It has recently come to our attention that a rumor has been started that we are selling off pieces of the SS United States that we have received from Dr. Sarah Forbes, so I would like to this opportunity to address the issue. I will state flat out that we are NOT selling items from the SS United States on eBay and we have no plans to do so. I’m not sure how this rumor began, but it is my guess that someone saw a SS United States poster that our eBay account, Maritimesales, sold at the end of March.
What we sell on eBay are duplicate posters. We already have this poster in the collection and it would do us no good to have a second copy. While we would usually send posters this popular and valuable to auction, we decided to list this one on eBay because it was in horrible shape, more so than you can see from the image. We only sell items on eBay that have a low or unknown value. The money made from the eBay auctions go back to the collection, either to purchase new objects or care for those already in the collection.