These are the plans to make the Lillian L. log canoe model. The Lillian L. was a log canoe uned on the Chesapeake.
These were offered by the Smithsonian's project of the Historic American Merchant Marine Survey, or HAMMS for short. The plans are no longer for sale on the Smithsonian website so I have to assume they are discontinued and no longer available.
There are 4 double sided pages. The pages measure approximately 17 by 22 inches. Note: The scale is drawn on each page. I do not know how to read and interpret a scale drawing so I can't tell you in comparable inches what the scale is. If you are a model builder, you'll probably know as soon as you see it. In fact, you can see the scale drawing in most of my pictures.
Along the bottom of each drawing on both the left and right sides are the following statements:
Works Progress Administration
U.S. National Museum
Historic American Merchant Marine Survey (HAMMS)
and other notations that I have no idea what they signify.
I purchased the plans at an estate sale of a highly talented model enthusiast. The various ship models that he had made were stunning. If he used these drawings to make one of the models, he took tremendous caution in taking care of the plans because they are in excellent condition.
The plans will be mailed rolled in a mailing tube.
Buyer to pay $5.99 USPS First Class Mail Package shipping charges. Delivery is from Nevada.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT POSSIBLE PARTIAL REFUND OF SHIPPING CHARGES:
Every January the U.S. Postal Service increases the shipping prices. This year's increase is beyond any we've seen in previous years. Before the 2019 increase, shipping costs were based on weight. A package weighing less than one pound cost the same amount regardless if it was mailed 2 miles away, or from coast to coast. Packages weighing over 1 pound were priced by what the destination zipcode was.
Now, the postal service has divided the United States in to 8 zones and all packages are charged by weight, size, and destination zone. Now it is not possible to state a shipping cost and have it be valid regardless if the package is traveling 2 miles or all the way to the east coast. I am in Nevada and probably 90% of the packages I mail go eastward, and a majority of them go all the way to the east coast.
To complicate this even further, Google will not show items for sale unless they have a designated cost, or unless the seller uses calculated shipping. My web host is not equipped to figure calculated shipping, so I have to quote a shipping charge using the east coast as the final destination and then refund over payments. When I return the overage, I usually do so by including cash inside the package when it's shipped. My feedback page will show verification that I do return overpayments.
As a buyer, there are two choices. If you over pay on the shipping charges, I refund an appropriate amount to cover the over payment OR if you'd like to send me a message stating your zip code and the item you are interested in, I can quote you an exact shipping charge and send you a custom invoice with an accurate shipping charge.
About Combined Shipping:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased, but as stated above, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of over payment. If you are uncomfortable with that, send me a message with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Due to claims that merchandise is not being received at various international countries (although Customs tracking verifies the delivery), I will no longer be able to process international orders unless payment is made with U.S. currency, including conversion fees. Orders will be processed after funds have cleared a U.S. bank. PAYPAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.