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Morris W. Beck Naval Covers
 

Copyright 2000-2019 Owen R Murray.  All Rights Reserved.      Revised: 07/15/2019

This page lists covers 456-514   GO TO: Previous Listing #403-455  Next Listing #515-569

Number Ship Hull

 Event

 Date Comments

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456-463
CREW
Cape Canaveral FL Gemini 2 JAN 19/1965/AM
Machine Cancel
 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $186.50 (lot of 2 GT-2)
2014  

2015
2016  $61.00
2017   
2018 $
2019 $
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CREW
Scan of cover from the collection of Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard Learn.
 


This CREW cover is listed here because it was not a ship and Mr. Beck
did not assign a cachet number to Cape Canaveral.  Therefore we have
no idea which batch of covers Mr. Beck included this CREW cover with.
 

456 USS Holder DD-819

Gemini 2

JAN/19/A.M./1965 

Number produced: <400

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $9.95
2009 
2010 
2011  $8.00
2012 
2013 
2014  

2015
2016  $9.95
2017  $3.50, $7.50 
2018 $4.48
2019 $14.50
2020 $
 

 


Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that B456 was for USS Holder
 


Another example

456

 

CREW

USS Holder DD-819

Gemini 2

JAN/19/A.M./1965 

Number produced: ?

eBay Prices Realized
2019 $
2020 $
 

 


None Observed
 
456 USS Lake Champlain CVS-39

Gemini 2

JAN/19/P.M./1965 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011  $39.00
2012  $32.00
2013 
2014  $20.50 

2015
2016  $15.00, $15.00
2017   
2018 $
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Very hard to find. Only a few ever observed.
Beck's printing log indicates that B456 was for USS Holder.
Ships name does not appear in the cachet for space issues
after Beck cover number 79.
 

Only one B456 ever observed with USS Lake Champlain cancel.

Est Value $100

Also see 461 and 463 which were the covers Beck designated for USS Champlain.
 

456 USS Lake Champlain CVS-39

Gemini 2

JAN/19/A.M./1965
Hand Cancel
 

Number produced: 

See above

eBay Prices Realized
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Scan not available.
AM Cancel reported by Ray Cartier in his book, but not seen.

Beck's printing log indicates that B456 was for USS Holder
 

457 USS Charles R Ware DD-865

Gemini 2

19/JAN/1965/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 
est 403

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $4.00
2010  $22.37 Roscoe Autog
2011  $8.00, $6.00
2012  $3.76 
2013 
2014  $12.00

2015
2016  $20.00, $9.99
2017  $3.95 
2018 $
2019 $
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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that B457 was for USS Charles R Ware.

Another example. sold on eBay for $22..37

 

457 USS Forrest Royal DD-872

Gemini 2

JAN/19/1965/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011   
2012 
2013 
2014  $18.50

2015
2016  $10.00, $10.00,
$5.00, $17.50
2017  $33.00, $5.00 
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Beck's printing log indicates that B457 was for USS Charles R Ware but covers
found their way to other USS Forest Royal.


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson note the text change of the cachet.
Only two have been observed.

 

458 USS Eugene A Greene DD-711

Gemini 2

A.M./19/JAN/1965 
 

Number produced: 400

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $6.50
2011   
2012  $3.99. $12.00
2013 
2014  
2015  $12.50
2016
2017  $3.00, $3.95, $7.50 
2018 $
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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that B458 was for USS Eugene A Greene.

458 USS O'Hare DD-889

Gemini 2

JAN/19/A.M./1965 
 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011   
2012 
2013 
2014  $15.30

2015
2016  $10.00, $10.00
2017  $33.00 
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Very Scarce.
Remember that B458 was for E A Greene.  Unlisted until 2014
 

Another example with a better cancel. Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson note the text change of the cachet.

Beck's printing log indicates that B458 was for USS Eugene A Greene.
 
459 USS Vogelgesang DD-862

Gemini 2

JAN/19/1965/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 389

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $4.00
2010  $4.49, $7.50,
$24.99 autog
2011  $8.00
2012 
2013 
2014  

2015
2016  $11.71, $9.99
2017  $13.00, $4.25, $3.95 
2018 $5.94, $3.98
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that B459 was for USS Vogelgesang.
 
459 USS Vogelgesang DD-862

Gemini 2

FEB/19/1965/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011 
2010 
2011   
2012 
2013 
2014  

2015
2016  $15.00
2017   
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RARE. FEB in cancel instead of Jan. Only One Observed. ERROR

Beck's printing log indicates that B459 was for USS Vogelgesang.
 

459 USS Eugene A Greene DD-711

Gemini 2

A.M./19/JAN/1965 

 

Number produced: 

See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011   
2012 
2013 
2014  $16.51

2015  $17.50
2016  $10.00, $10.00,
$9.99, $14.21
2017  $7.77, $2.81 poor
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 

Beck's printing log indicates that B459 was for USS Vogelgesang.
 

460 USS O'Hare DD-889

Gemini 2

JAN/19/A.M./1965 

 

Number produced: 394

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011  $8.00  
2012  $2.50
2013 
2014  $1.04, $1.40

2015
2016  $26.71, $9.99
2017  $3.95, $4.00 
2018 $
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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that B460 was for USS O'Hare.
 

460 USS Holder DD-819

Gemini 2

JAN/19/A.M./1965 

 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $16.50
2009 
2010 
2011   
2012 
2013 
2014  $5.62

2015
2016  $10.00, $10.00,
$9.99
2017   
2018 $5.00
2019 $
2020 $
 
 

Beck's printing log indicates that B460 was for USS O'Hare.

 

461 USS Lake Champlain CVS-39

Gemini 2

JAN/19/P.M./1965 

 

Number produced: 384

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $26.00
2010  $41.00
2011   
2012  $9.99, $24.99
2013 
2014  

2015
2016  $6.99, $19.00, $60.00
2017  $50.00 
2018 $
2019 $
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Correct cover for this number

Prime Recovery Ship

Beck's printing log notes that B461 and B463 were for USS Lake Champlain
 

461 USS Lake Champlain CVS-39

Gemini 2

JAN/19/A.M./1965 

 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011   
2012 
2013  $10.50
2014  

2015
2016
2017   
2018 $23.50
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


AM Cancel shown in Cartier's book, but not observed by this collector.

Beck's printing log notes that B461 and B463 were for USS Lake Champlain
 
461
CREW
USS Lake Champlain CVS-39

Gemini 2

JAN/19/P.M./1965 

 

eBay Prices Realized
2006 $47.30 
2009 
2010  $20+
2011   
2012  $85.00
2013  $63.00, $186.50 (lot 2)
2014  
$75.00
2015
2016
2017   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


CREW

This CREW cover is listed under B461 because Beck's printing log indicates that
this number AND B463 were designated for USS Lake Champlain.


Scan courtesy of Steve Durst.


Scan courtesy of Eddie Bizub from the collection of David Ball.

Beck's printing log indicates that
B461 and B463 were for USS Lake Champlain

Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith

Very scarce space cover.  This was one of Beck's early space covers.
Beck's cover log does not specifically list how many "CREW" covers
were printed, but for later space flights he produced about 25 envelopes
without the cachet number for each ship or cachet number. 

For some flights he knew the names of the ships but for later flights,
he was only told how many ships were expected to participate.

We estimate the value at more like $100 each.


 

461 USS Charles R Ware DD-865

Gemini 2

19/JAN/1965/A.M. 

 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011   
2012  $33.00
2013  $26.00
2014  $14.50

2015
2016  $10.00, $10.00
2017  $4.00, $3.00 
2018 $5.75
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Very Scarce

Scan courtesy of Eddie Bizub

Beck's printing log indicates that B461 and B463 were for USS Lake Champlain.
 

462 USS Forrest Royal DD-872

Gemini 2

JAN/19/1965/A.M. 

 

Number produced: 378

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011   
2012  $12.00
2013 
2014  

2015  $16.00
2016  $3.95, 3.58, $9.99
2017  $4.25 
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that B462 was for USS Forrest Royal
 

462 USS Vogelgesang DD-862

Gemini 2

JAN/19/1965/A.M. 

 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011   
2012  $8.00
2013 
2014  $3.92

2015
2016  $10.00, $10.00, $20.00
2017  $3.00 
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 

Beck's printing log indicates that B462 was for USS Forrest Royal

463 USS Lake Champlain CVS-39

Gemini 2

JAN/19/P.M./1965 

 

Number produced: 266

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $103.50
2009  $21.50
2010 
2011   
2012  $19.99
2013  $41.00, $20.49
2014  $4.00

2015  $9.99
2016  $100.00, $6.99 poor
2017   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 

 


Correct cover for this number

Prime Recovery Ships old for $103.50 on eBay in October 2008

Beck's printing log indicates that B461 and B463 were for USS Lake Champlain

Note: See B461 for the CREW cover for USS Lake Champlain.
 

463 USS Lake Champlain CVS-39

Gemini 2

JAN/19/A.M./1965 

 

Number produced: 

See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011   
2012 
2013  $9.99
2014  

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2018 $
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Est value of this AM cover is $150+

 

Scan not available.
AM Cancel reported by Ray Cartier in his book, but has only been observed on a
RS cachet cover.

Beck's printing log indicates that B461 and B463 were for USS Lake Champlain

464 USS James Madison SSBN-627

Commission

JUL 28/PM/1964 

 

Number produced: 557

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011   
2012 
2013  $2.25
2014  $2.99, $2.06

2015
2016
2017  $2.41, $3.50 
2018 $
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2020 $
 
 


 
465 USS Navasota AO-106

Recommission

A.M./JAN/22/1965 

 

Number produced: 386

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $9.00, $3.00, 7.00
2011   
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466 USS Richmond K Turner DLG-20

1st Anniv of
Comm

JUN/13/A.M./1965 

 

Number produced: ?

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $2.25
2011   
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2013  $1.49
2014  

2015
2016 $3.00
2017   
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467 USS Sylvania AFS-2

Commission

A.M./11/JUL/1964 

 

Number produced: 427

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $2.50
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Ships cachet on reverse in RED
467 USS Sylvania AFS-2

Commission

P.M./11/JUL/1964 

 

Number produced: 
See above

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Ships cachet on reverse in Black
 
468 USS Waddell DDG-24

Commission

AUG/28/1964/  / 

 

Number produced: 448

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $5.50
2010 
2011  $7.00, $5.00
2012  $6.00
2013 
2014  $9.99

2015
2016  $8.99, $3.00
2017   
2018 $
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469 USS Ulysses S Grant SSBN-631

Commission

JUL 17 64 

 

Number produced: 548

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $4.00
2010 
2011   
2012 
2013  $4.99
2014  

2015
2016
2017  $3.50 
2018 $
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Slogan Meter Visit Connecticut
 
470 USS Benjamin Franklin SSBN-640

Launching

DEC 5/AM/1964 


Number produced: 540

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011   
2012 
2013  $2.99
2014  

2015
2016  $2.98
2017   
2018 $
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Machine Cancel
 
470 USS Benjamin Franklin SSBN-640

Launching

DEC 5/AM/1964 
 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011  $8.00
2012 
2013 
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2015
2016
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2018 $
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Scarce. Hand cancel only seen on covers with multiple stamps
 
471 USS Casimir Pulaski SSBN-633

Commission

AUG 14/-PM/1964 
 

Number produced: 528

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $2.00, $2.50
2010 
2011   
2012 
2013 
2014  

2015
2016  $3.00
2017  $3.50 
2018 $
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471 USS Casimir Pulaski SSBN-633

Commission

AUG 14/PM/1964 
 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
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Scarce. Hand cancel only seen on covers with multiple stamps
 
471

CREW

USS Casimir Pulask SSBN-633

Commission

AUG 14/PM/1964 
 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
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CREW cover.  Same as 471 but has no Beck number.
Added 9/2015.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
 

472 USS John C Calhoun SSBN-630

Commission

SEP 15/PM/1964 
 

Number produced: 524

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $4.00
2010 
2011   
2012 
2013 
2014  

2015
2016
2017  $3.50, $4.85 
2018 $
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Machine Cancel
 
472 USS John C Calhoun SSBN-630

Commission

SEP 15/PM/1964 
 

Number produced: 

See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
201
1   
2012 
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2015
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2018 $
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Scarce. Hand cancels are only seen on covers with multiple stamps. 
This is the only one we have seen for this issue.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

473 USS Simon Bolivar SSBN-641

Launching

AUG 22/AM/1964 

Number produced: 529

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011   
2012 $4.99, $3.00
2013 
2014  

2015
2016
2017  $4.85 
2018 $
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Machine Cancel
 
473 USS Simon Bolivar SSBN-641

Launching

AUG 22/AM/1964
 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011  $6.00
2012 
2013 
2014  $2.49

2015
2016
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2018 $
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Scarce. Hand cancel only seen on covers with multiple stamps


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
 
474 USS Guam LPH-9

Launching

AUG 22/AM/1964 
 

Number produced: 422

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $2.50
2011   
2012 
2013  $6.00
2014  

2015
2016
2017   
2018 $
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Hand Cancel
 
474 USS Guam LPH-9

Launching

PM/ / 22 AUG/1964 
 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $2.00
2011   
2012 
2013 
2014  $5.00

2015
2016
2017   
2018 $
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Machine Cancel
 
475 USS Norfolk DL-1

Unitas V 1964

SEP/17/A.M./1964
 

Number produced: 325

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.99
2009 
2010  $7.50, $2.50, $3.17
2011    
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About half of covers observed also have MC of Wash DC.
 
476 USS John Willis DE-1027

Unitas V 1964

14/NOV/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 316

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $2.50
2011   
2012 
2013 
2014  $4.50

2015
2016
2017   
2018 $1.59, $4.50$2.99
2019 $
2020 $
 
 

 


Another example.  This has the Unitas RS. Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
 

477 USS De Soto County LST-1171

Great Lakes
Visit

A.M./23/AUG/1964 
 

Number produced: 305

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $10.50, 2.50
2011   
2012 
2013 
2014  

2015
2016
2017   
2018 $2.40
2019 $
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All examples reviewed have poor cancels
 
478 USS Stonewall Jackson SSBN-634
 

Commission

AUG/26/3PM/1964 
 

Number produced: 510

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011   
2012  $7.00
2013 
2014  $6.50, $1.79, $2.99

2015  $3.00
2016
2017  $3.50 
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 

 


 
479 USS Davidson DE-1045 DEC 7?? 

Number produced: 419

 

Scan not available. Possibly not returned. No covers known.
480 USS Glover AGDE-1

Launching

APR 17/PM/1965 
 

Number produced: 422

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $2.75
2009  $2.75
2010  $3.50, $2.25
2011   
2012 
2013  $2.50
2014  

2015
2016
2017   
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $
 
 

 


Slogan Crippled Children
 
481 USS Belknap DLG-26

Commission

NOV/7/1964/  / 
 

Number produced: 440

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $5.51, $2.50 
2011   
2012 
2013 
2014  

2015  $ .49
2016
2017  $3.00 
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


 
482 USS Von Steuben SSBN-632
 

Commission

SEP 30/PM/1964 
 

Number produced: 529

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $6.50
2011  $8.00
2012  $3.00, $6.00
2013  $5.00
2014  $5.00 

2015
2016  $3.50
2017  $3.50 
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 



 
483 USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22

Commission

SEP/12/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 436

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $4.24, $2.95, $3.00
2011  $7.00

2012  $6.00
2013 
2014  

2015
2016
2017   
2018 $
2019 $3.58
2020 $
 
 


 
484 USS Waccamaw AO-109

Recommission

MAR/23/1965/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 408

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  4.00
2011 

2012 
2013  $1.99
2014  

2015
2016
2017   
2018 $1.59
2019 $
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485 USS John F Kennedy CVA-67

Keel Laying

OCT 22 64 
 

Number produced: 571

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2011 

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Correct date for Keel Laying
 
485 USS John F Kennedy CVA-67

Keel Laying

MAY 27/PM/1967
 

Number produced:  See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2013  $5.00, $5.00
2014  

2015
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2017  $3.50, $2.58 
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Launch date.  Keel Laying Cachet.


Note how the cachet that was printed by Mr. Beck overlaps the plate number selvage.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

486 USS Biddle DLG-34

Launching

JUL 2/PM/1965 
 

Number produced: 482

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00
2010  $3.50, $2.00
2011 

2012 
2013 
2014  

2015
2016  $3.00
2017   
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Slogan Meter Join Civil Defense Now

 

487 USS Horne DLG-30

Launching

OC 30 PM/1964 
 

Number produced: 456

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $4.24
2011  $7.00, $ .99

2012 
2013  $1.99
2014  

2015  $2.99, $5.00
2016
2017   
2018 $3.50, $4.75, $2.40,
$4.75
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Oct 30 is correct date.  About half of covers observed also have MC SFO Nov 3.
 
488 USS John C Calhoun SSBN-630

Missile Firing,
Blue
Crew

FEB/15/A.M./1965 
 

Number produced: 435

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011 

2012  $6.00, $6.00, $6.00
2013 
2014  

2015
2016
2017   
2018 $3.50
2019 $
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CO Autograph observed on one cover, maybe many.
 
488 USS John C Calhoun SSBN-630

Missile Firing,
Blue
Crew

Feb 11/1965/PM    FEB/15/A.M./1965 
 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
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Dual Cancels
 
489 USS John C Calhoun SSBN-630

Missile Firing,
Gold
Crew

MAR 1/1965/AM 
 

Number produced: 426

eBay Prices Realized
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2011 

2012 
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2014  

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CO Autographed on all observed.
 
490 USS Belmont AGTR-4

Recommission

NOV/12/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 433

eBay Prices Realized
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Date Variety.  Correct date is Nov 2, 1964.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
 
490 USS Belmont AGTR-4

Recommission

NOV/30/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced:
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $16.50, $3.40
2011  $7.00

2012  $6.00
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Date Variety. Correct date is Nov 2, 1964
 
490 USS Belmont AGTR-4

Recommission

NOV/16/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
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2014  $2.59

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Date Variety.  Correct date is Nov 2, 1964.
490 USS Belmont AGTR-4

Recommission

NOV/25/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 
See above

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Date Variety.  Correct date is Nov 2, 1964.


Date Variety.  Correct date is Nov 2, 1964.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

491 USS Garcia DE-1040

Commission

DEC/21/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 453

eBay Prices Realized
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Covers are over cancelled with San Francisco MT
 
492 USS Simon Lake AS-33

Commission

NOV/7/A.M./1964 
 

Number produced: 458

eBay Prices Realized
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2010  $5.00
2011 

2012  $6.00, $6.00
2013 
2014  

2015  $3.00, $5.00
2016  $3.00
2017   
2018 $1.59
2019 $
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493 USS Lewis and Clark SSBN-644

Launching

NOV 21/AM/1964 
 

Number produced: 520

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00
2010  $2.50
2011 

2012  $3.00, $7.00
2013  $1.99
2014  

2015  $2.99
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Scan sent in by Ron Reeves


Another example.  This one has the shipyard/ship cachet.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
 
494 USS Albert David DE-1050

Launching

PM/ /19 DEC/1964 
 

Number produced: 454

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $2.50
2010  $4.24
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Slogan Meter Always Use Your Zip Code

 

494 USS Albert David DE-1050

Launching

DEC 19/AM/1964 
 

Number produced: 

See above

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Similar to other cover.  This cancel is smaller.
 
494 USS Albert David DE-1050

Launching

DEC 19/AM/1964 
 

Number produced: 

See above

eBay Prices Realized
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This cover has the smaller MC plus is over cancelled with MC Dec 20
 
495 USS Sam Rayburn SSBN-635

Commission

DEC 2/ PM/1964 
 

Number produced: 627

eBay Prices Realized
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2014  $2.49

2015
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2018 $3.24
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Slogan Christening of the USS John F Kennedy



Autographed. Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

495 USS Sam Rayburn SSBN-635

Commission

DEC 2/  ? PM/1964 
Hand Cancel
 

Number produced: 

See above

eBay Prices Realized

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Another example.  This one has the shipyard/ship cachet.  It also has a hand cancel.
The only hand cancel we have observed for this event. Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
 
496 USS Voge  DE-1047

Launching

FEB 4/ PM/1965 
 

Number produced: 433

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2010  $4.24, $2.50
2011  $7.00

2012  $4.99
2013 
2014  $2.59, $2.99

2015
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2017  $4,85 
2018 $1.80
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


 
497 USS Southerland DD-743

20th Anniv

DEC/22/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 341

eBay Prices Realized
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2011  $6.00

2012 
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2017   
2018 $1.59
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498 USS William H. Standley DLG-32

Launching

DEC 5/PM/1964 
 

Number produced: 439

eBay Prices Realized
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Slogan Join Civil Defense
 
499 USS Nathanael Greene SSBN-636

Commission

DEC 19/1964/AM 
 

Number produced: 502

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2012  $7.00, $7.00, $3.00
2013  $2.99
2014  $2.49

2015
2016  $3.00
2017  $3.50 
2018 $
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Slogan Meter Naval Base Br
 
500 USS Truxtun DLGN-35

Launching

DEC 19/PM/1964 
 

Number produced: 477

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2010  $3.75, 12.50
2011  $7.00, $7.00

2012 
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2014  $5.00

2015
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2018 $
2019 $2.00
2020 $
 
 


 
501 USS Haddo SSN-604

Commission

DEC 21/AM/1964 
 

Number produced: 509

eBay Prices Realized
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2013  $1.99
2014  $9.99

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Covers also have ships cachet. Actual Comm date was 12/16. Cover stamped in

cachet Recd 18th.
 

501 USS Haddo SSN-604

Commission

DEC 21/PM/1964 
 

Number produced: 

See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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Covers also have ships cachet. Actual Comm date was 12/16.
 
501 USS Haddo SSN-604

Commission

DC 21 /1964 
 

Number produced: 
See above

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Covers also have ships cachet. Actual Comm date was 12/16. Cover stamped in cachet Recd 18th. Also known without being cancelled.
 
501 USS Haddo SSN-640

Commission

No Cancel



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Similar to above but without cancel.
 
502 USS America CVA-66

Commission

 

JAN23/PM/1965 
 

Number produced: 484

eBay Prices Realized
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2012 
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2017  $3.00 
2018 $9.95
2019 $
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All Beck covers for this event have the machine cancel.  Hand cancel has not
been observed.  If you have a hand cancel for this date on a Beck cover,
please send us a scan.
Beck Trivia: Cover 502 was originally scheduled for USS Southerland DD-743
but he changed it to the America commissioning once he received details of
USS America.

Est Value $10-12
Beck produced 484 covers for this number. This is a VERY low number for such an
important event.

This is a very popular commissioning cover for USS America.  Over the years, tens
of thousands of sailors served on this ship.  With that many sailors, it makes for a high
demand for this cover.  The same is true for most ships that have a large crew.
 

503 USS Liberty AGTR-4

Recommission

JAN/15/A.M./1965 
 

Number produced: 437

eBay Prices Realized
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2017  $2.25 
2018 $7.05
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504 USS Edward Mc Donnell DE-1043

Commission

FEB/15/1965/  / 
 

Number produced: 456

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2010  $3.50, $1.04
2011  $7.00

2012 
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505 USS Kamehameha SSBN-642

Launching

JAN/16/11:30AM/1965 
 

Number produced: 511

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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506 USS Guam LPH-9

Commission

/  /JAN/16/1965 
 

Number produced: 448

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2010  $4.50, $2.50
2011 
2012 
2013  $9.99
2014  $9.99

2015  $3.00
2016  $8.99
2017  $3.00 
2018 $
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All covers observed have poor or heavy ink cancels.
Click here to see insert found in B506 covers.
Thanks to Charlie Hamilton for sending scan.
 
507 USS Denver LPD-9

Launching

PM/ /23 JAN/1965 
 

Number produced: 428

eBay Prices Realized
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2010  $3.50
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2012  $2.50
2013  $6.00
2014  $2.99 

2015
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2017  $3.00, $1.00, $1.58 
2018 $
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508 USS Austin LPD-4

Commission

FEB/6/A.M./1965 
 

Number produced: 458

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $3.15
2009 
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2012 
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2014 $9.99  

2015
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509 USS Canopus AS-34

Launching

FEB 12/1965/PM 
 

Number produced: 451

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2010  $3.50, $2.50
2011 

2012 
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2019 $4.50
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510 USS George Bancroft SSBN-643

Launching

MAR20/-PM/1965 

Number produced: 509

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2010  $1.00
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510 USS George Bancroft SSBN-643

Launching

MAR20/AM/1965 
 

Number produced: 

See above

eBay Prices Realized
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Hand Cancel instead of standard MC. Ship added RS cachet.
Cover shown may be one of a kind.
 
511 USS Camden AOE-2

Launching

MAY 29/-PM/1965 
 

Number produced: 489

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $2.50
2009  $2.50
2010  $3.50
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2014  

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Slogan Salvation Army
 
512 USS Bradley DE-1041

Commission

/  /MAY/15/  / 
 

Number produced: 481

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2018 $3.00
2019 $4.75
2020 $
 


Year missing from cancel


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


 

513 USS Koelsch DE-1049

Launching

JUN 8/ AM/1965
 

Number produced: 468

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2010  $3.50
2011 

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2014  

2015
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2017  $3.00, $4.00 
2018 $1.59
2019 $
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Slogan ABCD Mail
 
514 USS George C Marshall SSBN-654

Launching

MAY 21/PM/1965
 

Number produced: 558


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2013  $9.99, $2.50
2014  $2.99 $4.50

2015
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2017  $2.40 
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B514 with FDOI cancel of the 2000 submarine stamp.
 

514 USS George C Marshall SSBN-654

Launching

MAY 21/PM/1965

Hand Cancel HT
 

Number produced: 
See above


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This is the only one we have seen with the hand cancel.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson


 

   

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