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Morris W. Beck Naval Covers
 

Copyright 2000-2019 Owen R Murray.  All Rights Reserved.      Revised: 03/20/2019

 

 
This page lists covers 300-350   GO TO: Previous Listing #251-299    Next Listing #351-402
MWB Ship Hull

Event

Date

Comments

300 USS Antietam CVS-36

Last Day Postal Service

Jan/5/A.M./1963

 

Number: 340


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MWB precedes cachet number

 

301 USS Holland AS-32

Launching

JAN 19/1963/3 30PM

 

Number: 313


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MWB precedes cachet number

 

302 USS John Adams SSBN-620

Launching

JAN 12/1963/12 M

 

Number: 420


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Naval Base Branch.  MWB precedes cachet number

 

303 USS Flasher SSN-613

Launching

JUN 22/11-AM/1963

 

Number: 460


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MWB before cachet number. 
Date in cancel is June 22 although it looks like 23.

Also compare same cancel on Beck 348. 
Compare what a Groton 3 looks like on Beck 357.

 

303 USS Flasher SSN-613

Launching

JUN 22/11-AM/1963

 

Number: See above


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VARIETY. Hand Cancel instead of standard MC. 
MWB precedes cachet number

 

304 USS John Paul Jones DD-932

Toulon France

MAY/11/1963/A.M.

 

Number: 285


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MWB precedes cachet number

 

305 USS John Paul Jones DD-932

Cannes France

FEB/23/1963/A.M.

 

Number: 252


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See more HERE

 

306 USS Harry E Yarnell DLG-17

Commission

/  /FEB/2/1963

 

Number: 239


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Ships cachet on reverse. 
MWB precedes cachet number

 

307 USS Woodrow Wilson SSBN-624

Launching

FEB/22/1130AM/1963

 

Number: 481


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308 USS Waddell DDG-24

Launching

FEB 26/130PM/1963

 

Number: 430


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Most B308 have machine cancel only.

 

308 USS Waddell DDG-24

Launching

FEB 26/130PM/1963

 

Number: See above

 

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Has both MT and Hand Cancel

 

309 USS Northampton CC-1

10th Anniversary

MAR 7/1963/830AM

 

Number: 301


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310 USS Berkeley DDG-15

 Panama Canal

 

MAR/4/A.M./1963

 

Number: 379


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#9 on reverse

 

311 USS James Madison SSBN-627

Launching

MAR 15/1230PM/1963

 

Number: 493


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311 USS James Madison SSBN-627

Launching

MAR 15/1230PM/1963

 

Number: See above


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Cancel Variety
Hand Cancel and ship's cachet

 

312 USS Gridley DLG-21

Commission

MAY 25/330PM/1963

 

Number: 352


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Note in Cover

Front     Back


Shown: two examples of B312

Note from MWB regarding location found in cover. 

Front of Note     Back of Note

313 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7

Launching

MAR 16/ /1963

 

Number: 411


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314 USS Helena CA-75

LDPS

MAR/18/A.M./1963

 

Number produced: 277


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315 USS Mars AFS-1

Launching

530PM/ /15 JUN

 

Number produced: 350


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316 USS Vancouver LPD-2

Commission

MAY/11/1963/  /

 

Number produced: 427


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316 USS Vancouver LPD-2

Commission

MAY/11/1963

 

Number produced:
See above


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Cachet variety, printed black cachet.


This cachet was probably printed at
the shipyard or a dealer/collector. 
We don't think Mr. Beck printed this single color cachet.
 

317-342    

 

 

Larry Johnson sent us an interesting study of severel Beck Project Mercury covers.

Note that these Beck covers have an added line of type added to the cover.

Note that these covers are addressed to Harry Rose, a well-known cachet maker
and collector.

We are certain that Mr. Beck did not apply the line of type "Date of Blast Off".  Due to
the fact that all these cover are addressed to Mr. Rose and have the same type, We
believe that Mr. Rose is the originator of the type.

Examples of the covers:





 

317-327, 331-342
CREW
Cape Canaveral FL N/A

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY 15/11-AM/1963

 

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Scan courtesy of Eddie Bizub
 

317 USS Fletcher DD-445

Project Mercury Cooper

 

MAY/15/A.M./1963

 

 

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Beck printing log=311+25+2ndMailing 42=378.
2nd mailing means that Beck sent a second batch of covers to the Navy,

probably along with covers 331-342.

Since the ship's name is not printed on the cover, the covers may have been
distributed in any manner by Navy.

 


 

Another example. Sold on eBay $9.99 5/09


Scan courtesy of Dr Ross Smith


Beck's printing log indicates that B317
was designated for USS Fletcher.

 

317

CREW

USS Fletcher DD-445

Project Mercury Cooper

 

MAY/15/A.M./1963

 

 

 

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Added Nov 2016. First one observed.  Beck printing log=311+25+2ndMailing 42=378.
2nd mailing means that Beck sent a second batch of covers to the Navy,
probably along with covers 331-342.

Since the ship's name is not printed on the cover, the covers may
have been distributed in any manner.

 

317 USS John A Bole DD-755

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/A.M./1963

 

Number: 355


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Scan courtesy of Eddie Bizub


Beck's printing log indicates that B317 was designated for USS Fletcher.

317 Cape Canaveral FL
Project Mercury Cooper

MAY 15/11-AM/1963


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Scan of cover from the collection of Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard Learn.

 

Beck's printing log indicates that B317 was designated for USS Fletcher.

 

317 USS De Haven DD-727

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/17/A.M./1963

 

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Scan courtesy of Graeme J. W. Smith. 


Beck's printing log indicates that B317 was designated for USS Fletcher.


For more information, see Beck's printing log for this issue HERE.

 

 

317 USS Duncan DDR-874

Project Mercury Cooper

17/MAY/A.M./1963

 

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Scan courtesy of Paul Huber.
Thought
to be one-of-a-kind until a second one was sold on eBay 3/13.

See comment under B317 USS Fletcher
Beck's printing log indicates that B317 was designated for USS Fletcher.

 

317 USS Epperson DD-719

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/1963/P.M.

 

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Scan courtesy of Graeme J. W. Smith. 

See comment under B317 USS Fletcher
Beck's printing log indicates that B317 was designated for USS Fletcher.

 

317 USS Kearsarge CVS-33

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY 16/1963/1 PM

 

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Very Scarce
Prime Recovery Ship. Ship Cachet on reverse
Scan courtesy of Paul Huber

The two covers shown here are addressed to the same collector, Edwin L Lyons

 

Consider two Beck covers for  Gordon Cooper's flight in 1963
 postmarked on the prime recovery  ship, USS Kearsarge. According to
 Mr. Beck's cachet printing log B317 cachet was intended for USS
 Fletcher and not USS Kearsarge.  B323 was the correct cachet for
 USS Kearsarge. Mr. Beck sent a  total of 378 printed B317 envelopes
 to the US Navy for this flight. The  box was marked so all the B317
 covers would go to USS Fletcher.


That is not what happened. The US  Navy distributed the B317
 envelopes to at least 7 different  ships including USS Kearsarge.
 This means that the actual number of covers cancelled by USS
 Fletcher is far less than 378. No one knows the real quantity. This means
 that the quantity of B317 covers cancelled on the other ships
 including USS Kearsarge is VERY LOW. Our guess is 25 or less USS
 Kearsarge covers exist on B317.  USS Kearsarge is the only known
 cancel for B323, the correct cachet number for USS Kearsarge. Nearly
 300 B323 were produced.  Conclusion is that USS Kearsarge  B317
cover is worth much more  than the Kearsarge B323 for the  same event.

The B323 covers sells on eBay for $100 or more.
 

example below:

Scan of cover from the collection of Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard Learn. Added 5/09



Front and back example scans courtesy of Charlie Hamilton.  Added 5/09


Scan courtesy of Luc Jallot

Beck's printing log indicates that B317 was designated for USS Fletcher.

317 USS Frank Knox DDR-742

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/17/A.M./1963

 

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Scan courtesy of Paul Huber.
Likely to be one-of-a-kind.

See comment under B317 USS Fletcher

Beck's printing log indicates that B317 was designated for USS Fletcher.

 

317

 

USS Lofberg DD-579

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/1963/P.M.

Added June 2015

 

 
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Scan courtesy of Steve Durst
 
317

 

USS Mansfield DD-728

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/17/1963/A.M.

 

Number: 349

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Added 12/2015

Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith

See comment under B317 USS Fletcher. Only a couple examples of this cover with B317/Mansfield are
known  to exist. One was sold on eBay in 2017 for only $4.99

 

317 USS John W Thomason DD-760

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/1963/P.M.

 

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Scan courtesy of Paul Huber.

UPDATE: June 1, 2011
For years we thought that the cover shown above was a one-of-a-kind with
B317 and postmarked USS John W Thomason.

 

This cover has been observed with either the AM or PM cancels.  See 327 below.
 

See comment under B317 USS Fletcher

 


UPDATE: June 1, 2011
Ross Smith located another cover. 
Note the additional rubber stamp on the cover above.
Scan courtesy of Ross Smith.

 

Upon close inspection, Ross reports that the faint address on the
envelope appears to be different than the E L Lyons covers Paul reported for 317.

Beck's printing log indicates that B317 was designated for USS Fletcher.

 

318
 
USS John A Bole DD-755

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/A.M./1963

 

Number: 355


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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that B318-was for USS John A Bole.|
 

318

CREW
USS John A Bole DD-755

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/A.M./1963

 

Number: See above

 

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Scan courtesy of Luc Jallot
Added 5/09

This is the only CREW for B318 we have seen.
 

WHAT IS A CREW COVER?  Click HERE


Beck's printing log indicates that B318-was for USS John A Bole.

 

319 USS Mansfield DD-728

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/17/1963/A.M.

 

Number: 349

 

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Correct cover for this number


Scan courtesy of Dr Ross Smith

Extra line rubber stamped below Date of Recovery-"West of Intl Dateline"

Beck's printing log indicates that B319-was for USS Mansfield.

 

319

CREW

USS Mansfield DD-728

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/17/1963/A.M.

 

Number: See Above

 

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Scan courtesy of Dr Ross Smith

This is the first CREW cover for B319, USS Mansfield we have seen. 
The cancel is the same as the cover above. 
This cachet does not have the printed "B" number, making it a CREW cover. 
Beck assigned his cachet number B319 to USS Mansfield.

Added 11/2011

 


Another CREW cover example.
Added 11/2016  $71.16


 

320 USS Frank Knox DDR-742

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/17/A.M./1963

 

Number: 338


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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that B320-was for USS Frank Knox.
 

321 USS Duncan DDR-874

Project Mercury Cooper

17/MAY/A.M./1963

 

Number: 288


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Correct cover for this number

Most cancels are heavy with too much ink.
Some observed with Thermograph overprint.


Scan courtesy of Dr Ross Smith

Extra line rubber stamped below Date of Recovery-"West of Intl Dateline"

Beck's printing log indicates that B321-was for USS Duncan.
 

322 USS De Haven DD-727

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/17/A.M./1963

 

Number: 316

 

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Correct cover for this number


Note extra line in cachet below "Date of Recovery" saying "West of Intl Dateline"


Beck's printing log indicates that  B322-was for USS De Haven

 

322

 

CREW

USS De Haven DD-727

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/17/A.M./1963

 

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This is a CREW cover.

CREW Means no Beck cachet #.

For more information, see Beck's printing log for this issue HERE.
Beck's printing log indicates that B322 was designated for USS De Haven.


Another example of Crew Cover.
Added 11/2016 $71.16

 

 

323 USS Kearsarge CVS-33

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY 16/1963/1 PM

 

Number: 318


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Prime Recovery Ship.
Correct cover for this number

Ship Cachet on reverse on all covers we have seen except for one CREW cover.  See below.

Watch for Kearsarge HC for this event. The HC has been observed on covers, but none seen on Beck.


Beck's printing log indicates that B323-was for USS Kearsarge

 

323

CREW
USS Kearsarge CVS-33

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY 16/1963/1 PM

 

Numbe: See above

 

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Scan courtesy of Martin S Rasmussen

 For this space mission, the ship's rubber stamp cachet is usually found on the reverse of the covers.
Since this is a CREW cover, it probably wasn't mailed and didn't need room for the address. 

Note the autograph of the commanding officer.  It was probably given to one of the senior officers
on the ship as a souvenir.

This is a CREW Cover. (Beck printed cover with no number = CREW). 
This CREW cover is listed under B323 because
Beck designated B323 for
USS Kearsarge even though some USS Kearsarge covers have been seen with B317 cachet.
 

Watch for Kearsarge Hand Cancel for this event.

The HC has been observed on covers, but none seen on Beck.
 

  WHAT IS A CREW COVER?  Click HERE
 


Another example.  This one sold on eBay. Feb. 2013 $124.50


Beck's printing log indicates that B323-was for USS Kearsarge
 

324 USS Taussig DD-746

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/P.M./1963

 

Number: 338

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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that  B324-was for USS Taussig
 

324

CREW
USS Taussig DD-746

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/P.M./1963

 

Number: See above

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Added 4/11Beck's printing log indicates that  B324-was for USS Taussig
 

 

Another example of Crew Cover.
Added 11/2016 $71.16

 

WHAT IS A CREW COVER?  Click HERE
 

325 USS Lofberg DD-759

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/1963/P.M.

 

Number: 250
 

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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that B325-was for USS Lofberg
 

326 USS Epperson DD-719

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/1963/P.M.

 

Number produced: 318

 

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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that B326-was for USS Epperson

Another B326 Epperson example.  Note the rubber stamp applied to the cover.
Below is another usage of the rubber stamp on a NON-Beck. 
The rubber stamp was applied after the mission.

 

326

CREW
 

USS Epperson DD-719

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/1963/P.M.

 

Number: See above

 

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Same as above without Beck Number. Crew Cover. Beck cover with no number CREW. 

Beck's printing log indicates that B326-was for USS Epperson

This CREW cover is listed under 326 because it is the number for the Epperson cover.
 

327 USS John W Thomason DD-760

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/1963/A.M.

 

Number: 338

 

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Correct cover for this number

All covers observed have RS of MA-9 Capsule and round RS on front or back.  AM in cancel


Beck's printing log indicates that B327-was for USS John W Thomason
 

327 USS John W Thomason DD-760

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/1963/P.M.

 

Number: See above

 

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All covers observed have RS of MA-9 Capsule and round RS on front or back. Cover has P.M. in cancel

Another example

Beck's printing log indicates that B327-was for USS John W Thomason
 

328 USS Richmond K Turner DLG-20

Launching

APR 6/330PM/1963

 

Number: 283 or 383


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Slogan: Law Day

 

328 USS Richmond K Turner DLG-20

Launching

Hand Cancel

Number:
See above


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Hand Cancel instead of standard MC

329 USS Southerland DDR-743

Coral Sea

MAY/7/1963/A.M.

 

Number produced: ?


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330 USS Hanson DDR-832

Coral Sea

May/2/A.M./1963

 

Number: ?


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330 USS Hanson DDR-832

Coral Sea

May/8/A.M./1963

 

Number: ?

 

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331 USS Gainard DD-706

Project Mercury Cooper

16/MAY/1963/A.M.

 

Number: 409

 

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Correct cover for this number

All cancels observed are messy with too much ink.

Beck's printing log indicates that B331-was for USS Gainard

 


 

331

Date Variety

USS Gainard DD-706

Project Mercury Cooper

15/MAY/1963/A.M.

 

Number:
See above

 

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Scan courtesy of Eddie Bizub from the collection of the late Richard Learn.

Added May 2011.  This is the only B331 we have seen with the 15 May date.
est. value is $25-40

 

332 USS Myles C Fox DD-829

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/ /1963

 

Number: 368

 

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Correct cover for this number


Another example

Beck's printing log indicates that  B332-was for USS Myles C Fox
 

332
Variety
USS Myles C Fox DD-829

Project Mercury-Cooper

MAY/16/ /1963

 

Variety:
Date over stamped
 

Number:
See above

 

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Variety. Note date in Cancel. It is over stamped.


Scan courtesy of Karl Hass

 


Another Example

Beck's printing log indicates that  B332-was for USS Myles C Fox
 

332
Date Variety
USS Myles C Fox DD-829

Project Mercury-Cooper

MAY/18/ /1963

 

Added 5/09

Number:

See above
 

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Scan courtesy of Dr Ross Smith

Variety. Note date in Cancel.
It is the 18th and is upside down.

Beck's printing log indicates that 
B332-was for USS Myles C Fox


 

332 Jacksonville FL N/A

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY ??1/830 PM/1963
 

Number produced:
See above


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Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith.

 

Added 7/13

Beck's printing log indicates that 
B332-was for USS Myles C Fox
 

 


Here is another example of this cover.
Scan courtesy of James Rose
 

332 Philadelphia PA   N/A

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY 24/  /1963

 

Number: See above

 

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Added 5/09


Scan of cover from the collection of Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard Learn.

Beck's printing log indicates that  B332-was for USS Myles C Fox
 

332 Unknown location N/A

Project Mercury Cooper

 NA Unknown

 

Number: See above

 

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Cancel is only bars, no round cancel.

 

Beck's printing log indicates that  B332-was for USS Myles C Fox
 

333 USS Beatty DD-756

Project Mercury Cooper

A.M./MAY/15/1963

 

Number: 360

 

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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that B333-was for USS Beatty
 

333

CREW

USS Beatty DD-756

Project Mercury Cooper

A.M./MAY/15/1963

 

Number: See above

 

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Scan courtesy of David Ball

Added January, 2011

 

334 USS Nantahala AO-60

Project Mercury Cooper

A.M./MAY/15/1963

 

Number: 356

 

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Correct cover for this number


Scan courtesy of Dr Ross Smith

Extra line rubber stamped below Date of Recovery- "Date of Blastoff"

Beck's printing log indicates that B334-was for USS Nantahala
 

334
 

CREW

USS Nantahala AO-60

Project Mercury Cooper

A.M./MAY/15/1963

 

Number: See above

 

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Same as above without Beck Number. Crew Cover. Beck cover with no number CREW. 
This CREW cover is listed under 334 because it is the number for the Nantahala cover.
Beck's printing log indicates that B334-was for USS Nantahala
 

335 USS Compton DD-705

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/15/1963/A.M.

 

Number: 351

 

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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that B335-was for USS Compton
 

336 USS Charles R Ware DD-865

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/1963

 

Number: 345

 

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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that  B336-was for USS Charles R Ware
 

336 USS Charles R Ware DD-865

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/1963/P.M.

 

Number: See above

 

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Has P.M. in cancel.  Scarce

Beck's printing log indicates that  B336-was for USS Charles R Ware
 

337 USS McCaffery DD-860

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/1963/P.M.

 

Number: 342

 

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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that B337-was for USS McCaffery
 

338 USS Hyman DD-732

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/15/1963/A.M

.

Number: 342

 

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Correct cover for this number

Note cancel date of May 15,1963


Scan courtesy of Dr Ross Smith

Extra line rubber stamped above Date of Recovery-"May 16 1963"
We don't know if the USS Hyman added this line or if a collector did.

Beck's printing log indicates that  B338-was for USS Hyman
 

339 USS Harwood DD-861

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/1963/P.M.

 

Number: 342

 

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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that  B339-was for USS Harwood
 

340 USS Purdy DD-734

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/15/1963/A.M.

 

Number: 340

 

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Correct cover for this number


Scan courtesy of Dr R Smith
Extra line rubber stamped below Date of Recovery-"Date of Blastoff"

Beck's printing log indicates that B340-was for USS Purdy
 

341 USS Wasp CVS-18

Project Mercury Cooper

9-AM/MAY 15/1963

 

Number: 336

 

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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that  B341 was for USS Wasp
 

341 USS Wasp CVS-18

Project Mercury Cooper

9-AM/MAY 15/1963

 

Number: See above

 

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Additional line Thermograph on cachet.

"Prime Recover Ship"  Autog. RA John F. Davidson, Supt. Annap.

VARIETY

Beck's printing log indicates that  B341-was for USS Wasp
 

342 USS Corry DDR-817

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/1963

 

Number: 327

 

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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that  B342-was for USS Corry
 

342

CREW

USS Corry DDR-817

Project Mercury Cooper

MAY/16/1963

 

Number: 327

 

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CREW
Beck's printing log indicates that  B342-was for USS Corry
 

343 USS Wright CC-2

Recommissioning

MAY 11, 1963

 

Number : 376 for
collectors+
10 PC +
600 for customer =
 986

 

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Above: Beck 343 printed cover with fancy cancel.

Above: Sample of Beck's cachet made into a rubber stamp.  Note the cancel. 

Watch for this standard cancel on the printed B343.  It might exist, but we have not observed one.

 


Scan courtesy of Charlie Hamilton.
This is the printed Beck cachet without the B number.  CREW!

 

344 USS La Salle LPD-3

Launching

AUG 2 1130AM/1963

 

Number: 411

 

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344 USS La Salle LPD-3

Launching

AUG 2/1130AM/1963

 

Number: See above

 

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Machine Cancel.  Scarce.
VARIETY


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
 

345 USS Joseph Strauss DDG-16

Transits Panama Canal

JUN/30/1963

 

Number: 365

 

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346 USS Bronstein DE-1037

Commission

JUN/15/ /1963

 

Number: 431

 

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347 USS Edward Mc Donnell DE-1043

Launching

PM/15 FEB/1964

 

Number: 413

 

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Slogan US Customs Cancel 1A

 

347 USS Edward Mc Donnell DE-1043

Launching

PM/15 FEB/1964

 

Number: See above

 

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No Slogan. Bars Only. Cancel 1B

 

348 USS Tecumseh SSBN-628

Launching

JUN 22/11-AM/1963

 

Number: 545

 

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Machine Cancel

 

348 USS Tecumseh SSBN-628

Launching

JUN 22/11-AM/1963

 

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Observed on eBay. Hand Cancel. Only one observed. Scarce

 

349 USS Daniel Boone SSBN-629

Launching

JUN/22/4PM/1963

 

Numbe: 478

 

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Seldom seen European size envelope

 

350 USS John C Calhoun SSBN-630

Launching

JUN 22/1230PM/1963

 

Number: 547

 

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Machine. Slogan Pray for Peace


Seldom seen European size envelope

 

350 USS John C Calhoun SSBN-630

Launching

JUN 22/1230PM/1963

 

Number : See above

 

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Scarce. Hand Cancel

 
This page lists covers 300-350   GO TO: Previous Listing #251-299    Next Listing #351-402 Hit Counter 

 

 

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