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Morris W. Beck Naval Covers
 

Copyright 2000-2017 Owen R Murray.  All Rights Reserved.      Revised: Thursday June 01, 2017.

This page lists covers 403-455  GO TO: Previous Listing #351-402   Next Listing #456-514

Number Ship/Location Hull Number Cachet/ Event Cancel Date Comments

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403 USS Ulysses S Grant SSBN-631 Launching NOV 2/10 AM/1963 
 

Number produced:  599

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Hand Cancel usually used on covers with multiple stamps.  50% observed as this cancel.
403 USS Ulysses S Grant SSBN-631 Launching NOV 2/10 AM/1963  

Number produced:  See Above

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404 USS Nathan Hale SSBN-623 Commission NOV23/11-AM/1963 
 

Number produced:  524

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404 USS Nathan Hale SSBN-623 Commission NOV 23/11 AM/1963 

Number produced:  See Above

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Hand Cancel usually used on covers with multiple stamps.
405 USS Sam Rayburn SSBN-635 Launching DEC 20/12  M/1963 
 

Number produced:  509

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406 USS Woodrow Wilson SSBN-624 Commission DEC/27/2PM/1963 
 

Number produced:  513

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407 USS Dale DLG-19 Commission NOV/23/P.M./1963 
 

Number produced:  426+2000=2426

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Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

408 USS James Monroe SSBN-622 Commission DEC 7/1030AM/1963 


Number produced:  505

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408 USS James Monroe SSBN-622 Commission DEC 7/1030AM/1963 
 

Number produced:  See above

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Scarce. Hand cancel only seen on covers with multiple stamps
409 USS Josephus Daniels DLG-27 Launching DEC 2/2PM/1963 
 

Number produced:  395

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410 USS Stonewall Jackson SSBN-634 Launching NOV/30/12M/1963 
 

Number produced:  477

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411 USS England DLG-22 Commission DEC/7/P.M./1963 
 

Number produced:  431

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Ship added red RS "Commissioning Day" on front or back. Plus blue flag RS added to front.

Scan courtesy of Charlie Hamilton.  Note the placement and colors of the ship-applied rubber stamps.

 

412 USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr DD-850 JFK 35th President JAN/8/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced:  580

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Note Different Dates. Jan 8
412

CREW

USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr DD-850 JFK 35th President JAN/8/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced:  Unknown


2015
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No Beck number = CREW
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
Added 1/2015

 

412 USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr DD-850 JFK 35th President JAN/9/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced:  See Above

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Note Different Dates. Jan 9
413 USS Mars AFS-1 Commission DEC/21/1963/A.M. 
 

Number produced:  406

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Cover was serviced on a blue envelope supplied by the collector.  Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

414 USS Jamestown AG-166 Commission DEC/13/1963/P.M. 
 

Number produced:  389

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Captain signed all covers observed. Cmdr. Alan J Kaplan
415 USS Duluth LPD-6 Keel Laying DEC 18/10-AM/1963 
 

Number produced:  359

eBay Prices Realized
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416 USS Georgetown AG-165 Shakedown Cruise A.M./FEB/6/1964 
 

Number produced:  348

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417 USS Simon Lake AS-33 Launching FEB 8/-AM/1964 
 

Number produced:  492

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418 USS America CVA-66 Launching FEB 1/PM/1964 
 

Number produced:  670

eBay Prices Realized
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Shipyard/launching cachet on reverse.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

419 USS Casimir Pulaski SSBN-633 Launching FEB 1/AM/1964 
 

Number produced:  506

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420 USS Cimarron AO-22 25th Anniv Commissioning MAR/20/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced:  351

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420 USS Cimarron AO-22 25th Anniv Commissioning MAR/20/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced:  See Above

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At right is an example of the
same cachet being used as
a single color printed or
rubber stamp cachet.  The
cachet was probably
printed by the ship using
Mr. Beck's cachet as a design.
 


421 USS Bradley DE-1041 Launching AM/ /26 MAR/1964 
 

Number produced:  419

eBay Prices Realized
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Slogan ABCD Mail
422 USS Henry Clay SSBN-625 Commission FEB 20/PM/1964 
 

Number produced:  557

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422 USS Henry Clay SSBN-625 Commission FEB 20/PM/1964 
 

Number produced:  557

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Hand Cancel
Ship's cachet
423 USS Richard E Byrd DDG-23 Commission MAR/7/1964 
 

Number produced:  441

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424 USS La Salle LPD-3 Commission FEB/22/1964 
 

Number produced:  430

eBay Prices Realized
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425 USS Cochrane DDG-21 Commission MAR/21/1964 
 

Number produced:  453

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426 USS Sacramento AOE-1 Commission MAR/14/1964/  / 
 

Number produced:  454

eBay Prices Realized
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427 USS Albert David DE-1050 Keel Laying APR 29/PM/1964 
 

Number produced:  395

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428 USS Sample DE-1048 Launching APR 28/PM/1964 
 

Number produced:  436

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Notes for Beck 429

Greg Ciesielski sent us the scan of a Beck Naval cover for the launching of USS Fox with a neatly printed address.
We have seen printed addresses on Beck covers but not many.  It does improve the overall appearance of the cover.

Collectors subscribing to Mr. Beck's event cover service sent him self-addressed envelopes with stamps on them for printing.

Many collectors used high quality "cotton bond" envelopes and many used peelable address labels because of the neat
appearance.  They removed the labels upon return of the cover in the USPS mail stream.  Some collectors neatly wrote or
 typed their address on each cover.  Others had a their address printed on the envelope.  It was all a matter of personal
taste.  Collectors usually sent Mr. Beck a supply of blank envelopes in lots of 25, 50 or more at a time, so addressing the
envelopes took some time.  Having your address printed on the envelopes made sense. 

 

429 USS Fox DLG-33 Launching NOV 21/AM/1964  
 

Number produced:  436

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Slogan Pray for Peace


SON cancel
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Today, 30 or 40 years later,
the method of addressing is not as important as the overall quality
of the cover.  In our opinion, a neatly addressed Beck
cover holds as much value as a similar unaddressed cover.

 

 

430 USS Pollack SSN-603 Commission MAY 26/?/1964 
 

Number produced:  568

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Ship added cachet RS to reverse. All covers observed have average cancel with lower half of cancel very light.
 

Also see same date HERE
 

431 USS Annapolis AGMR-1 Commission MAR/7/1964 
 

Number produced:  452

eBay Prices Realized
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Ship added cachet RS to front.
432 USS Dace SSN-607 Commission APR 4/1964/1130AM 
 

Number produced:  484

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433 USS John Hood DD-655 LDPS PM/ /14APR/1964 
 

Number produced:  388

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About half have this date
433 USS John Hood DD-655 LDPS PM/ /13APR/1964 
 

Number produced:  See Above

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About half have this date
434 USS Kidd DD-661 LDPS APR/3/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced:  336

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HC on back of Phila Naval Station
435 USS Greenling SSN-614 Launching APR 4/-PM/1964 
 

Number produced:  452

eBay Prices Realized
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436 USS Daniel Webster SSBN-626 Commission APR 4/-PM/1964 
 

Number produced:  454

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437 USS Daniel Boone SSBN-629 Commission APR/23/230PM/1964 
 

Number produced:  452

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438 USS Gato SSN-615 Launching MAY 14/AM/1964 
 

Number produced:  467

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439 USS Gridley DLG-21 Coral Sea MAY/9/A.M./1964 
 

Number produced:  302

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440 USS Gridley DLG-21 1st Anniv of Comm MAY/25/A.M./1964 
 

Number produced: 304

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441 USS Gridley DLG-21 Crosses the Equator APR/23/A.M./1964 
 

Number produced: 304

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442 USS Tinosa SSN-606 Commission OCT 17/1964/AM 
 

Number produced:  497

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Slogan Naval Base Br.


Cachet is a sticker (not printed by Beck.
Scan is courtesy of Larry Johnson.

443 USS Wainwright DLG-28 Launching APR 25/PM/1964 
 

Number produced:  366

eBay Prices Realized
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Slogan Join Civil Defense
444 USS Chicago CG-11 Recommissioning MAY/2/1964/P.M. 
 

Number produced: 411

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445 USS Reeves DLG-24 Commission MAY/15/P.M./1964 
 

Number produced:  371

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446 USS Nathanael Greene SSBN-636 Launching MAY 12/1964/PM 
 

Number produced:  460

eBay Prices Realized
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Slogan Naval Base Br.
447 USS Richmond K Turner DLG-20 Commission JUN/13/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced:  362

eBay Prices Realized
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Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
Note how dark the cachet is.

448 USS Ogden LPD-5 Launching JUN 27/AM/1964 
 

Number produced:  383

eBay Prices Realized
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449 USS Austin LPD-4 Launching JUN 27/AM/1964 
 

Number produced:  382

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450 USS John Adams SSBN-620 Commission May 12/1964/AM 
 

Number produced:  439

eBay Prices Realized
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Slogan Naval Base Br.
 


This is the second cover we
have observed with the crew
autographs.  So there must be
more.

Scans courtesy of Larry Johnson

451 USS Tecumseh SSBN-628 Commission JUN 1/-PM/1964 
 

Number produced:  462

eBay Prices Realized
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The test cachet with 451 and a
space cachet like B456 on same
envelope sold for $77.00
on eBay 2013.

 

 

 


This is at least the 4th of these
test cachets we have observed.
Scan courtesy of
Larry Johnson


452
USS Brumby DE-1044 Launching NOT SERVICED 
 

Number produced: 389
 

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This cover was not serviced.  Blank printed envelopes exist without postmark
453 USS Jouett DLG-29 Launching JUN 30/-AM/1964 
 

Number produced: 402

eBay Prices Realized
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454 USS Sterett DLG-31 Launching JUN 30/-AM/1964 
 

Number produced: 400

eBay Prices Realized
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455 USS Guardfish SSN-612 Launching MAY 15/-PM/1965 
 

Number produced:  477

eBay Prices Realized
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455 USS Guardfish SSN-612 Launching Line Cancel No Date 
 

Number produced:  See above

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455 USS Guardfish SSN-612 Launching Roller Cancel 

Number produced:  See above

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This page lists covers 403-455  GO TO: Previous Listing #351-402   Next Listing #456-514

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