The BEST brochure ever done for America’ Proud speedy Flagship. Designed and filed with renderings by Lester Beal .. this is a world of 50’s graphic design at its best …24 pages of glory with an unforgettable centerfold of the ship that would make Hugh Hefner blush! Exceptionally Excellent Condition.
Even in 3rd class … these folks ate like royalty. Excellent Graphics… made to look like an officers uniform sleeve, with gold banding and star.
Great Cabin Passenger list for the voyage leaving Hamburg July 18th 1931. Great Compass Graphics.
Lovely cabin Passenger List for the voyage Leaving Hamburg July 8th, 1930 and a nice Concert invite for June 15th.
Lovely set of postcards for both sisters … shown with hulled, so later in their careers.
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.
Great like new copy … this was a basic republication of FOB’s thriller “The Big Ship”, with some added text from Preservationists Robert Westover and Susan Gibbs. Susan is still fighting to save the vessel her grandfather designed and built! Please help join her …www.savetheunitedstates.org. Excellent book!
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!
Once of the best books written about the ship … certainly a book Billy poured the good parts of his soul into (with keen FOB Oversight). The forward is by Margaret Truman Daniels.. Harry’s daughter who was on the SSUS maiden crossing. Well written and lots of great photos. excellent author unsigned copy. An excellent read of the ships life until the early 1990’s.
A super great copy of the Superliner United States Billings book. The dust jacket is intact … though cello taped in a few spots and kind of scuffed. A great read … especially from the standpoint of the ship being new and the true pride Americans had in their achievement. Great line drawn renderings inside.
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.