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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 622-687  GO TO: Previous Listing #570-621  Next Listing #688-769

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

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622 USS Boxer LPH-4 Apollo AS-201 FEB 26/PM/1966

Number produced: 418


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $9.99
2010 
2011  $21.50, $30.00
2012 
2013  $7.20, $14.25
2014  $35.99, $53.75  

2015
2016  $10.00, $20.00, $17.00
2017 
 
 


PRS. Blue Cachet. 


Another example.  This one sold for
$35.99 on eBay, Feb 2014


Possible Hand Cancel exists on
Beck printed cachets but not observed.

This cover has the Beck
designed rubber stamp
cachet
that he supplied to
the US Navy.  This
corresponds to Beck cachet
number 622.  All examples
of the USS Boxer cancels
on cachet 622 have the
machine cancel.  We have
not observed any Boxer
hand cancels on a printed
Beck cover for this space
flight.  If you have one
please send us a scan.

This cover sold on eBay for
$30 in Feb. 2011

 

623 USS Jonas Ingram DD-938 Apollo AS-201 FEB/26/1966/A.M.

Number produced: 401 


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $5.95
2009  $8.05
2010  $3.24, $3.00, $4.81, $5.51, $2.50
2011 
2012 
2013  $10.00
2014  $29.01    

2015
2016  $15.00, $20.50
2017 
 
 


Red Cachet


Another example
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson


With Beck's small round cachet
and Harry Gordon's text
rubber stamp. 
$29.01 on eBay

Note the small maroon,
red, blue or black rubber stamp
that was applied to collector's
envelopes
after the flight.
 
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.

 

 

623 USS Boxer LPH-4 Apollo AS-201 FEB 26/PM/1966

Number produced: See 623 above


eBay Prices Realized

2015  $213.50
 


Added 3/2015
624 USS Turner DDR-834 Apollo AS-201 FEB/26/1966/P.M.

Number produced: 401


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $10.50
2009  $9.01
2010  $5.50, $5.00, $3.50, $3.50, $3.00
2011 
2012  $2.99
2013  $10.00
2014     

2015
2016  $15.00, $9.99
2017 
 
 


Silver Cachet.  Most cancels are poor quality
 


Another example
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.
 
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.

 

625 USS Robert L Wilson DD-847 Apollo AS-201 FEB/26/1966/A.M.

Number produced: 398


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $9.95, $9.95
2009  $7.05
2010  $3.24, $3.75, $8.50
2011 
2012  $5.00
2013  $10.00, $16.01 autog crew
2014     

2015
2016 $31.01
2017 
 
 


Green Cachet


Another example
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
 

625

 

USS Boxer LPH-4 Apollo AS-201 FEB 26/PM/1966

Number produced: See above

Over the past several years,
we have seen many
Beck CREW covers
addressed to W R Skelley, Jr.

He was a PIO or Postal Clerk during the
1960's space recoveries.  He managed to
get a hold of a lot of the Beck CREW
covers and addressed them to himself. 

This means he likely had access to some
of the covers sent to the US Navy for the
recovery ships by Mr. Beck.

UPDATE:  See the article published
by Dr Ross Smith.

Click HERE

 

 


Scan courtesy of Dr Ross Smith

Added Oct 2012
Dr Smith was the successful
bidder on this possibly
unique Apollo cover.  The
cover is addressed to W R Skelley, Jr.

 

Est Value $85.00-100

 

626 USS Kaskaskia AO-27 Apollo AS-201 FEB/26/A.M./1966

Number produced: 395


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $6.50
2009  $
2010  $6.50, $7.50, $3.75
2011 
2012 
2013  $10.00
2014     

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


Orange Cachet
627 USS Kaskaskia AO-27 Apollo AS-201 FEB/26/A.M./1966

Number produced: 393


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $4.00
2010  $6.50, $6.50, $7.50
2011 
2012 
2013  $10.00
2014     

2015
2016  $15.99 $9.99
2017 
 
 


Blue Cachet


Another example
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.

 

627

 

USS Boxer LPH-4 Apollo AS-201 FEB 26/PM/1966

Number produced: See above

 

 


Scan courtesy of Woody Witt

Added 5/2014
This is likely a unique cover.
The cover is addressed to
W R Skelley, Jr.

Est Value $60-85.00

 

628 USS Grayling SSN-646 Launching JUN 22/1967/PM

Number produced: 568


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $2.50, $4.00
2010  $ .99, $2.25
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014    

2015  $1.50
2016
2017 
  
 


Slogan Naval Base Br
629 USS Cochrane DDG-21 Gemini 8 MAR/16/P.M./1966

Number produced: 469


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $4.24
2011 
2012 
2013  $4.55
2014     

2015  $5.00
2016
2017 
 
 


Most cancels are 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.
 
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

 

629 USS Leonard F Mason DD-852 Gemini 8 MAR/17/1966/ /

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $38.95
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017 
 
Est value $200+

 

 


Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith

Prime Recovery Ship
The above cover is probably
one-of-a-kind and very
valuable

USS Boxer was suppose to
be the prime recovery ship.

Added 12/2009

After all these years of searching
for Beck covers we are VERY surprised
to see a GTA-8 Beck cover from the
USS Leonard F Mason other than B630.
 

Note the address is hand written. 
Our guess, (only a guess) is that a Navy
Postal Clerk got a hold of the printed
 covers sent by Beck and addressed this
 to a family member. This is probably one
 of a kind! 
 

This is the only B629 observed that is other than the USS Cochrane.

 

630 USS Cochrane DDG-21 Gemini 8 MAR/16/P.M./1966

Number produced: Unknown


eBay Prices Realized
 

2014   $16.25  
2015
2016  $4.46
2017 
 
 



Added 11/2014
 
630

 

USS Hassayampa AO-145 Gemini 8 MAR/16/A.M./1966

Number produced: Unknown


eBay Prices Realized

2014  $16.25  

2015
2016
2017 
 
 



Added 11/2014
Only one observed
630 USS Leonard F Mason DD-852 Gemini 8 MAR/17/1966/ /

Number produced: 450


eBay Prices Realized
2005  $175.00
2008 
2009  $46.00
2010  $105.25, $255.00
2011  $22.00 RS not printed
2012 
2013  $79.50, $62.00
2014  $20.49, $54.00, $36.99   

2015  $100.00
2016  $22.26
2017 
 
 

This is a very elusive cover
and has always commanded
a premium price.
 

In July 2017, this cover with the
usual US Navy GT-8 RS cachet
sold on eBay for $152.50 along
with a second cover with US Navy
cachet and cancel of Boxer.
 

 


Prime Recovery Ship
Scarce Est value $150-$200

USS Boxer was suppose to
be the prime recovery ship but
the USS Leonard F Mason DD-852
picked up the astronauts after
an in-flight change of plans due to an
emergency.


Scan courtesy Dr. Ross Smith

 

631 USS George K Mackenzie DD-836 Gemini 8 MAR/17/1966/P.M.

Number produced: 448

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $1.04
2009 
2010 $3.24 
2011 
2012 
2013  $4.15, $4.00, $3.00
2014  $13.00   

2015  $5.00
2016  $3.99, $46.00
2017 
 
 

Shown are two examples of the same
Beck 631 cover.
Note that the (autopen)
autographs were obtained by the
collector and was not signed on the ship at time of
recovery. FYI-Gemini 8 Mission was
flown by Armstrong and Scott.

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 and Richard Gordon, Jr.
631

 

USS Cochrane DDG-21 Gemini 8 MAR/16/P.M./1966

Number produced: Unknown


eBay Prices Realized

2014  $65.00 

2015
2016
2017 
 
 



Added 10/2014
Only one observed
631

 

USS Hassayampa AO-145 Gemini 8 MAR/16/A.M./1966

Number produced: Unknown


eBay Prices Realized

2014  $57.00    

2015
2016  $6.25
2017 
 
 



Added 10/2014
Only one observed
631

 

USS Leonard F Mason DD-852 Gemini 8 MAR/17/1966/ /

Number produced: Unknown

eBay Prices Realized

2014  $ 148.50 
2015
2016
2017 
 

 


Added 10/2014
Only one observed

Est value $150-$200

632 USS Cochrane DDG-21 Gemini 8 MAR/16/P.M./1966

Number produced: 448 


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.20
2009  $
2010  $4.24, $3.50, $2.25
2011  $7.00
2012 
2013 
2014  $7.00 

2015  $8.24
2016  $9.99
2017 
 
 


 
633 USS Hassayampa AO-145 Gemini 8 MAR/16/A.M./1966

Number produced: 446


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.95
2009  $
2010  $9.50
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016  $37.56
2017 
 
 


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.
 
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

 

633 USS Leonard F Mason DD-852 Gemini 8 MAR/17/1966/ /

Number produced: See above
eBay Prices Realized
2014  $   
2015
2016
2017 
 
 

 


Added 6/2014
Scan courtesy of David Ball
Est value $150-$200


This is the only B633 with
USS Leonard Mason we have seen.

 

634 USS Boxer LPH-4 Gemini 8 MAR 17/-AM/1966

Number produced: 520


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $12.50
2009  $
2010  $5.50, $25.00, $6.00, $13.50
2011  $20.50
2012  $7.50
2013  $3.75, $5.00, $8.50, $6.50, $6.00, $6.00
2014     

2015  $12.50
2016  $5.50, $5.50
2017 
 

Boxer was scheduled to be the prime recovery ship but due
to technical problems, Mason
picked up the astronauts. 
See #630.

Beck Boxer cover sells for a premium. 
Est. $20-25. 

CREW covers shown at right use the
Beck design but were not printed by
Beck. 

These covers are very hard to find and
were likely printed on the board the ship
USS Boxer.  Est. Value $20-30 ea.


The Silver and Gold covers sold on eBay
for $22.50 each in Feb. 06.

See more information about
the GTA-8 Boxer covers.


Watch for same cachet
number with hand cancel. 

Hand cancels with ship
name at bottom of dial as
shown below do exist.  The
hand cancel has NOT been 
reported on Beck printed
cachets with or without numbers.




Scan courtesy of Steve Durst




Sold for $28.50 2/2014


Above: Courtesy of Dr. Ross J Smith, Gold printed cachet.

Above: Red cachet reported by Karl Hass.  Sold on eBay
 


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.
 
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

 

635 USS Caloosahatchee AO-98 Gemini 8 P.M./MAR/17/1966

Number produced: 481


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $6.00
2011 
2012  $1.55
2013  $6.50
2014     

2015
2016  $8.00, $9.99, $2.93
2017 
 
 



 

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.
 
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

 

See some covers with printing errors.  HERE

636 USS Myles C Fox DDR-829 Gemini 8 MAR/17/A.M./1966

Number produced: 474


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $13.50
2011 
2012 
2013  $4.00, $8.956.00
2014  $9.99   

2015  $3.99
2016  $22.06
2017 
 
 




 

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.
 
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

 

See some covers with printing errors.  HERE

637 USS Boxer LPH-4 Gemini 8 MAR 17/-AM/1966

Number produced: 462


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $4.50, $9.99, $4.00, $6.00
2011 
2012  $31.00
2013  $6.00
2014     

2015  $12.99
2016
2017 
 
 


Watch for same cachet number with
hand cancel.  Hand cancels with the
ship's name at the bottom of the dial
do exist but not reported on Beck
cachets
638 USS Charles P Cecil DD-835 Gemini 8 MAR/17/1966/A.M.

Number produced: 452


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $8.00
2011 
2012 
2013  $5.00, $4.00
2014     

2015
2016  $3.25, $8.00, $32.56
2017  $9.00
 
 


Correct cover for this number


 

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.
 
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

See some covers with printing errors.  HERE

638 USS Boxer LPH-4 Gemini 8 MAR 17/-AM/1966

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011 
2012  $26.00
2013 
2014   
 
2015  $81.00
2016
2017 
 
 

We knew this cover existed but never
actually saw it.  Woody Witt sent us a
scan.  Added Nov. 08
 


Scan courtesy of Woody Witt.

Watch for same cachet number with
hand cancel.  HB exist but not
reported on Beck cachets
639 USS Noa DD-841 Gemini 8 MAR/16/1966/A.M.

Number produced: 


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $6.95
2009  $
2010  $4.95, $4.24, $3.50, $3.25
2011 
2012  $1.30, $9.99
2013 
2014     

2015
2016 $9.99
2017 
 
 


Correct cover for this number


Only the background printed.

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.
 
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

See some covers with printing errors.  HERE

 

 

639 USS Boxer LPH-4 Gemini 8 MAR 17/-AM/1966

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2013  $126.50
2014   
 

The B639 is shown at the bottom
of this set of three Boxer covers.
These 3 have different B numbers
but we show the three like this to
illustrate the consistency of the
machine cancel.
 


640 USS Goodrich DDR-831 Gemini 8 MAR/16/P.M./1966

Number produced: 440


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.95
2009  $
2010  $4.24, $3.25
2011 
2012 
2013  $4.00, $6.00
2014     

2015
2016  $9.99
2017 
 
 


 


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.
 
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

See some covers with printing errors.  HERE

640 USS Boxer LPH-4 Gemini 8 MAR 17/-AM/1966

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017 
 
 

Previously Unlisted. Added Oct. 2008

Dr. Smith was the lucky bidder that
had a sharp eye and noticed that this
Boxer cover was on Beck cachet 640.

Purchased along with the RS cachet of
Mason for total of $61
 


Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross J. Smith.

Any differences in the colors
of the Beck cachets for GT-
8 Atlantic cachets is due to
the variations in scans. 
There isn't a color variety.

Watch for same cachet
number with hand cancel. 
HB exist but not reported on
Beck cachets

641 USS Tripoli LPH-10 Commission AUG/6/P.M./1966

Number produced: 486


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00, $4.24
2010  $2.25
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015  $2.49
2016
2017 
 
 


 
642 USS James K Polk SSBN-645 Commission APR 16/PM/1966

Number produced: 543


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $4.00
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $1.99
2014  $6.50 

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


 


Another example of B642 that is
autographed by CO.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson.
 

643 USS Dubuque LPD-8 Launching AUG 6/1966/PM

Number produced: 461


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $2.75
2009  $2.75
2010 
2011 
2012  $3.00
2013 
2014  $2.99 

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


644 USS Richard L Page DEG-5 Launching APR 4/AM/1966

Number produced: 460


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00
2010  $2.25
2011 
2012  $3.75
2013  $1.99
2014     

2015
2016
2017  $3.00
 
 


Slogan Easter
645 USS Niagara Falls AFS-3 Launching AM/26 MAR/1966

Number produced: 465


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010   $2.25
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014  $2.49   

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


Slogan Red Cross


Another example of B645 that is
autographed by CO.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson.

646 USS George C Marshall SSBN-654 Commission APR 29/PM/1966 

Number produced: 539


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.00
2009  $4.00
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $5.00
2014  $2.99  

2015
2016  $3.85
2017 
 
 


B646 with FDOI cancel of
the 2000 submarine stamp.
 

646 USS George C Marshall SSBN-654 Commission APR 29/PM/1966 
Hand cancel

Number produced: See Above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014    

2015
2016
2017 
 
 



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
Added 10/2014

647 USS Epperson DD-719 Gemini 9 JUN/6/A.M./1966

Number produced: 438


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $4.00
2010  $3.24
2011 
2012 
2013  $1.00 poor cancel
2014  $9.50, $4.00   

2015  $4.00, $4.50
2016
2017 
 
 


Most cancels are poor quality.

Beck's printing log indicates that
B647 was for USS Epperson

 

648 USS Epperson DD-719 Gemini 9 JUN/6/A.M./1966

Number produced: 425


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $3.24
2011 
2012 
2013  $5.70
2014     

2015
2016  $6.00
2017  $38.00
 
 


Most cancels are poor quality.

CO autograph

Date is "skewed" in cancel.  Postal clerk was VERY sloppy on Beck and non-Beck covers. 

Note the small maroon,
red, blue or black rubber stamp
that was applied to collector's
envelopes
after the flight.
 
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.

Beck's printing log indicates that
B648 was for USS Epperson

 

648 Honolulu Hawaii   Gemini 9 JUN 8/PM/1966

Number produced: See above


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2015
2016
2017 
 

This cover is probably unique
and was postmarked two days
after the recovery. 
Evidently, the Honolulu PO
noticed that the cover was not
postmarked on the USS
Epperson, and applied the
Honolulu machine cancel. 
This is only speculation. 
No one knows for sure.

 


Scan courtesy of
W. Magnus and Tom Steiner
Added 8/2013


Beck's printing log indicates that
B648 was for USS Epperson

649 USS George K Mackenzie DD-836 Gemini 9 JUN/6/1966/P.M.

Number produced: 423


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $4.95
2010  $5.93
2011 
2012  $9.99
2013  $4.55, $6.50
2014  $2.00, $1.04, $9.50, $2.50, $9.50 

2015
2016  $8.24, $4.50, $6.00
2017  $30.78
 
 


Correct cover for this number


Another example



 

Note the small maroon,
red, blue or black rubber stamp
that was applied to collector's
envelopes
after the flight.
 
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.

Beck's printing log indicates that
B649 was for USS G K Mackenzie

649 USS Epperson DD-719 Gemini 9 JUN/6/A.M./1966 

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $5.24
2009  $
2010  $3.50
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


Most cancels are poor quality. 

Added 2010

Previously unlisted

Beck's printing log indicates that
B649 was for USS G K Mackenzie

650 USS Rupertus DD-851 Gemini 9 JUN/6/1966/  /

Number produced: 421


eBay Prices Realized
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2009  $4.00
2010  $5.89
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016  $1.93, $8.24
2017  $
 
 


Hand cancel bottom


 

Beck's printing log indicates that
B650 was for USS Rupertus

650 USS Rupertus DD-851 Gemini 9 JUN/6/1966/  /

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
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2009  $6.95
2010  $3.50
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016 $6.00
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Hand cancel top



 

Note the small maroon,
red, blue or black rubber stamp
that was applied to collector's
envelopes
after the flight.
 
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.

Beck's printing log indicates that
B650 was for USS Rupertus

 

651 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 9 JUN 6/AM/1966

Number produced: 497


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012  $13.72
2013  $7.50, $45.00 CO autog
2014     

2015  $4.99, $20.00
2016  $12.95, $15.00
2017  $6.00
 
 


Machine Cancel is by far the
most common of the
cancels for USS Wasp. Also
watch for the Wasp hand
cancel.

Beck's Printing Log
indicated that cachets B651
and B657 were intended for
Wasp, but we know there
are other Beck printed
covers with the Wasp
cancels.  See below.

 

651 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 9 JUN 6/A.M./1966

Number produced: See above

 



Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

VERY FEW covers were
postmarked with the hand cancel. 

 

651

Cancel Variety
USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 9 JUN/6/A.M./1966

Number produced: See above

The year in the date slug is
upside down.

See a similar cancel variety on B657.
 
The hand cancel is VERY
hard to find,
 
Beck's printing log indicates that
B651 was for USS Wasp


Scan courtesy of Eddie Bizub 5/09
Hand cancel with error.


Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith
This cover has the same
cancel variety as the one
above but this one has the
US Navy rubber stamp
cachet. Sold for $61 6/11

 

652 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 9 JUN 6/AM/1966

Number produced: See 652 below
eBay Prices Realized
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2014   

Added to list September 2013.
 

This is the only B652 we have
seen with the USS Wasp cancel.


Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith

Machine Cancel on this
 cover (B652) is the same
MT cancel found on most
Wasp covers for this mission.

Also watch for the Wasp hand cancel.

Beck's printing log indicates that
B652 was for USS R L Wilson

 

652 USS Robert L Wilson DD-847 Gemini 9 JUN/6/1966/A.M.

Number produced: 460


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2009  $4.95
2010  $3.24
2011 
2012 
2013  $5.00
2014     

2015
2016  $9.25. $9.25, $6.00
2017  $9.99
 
 






Above cover also has Norfolk MC.
Scan courtesy of Dr.Ross Smith



 

Note the small maroon,
red, blue or black rubber stamp
that was applied to collector's
envelopes
after the flight.
 
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.

Beck's printing log indicates that
B652 was for USS R L Wilson

 

653 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 9 JUN 6/AM/1966

Number produced: 451

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $104.50
2009  $
2010  $5.65, $3.50
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014   

2015 $8.25
2016 $2.93
2017 
 

Beck's Printing Log indicated that
cachets B651 and B657 were
intended for Wasp, but we know
there are other Beck printed covers
with the Wasp cancels like this
B653. We don't know how many
B653 were cancelled on the Wasp
but the number is VERY small. 
Only a few have been observed. 

 


Machine Cancel


Scan courtesy of Dr Ross Smith

 

Beck's printing log indicates that
B653 was for USS W C Lawe

653 USS William C Lawe DD-763 Gemini 9 JUN/6/ /1966

Number produced: See above


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

2015
2016  $7.00
2017  $8.00
 
 

Note the small maroon,
red, blue or black rubber stamp
that was applied to collector's
envelopes
after the flight.
 
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.


Correct cover for this number.


Another example, with small round RS
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Beck's Printing Log
indicated that cachet B653
was intended for W C
Lawe.

We have not observed any Beck covers
from W C Lawe on any Beck covers
B647-B657 except B653.

Beck's printing log indicates that
B653 was for USS W C Lawe

654 USS Bordelon DD-881 Gemini 9 JUN/6/1966/A.M.

Number produced: 444


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $ .99 $4.95
2009  $3.00, $5.00, $8.95
2010  $5.65, $3.75, $6.50
2011 
2012 
2013  $1.04, $5.00
2014   $1.04, $9.50  

2015  $6.50
2016  $8.74
2017  $26.00, $28.00
 
 

Note the small maroon,
red, blue or black rubber stamp
that was applied to collector's
envelopes
after the flight.
 
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.

 


Correct cover for this number. 


 

Beck's printing log indicates that
B654 was for USS Bordelon
 

654 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 9 JUN 6/ AM/1966

Number produced: See above
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2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014 

2015
2016
2017 
 
   
Beck's Printing Log indicated that
cachets B651 and B657 were
intended for Wasp, but we know
there are other Beck printed
covers with the Wasp cancels
like this B654. We don't know how
many B654 were cancelled on the
Wasp but the number is small.
 


Wasp Machine Cancel on
 B654 is very scarce 

 

 

Beck's printing log indicates that
B654 was for USS Bordelon

654 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 9 JUN/6/A.M./1966

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
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Scan not available
Hand Cancel.  This cover very scarce

If you have this cover,
 please send us a scan. 

 

 

Beck's printing log indicates that
B654 was for USS Bordelon

655 USS McCaffery DD-860 Gemini 9 JUN/6/1966

Number produced: 435


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $5.75, $4.95
2010  $3.50
2011 
2012  $5.25
2013  $6.40 CO autog, $4.50
2014   $9.50  

2015  $13.50
2016  $8.74
2017  $20.50
 
 

Note the small maroon,
red, blue or black rubber stamp
that was applied to collector's
envelopes
after the flight.
 
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.

 


Correct cover for this number. 


 

We have not observed any Beck covers from McCaffery on any Beck covers B647-B657 except B655.
Beck's printing log indicates that
B655 was for USS McCaffery

 

655 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 9 JUN 6/AM/1966

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 

2012 
2013 
2014   $37.00,
$9.50 
2015  $45.00
2016
2017 
 

Beck's Printing Log indicated that
cachets B651 and B657 were
intended for Wasp, but we know
there are other Beck printed covers
with the Wasp cancels like this B655.
We don't know how many B655
were cancelled on the Wasp but the
number is VERY small. 
Only a few have been observed.

 


Beck B655 with Wasp machine cancel observed on eBay. 


Also watch for Wasp hand
cancel on B655. No B655
with Wasp hand cancels
have been reported.

 

 

Beck's printing log indicates that
B655 was for USS McCaffery

 

656 USS Chikaskia AO-54 Gemini 9 JUN/6/A.M./1966

Number produced: 434


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $2.26
2009  $4.95
2010  $3.50
2011 
2012 
2013  $4.50, 4.55
2014     

2015
2016
2017   $9.99
 
 

Note the small maroon,
red, blue or black rubber stamp
that was applied to collector's
envelopes
after the flight.
 
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.

 


Correct cover for this number.  

Beck's printing log indicates that
B656 was for USS  Chikaskia

 

656 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 9 JUN 6/AM/1966

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $3.50
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017 
 
 

Beck's Printing Log indicated that cachets
B651 and B657 were intended for Wasp,
but we know there are other Beck printed
covers with the Wasp cancels like this
B656. We don't know how many B656
were cancelled on the Wasp but the
number is VERY small. 

 



Sent as VIP Cover from NPS.  Very Scarce

This might be the only one
that exists.  If you have a
B656 from the Wasp please
send us a scan for this site.

 

Beck's printing log indicates that
B656 was for USS  Chikaskia

657 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 9 JUN 6/AM/1966

Number produced: 434


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $7.45 $11.05
2009  $
2010  $7.00, $15.50
2011  $7.50
2012  $6.50
2013  $10.49
2014     

2015
2016  $10.50
2017 
 
 

Shown are two examples of
the same Beck 657 cover with
machine cancel.

Note that the (autopen) autograph was
obtained by the collector and was not
signed on the ship at time of recovery.


 


Also known with hand cancel see below.



Scan courtesy of RJIPhilatelics.
Autopen autograph of Astronaut Stafford

Note: any difference in the apparent color of  the covers in each series is due to scans and not printing issues.

Beck's Printing Log
indicated that cachets B651
and B657 were intended for
Wasp, but we know there
are other Beck printed
covers with the Wasp
cancels.

657 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 9 JUN/6/A.M./1966

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $20.00
2014   
 
2015
2016  $10.95
2017 
 
 

Note the small maroon,
red, blue or black rubber stamp
that was applied to collector's
envelopes
after the flight.
 
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


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

This is the only example
observed of the Wasp hand
cancel on B657 except for
the cancel variety below.

 

Beck's Printing Log
indicated that cachets B651
and B657 were intended for
Wasp, but we know there
are other Beck printed
covers with the Wasp
cancels.

657

Cancel Variety
USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 9 JUN/6/A.M./1966

In this variety, the year 1966 is upside down. 

Number produced: 
See above

 

 


Scan courtesy of Steve Durst 2/06

Hand cancel with error.

See a similar cancel variety
on B651.  The hand cancel
is VERY hard to find, and
the cancel variety makes
this cover a VERY nice
item.  Est. $75-100

 

Beck's Printing Log
indicated that cachets B651
and B657 were intended for
Wasp, but we know there
are other Beck printed
covers with the Wasp
cancels.

658 USS Fox DLG-33 Commission JUN/14/AM/1966

Number produced: 514


eBay Prices Realized
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2009  $4.99
2010  $10.00
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014   $1.04    

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


 


Yellow envelope.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

659 USS Camden AOE-2 Commission APR/1/A.M./1967

Number produced: 516


eBay Prices Realized
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2009  $3.00
2010 
2011  $7.00
2012 
2013 
2014  $2.59   

2015
2016  $4.00
2017  $3.00
 
 


Ship's cachet on reverse in Black
660 USS Voge DE-1047 Commission 25/NOV/1966/P.M.

Number produced: 546


eBay Prices Realized
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2009  $4.19
2010 
2011  $7.00
2012 
2013 
2014   $5.00  

2015
2016  $2.25
2017  $3.00
 
 


 
661 USS Schofield DEG-3 Commission MAY/11/PM/1968

Number produced: 543


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $4.73
2011 
2012  $1.25
2013 
2014     

2015  $3.00
2016
2017 
 
 


 
662 USS William H Standley DLG-32 Commission JUL/9/1966/  /

Number produced: 540


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $12.51, $2.50
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


 
663 USS Kawishiwi AO-146 Gemini 10 JUL/21/A.M./1966

Number produced: 487


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $ .99
2009  $
2010  $4.24, $3.50
2011  $4.99
2012 
2013  $5.00, $1.04, $4.50, $4.55
2014  $2.00    

2015  $2.51
2016  $8.24
2017  $46.00
 
 


Another example.
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.
 
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.

 

664 USS De Haven DD-727 Gemini 10 JUL/22/A.M./1966

Number produced: 473


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00
2010  $4.24, $3.75
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


Correct cover for this number.
Name of ship at bottom of cancel.
664 USS De Haven DD-727 Gemini 10 JUL/22/A.M./1966

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $4.24
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015  $5.00
2016
2017  $35.00
 
 

 

 

Note: any difference in the apparent
color of  the covers in each series is
due to scans and not printing issues.

 



 VERY Scarce.  Name of ship at top of cancel.


A similar cover addressed to Capt Herb Rommel. 
Scan courtesy of Graeme J. W. Smith


Another example.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

665 USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 Gemini 10 JUL/21/1966/A.M.

Number produced: 470


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $4.24
2011 
2012  $5.00
2013 
2014     

2015  $5.00
2016
2017  $41.00
 
 



Another example.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

666 USS Collett DD-730 Gemini 10 JUL/22/A.M./1966

Number produced: 486


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.95
2009  $
2010  $4.24
2011 
2012 
2013  $4.75, $8.00, $5.00, $4.55
2014  $12.00   

2015  $2.91. $5.00
2016  $8.24
2017  $35.00
 
 



Another example.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

667 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Gemini 10 JUL/21/P.M./1966

Number produced: 502


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $9.95 $4.95
2009  $
2010  $4.24, $20.00
2011  $20.50
2012 
2013  $8.00, $9.99
2014  $5.00, $6.00   

2015  $9.99, $45.00
2016  $10.50
2017 
 
 


Prime Recovery Ship. Only HB is known to exist.
668 USS William C Lawe DD-763 Gemini 10 JUL/21/ / 1966

Number produced: 472


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00
2010  $4.24
2011 
2012  $5.00
2013  $5.00
2014  $9.75   

2015
2016  $8.49
2017  $46.00
 
 



Another example.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

669 USS Allen M Sumner DD-692 Gemini 10 JUL/21/A.M./1966

Number produced: 464


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $4.24
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015  $9.00
2016  $8.69
2017  $9.99, $4.99
 
 


Correct cover for this number. This
cover also know with Jacksonville
cancel. 

Examples of Jacksonville overprinted on
Sumner exist. 7/25/66??

The above scan is courtesy
of Pete Thorsell of
PetsStamps.  The date in
the machine cancel of
Jacksonville is the 26th.  We
are doing additional
research to determine if
some do exist with the
previously reported 25th
date.  Oct 2008
 
669 Jacksonville FL   Gemini 10

Number produced: See above


No record of any sales
 
 

Scan not available.

Reported but not observed. This is
cover with Jacksonville cancel only. 
#669 has been seen as overprint on
Summer cover. Date July 25, 1966.
670 USS Norris DD-859 Gemini 10 JUL/21/1966/A.M.

Number produced: 458


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $8.45
2009  $4.00, $5.00
2010  $5.86, $3.50, $2.50, $3.50
2011 
2012 
2013  $5.00
2014  $1.04   

2015
2016
2017  $46.00
 
 



Another example.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

671 USS Severn AO-61 Gemini 10 18/JUL/1966/P.M.

Number produced: 452


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $5.00
2010  $3.24, $3.50, $6.70, $2.50
2011 
2012  $9.99
2013 
2014     

2015  $2.50
2016
2017 
 
 


 
671 USS Severn AO-61 Gemini 10 18/JUL/1966/A.M.

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $4.24
2011 
2012  $5.00
2013 
2014   
 
2015
2016
2017  $46.00
 
 

Note the small maroon,
red, blue or black rubber stamp
that was applied to collector's
envelopes
after the flight.
 
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
desired.




Another example.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
AM Cancel. VERY scarce

 

671 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Gemini 10 JUL/21/P.M./1966

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2016  $152.50
2017 
 
 


Scan courtesy of Lee Kok How
Added Nov 2016.  Only one observed.
Sold for $152.50 on eBay.

 

672 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Gemini 10 JUL/21/P.M./1966

Number produced: 446


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $21.71
2009  $
2010  $5.85
2011  $1.99, $26.50
2012  $12.48, $6.00, $8.00
2013 
2014  $6.50    

2015  $25.00
2016  $8.50, $21.56, $9.99
2017 
 
 


Prime Recovery Ship
673 USS Hornet CVS-12 Apollo 3 AUG25/-AM/1966

Number produced: 438


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $3.50
2011 
2012  $5.00, $11.75
2013  $43.00
2014     

2015 $30.00
2016 $21.60
2017  $7.99, $7.99
 
 


Prime Recovery Ship
673 USS Hornet CVS-12 Apollo 3 AUG25/ /1966

Number produced: See above
eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $44.00, $16.00, $ 29.90
2014  $36.00
2015  $30.00, $9.57
2016  $16.00. $8.50
2017 
 


Prime Recovery Ship

 

Watch for B673 cachet with HAND Cancel

674 USS Hornet CVS-12 Apollo 3 AUG25/-AM/1966

Number produced: 424


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $8.50
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $20.00
2014   

2015
2016  $15.00, $30.00
2017 
   
 


Prime Recovery Ship
674 USS Hornet CVS-12 Apollo 3 AUG25/ /1966

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011  $61.00, $21.50
2012 
2013  $20.00
2014  $5.99 

2015  $25.49, $31.00
2016
2017  $7.99, $7.99
 
 


Prime Recovery Ship
675 USS O'Bannon DD-450 Apollo 3 AUG/25/A.M./1966

Number produced: 413


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $4.00, $5.00
2010  $4.24, $3.50, $3.75
2011 
2012  $5.00
2013 
2014     

2015
2016  $12.50, $8.00, $10.00
2017 
 
 


 
676 USS O'Bannon DD-450 Apollo 3 AUG/25/A.M./1966

Number produced: 412


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $4.00, $3.00
2010  $6.50
2011 
2012 
2013  $12.00, $9.00
2014  $4.25   

2015
2016  $7.00
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.
 
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

 

677 USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 Apollo 3 AUG/25/1966/A.M.

Number produced: 412


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.95
2009  $5.00
2010  $3.24, $4.24
2011 
2012 
2013  $12.00
2014  $11.50 

2015
2016 $7.00
2017 
 
 


 
678 USS Sproston DD-577 Apollo 3 25/AUG/A.M./1966

Number produced: 411


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $4.00
2010  $4.24, $3.00, $3.50, $3.50
2011 
2012  $14.95
2013 
2014   $12.00  

2015
2016  $12.50
2017 
 
 


 
679 USS Kawishiwi AO-146 Gemini 11 SEP/15/A.M./1966

Number produced: 473


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $8.51
2009  $5.00
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $8.00
2014  $19.50  

2015
2016  $3.00, $8.24
2017  $45.00
 
 




Note the small round cachet added after the flight.

 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

680 USS Theodore E Chandler DD-717 Gemini 11 SEP/15/1966/ /

Number produced: 466


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.95
2009  $5.00, $3.00
2010  $5.50
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016  $8.24
2017  $45.00
 
 


 


Another example
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

 

681 USS O'Bannon DD-450 Gemini 11 SEP/15/A.M./1966

Number produced: 461


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $10.25, $3.50, $4.85,
2011  $7.80
2012 
2013  $8.00, $5.00
2014     

2015
2016
2017  $45.00
 
 



Another example
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

682 USS Mansfield DD-728 Gemini 11 SEP/15/1966/A.M.

Number produced: 459


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.95
2009  $5.50
2010  $10.25, $3.50, $2.50
2011 
2012 
2013  $8.00, $5.00
2014     

2015
2016
2017  $45.00
 
 


 SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE
683 USS Guam LPH-9 Gemini 11 SEP/15/1966/A.M.

Number produced: 487


eBay Prices Realized
2005  $28.00
2008  $25.10

2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $20.50 Gordon autog
2014     

2015
2016  $8.00
2017 
 
 


Prime Recovery Ship. Known for poor cancels.
684 USS Forrest Royal DD-872 Gemini 11 SEP/12/1966/A.M.

Number produced: 469


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014    

2015
2016
2017  $45.00
  
 


Correct Cover for this number. Note that this is wrong date.
684 USS Guam LPH-9 Gemini 11 SEP/15/1966/A.M.

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011  $12.50
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


PRS. VERY Scarce
684 USS McCaffery DD-860 Gemini 11 SEP/15/1966

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014    

2015
2016
2017  $45.00
  
 


 
684 USS Wallace L Lind DD-703 Gemini 11 SEP/15/1966/  /

Number produced: See above


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

2015
2016
2017 
  
 


 
684 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 11 NOV 15/PM/1966

Number produced:See above 


eBay Prices Realized
2006  $20.00
2009  $
2010  $12.50
2011  $16.00, $10.50
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016  $12.95
2017 
 
 


Prime Recovery Ship

For some reason the Wasp
held this cover until Gemini
12 flight and postmarked it
then.  It has cachet for
Gemini 11 and postmark for
Gemini 12.

685 USS Wallace L Lind DD-703 Gemini 11 SEP/15/1966/  /

Number produced: 461


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $6.50
2014    

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


Correct Cover for this number
685 USS Forrest Royal DD-872 Gemini 11 SEP/12/1966/A.M.

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $12.50 w/ CO Autog
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016  $17.00
2017 
 
 



Another example
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

685 USS Guam LPH-9 Gemini 11 SEP/15/1966/A.M.

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014   

2015
2016
2017 
   
 


Prime Recovery Ship.

Watch for cancel varieties

685 USS McCaffery DD-860 Gemini 11 SEP/15/1966/  /

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2015
2016
2017 
 
 



 

685 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 11 NOV/15/P.M./1966

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017 
 
 

 


Hand cancel
Prime Recovery Ship for GT12

For some reason the Wasp
held this cover until Gemini
12 flight and postmarked it
then.  It has cachet for
Gemini 11 and postmark for
Gemini 12

 

685 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 11 NOV 15/PM/1966

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $4.00, $1.99
2014     

2015
2016
2017 
 
 

 


Machine cancel
Prime Recovery Ship for GT12

For some reason the Wasp
held this cover until Gemini
12 flight and postmarked it
then.  It has cachet for
Gemini 11 and postmark for
Gemini 12


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

686 USS McCaffery DD-860 Gemini 11 SEP/15/1966

Number produced: 453


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016  $3.95
2017  $41.00
 
 


Correct Cover for this number
686 USS Forrest Royal DD-872 Gemini 11 SEP/12/1966/A.M.

Number produced: See above


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

2015
2016
2017 
  
 


 
686 USS Guam LPH-9 Gemini 11 SEP/15/1966/A.M.

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $41.00 Conrad autog
2014    

2015  $41.00, $173.00
2016
2017 
  
 


Prime Recovery Ship

686 USS Wallace L Lind DD-703 Gemini 11 SEP/15/1966/  /

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014   

2015
2016
2017 
   
 


 
686 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 11 NOV 15/PM/1966

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $7.20
2014    

2015
2016  $18.99
2017 
  
 

 


Prime Recovery Ship

For some reason the Wasp
held this cover until Gemini
12 flight and postmarked it
then.  It has cachet for
Gemini 11 and postmark for
Gemini 12

686 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 11 NOV 15/PM/1966

Number produced: See above 


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014   

2015
2016
2017 
   
 

 

 

For some reason the Wasp
held this cover until Gemini
12 flight and postmarked it
then.  It has cachet for
Gemini 11 and postmark for
Gemini 12

687 USS Guam LPH-9 Gemini 11 SEP/15/1966/A.M.

Number produced: 443


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014  $16.50, $26.01   

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


Prime Recovery Ship

This cover is very popular and
hard to find.  If you find one,
you should add it to your collection.
 

687 USS Forrest Royal DD-872 Gemini 11 SEP/12/1966/A.M.

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


 
687 USS Wallace L Lind DD-703 Gemini 11 SEP/15/1966

Number produced: See above
eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014  $45.00, $33.00   

2015
2016
2017 
 
 




Very Scarce
687 USS McCaffery DD-860 Gemini 11 SEP/15/1966

Number produced: See above 


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

2015
2016
2017 
 
 




Another example
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.
 
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.

 

687 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 11 NOV 15/PM/1966
Machine Cancel

Number produced: See above


eBay Prices Realized
2008  $9.95
2009  $
2010 
2011  $16.00
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016  $18.99
2017 
 
 

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


Prime Recovery Ship



Scan courtesy of RJIPhilatelics.

For some reason the Wasp
held this cover until Gemini
12 flight and postmarked it
then.  It has cachet for
Gemini 11 and postmark for
Gemini 12
 

687 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 11 NOV 15/PM/1966
Hand Cancel

Number produced: See above 


eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017 
 
 


For some reason the Wasp
held this cover until Gemini
12 flight and postmarked it
then.  It has cachet for
Gemini 11 and postmark for
Gemini 12.
Another possibility is that the
coordinator at the US Navy Task
Force held the cover.
  
 

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