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Superb brochure for the America.  24 pages with 21 images of first, cabin, and tourist class.   Centerfold broadside rendering with color cut-away renderings of four cabin types showing the various layouts.  Dates to the early… read more ›

Lovely 32-page brochure for American Line and Red Star Line services from New York and Philadelphia to Southampton and Antwerp.  Dated 1893, still the International Navigation Company era as listed in the brochure.  Not the… read more ›

It is tough at this date (90 years on) to find china from the famous ss Manhattan and ss Washington of the United States Lines.  After IMM sold the White Star Line, endured the great… read more ›

Cute and desirable cordial glasses from the on-board service of the United States.  These were bought by the last owner in New York City at the traveling sale of fittings that preceded the auction of… read more ›

Hefty water tumbler as used in the staterooms on board the ss United States.  These came directly from a couple who purchased them at the auction of the ship’s fittings in 1984.  Measures about 4″ tall… read more ›

How American is this?  Let’s belly up to the bar and say “set’em up, Joe” with these cute in-service shot glasses for the United States Lines.  Measures about 2.5″ tall.   A few available.  Price… read more ›

Oversized artist-rendering card of the ss Leviathan, “The World’s Largest Liner.”  This is a huge book-post-size card.  In near mint condition.  Measures 10 3/8″ x 5 3/8″.  Unused.

Proudly proclaiming the USL’s ss Manhattan as the largest ship ever built in America, this is a first-day cover that was mailed August 10, 1932.  In excellent condition.

An interesting postcard of a unique time and space.  Ships are marked USMS for United States Mail Steamers.  Shows both the New York and Philadelphia.  Sent when the ship docked in NYC on Dec 16,… 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 ›

Cute silver bowl in the Manhattan pattern.  Perhaps this is a finger bowl given the size.  Made by International Silver.  Very good condition with some use marks.  Measures about 4″ across x 2″ tall.

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

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.

Cute United States Lines silver tea pot by International Silver.  I haven’t tried this yet, but I just bet it holds 2 cups of tea like the individual pots used by the Cunard Line.  … read more ›

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.

Isn’t the “Manhattan” pattern silver a stylish and classic design?  I love it and I love the Gorham version even more than that made by International Silver Company.  Happily, these serving trays are manufactured by… read more ›

The United States Lines was keen to showcase the food, service, and clientele of our beloved Big U.  Favorite dishes are endorsed by the ship’s most-famous passengers, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.  As… read more ›

Glossy full-color foldout brochure for the ss United States.  Showing life on board and accommodations for both first and second class.  23 photos.  Dates to the mid 1960’s.  We know this because it literally took… read more ›

12-page brochure describing the interesting sand art in the Navajo Lounge on board the ss United States.  Measures about 6½” x 4½”.  Absolutely mint.  These have gotten very scarce in the past few years.

When I was a boy, my grandparents (both sets) had a plastic dispenser hanging in their bath room that held waxed-paper “Dixie Cups.”  I suppose this was considered the height of modernity in the 1950s… read more ›

I’m really opening doors for you now!  Doors that don’t exist anymore, that is, perhaps out outside of some Turkish farm house.  Aluminum key tag with key from on board the ss United States.  This… read more ›

Wear your collection!  I am quite certain you will be the only person sporting one of these at the next liner event or ss United States Conservancy function.  This new, in-the-box 40-50-year old belt has… read more ›

United States Lines travel clock.  In mint condition.  Recently I bought the entire collection of a former manager of USL, who started with the company shortly after the Big U was retired.  As a manager,… read more ›

Iconic advertising poster and the first one of its type I have had the pleasure of offering for America’s most-important ocean liner.  I very much lament the relatively sparse number of promotional pieces for the… read more ›

Towel from the ss United States.  Marked “United States Lines”  Dated ’67.  Measures about 40″ long and 21.5″.  Made by Fieldcrest and in very good condition with only a few stains.  I have not washed… read more ›

The Super Liner ss United States.  World’s Fastest Liner!  Elf children’s book number 474.  Published by Rand McNally in 1953.  The cool thing about this book is how well it tugs at the heart strings. … read more ›

Great graphics on this USL baggage sticker.  Excellent condition.  Put one on your luggage!  This is cheaper than the souvenirs on cruise ships.

So there are rate booklets and then there are rate booklets.  This is the latter!  This dates to November, 1952, and thus shows some of the earliest sailings of the Big Ship.  It’s fun to… read more ›

Passenger fare book for the ss United States and ss America.  Two dates available so chose January, 1964 or July, 1962.  You can see one reason why airlines put such a hurt on the liners. … read more ›