May 22, 2008 - Sale 2147

Sale 2147 - Lot 14

Price Realized: $ 144
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
(AMERICAN EXPORT LINES.) "Constitution." Group of over 75 pieces related to the ship, including a good number of menus, some brochures specific to the ship, and over 40 company issued press releases beginning with the announcement that the ship would be built. Principally 1950s-60s

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The "Constitution" was the sister ship of the "Independence," and like her sister was built by Bethlehem Steel at their Quincy, Mass yards. The twin-screw vessel was launched in September 1950 and began her maiden voyage on 21 June 1951. She was renovated and had a solarium and cabins added in 1959.