaces and cabins followed by descriptive text and a lovely section dedicated to the ships speed and the story of the Hales trophy. I have several of these available (stock image).

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Matson Line: Ultimate fleet brochure for the 1930’s

Beautiful brochure for the 4 1930’s ships Lurline: Mariposa: Monterey and Matsonia. The first part of the brochure covers the routes of the 7 seas and the latter part walks us through the interiors of the 4 beautiful ships. The Lanai suites on these ships were quite luxurious. Unusual double centerfold one dedicated to the routes and one showing the Lurline in profile. New perfect condition.

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United States Lines: SS America Lifesaver souvenir

Nice hard plastic souvenir for the lovely America. Great postcard image glues to the center of the ring.
Made from hard plastic, note the tape is little loose and brittle, displays well!

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Grace Line: Santa Maria Lifesaver souvenir

Nice hard plastic souvenir for the lovely little Santa Maria . I sure liked these ships better when that had their smokestack added.
Made from hard plastic, note the tape is little loose and brittle, displays well!

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Grace Line: Deluxe 12 day Cruise to South America 1952 Folder.

Really nice deck plan folder don’t for the Gibbs designed Santa Paula and San Rosa in the early 1950’s. The success of these routes and cruises allowed Grace to expand in the 50’s and replace these 2 prewar ships with the Gibbs designed sister of the same manes in the very late 50’s ( 2 of my favorite little liners).

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United States Lines: SS United States Tourist plans

The USL marketing did amazing plans for the SSUS … and these for tourist class were done just as nicely as for the other classes onboard. The plans are color coded and the color pictures of rooms and accommodations are great! The cover color is a little toned and faded on this particular plan , but the insides are perfect!

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Grace Line: Santa Ships Trips through the Panama Canal Fold Out.

Lovely Grace Sine fold out brochure …for trips through the Panama Canal. In excellent shape with great photos of the ships and the related geography.

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United States Lines: SS United States Miniature Deckplan 1964

Heavy red stock paper miniature deck plan for the Ultimate American ship. Double sided and includes photos of many rooms! Great shape … marked office on the front.

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Ward / New York Cuba Mail Line: TE Oriente Passenger List

Nice passenger list for the Oriente .. sister ship to the Morro Castle (which had burned to a crisp a 2 years before). It also includes an immigration ticket for the same voyage.

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United States Lines: Philadelphia Office Memo Pad

Great memo pad from the Philly office … Lovely eagle logo!

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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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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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