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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 515-569  GO TO: Previous Listing #456-514   Next Listing #570-621

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

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515 USS Intrepid CVS-11 Gemini 3 AM/MAR 23/1965

Number produced: 482

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $24.95, $36.77
2009  $33.00
2010  $27.53
2012  $6.57, $18.00,  $4.25
2013  $7.50, $15.50
2014  $11.50, $15.49

2015  $75.00 w/Adm Autog
2016  $12.50, $10.10
2017  $16.94
 
 

Please note that the YELLOW color of
all the covers shown on this page is the
same when seen on the actual cover. 
The differences in various shades of the
YELLOW color from cover to cover is due
to scanning differences. 
The YELLOW shown to the right on the
printing error cover illustrates the correct color.
 


Prime Recovery Ship


Another Example
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson


Printing Error. Missing silver color.
Only the yellow and blue are printed. 
Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross J. Smith
 

Another printing error.
Missing yellow.
Scan courtesy of David Ball

515 Variety USS Intrepid CVS-11 Gemini 3 AM/MAR 23/1965

Number produced: See above

 
 


Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross J. Smith

The cover shown here has the Beck
B515 printed on the BACK of the cover.

The Project Gemini cachet was applied
to the front of the cover
before it was
sent to Mr. Beck.  Beck printed his
cachet on the back of the envelope and
then sent the envelope to the US Navy
for postmarking. 

Other examples are seen for B561 and
B562.  Scroll down on this page to see it.
 

515
CREW
USS Intrepid CVA-11 Gemini 3

 

AM/MAR 23/1965 

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $90.00
2010  $32.00
2011
2012 
2013 
2014  $44.95

2015  $75.00
2016
2017  $13.00, $48.69 W/auto-Grissom
 
 

Est Value $100-150

Beck's cover log shows that 482
covers were printed for cover #515.
For each of the space issues,
Mr. Beck sent about 25 printed envelopes
to the Navy. 
These did not have the "B" number on the
cover as shown on the right.  The 25 covers
were a gift from Mr. Beck to the ship's
Captain and crew for handling the batch of
collector's covers.  That is why it is called a
CREW cover. Most of the CREW covers
were given to senior crew members or VIPs
on the ship.  These people were not cover
collectors and to them,
the cover was just a memento. 


 

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

.
 


Scan courtesy of Ray Cartier


Scan courtesy of VACOVERS on eBay.   
It sold for $90 on eBay in 2009


These crew covers are very rare
covers.  The autographed cover
with Grissom's and Young's
autograph is from the collection
of Steve Durst. 

 


Another example-sold for only $32 in 2010


Still another example Dr Smith noted on
eBay in March 2011.  Note that the
handwriting on the two covers above are
same and same last name.  Someone on
the ship got their hands on a couple of
the CREW covers and sent them to
family.  This cover being offered in March
2011 with an asking price of 180 Euros
or about $250.

Most of the CREW covers are forever
lost and either destroyed or sitting in
some box of old navy papers that will
never be seen again by collectors. That
is why these CREW covers are so RARE
and estimated to be worth $100-$150 or more.

 

515
CREW
USS Boston CAG-1 . MAR/23/P.M./1965 

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2012 
2013 
2014  

2015
2016
2017 
 

 

It is believed that the Beck cover for
USS Boston exists only as a
CREW cover.
No numbered covers have been observed for
USS
Boston. 

We have observed USS Boston covers
for this event with the navy
rubber stamp cachet.

 


This CREW cover is listed under
515 because it is the first number
in the GT-3 Series.
CREW Cover.
Est Value $100-125

 


 

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

516 USS Douglas H Fox DD-779 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/  / 

Number produced: 468


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.95
2009  $4.00
2010  $9.00
2011
2012 
2013  $2.99
2014  $11.61, $12.00

2015
2016  $4.00, $12.50, $7.00 $8.00
2017  $1.99, $5.99
 

 



Scan courtesy of Tom Steiner
Cover is missing the yellow background
 

517 USS Sarsfield DD-837 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/A.M. 

Number produced: 460


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $12.77
2009  $4.00
2010 
2011
2012 
2013  $2.99
2014  $2.24

2015
2016  $15.00 $9.99
2017  $5.99
 

 


Most cancels poor


Another example This one has the
small Beck round RS.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson.


Scan courtesy of Joe Volutza
Beck cachet missing the yellow background.


 

 

 

518 USS Sarsfield DD-837 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/A.M. 

Number produced: 454


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011  $16.00

2012 
2013  $15.00, $3.00
2014  $5.50

2015  $2.00
2016  $7.00, $9.00
2017  $5.99, $5.99, $ .99
 
 


Most cancels are poor


Another example This one has the
small Beck round RS.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson.


Scan courtesy of Joe Volutza
Beck cachet missing the yellow background.

 

 

519 USS Douglas H Fox DD-779 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/ /

Number produced: 447


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 $4.00
2010 
2011  $15.99

2012 
2013  $8.00, $5.00
2014  $3.25 

2015
2016  $13.50, $22.27
2017 
 
 


Another example This one has the
small Beck round RS.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson.


Scan courtesy of Joe Volutza
Beck cachet missing the yellow background.

 

 

520 USS Intrepid CVS-11 Gemini 3 AM/MAR 23/1965 

Number produced: 439


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $79.00
2009  $9.99
2010 
2011  $31.00, $16.50

2012  $16.50
2013  $10.45, $15.00, $7.70
2014  $15.50, $13.55

2015  $15.00
2016  $15.00, $5.80
2017  $7.00
, $10.00
 

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.


 


Another example This one has the
small Beck round RS.

Scans courtesy of Larry Johnson.


Prime Recovery Ship

520 USS Intrepid CVS-11 Gemini 3 MAR/23/A.M./1965 

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
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2011
2012 
2013 
2014  

2015
2016
2017 
 
 

Hand Cancel


Hand Cancel. Scan not available. PRS.
VERY RARE.  Shown in Cartier book

 

 

521 USS Robert A Owens DD-827 Gemini 3 /  /JUN/3/1965 

Number produced: 436


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011
2012  $2.00, $12.00
2013 
2014  $4.25, $5.11, $5.25 

2015
2016
2017  $5.99
 
 

 


Correct cover for this number


Scan courtesy of Joe Volutza
Beck cachet missing the
yellow background.

 

521 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 4 JUN 7/ PM/1965 

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011
2012 
2013 
2014  

2015
2016  $84.00
2017 
 
 


GT4 Prime Recovery Ship. 
On GT-3 cachet changed to GT-4


Scan courtesy of Luc Jallot.  This is
interesting because it seems to
indicate that the changes to the Beck
printed cachet were made by the
ship's personnel and not a collector.

Also see B522 Wasp Below

522 USS Robert A Owens DD-827 Gemini 3 cachet used on Gemini 4 /  /JUN/3/1965 

Number produced: 


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011
2012 
2013  $9.99, $17.50, $16.01
2014  $5.51

2015
2016  $7.00, $4.99
2017  $5.99
 
 


Due to a mix-up at the USPS,
this cover was held for GT4.


Scan courtesy of Joe Volutza
Beck cachet missing the yellow background.

 

522 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 4 JUN 7/ PM/1965 

Number produced: 454


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $29.50
2011  $16.00

2012 
2013  $17.50
2014  

2015  $15.00, $12.50
2016
2017 
 
 

See the notes above for B521
Wasp regarding the cachet changes from GT-3 to GT-4.
 


GT4 Prime Recovery Ship.   On GT-3 cachet changed to GT-4.


Scan courtesy of Spaceflori. 
Another Example of the cachet


Another example
Note the small round rubber stamp
added after flight.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
 

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

523 USS Mullinnx DD-944 Gemini 3 MAR/23/A.M./1965 

Number produced: 428


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $4.00
2010  $9.00
2011  $15.50

2012 
2013  $3.00
2014  

2015
2016  $10.00, $10.00, $10.00, $6.00, $22.27
2017  $5.99, $5.99
 
 


 

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

 


Scan courtesy of Joe Volutza
Beck cachet missing the yellow background.

 

 

524 USS Mullinnx DD-944 Gemini 3 MAR/23/A.M./1965 

Number produced: 423


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 $4.25
2010  $9.00
2011
2012 
2013 
2014  

2015
2016  $10.00, $10.00, $7.00
2017  $5.99, $5.99
 

 



Scan courtesy of Tom Steiner
Cover is missing the yellow background.


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

525 USS Harold J Ellison DD-864 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/  /

BLUE

Number produced: 418


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

2015
2016
2017 
 
 

The USS Harold J Ellison covers for
Gemini 3 is a very interesting series of covers.

Dr. Ross J Smith has studied this
series and has provided additional information.

All Beck covers observed for
USS Harold J Ellison for Gemini 3
event also have the ship's rubber
stamp cachet on the reverse of each
cover in RED.  The ship's cachet
(on the reverse) has not been observed
in any color on a Beck cover other than red. 

However, on covers with the Navy
rubber stamp cachet (on the front),
the ship's cachet can appear on the
reverse in colors other than red.
 


Blue Cancel.

Ship's cachet on reverse in RED

 

525 USS Harold J Ellison DD-864 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/  /

BLACK 

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
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2012 
2013 
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2015
2016
2017 
 

 


Black Cancel.
Ship's cachet on reverse in RED
525 USS Harold J Ellison DD-864 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/  /

BROWN/GOLD

 

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011  $22.50

2012 
2013 
2014  

2015  $10.00
2016  $7.00
2017  $5.99
 
 

Updated Feb 2011.  Another B525 with the
Brown/Gold cancel was found by Dr Smith.

A B525 with the Brown/Gold cancel was found by Dr Smith.

The Brown/Gold cancel has now been observed on two Beck
Covers.  Until February 2011 we thought the cover shown in our
listing for B525 Brown/Gold might be a unique cover.  Now we know
there are at least two!

Note the pencil writing in the address area. #140.

One speculation is that this refers to US Navy Task Force #140.  If that is correct, then this cover might have been
processed for a crew member.


Brown/Gold Cancel.
Ship's cachet on reverse in RED


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson


Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith

 

Also review this scan below.  Click on
it to enlarge it.  Note the color of the
cachet used on the Navy cachet.  It is
the same color as the cancel used on
the Beck cover.  The cover below
with the Navy Brown/Gold cachet has
the ship's cachet in Blue on the
reverse.  The Beck cover has the
ship's cachet in Red on the reverse.



Scan courtesy of Joe Volutza
Beck cachet missing the yellow background.

 

 


525
USS Harold J Ellison DD-864 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/  /

RED 

Number produced: See above


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

2015
2016
2017 
 

 


Red Cancel.
 
Ship's cachet on reverse in RED
526 USS Harold J Ellison DD-864 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/  /

BLUE 

Number produced: 413


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011  $5.51

2012 
2013 
2014  $16.99, $5.50

2015
2016
2017 
 

 


Blue Cancel. Ship's cachet on reverse in RED


Scan courtesy of Joe Volutza
Beck cachet missing the yellow background.

 

 

 

 

526 USS Harold J Ellison DD-864 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/  /

BLACK 

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011
2012 
2013  $15.50
2014  

2015
2016  $26.00
2017 
 
 


Black Cancel. Ship's cachet on reverse in RED


Another example.  Has the round RS.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

 

 

526 USS Harold J Ellison DD-864 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/  /

BROWN/GOLD 

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011
2012 
2013 
2014  

2015
2016
2017 
 

 

No scan available.  Not observed, Assumed to exist because of B525
Brown/Gold Cancel.
526 USS Harold J Ellison DD-864 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/  /

RED 

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011
2012 
2013 
2014  

2015
2016
2017 
 

 

No scan available.  Not observed, Assumed to
exist because of B525
Red Cancel.
527 USS John Paul Jones DD-932 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/A.M. 

Number produced: 409


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $9.00
2011
2012 
2013  $2.99
2014  $10.50, $2.80

2015  $12.50
2016  $10.00
2017  $4.99
 
 


 


Scan courtesy of Tom Steiner
Cover is missing the yellow background.

 

528 USS John Paul Jones DD-932 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/A.M. 

Number produced: 403


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.95
2009 
2010  $9.00
2011
2012 
2013  $5.00
2014  $5.61

2015  $15.00
2016  $7.00
2017  $7.51, $16.50-background printing error
 
 


 


Scan courtesy of Joe Volutza
Beck cachet missing the yellow background.


Another missing color example

 

529 USS Harold J Ellison DD-864 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/  /

BLACK 

Number produced: See above


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

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


Black Cancel.
Scan courtesy W Magnus

Added 6/2013

529 USS Sarsfield DD-837 Gemini 3 MAR/23/1965/A.M. 

Number produced: 397


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $5.50
2009 
2010  $9.00
2011
2012  $3.00
2013  $7.12, $13.50
2014  $3.00

2015
2016
2017  $5.00, $7.51
 

 


Most cancels poor quality


 

Another example.  Has the round RS.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

530 USS James K Polk SSBN-645 Launching MAY 23/-PM/1965 

Number produced: 585


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $8.50
2010  $2.25
2011
2012 
2013 
2014  $2.99

2015
2016  $4.75
2017  $4.00
 
 


May 22 is correct date
530 USS James K Polk SSBN-645 Launching MAY 22/ PM/1965 

Number produced: See Above


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $1.25
2009 
2010 
2011
2012 
2013 
2014  

2015
2016
2017 
 

 


Variety HT
531 USS Josephus Daniels DLG-27 Commission 8/MAY/1965/P.M. 

Number produced: 502


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00, $3.95
2010  $2.50
2011
2012 
2013 
2014  $5.00

2015
2016
2017 
 
 
 


 
532 USS Ogden LPD-5 Commission JUN/19/1965/A.M. 

Number produced: 503


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $2.95
2011
2012 
2013 
2014  $5.00, $3.00, $2.59, $2.49

2015
2016
2017 
 

 


 
533 USS Lansing DER-388 LDPS MAY/5/A.M./1965 

Number produced: 411


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $3.50, 2.25
2011  $2.63

2012  $6.00
2013 
2014 $4.00

2015
2016
2017 
 

 


Ship's cachet on reverse in red
534 USS Goldsborough DDG-20 Gemini 4 JUN/7/A.M./1965 

Number produced: 462


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $8.49, 3.50
2011  $6.50

2012  $12.00
2013  $18.50 w/ CO auto, $3.99
2014  $43.00 w/auto, $4.00

2015
2016  $9.99, $6.00, $9.99
2017 
 
 

Any color variations in the scans are
from the  scans. 
The cachets for GT-4 Pacific are
same and colors are the same.
 


 

 

Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 

534

CREW

USS Goldsborough DDG-20 Gemini 4 JUN/7/A.M./1965 

Number produced: Unknown


eBay Prices Realized

2014   $43
.00
2015
2016  $15.50
2017 
 
 

Any color variations in the scans are
from the  scans. 
The cachets for GT-4 Pacific are
same and colors are the same.
 

Only one observed

535 USS Ponchatoula AO-148 Gemini 4 JUN/7/  /1965 

Number produced: 426


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $1.00, $4.95
2009  $7.00
2010  $8.49, $10.25
2011
2012  $12.00, $2.99, $4.95
2013  $3.25
2014  $4.00

2015  $7.00
2016  $9.99
2017  $4.60, $4.99
 

 


Most cancels are poor quality.

Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

 

535
CREW
USS Ponchatoula AO-148 Gemini 4 JUN/7/  /1965 

Number produced: Unknown

eBay Prices Realized

2014 $45.00 

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


Most cancels are poor quality.
Scan courtesy of W Magnus
Added 6/13


Only two copoes observed.

536 USS Higbee DD-806 Gemini 4 JUN/7/1965 

Number produced: 420


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $7.16, $9.50
2009 
2010 
2011
2012 
2013  $22.50 w/med CO auto
2014  $4.00

2015
2016  $10.95, $9.99
2017 
 
 

 

 




Scan courtesy of RJIPhilatelics.


Another example This one has the
small Beck round RS.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson.
536
CREW
USS Higbee DD-806 Gemini 4 JUN/7/1965/  / 

Number produced: Unknown


eBay Prices Realized

2014   $45.00

2015
2016
2017 
 

 


Beck cover without number  CREW

 

536
 
St Louis MO   Gemini 4 JE 11  AM/1965

Number produced: See Above

 

Only one observed.
All other B536 observed are postmarked
USS Higbee.

Scan courtesy of W Magnus

537 USS Rupertus DD-851 Gemini 4 JUN/8/1965/  / 

Number produced: 408


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $45.64 McDivitt Autog
2011  $6.00

2012 
2013  $37.00 w/autog
2014  $4.00

2015
2016  $12.50, $9.99
2017 
 

 


Cancel variety. Name at top of cancel.  More common


Beck cover with the small round rubber stamp.
See more information HERE.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

537

CREW

USS Rupertus DD-851 Gemini 4 JUN/8/1965/  / 

Number produced: Unknown


eBay Prices Realized

2014  $45.00

2015
2016
2017 
 

 


Cancel variety. Name at top of cancel. 

CREW Cover.  Only one observed.

537 USS Rupertus DD-851 Gemini 4 JUN/8/1965/  / 

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $3.00
2011
2012 
2013 
2014  $4.00

2015
2016  $9.99
2017 
 

 


Cancel variety.  Name at bottom of cancel. Less common.
538 USS Leonard F Mason DD-852 Gemini 4 JUN/8/1965/A.M. 

Number produced: 404


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.95
2009 
2010 
2011
2012  $4.50
2013 
2014   $4.00

2015
2016  $10.00
2017  $3.99
 

 

Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

 

538

CREW

USS Leonard F Mason DD-852 Gemini 4 JUN/8/1965/A.M. 

Number produced: Unknown


eBay Prices Realized

2014   $104.50

2015
2016
2017 
 

 

Only one observed.
CREW Cover

 

539

USS Orleck DD-886 Gemini 4 JUN/8/1965/  / 

Number produced: 403


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00
2010 
2011
2012 
2013  $17.50 w/CO auto, $12.00, $16.51, $3.32,
$14.50 Mcdiv auto, $102.50 White auto
 2014 $4.00

2015  $14.00
2016  $9.99
2017 
 
 


Another example with an added round RS cachet added after the flight.

Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

539

CREW

USS Orleck DD-886 Gemini 4 JUN/8/1965/  / 

Number produced: 403


eBay Prices Realized

2014 $77.00  

2015
2016
2017 
 
 

Only one observed.
CREW Cover

540 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 4 JUN 7/PM/1965 

Number produced: 473


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $19.95, $19.95, $19.95
2009  $9.99
2010  $40.00, $21.50
2011  $15.00

2012  $23.49, $15.50
2013  $12.00, $20.00
2014  $16.00, $10.00, $15.00

2015  $19.50
2016
2017 
 
 


Note the small maroon or blue rubber
stamp that was applied to collector's
envelopes after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have this rubber
stamp applied to covers, sent their
covers with SASE to Mr. Beck. 
Mr. Beck applied the rubber stamp
and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE.
Keep in mind that not many
covers have this stamp.
 


Prime Recovery Ship


Any color variations in the scans are
from the  scans.  The cachets for GT-4
Atlantic are same and colors are the same.

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE



Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

 


540
USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 4 JUN/7/A.M./1965 

Number produced: See above


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Added 2009
Previously unlisted

 


HAND CANCEL
Scan courtesy of Eddie Bizub

This is the only Wasp cover with
the GT-4 hand cancel known to exist.
Very Rare!
 

540
CREW
USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 4 JUN 7/PM/1965 

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $40.00
2011
2012  $20.00
2013  $228.50
2014  

2015 $50.00
2016
2017 
 
 

Beck's cover log shows that 473
covers were printed for B540.
For each of the space issues,
Mr. Beck sent about 25 printed
envelopes to the Navy. 
These did not have the "B" number
on the cover as shown on the right. 
The 25 covers were a gift from
Mr. Beck to the ship's Captain and
crew for handling the batch of
collector's covers.  That is why it
 is called a CREW cover. Most of
the CREW covers were given to
senior crew members or VIPs on the ship. 
These people were not cover collectors
and to them, the cover was just a memento. 




Scan courtesy of David Ball
We don't see Mr. Beck's rubber stamp on very many
covers in the 1000 cover series.
 


Scan courtesy of Steve Durst

This very rare cover is in the
collection of
Steve Durst.

Most of these covers are forever lost
and either destroyed or sitting in
some box of old navy papers that will
never be seen again by collectors.
That is why these CREW covers are so RARE.

Est Value $100-125


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



.

This one sold for $228.50 in 2013

541 USS Robert A Owens DD-827 Gemini 4 /  /JUN/3/1965 

Number produced: 433


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010   $8.49
2011
2012 
2013 
2014   $4.25, $4.00

2015
2016  $12.00 $9.99
2017 
 
 



Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

542 USS Furse DD-882 Gemini 4 A.M./3/JUN/1965 

Number produced: 418


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00
2010  $9.00
2011
2012 
2013 
2014  $4.00

2015
2016  $4.27, $9.99, $12.99, $27.56
2017  $5.99
 
 


Many cancels are poor quality.  

A second example


Beck cover with the small round rubber stamp.
For more information see HERE.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

543 USS Hawkins DD-873 Gemini 4 JUN/3/1965/A.M. 

Number produced: 408


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.95
2010 
2011  $9.50 w/CO autog

2012 
2013  $10.50, $5.00, $2.50
2014   $4.00

2015  $10.00
2016  $9.99
2017 
 
 
 


Black Beck RS on reverse
543 USS Lake Champlain CVS-39 Gemini 4 cachet

Gemini 5 cancel
AUG 29/AM/1965 
This date is actually the date
for Gemini 5 recovery. 
 For some reason, the GT-4
covers were held over and postmarked on GT-5.

Also see Beck B561 for the
 GT-5 cachet and USS Champlain cancel.

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $17.50
2009 
2010 
2011
2012 
2013  $59.00, $51.07 autog Mcdiv
2014  

2015
2016
2017 
 
 

Click on the very unique cover shown at right. 
This cover collector sent Mr. Beck a
brown colored envelope.  This is very
unusual because most collectors preferred
a high quality white or cotton bond envelope. 
Seeing a brown one is very unusual and this
may be one of a kind for the number 543. 
This cover was sold on eBay by dealer Karl Hass. 
Selling price was $22.05 in May 2006.
 


Scan courtesy of Ray Cartier


Prime Recovery Ship. GT-4 Cachet with GT-5
cancellation and date



Unusual Beck on brown envelope .

 

544 USS Barry DD-933 Gemini 4 JUN/7/1965/P.M. 

Number produced: 397


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.95
2009  $3.00
2010  $47.69 McDivitt autog
2011  $6.00

2012 
2013 $3.99 
2014 $4.00 

2015
2016  $12.00, $10.99, $10.00
2017  $5.99, $4.99
 
 




Another example This one has the
small Beck round RS.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson.
544
CREW
USS Barry DD-933 Gemini 4 JUN/7/1965/P.M. 

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
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Beck cover without number  CREW
544 Newport RI N/A Gemini 4 JUN 9/ PM/1965 

Number produced:  See above


eBay Prices Realized
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Scan of cover from the collection of
Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard
Learn. Added 5/09
545

 

USS Blandy DD-943 Gemini 4 JUN/3/P.M./1965 

Number produced: 393


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $5.20
2009  $3.00, $4.25
2010  $9.00, $9.00
2011
2012 
2013 
2014  $4.00, $7.51

2015
2016  $10.99, $9.99
2017  $5.99
 
 




Courtesy of Luc Jallot

 

Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

 

 

545

CREW

USS Blandy DD-943 Gemini 4 JUN/6/P.M./1965

eBay Prices Realized

2014   $57.00

2015
2016
2017 
 


Scan courtesy of Bart Van Oppens
Beck CREW cover. 
Note the ship's name printed or typed
in the cachet.  We haven't seen that
addition before.
This cover is postmarked Jun 6. 
All the other USS Blandy covers
we have seen are dated June 3. 
The GT-4 mission launched on Jun 3
and splashed down on Jun 7.
546 USS Rich DD-820 Gemini 4 JUN/3/A.M./1965 

Number produced: 388


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $4.00
2010   $8.49
2011  $1.99

2012 
2013  $3.25
2014  $ .99

2015
2016  $9.99
2017 
 

 


Most cancels are poor quality.

 

Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

 

547 USS Charles S Sperry DD-697 Gemini 4 JUN/3/1965/A.M. 

Number produced: 385


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $7.50
2009  $4.00
2010  $9.49
2011
2012 
2013  $10.50, $3.99, $31.00 autog Mcdiv, $28.88,
2014  $7.51, $10.00

2015
2016 $9.99, $9.99
2017 
 

 

 

Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

548 USS Chukawan AO-100 Gemini 4 JUN/3/A.M./1965 

Number produced: 381


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $4.25
2010 
2011
2012 
2013  $5.00
2014  

2015
2016  $14.99, $9.99
2017  $15.00
 
 
 

549 USS Brumby DE-1044 Commission NOV/23/1965/A.M. 

Number produced: 501


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
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2012  $1.05
2013 
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2015
2016 $8.99
2017 
 
 


Correct Comm date is Aug 5 1965.
Correct name is Brumby. Cancel reads Brunby
549 USS Brumby DE-1044 Commission NOV/30/1965/A.M. 

Number produced:  See above


eBay Prices Realized
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2011
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2016
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Correct Comm date is Aug 5 1965.
Correct name is Brumby. Cancel reads Brunby
549 USS Brumby DE-1044 Commission DEC/1/1965/A.M. 

Number produced:  See above


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Correct Comm date is Aug 5 1965.
Correct name is Brumby. Cancel reads Brunby
550 USS Duluth LPD-6 Launching AUG 14/-PM/1965 

Number produced: 484


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $2.75
2009  $2.75
2010  $4.24, $2.25
2011
2012 
2013  $1.99
2014  

2015
2016
2017  $4.00
 

 

551 USS Tripoli LPH-10 Launching JUL 31/1965/AM 

Number produced: 456


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $2.75, $4.29
2009  $2.75, $3.00, $4.14
2010  $3.50
2011  $7.00
2012  $1.25, $4.99

2013 
2014   $2.59

2015
2016  $3.00
2017 
 
 

552 USS George Washington Carver SSBN-656 Launching AUG 14/AM/1965 

Number produced: 568


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011
2012  $9.99
2013 
2014  $2.99

2015  $3.00
2016  $3.37
2017 
 
 

552 USS George Washington Carver SSBN-656 Launching AUG 14/AM/1965 

Hand Cancel

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
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This one has
the shipyard/ship cachet. 
It also has a hand cancel.
The only hand cancel we have observed.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
Added 10/2014
553 USS Henry L Stimson SSBN-655 Launching NOV 13/PM/1965 

Number produced: 574


eBay Prices Realized
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2012 
2013  $2.99
2014  $2.59, $4.50

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Slogan US Coast Guard
554 USS Sturgeon SSN-637 Launching FEB 26/PM/1965 

Number produced: 567


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011
2012  $9.99, $3.00
2013 
2014  $1.04

2015
2016
2017  $4.00
 

 

555 USS Goldsborough DDG-20 Gemini 5 AUG/29/A.M./1965 

Number produced: 475


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $8.95 Conrad autopen autog
2009  $3.00
2010 
2011
2012 
2013 $8.00 
2014  

2015
2016  $9.00, $9.99
2017 
 
 

Shown are two examples of the
same Beck 555 cover. Note that
the (autopen) autograph was obtained
 by the collector and was not signed
on the ship at time of recovery.

Any color variations in the scans
are from scans. 
The cachets are same and colors are the same.
 




Scan courtesy of RJIPhilatelics.
Autopen autograph of Astronaut Charles Pete Conrad.

 

Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

555
CREW
USS Goldsborough DDG-20 Gemini 5 AUG/29/A.M./1965 

Number produced:  Unknown


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011
2012  $26.00
2013 
2014   $45.00

2015
2016
2017 
 
 
 


Beck cover without number  CREW

556 USS Leonard F Mason DD-852 Gemini 5 AUG/29/1965/P.M. 

Number produced: 465


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.95
2009 
2010  $4.24, $4.24
2011
2012 
2013  $21.50 CO autog, $8.00
2014  

2015  $30.00
2016  $9.99
2017  $5.99
 
 




Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
556

CREW

USS Leonard F Mason DD-852 Gemini 5 AUG/29/1965/P.M. 

Number produced: Unknown


eBay Prices Realized

2014   $104.50

2015
2016
2017 
 
 

Beck cover without number  CREW

557 USS Taylor DD-468 Gemini 5 AUG/29/1965/A.M. 

Number produced: 465


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $7.95
2009 
2010  $9.50, $9.50, $3.75
2011
2012 
2013 
2014  $10.00

2015  $10.00
2016  $31.00
2017 
 
 


Correct cover for this number 
557
CREW
USS Taylor DD-468 Gemini 5 AUG/29/1965/A.M. 

Number produced:  Unknown


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011
2012 
2013  $8.00
2014  $55.00

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


Beck cover without number  CREW


Most USS Taylor cancels for
this issue are poor quality

 

558 USS George K Mackenzie DD-836 Gemini 5 AUG/29/1965/A.M.

Number produced: 452


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.00, $4.95
2009 
2010  $4.24, $4.24
2011  $9.00

2012  $2.99
2013  $8.00, $6.00
2014  

2015
2016  $9.99
2017 
 

 

 

Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

 

558
CREW
USS George K Mackenzie DD-836 Gemini 5 AUG/29/1965/A.M.

Number produced:  Unknown


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011
2012 
2013 
2014   $65.00

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


Beck cover without number  CREW

559 USS Leonard F Mason DD-852 Gemini 5 AUG/29/1965/P.M.

Number produced: 427


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $7.95
2009 
2010  $8.49, $9.00
2011
2012  $7.50, $6.00 
2013  $5.00, $8.00
2014  

2015
2016  $6.00
2017  $4.99, $21.49
 

 




Another example with autograph est $40.00

Correct cover for this number 

 


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

 

559 USS George K Mackenzie DD-836 Gemini 5 AUG/29/1965/A.M.

Number produced:  See above


eBay Prices Realized
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560 USS Chipola AO-63 Gemini 5 AUG/29/1965/A.M.

Number produced: 424


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $4.24, $4.24
2011  $1.99

2012 
2013  $21.50 CO autog, $8.00
2014  $5.00

2015
2016  $8.24, $29.00
2017 
 

 


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

560
CREW
USS Chipola AO-63 Gemini 5 AUG/29/1965/A.M.

Number produced:  Unknown


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $3.50
2011 
2012  $ 45.00
2015
2016
2017 
 
 


Beck cover without number  CREW


 

561 USS Lake Champlain CVS-39 Gemini 5 AUG29/AM/1965
This is the correct date for GT-5. 
Also see B543. 
B543 has the GT-4 cachet and
the GT-5 recovery date cancel,
the same cancel as B561

Number produced: 515

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $11.26
2009 
2010  $16.50
2011  $15.00
2011
2012  $6.57
2013  $41.00 Conrad auto, $26.80, $25.00, $27.00, $10.00
2014  $25.00

2015  $20.00, $25.00
2016  $4.02
2017 
 
 
 

 


PRS. Hand Cancel on cover might exist.



Another example with autograph
 
(561)
CREW
USS Lake Champlain CVS-39 Gemini 5 AUG29/AM/1965

Number produced:  See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $19.50
2010  $33.55
2011
2012  $63.00, $77.00
2013  $13.40
2014  

2015  $50.00
2016
2017 
 
 


Scan courtesy of Ray Cartier

PRS Beck cover without number.  
CREW
561
Variety
USS Lake Champlain CVS-39 Gemini 5 AUG29/AM/1965

Number produced:  See above


eBay Prices Realized
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Front

Back
The very interesting cover shown here
has the Beck cachet  printed on the
BACK of the cover.

The Project Gemini cachet was
applied to the front of the cover
before it was sent to Mr. Beck.  Beck
printed his three color cachet on the
reverse of the envelope and then sent
the envelope to the US Navy for
postmarking. 

Other examples of similar covers
for GT-5 see B562. and B515.

 
562 USS Manley DD-940 Gemini 5 AUG/21/A.M./1965

Number produced: 492


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $1.00, $5.20
2009  $3.00
2010  $8.00
2011  $6.75, $9.00

2012 
2013  $1.30
2014  $5.00

2015
2016
2017 
 
 




This cover has a RS cachet added to
the cover after the event.  Designer of
cachet is unknown.

 

Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Note the small maroon, red, blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to
collector's envelopes
after the flight was over. 
Collectors wishing to have
this rubber stamp applied to covers,
sent their covers with SASE to Mr.
Beck.  Mr. Beck applied the rubber
stamp and returned the covers to the
collectors using their SASE. Keep in
mind that not very many covers have
this added rubber stamp. 
Mr. Beck applied the
rubber stamp to any covers the
collector sent in, not just CREW covers.

Mr. Beck also sold sets of the rubber
stamps to dealers to the dealers
could apply and rubber stamp as they
desired.

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

 

562
Variety
USS Manley DD-940 Gemini 5 AUG/21/A.M./1965

Number produced: See above


 


Back

Front
Scan courtesy of Martin S. Rasmussen

The very interesting cover shown here
has the Beck cachet  printed on the
BACK of the cover.

The Project Gemini cachet was
applied to the front of the cover
before it was sent to Mr. Beck.  Beck
printed his three color cachet on the
reverse of the envelope and then sent
the envelope to the US Navy for
postmarking. 

Other examples of similar covers for
GT-5 see B561. and B515.


 
563 USS Du Pont DD-941 Gemini 5 AUG/29/A.M./1965

Number produced: 483


eBay Prices Realized
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Airmail border.
Scan courtest W Magnus

564 USS John W Weeks DD-701 Gemini 5 AUG/29/A.M./1965

Number produced: 476


eBay Prices Realized
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2009  $3.55
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$3.00
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2017  $4.99
 

 


Most cancels are of poor quality.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

565 USS Neosho AO-143 Gemini 5 A.M./AUG/29/1965

Number produced: 464


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Correct cover for this number
565 USS Du Pont DD-941 Gemini 5 AUG/29/A.M./1965

Number produced:  See above


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Very Scarce
565 USS James C Owens DD-776 Gemini 5 AUG/29/A.M./1965

Number produced:  See above


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Very Scarce
565 USS John W Weeks DD-701 Gemini 5 AUG/29/A.M./1965

Number produced:  See above


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Very Scarce
565 USS Manley DD-940 Gemini 5 AUG/21/A.M./1965

Number produced:  See above


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Very Scarce 
565 USS New DD-818 Gemini 5 AUG/29/A.M./1965

Number produced:  See above


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Very Scarce
566 USS James C Owens DD-776 Gemini 5 AUG/29/A.M./1965

Number produced:  460


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2014  $9.50

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Correct cover for this number
567 USS Neosho AO-143 Gemini 5 A.M./AUG/29/1965

Number produced: 454


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $9.38
2009  $4.00
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Correct cover for this number. NY NY at top of cancel.


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

568 USS New DD-818 Gemini 5 AUG/29/A.M./1965

Number produced: 444


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Correct cover for this number



Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

569 USS Du Pont DD-941 Gemini 5 AUG/29/A.M./1965

Number produced: 440


eBay Prices Realized
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Correct cover for this number

The cover shown below is not a Beck cover. 
For example only.

The Cover Above is NOT a BECK cover. 
However, the small round cachet was
probably applied by Beck.  This
answers the question if Beck serviced
only his own covers with the small
round cachet. He also sold sets of
the rubber stamps.

SEE MORE HERE

569 USS James C Owens DD-776 Gemini 5 AUG/29/A.M./1965

Number produced:  See above


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569 USS John W Weeks DD-701 Gemini 5 AUG/29/A.M./1965

Number produced:  See above


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Scan courtesy of Mark Terry

Only these two observed.  There could be
others, but they are very elusive.

569 USS Manley DD-940 Gemini 5 AUG/21/A.M./1965

Number produced:  See above


eBay Prices Realized
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2016  $6.97
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569 USS Neosho AO-143 Gemini 5 A.M./AUG/29/1965

Number produced:  See above


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569 USS New DD-818 Gemini 5 AUG/29/A.M./1965

Number produced:  See above


eBay Prices Realized
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