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United States Lines

7¾” multi-use plate.  According to the manufacturer’s catalog, it could be used for fish, salad, dessert, or “breakfast.”  I’m sure the stewards found many more uses for it!  Made by Lamberton.  Excellent condition.  Several available.

Rarely seen soup bowl in the graystar pattern.  More correctly called a “soup plate” (according to the manufacturer), there are several available by both Lamberton and Mayer.  Measures 8″ in diameter.  Excellent condition.  Three available.

Beautiful 32-page brochure devoted exclusively to the Leviathan.  27 photos with mostly amazing full-page interior views.  Mostly first class, there are a few views in second class.  Some of the more unusual photos include the… read more ›

The United States Lines did lovely souvenir lapel pins in white enamel; so it stands out very well on a dark jacket.  Not often seen, this pin is for the famous Manhattan, the first ship… read more ›

You might claim the interiors of the United States were a bit sterile compared to the Queens although the Big Ship’s style has become shockingly popular with the vast rise in popularity of mid-century furniture. … read more ›

Although not unique to the ssUS, the classically beautiful silver pattern used on board is one of the loveliest ever to go to sea.  This silver coffee pot by the International Silver Co. is fully… read more ›

Silver creamer in the Manhattan pattern by the International Silver Co.  Stands 4½” tall x 5¼ from handle to spout.  Marked on the bottom “1 MD.”  I have heard some theories for what this means… read more ›

International silver oyster fork marked United States Lines.  In the famous Manhattan pattern.  In excellent condition.

Here is an item I have never had before.  Reaching nearly 8” long, this iced-tea spoon is so American that it is fitting that the Big U had some.  Made by International Silver and marked… read more ›

Silver-plated sugar bowl from the ssUS.  Stands 2¼” tall x is 4½” from handle to handle.  Made by International Silver Co., and marked “US Lines 52.”  Several available, and all in great condition.

From the ship’s on-board service.  Made by International Silver and back marked United States Lines.  Perfect to put with your USL coffee cup and saucer!  Excellent condition.

Great color cut-away of the ss United States. Reverse has many interior views and a map showing the daily runs and times when she won the Hales Trophy.  These frame fantastically.  Opens to 32″ x… read more ›

Soft and extremely comfortable woolen deck-chair blanket.  Just as perfect for use on your couch on a cold winter’s night as it was to be wrapped up in whilst at sea!  In excellent condition.

United States Lines brochure for the ss America and, of course, the “Big Ship,” the ss United States.  Eight color renderings and photos of the two ships, including cabin- and first-class spaces.  In excellent condition. … read more ›

One of the highlights of any ss United States collection.  Commonly called “Show Plates,” these charger plates were on the table in first-class when the diner was seated and then were almost immediately taken away. … read more ›

Brochure for the ss United States.  12 pages with 6 color renderings of her interiors.  In the back are some black & white photos of the ss America.