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Morris W. Beck Naval Covers
 

Copyright 2000-2017 Owen R Murray.  All Rights Reserved.      Revised: Monday July 24, 2017.

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

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

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

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 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.


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

456 USS Holder DD-819 Gemini 2 JAN/19/A.M./1965 

Number produced: <400

eBay Prices Realized
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Correct cover for this number

Beck's printing log indicates that B456 was for USS Holder
456 USS Lake Champlain CVS-39 Gemini 2 JAN/19/P.M./1965 

Number produced: See above

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2015
2016  $15.00, $15.00
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Cover 456 was scheduled 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.

 


Very hard to find.

Only a few ever observed.

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

456 USS Lake Champlain CVS-39 Gemini 2 JAN/19/A.M./1965
Hand Cancel
 

Number produced:  See above

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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

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2012  $3.76 
2013 
2014  $12.00

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2016  $20.00, $9.99
2017 
 
 


Correct cover for this number

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

457 USS Forrest Royal DD-872 Gemini 2 JAN/19/1965/A.M. 
 

Number produced:  See above

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2014  $18.50

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2016  $10.00, $10.00, $5.00, $17.50
2017  $33.00
 
 


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


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

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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
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2014  $15.30

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2016  $10.00, $10.00
2017  $33.00
 
 


Very Scarce. Only a few known to exist.
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.
Only two have been observed.


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

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2009  $4.00
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2011  $8.00
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2016  $11.71, $9.99
2017 
 
 


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

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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

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2014  $16.51

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2017 
 
 

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

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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

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2014  $5.62

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2016  $10.00, $10.00, $9.99
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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

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2009  $26.00
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2016  $6.99, $19.00, $60.00
2017 
 
 





Correct cover for this number

Prime Recovery Ship

Beck's printing log indicates 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
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AM Cancel reported by Cartier in his book, but not observed by this collector.

Beck's printing log indicates 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
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2009 
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2011   
2012  $85.00
2013  $63.00, $186.50 (lot 2)
2014  
$75.00
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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.

One example sold on eBay for
$47.30 in February 2006.  This
was a good price. 

We estimate the value at more like $100-125 each.


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

 

461 USS Charles R Ware DD-865 Gemini 2 19/JAN/1965/A.M. 

 

Number produced:  See above

eBay Prices Realized
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2012  $33.00
2013  $26.00
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2016  $10.00, $10.00
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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
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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
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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 
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2012  $19.99
2013  $41.00, $20.49
2014  $4.00

2015  $9.99
2016  $100.00, $6.99 (poor cancel)
2017 
 
 

 

At right, several examples of this important cover.

The cover shown on the lower
right sold for $103.50 on eBay
in October 2008

 

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


Correct cover for this number

Prime Recovery Ship

Beck's printing log indicates that B461 and B463 were for USS Lake Champlain
463 USS Lake Champlain CVS-39 Gemini 2 JAN/19/A.M./1965 

 

Number produced:  See above

eBay Prices Realized
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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
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465 USS Navasota AO-106 Recommission A.M./JAN/22/1965 

 

Number produced: 386

eBay Prices Realized
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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
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467 USS Sylvania AFS-2 Commission A.M./11/JUL/1964 

 

Number produced: 427

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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

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469 USS Ulysses S Grant SSBN-631 Commission JUL 17 64 

 

Number produced: 548

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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
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Machine Cancel
470 USS Benjamin Franklin SSBN-640 Launching DEC 5/AM/1964 
 

Number produced:  See above

eBay Prices Realized
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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
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471 USS Casimir Pulaski SSBN-633 Commission AUG 14/PM/1964 
 

Number produced:  See above

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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

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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
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Machine Cancel
472 USS John C Calhoun SSBN-630 Commission SEP 15/PM/1964 
 

Number produced:  See above

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1   
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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

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Machine Cancel
473 USS Simon Bolivar SSBN-641 Launching AUG 22/AM/1964
 

Number produced:  See above

eBay Prices Realized
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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
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Hand Cancel
474 USS Guam LPH-9 Launching PM/ / 22 AUG/1964 
 

Number produced:  See above

eBay Prices Realized
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2012  $7.00
2013 
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2015  $3.00
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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
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Slogan Crippled Children
481 USS Belknap DLG-26 Commission NOV/7/1964/  / 
 

Number produced: 440

eBay Prices Realized
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482 USS Von Steuben SSBN-632
 
Commission SEP 30/PM/1964 
 

Number produced: 529

eBay Prices Realized
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2012  $3.00, $6.00
2013  $5.00
2014  $5.00 

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483 USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 Commission SEP/12/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 436

eBay Prices Realized
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2011  $7.00

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484 USS Waccamaw AO-109 Recommission MAR/23/1965/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 408

eBay Prices Realized
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485 USS John F Kennedy CVA-67 Keel Laying OCT 22 64 
 

Number produced: 571

eBay Prices Realized
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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

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Dual Cancels
489 USS John C Calhoun SSBN-630 Missile Firing, Gold Crew MAR 1/1965/AM 
 

Number produced: 426

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CO Autographed on all observed.
490 USS Belmont AGTR-4 Recommission NOV/30/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 433

eBay Prices Realized
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Correct date should be 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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Date Variety. Two observed with this date.  Correct date should be Nov 2, 1964.
490 USS Belmont AGTR-4 Recommission NOV/25/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced:  See above

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Date Variety. Two observed with this date.    Correct date should be 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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493 USS Lewis and Clark SSBN-644 Launching NOV 21/AM/1964 
 

Number produced: 520

eBay Prices Realized
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2012  $3.00, $7.00
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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
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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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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

2014  $

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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

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497 USS Southerland DD-743 20th Anniv DEC/22/1964/A.M. 
 

Number produced: 341

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498 USS William H. Standley DLG-32 Launching DEC 5/PM/1964 
 

Number produced: 439

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Slogan Join Civil Defense
499 USS Nathanael Greene SSBN-636 Commission DEC 19/1964/AM 
 

Number produced: 502

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Slogan Meter Naval Base Br
500 USS Truxtun DLGN-35 Launching DEC 19/PM/1964 
 

Number produced: 477

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501 USS Haddo SSN-604 Commission DEC 21/AM/1964 
 

Number produced: 509

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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

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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 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

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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
.

 


All Beck covers for this event
have the machine cancel. 
Hand cancel has not bee 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.

503 USS Liberty AGTR-4 Recommission JAN/15/A.M./1965 
 

Number produced: 437

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504 USS Edward Mc Donnell DE-1043 Commission FEB/15/1965/  / 
 

Number produced: 456

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505 USS Kamehameha SSBN-642 Launching JAN/16/11:30AM/1965 
 

Number produced: 511

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506 USS Guam LPH-9 Commission /  /JAN/16/1965 
 

Number produced: 448

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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

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508 USS Austin LPD-4 Commission FEB/6/A.M./1965 
 

Number produced: 458

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509 USS Canopus AS-34 Launching FEB 12/1965/PM 
 

Number produced: 451

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510 USS George Bancroft SSBN-643 Launching MAR20/-PM/1965 

Number produced: 509

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510 USS George Bancroft SSBN-643 Launching MAR20/AM/1965 
 

Number produced:  See above

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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

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Slogan Salvation Army
512 USS Bradley DE-1041 Commission /  /MAY/15/  / 
 

Number produced: 481

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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

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Slogan ABCD Mail
514 USS George C Marshall SSBN-654 Launching MAY 21/PM/1965
 

Number produced: 558


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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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