The Americans

All Americans from sea to shining sea.

United States Lines: SS Leviathan “builders book” Quarter master CF Dutton

One of the best “builders books” ever done for a ship …. the rebuilding and refurbishment of the SS Leviathan. This copy was owned by CF Dutton … the quartermaster onboard from 1923-1924. There are a few placed where CFD has added noted to the margins .. which just makes this item even more special.  The booklet tells of the ships history through her extensive refurbishment by WF Gibbs. The cover is taped by the owner many, many years ago. You can bet this book was on the ship with him!

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United States Lines: SSUS Mini Beal Booklet

Lovely little fact and figure booklet that was given out to prospective passengers. These were both used before the maiden voyage as intro booklets and after the Maiden voyage as fact booklets  … this one is dated after the maiden voyage. Excellent Lester Beal design for the worlds most modern liner.

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United States Lines: Blue Cabin Class Deck Plans Preliminary March 1952

A nice preliminary set of deck plans for the soon to be completed SS United States. Designed by Lester Beal there are nice blue monochromatic images of the ships interiors. Great like new condition

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United States Lines: SS America Cabin Class Plans 1952

Great CC deck plans for the sweetheart SS America. The covers for USL deck plans were redesigned by Lester Beal just before the SSUS came into service with their colorful RWB design and American eagle symbol.  Nice Interior Black and White Photos. These are dated November 1952.

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Matson Lines: South Pacific Service4 Index Card Set

Nice set of 4 index cards from the South Seas service of the Monterey or Mariposa.

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APL: President Wilson 4 Dinner Menus July 1961

4 nice dinner menus for a summertime voyage … Captain Joseph D. Cox was in command. These folks ate well and had a marvelous and varied selection to choose from every night. 2 of the menus are oversized and celebrate Aloha and Oriental Night. Great condition and good graphics.

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Grace Line: Cruising the Caribbean: New Santas Magdalena, Mariana, Maria and Mercedes DP booklet

Very nice deck plan booklet done for the 4 sisters. IMO, these ladies were pretty ugly with their original stove pipe funnels … and not greatly improved when a more conventional funnel was fitted later in their lives. The brochure itself is in excellent condition.

 

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APL: President Polk/ Monroe Deck Plan- Foldout January 1962

Excellent and like new … ATW Presidents Polk and Monroe deck plan foldout. One entire side is dedicated to plans and interior accommodations … the other showing destination and voyage info.

 

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APL: President Polk/ Monroe Shore Excursions October 1961

 Nice shore excursion program printed in October of 1961 for the many and varied excursions that were available on the ship’s ATW voyages. Excellent condition.

 

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APL: President Polk/ Monroe postcard 1962

From the note on back this card originated onboard the President “slow” Polk …I can only imagine sailing slowly along on one of the ATW voyages.

 

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United States Lines: SSUS Gala Menu Cover and 2 Breakfast Menus

Good Gala Menu cover and 2 FC Breakfast menus from an Eastbound voyage in July of 1956. Good condition with expected aging and border bumps.

 

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American Export: NS Savannah Prestige Brochure

The best brochure you could have gotten for the NS Savannah!!! Filled with lovely full color photography and color-coded deck plans … this ship was well ahead of her time! Lucky this George Sharp Beauty is still with us and you can visit her in Baltimore Harbor.

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American Export: The Aces Primo Brochure

The best Brochure you could have gotten for the Post War Aces: Exeter and Excalibur. These are filled with lovely full color photography and color-coded deck plans … the best for these 2 ships!

 

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American Export: Constitution Postcard Set

Lovely Profile and outdoor pool Post cards for the Modern AE liner.

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United States Lines: SSUS 130 Westbound Log Card

Excellent log card for the ships voyage 130 west bound to NY from Southampton via Le Harve. This card does have some browning toning with its age.

 

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United States Lines: SS America Gala Menu 7/12/1952 John Anderson Captain

Excellent Gala Menu for the America with her  Famous early image of the ship by Alyward. John Anderson was in command of the ship for this voyage dated 7/12/1952 (someplace she would cross paths with the new SSUS on her maiden Voyage) … he would soon become master of the SSUS. A couple of “wine” blemishes on the cover but still a nice early menu.

 

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United States Lines: SS America First Class Deck Plan

Excellent FCDP for the lovely America … colorful graphic designs by Lester Beal and full of excellent interior photography. LA, CA agency stamp on rear.

 

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United States Lines: SSUS Congo Drum Cruise Deck Plan

Great Cruise deck plan for the mighty SSUS … adorned with condo drum, maraca and other instrument players.

 

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APL: President Polk Labor Day Dinner Menu 9/2/1963

Fancy dinner menu for the President Polk as she was en route to Yokohama on cruise around the world voyage 62. These folks ate well!

 

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Matson Line: 1962 Monterey Passenger List

Great PL for the lovely Little Monterey as she was sailing form Hawaii to San Francisco on July 26th 1962.

 

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United States Lines: SSUS 160 Westbound Log Card

Excellent log card for the ships voyage 160 west bound to NY from Southampton via Le Harve.

 

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United States Lines: Stateroom and Hold Baggage tag set.

Nice set of unused tags for the USL … probably dating to the later 1940’s.

 

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United States Lines: SS America Cruise Plan

Great copy of the colorful SS America cruise plans … I bet a West Indies cruise on this little al would have been just delightful. Printed double sided on heavier newsprint like paper.

 

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Book: Great American Passenger Ships by Bill Miller

One of Billy Milly’s excellent overview books… filled with photos and info on the greatest American passenger ships. This was an Ex library book and discarded from the Pulaski, Va Library. A great book and priced accordingly.

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Chandris: Ultimate Australis Brochure **Restocked**

 

The crafty and thrifty Greeks always made good use of secondhand tonnage … and they loved using American ships for their quality construction. The Greeks snapped up the SS America when USL decided to sell her in the mid 1960’s and made a fortune with the immigrant trade to Australia. She had several name and ownership changes and wrecked off the Canary Islands on her way to becoming a hotel in the far east. A sad ending to a spectacular and charming ship. An excellent copy in like new condition and full of spectacular photography that shows off her American Heritage well.

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