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Stupendous color-coded glossy deck plan for Lurline’s 1934 South Seas & Oriental Cruise. Prime time for this beloved liner. 7 very large glossy images of her interiors, including two in rarely seen full color. Very… read more ›

This “room plan” (which Matson loved calling them rather than deck plans) is for the beloved Lurline, a name that instantly calls to mind the luxurious and relaxing Hawaii voyage.   In very good condition with… read more ›

Very American dinner menu with items like corn fritters and southern-style sweet potatoes available.  Look at those wine prices!  Great cover art of a sponge diver done in silver leaf.  Dated January 6, 1936.

“Malolo, Third Around the Pacific Cruise.” Brochure for this three-month-long cruise, which ran from September 19 to December 16, 1931. Great itinerary! 24 pages, including complete price list. Mostly shots of the ports, but the… read more ›

Two foldout pamphlets for the innovative and lovely ss Malolo of Matson.  The “What They Say” brochure is complete with 15 reviews from folks who had traveled on the ship.  Interesting insight to the 1920’s… read more ›

“Flying Fish” is what Malolo means in Hawaiian and is a name I have always loved for a ship.  In fact, ss Malolo is my favorite of Matson’s big ships built between the wars.  I… read more ›

Superb brochure produced “On the occasion of the launching of the s.s. Malolo, June 26, 1926.”  The merger with American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. was in such early stages that both companies are mentioned throughout the brochure. … read more ›

Huge fold-open deck plan for Matson Lines ss Mariposa and ss Monterey.  Almost certainly pre-maiden voyage given that all eight of the illustrations are renderings.  When opened, it measures about 24″ x 36″.

Don’t you just love the quality of enamel work done at the time of the great liners?  This Matson Line hat badge is no exception.  It measures about 1.25″ across.  In excellent condition.  It looks… read more ›

Imitation mother of pearl and stainless steel souvenir pocket knife from one of Matson’s superb liners.  Measures about 2.75″ across, and is in excellent condition.

Direct from the fabulous ss Lurline, this silver Matson dish is made by International Silver Company and is dated 1931.  It measures about 4.5″ across and is in very good condition with some slight rubbing… read more ›

A later piece of Matson pottery, probably dating to after 1955.  Measures about 7″ x 5″.  Made by John Maddock & Sons.  No chips, cracks, or crazing.

Beautiful cocktail glass from the service of a Matson liner.  Very midcentury style, isn’t it?  With a full engraved Matson logo on the side.  Stands about 4.5″ tall.  Several available.

Launched as Matson’s ss Monterey in 1931, she entered service in 1932.  Because of post-war money issues, Matson did not return her to service right away.  As time passed, Matson began enjoying such success with… read more ›

Souvenir lighter as sold in the gift shops on board Matson’s liners.  This one is named for the ss Monterey.  In very good condition with a glue smudge around the badge which would likely polish… read more ›