Overseas Shipping, 555 W. 33 St. near 11th Ave. (2001)

Around 1960 Endicott Express Inc. (also known as Endicott Overseas Express and Overseas Expediters Inc.) moved to this location from W. 68th St. They were located here until around 1977-78. They specialized in containerized household shipping overseas. Click here for 1966 ad.

This ad for Endicott Overseas Express appeared in the Manhattan Yellow Pages, 1971.

In the late 1970s they moved to North Bergen, New Jersey, but retained their New York telephone number 563-1234 which could be dialed as JOE-1234.

This sign has held up well over the years. Click here to compare with 1989 version. About the only change I see is that the word "shipping" beneath OVER SEAS in the globe was no longer visible in 2001.

At an earlier date this building was home to National Movers of N. Y. Inc. Storage Warehouse. A photo dated 1940 by Percy Loomis Sperr (1890-1964) shows a clear image of the National Movers sign. This can be seen on the New York Public Library's Digital Collections.

Revisiting this location in 2011 I found that this building had been demolished.

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