Wonderful double deck set of souvenir cards made by Brown & Bigelow, c.1953, for American President Lines, a company formed in or about 1938 upon the failure of Dollar Steamship Company and now the 13th largest container transportation and shipping company in the world. While there are many railroad souvenir cards, this is the first set of maritime souvenir cards that I have encountered; perhaps they are more common than I know. All suited cards have a photograph, presumably of a site that could be seen in countries along APL routes.
Each deck has 52 suited cards, plus 2 unique Jokers with the APL logo. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 57mm and come in the original box.
The cards and box are in superb condition, “as new” or very nearly so.
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