Probably the most detailed and through book on the “refit” of the Leviathan for passenger service. The Americans were certainly proud of this magnificent war prize that gave our nation our first giant flagship. WF Gibbs was on cloud nine as well. Packed with lots of historic info and filled with pictures and period ads etc. The cover has a little wear, a bit of the lower left hand side is detached from the binding.
Excellent copy of the best book ever written about the SS United States by impassioned author Frank O. Braynard. This is still the go to work on the ship from her (and WF Gibbs) early history to her sale to US Cruises in late 1979. Fancy wrapped dust jacket and excellent condition … I’m sure this was once someone’s cherished copy.
Excellent color and Portrait President Van Buren Writing Paper and Envelope. A little yellow discoloration from age … but excellent overall.
Excellent and rare deck of cards for the Merchants and Miners Line! The cards are all present and in excellent condition for being open and lightly used … The box is not in great shape at all.
Great 1959 copy of the America’s Miniature deck plan. These plans subtly changed year to year with refits, updates and new photography. Great shape!
Great folding brochure for AE’s 5 ships large operating in 1964: the Indy, Connie, Atlantic, Exeter and Excalibur … as well as AE freighters. There are some pictures and lots information. Excellent condition
Nice sheet of Santa Rosa letterhead and smaller folded stationery sheet. These would have been available in the writing room by the ream full. … excellent condition.
Nice sheet of Santa Rosa letterhead … excellent condition.
Covers all the maritime dos and don’ts of a trip .. along with terms and services etc. Excellent condition and gold cover accents.
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
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).
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.
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!
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).
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Great little set of writing room items for the darling little US liner. A little discolored with age but pretty cool!
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!
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.