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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 ›

Interesting brochure for the ss America’s cruises in 1940.  The brand-new ship couldn’t be safely put on the transatlantic run because of the war so she was sent cruising instead.  This brochure details these trips… read more ›

Maiden voyage postal cachet for the ss America’s 2nd maiden voyage.  This time to Europe in 1946.  Lovely stamp of the ship on the envelope.  On United States Lines embossed envelope.  Someone has opened it… read more ›

Ah, 1951.  Heady times for the United States Lines.  This is the last sailing schedule for the ss America to be listed as the “largest, fastest, finest American-Flag liner”!  The following year her fleet-mate would… read more ›

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.

Not often seen beer goblet from the service of the ss United States.  In excellent condition and measures about 6″ tall.  Have your next craft brew in style! A few available.

Super nice mid-century cocktail saucer from the Big Ship, the ss United States.  It stands about 4″ tall. Its about half the size of a champagne saucer so it is quite cute.  In excellent condition…. 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 ›

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.

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 ›

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 ›

Bath towel from the ss United States.  A pair available.  Both marked “United States Lines” with one dated ’62 and the other one dated ’61.  They measure about 45″ long and 23″.  Made by Martex… read more ›

Highly sought-after aluminum stateroom vase from the ss United States.  Stands 13½” tall and is 7″ in diameter at the mouth.  See archival photo for one in use on board.  Typically, the vase has a… read more ›

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 ›

Officer’s hat badge from the United States Lines.  Ultra rare as this is the only the second one I have seen in many years.  Measures about 1″ across.  In good condition.

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 ›