The Americans

All Americans from sea to shining sea.

United States Lines: SS America Breakfast Menu May 22nd 1956

Lovely breakfast menu for the little lady of the USL fleet. selections could have been made of: Fruits, Cereals, Fish, Eggs. Meats, From the Grill, Preserves and Beverages .. the chef covered it all! I would have gotten a lot fatter if I lived back then … Excellent shape!

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United States Lines: SS United States Clock.

Oh here is a rare one indeed .. and onboard clock from the SS United States. These clocks were used all over the ship … from public rooms to staterooms. The design is very simple .. and of course executed in aluminum. The clock is not currently working and needs some technical TLC ..someone along the way painted the Aluminum arms and hour markers (but least this was done in red, white and blue). Pretty wonderful item for a SSUS lover! These clocks do not surface very often and typically sell for over $1000 when they do. Shipping to be quoted. Distinctly SSUS!

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United States Lines: SSUS or America Mayer Soup/Cereal Bowls Restocked

You just cant beat the simple “Grey Star” design that Both Mayer and Lamberton supplied to the USL fleet post WW2. All of these pieces are marked “expressively for US Lines” and are in great shape with minimal signs of daily use. Very Durable quality construction. Lovely!!!

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United States Lines: SS America TWO onboard newspapers 1957.

Two article packed Ocean Press newspapers printed onboard the SS America ( March 22 and 24th 1957). You can read about the news from the outside world .. as well as ship activities etc. Nice shape .. like most of these you find, the newsprint paper has yellowed with age

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United States Lines: SS American Menu lot from March 1957.

One breakfast, one lunch and one dinner menus from a 1957 voyage. You can’t beat these meals with all the fixins!

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United States Lines: 1987 Reunion at USMMA Kings Point.

Wonderful little guest list for the 1987 USL reunion at the American Merchant Marine Museum. The gathering took place on Halloween 1987 … putting this in perspective, I would have graduated form High School only a few months before. Of Course Frank Braynard was a host … and his lovely wife Doris was also a volunteer. Several of the names stand out to me… Commodore Leroy and Mrs. Alexanderson, Nick Bachko and wife, Dan Eschen just to name a few. The photocopy list is cleverly placed inside a USL Passenger list folder. .. one of the 10000 that were probably available when the SSUS was laid up in 1969.

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United States Lines: SS America Miniature DecKplan

Great Miniature DP for the lovely little America. Launched in late 1939 .. she was the new flagship and a little larger version of the SS Manhattan and SS Washington. After WW2 she was the running mate of the SSUS. She was sold in the mid Sixties to the Greeks and saw service for many many more years. Excellent condition and include interior room pictures. Printed in March 1954.

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Grace Line: Post WW2 Santa Paula Publicity Photo

Excellent Post WW2 Publicity shot of the Santa Paula … and 2 other Santa Freighter’s. Lovely crisp detail … you can see the Colgate clock in the harbor background. Peacetime had returned!

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American President Lines: President Wilson Maiden Voyage Passenger List.

A great little passenger list from the Maiden voyage of the darling President Wilson. APL was formed with the intervention of the US Government .. combining the Dollar and smaller Pacific coast lines. Lovely maiden list from the lovely post war President Wilson .. she sailed from Yokohama in June of 1948. The list includes facts about the ship as well as a glossary of nautical terms. Great condition with a little ghosting of some of the text.

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American President Lines: President Cleveland Voyage Two Passenger List.

Lovely passenger list from the second voyage of the President Cleveland dated 2-20-1948. She left San Francisco and sailed to Honolulu, Yokohama, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Manila. There are specs on the ship as well as a nice glossary of “nautical terms”. Bright colors with a little scuffing here and there.

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United States line: SS America concept postcard.

A lovely early postcard for the ship …showing a concept rendering of what the ship would look like. This is actually one of my favorite concept views of the ship … and her final construction was a little different. Great card!

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United States Lines: America Menu for George Washington’s Birthday 1956

Great George Washington’s Birthday Menus for 2/22/56. The America was out on the Atlantic … of course, Captain Frederick Fender at the helm. The menus is in great shape with r/w/b and gold trimmings.

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United States Lines: SS America Captains Dinner Menus

2 lovely Captain’s dinner menus for the celebratory dinner on May 25th 1956. The captains dinner was always a gala celebration ..the and menu selections certainly reflect the formality. Great menus in good condition … though one menu is missing it’s r/w/b tassel.

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United States Lines: Leviathan “Club Leviathan” repo photo.

Cool REPRODUCTION image of the Club Leviathan … showing a close up of the dance floor and bandstand. You can see the classical columns of an original room beyond the Club’s sleek remodeled Deco interiors in the background. Though the room was very popular … the poor Levi pretty much always ran at a loss. Brand new condition!

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United States Lines: SS America Three Ephemera Items

Three great items for the lovely SS America. There is a tournament form for ships activities an Alwyard Image postcard and a lovely postcard image of the ship passing the Statue of Liberty. Great little collection in great shape.

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United States Lines: SS America Cocktail Invite

Lovely little invite given to a  Mrs. Helen Evans  to attend cocktails in the Smoking Room on a June voyage. The card was signed by the purser … looks like his name was TH Miller??? The invite and envelope is in good condition with a few scuffs … and a red mark on the envelope !

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United States Lines: Three Baggage Stickers

Two teal Tourist Class stickers and one blue Cabin Class sticker saved from a  past voyage aboard s USL streamer! These are in great condition … perfect for your traveling luggage!

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United States Lines: SS America Postcard

Lovely postcard for the lovely SS America. She was our leading lady until the Big U came on the scene in 1952. I have always liked the lovely Alyward image on the card.  Great condition with some yellowing to the back.

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United States Lines: SS America Voyage 184 Souvenir Log Card

Great SS American card for her westbound voyage 184. Frederick Fender was in charge as the ship sailed from Bremerhaven onward to New York via Southampton, Le Harve and Cobh. She left on 10/ 23 and arrived in NYC 6 days later on 10/28. The card is in great shape with a little yellowing to the “statistics” side.

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Moore McCormack Lines: Brazil and Argentina playing cards

Excellent double deck of playing cards for Moore Mac’s last set of passenger twins. The box is green velvet trimmed and lettered with gold. These are in pristine condition and the cards are still sealed with plastic. Perfect!

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Eastern Steamship Lines: Advertising ashtray

Excellent ash tray swiped from one of Eastern’s pioneering ships that sailed out of Miami. I’d like to think this came from one of my favorites: the Bahama Star.. or maybe the New Bahama Star. Excellent shape with no chips or flaws. Great for the smoking sect.

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NDL/ USL: Kronprinz Wilhelm / Von Steuben War service book: signed

Wonderful book on the USS Von Steuben’s WW1 wartime service for the Stars and Stripes. She was built as NDL’s Kronprinz Wilhelm and at one time held the Blue Riband of the Atlantic. After the war, rumors abounded that she would be refurbished and used to show off America’s industrial might .. or even more service, but this was not the case and she was the first of the captured German four funneled liners to go to the breakers. Signed by the Author!

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Unites States Lines: Three SS America breakfast menus

3 excellent breakfast menus for the darling little America. The are all in pristine shape and date from Dec 31, 1960 – Jan 2 1961! Happy New Years!!! .. I sure wish I could have been aboard! The selections were impeccable and I’m sure I would have gotten pretty fat!

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American Export Lines: Blue UFO ashtray restocked!

Great heavy flying saucer like ashtray. These would have been everywhere on board in the 50’s and 60’s … and became nice little souvenirs for passengers. In excellent shape!

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American President Lines: President’s Cleveland and Wilson deckplan 1960

Somewhat rare for me to find APL items … so I am happy to have found this and offer it here!. This is a great plan for both ships that includes onboard pictures. There are a few added wrinkles along the fold lines … probably was folded incorrectly at some point. These 2 sisters were sturdy WW2 designed tonnage that was reworked into passenger service.

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