The Americans

All Americans from sea to shining sea.

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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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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Matson Line: South Seas Sailing and rates for the lovely Mariposa and Monterey 1965

Lovely foldout, issued in March 1965 this is in great shape. pretty ocean blue there are a few ship picture inside with all the rate info … also nice little description of the 2 sisters.

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Matson Line: Lurline Sailings and Fares 1/1/1965

Excellent rates and sailings folder for the lovely Lurline. She was rebuilt after the war and upon leaving the Matson fleet she went to Chandris. Excellent condition Love the purple cover.

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Grace Line: Double Deck of Santa Paula/Rosa Playing cards

Double set of playing cards the last Grace Line twins. Gibb’s designed, they were the last passenger ships built at Newport News. The cards are very lightly used and in great shape ..all there in a heavy plastic case.

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Grace Line; 2 Brass Crew Buttons

2 solid brass crew buttons from the Grace Line. These could use a good shining and seem to be in great shape with a little tarnish.

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Steamboat Bill Summer 1978 number 146.: Malolo Issue

Great issue of SSB, the journal of the Steamship Historical Society of America. 130 glorious pages of steamship news and articles …. the feature being a 9 page article celebrating the long life of Gibbs’ Malolo, which had been sold for Scrap in May of 1977. Very interesting read, just wonderful!

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United States Lines: 4 onboard cards

Great little set of cards for the SSUS includes: a First Class Berthing card, Landing Card for Cannes, Travel Office Card and Cruise Berthing Card. Unused condition … plan your voyage today!

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American Export Lines: SS Independence writing paper

A single sheet of folded SS Independence paper. In good folded condition ready for your next shippie letter.

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Grace Line: Golden Trimmed Flag plate

A great late from a Grace Line ship… Gold trimmed and sporting the Grace Line Flag. This defintely shows signs of onboard use … but in over all good condition No chicps or cracks.

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