Great Cruise deck plan for the mighty SSUS … adorned with condo drum, maraca and other instrument players.
One of the best reference materials for the ship was this 1984 auction catalogue … packed with unique lots of furniture, artwork, towels, teapots, toilets … basically everything onboard … all was for sale! I sure wish I would have been old enough to go to the auction!
Excellent log card for the ships voyage 160 west bound to NY from Southampton via Le Harve.
This was the Mini version of the brochure done by Lester Beal for the SS United States and used throughout her early career. Filled with facts and lovely interior renderings of the SSUS … as well as a few pages are dedicated to the SS America. This is in excellent condition.
Once of the most sought after items from the Ships EARLY life is this excellent trials booklet that was published in celebration of the chips completion and Trials off the Virginia Capes. Filled with info on the ship , trials schedules, decoration info, a portside centerfold profile, general ship facts and a list of suppliers … all in all 31 pages dedicated to the ship. I have had a few of these over the years … and they are getting harder to find all the time … and this one is in very good condition with just a little light blemishing to the cover and some little writing on the back cover.
A nice plank copy of the a program folder … lovely life ring graphic.
Nice menu with some discoloration and blank inside. These little menus were usefully used when the ship was in port and hosting some sort of pier side event.
This book was a labor of love for Frank … and certainly one of his best. WFG’s Brother Frederick was the force behind the book … and Frank took on the project whole heartedly. The dust cover has some rips and tears buy the book itself is solid … a true classic!
Excellent Gin Rummy (my favorite adult card game) scorepad. Printed in deep blue and featuring the Lester Beal eagle.
The best deck plan for the ship as it covers all 3 classes and is printed in full vibrant color. This particular one is in like new excellent condition … grab it fast!
Nice SSUS miniature deckplan … a old file copy for a long closed travel agency. Good condition with a small divot on the top of the fold line. Includes ship facts and figures.
One of the best plans ever done for a liner … these mid 1960’s plans combine all classes and well as the cut away that was done for the ship into one ultimate brochure plan. These are hard to fine in excellent shape .. and this one is really nice with just a touch of toning to the cover.
Nice early set of SSUS Cabin class deck plans .. these probably date to the early 1950’s. USL deck plans in this time period were superb … very detailed including photos and filled with color. This particular plan is in excellent condition.
Once of the best booklets ever done for the ship … and printed by her Builders, the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. The graphics and information in this booklet are outstanding. The booklet includes the schedule for the trials as well ands may facts and figures of the new mighty liner. I’m sure WFG approved of the design. Lovely centerfold starboard profile.Great condition with a little cover blemish in the upper right
Excellent little Lester Beal Pre Maiden voyage brochure and its original envelope for the mighty SSUS. Beal was a premium American graphic artist in the 1950’s … and he did brochures and other designs for USL ( even designing the cabin soap wrappers). These brochures were used after the Maiden Voyage and through the mid 50’s. There is a hand written note on the back that says “what a ship” .. I could not agree more.
Wonderful Operations key and fob from the SS United States …this one for the Engrs Testing Lab on D deck. Keys are quite common for the passenger cabins … not so much for the operations areas of the vessel. This key is in excellent condition..
Wonderful Operations key and fob from the SS United States …this one for a trunk room on the Sports deck. There is a little blemish to the lettering. Keys are quite common for the passenger cabins … not so much for the operation areas of the vessel.
Excellent set of menus spanning April 7th-April 10th, 1956. There are 3 Breakfast Menus (April 8,9,10) … 4 lunch Menus (April 7,8,9,10) and 4 Dinner menus (April 7,8,9,10). 3 of the dinner menus have a partial folding flap describing artwork found onboard the ship and the 4th is the Gala Night dinner menu. Nice full set in excellent condition.
The best all inclusive deck plan …. Of all time … is probably these done for the SSUS in the 1960’s. USL combines all deck plans into one, includes lavish full color photography of public spaces and cabins … and added the famous full color cut away! Just Superb and in excellent condition.
Lovely guidebook given out to passengers crossing on the Ss United States in April of 1956. Gorgeous embossed front cover … the rear cover is an advert for the SS America.
Nice sailing schedule for the SSUS for voyages and cruises from June 1966 to early January 1967. There is a little bit of enthusiastic writing …“ Here I come” on the cover and the September and October voyages circled inside. Good condition.
Beautiful set of Cabin and Tourist plans for the mighty superliner. The full color plans show details right down to furniture placement in the public rooms. Excellent condition.
Great log for the 308th westbound voyage … Bremerhaven to NYC via Southampton and Le Havre. Her highest speed for the voyage was 30.82K.
Great log for the 348th westbound voyage … Bremerhaven to NYC via Le Havre and Cobh. Her highest speed for the voyage was 31.96K
Certainly the best brochure ever done for the mighty SS United States … is this lovely example by Lester Beal. Lester did this brochure for the SSUS when she introduced (he also did one for the America) The SSUS brochure was filed with color renderings of public rooms and cabins … and many of these same rendering appeared in advertisements for the ship. The centerfold opens to a wonderful starboard profile one in Lester’s 50’s modern graphics . Just a lovely item in great shape with a tiny little yellowing to the paper. Don’t miss this one .. these usually sell pretty quickly.