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Number Ship Hull

 Event

 Date Comments

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688 USS Sample DE-1048

Commission

MAR/23/1968/AM
 

Number produced: 644

eBay Prices Realized
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Many have 1cent postage due
Read article about postage

 
689 USS Truxtun DLGN-35

Commission

MAY/27/A.M./1967 

Number produced: 634

eBay Prices Realized
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690 USS Albert David DE-1050

Commission

8/DEC/1968/AM 

Number produced: 680

eBay Prices Realized
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691 USS Niagara Falls AFS-3

Commission

APR/29/PM/1967 

Number produced: 559

eBay Prices Realized
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2015
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692 USS Koelsch DE-1049

Commission

AUG/1/1967/A.M. 

Number produced: 525

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Correct Comm date is June 11, 1967.  Covers known to exist for
July 11, July 24 and Aug 1
 

693 USS Jouett DLG-29

Commission

DEC/3/1966/A.M. 

Number produced: 519

eBay Prices Realized
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694 USS Biddle DLG-34

Commission

JAN/21/1967/AM 

Number produced: 524

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $2.75
2009  $2.75
2010  $2.95
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695 USS Cleveland LPD-7

Commission

APR/21/1967/PM 

Number produced: 529

eBay Prices Realized
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696 USS Kawishiwi AO-146

Pearl Harbor

DEC/7/A.M./1966 

Number produced: 446

eBay Prices Realized
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696 USS Joseph Strauss DDG-16

Pearl Harbor

DEC/7/1966 

Number produced:

eBay Prices Realized

2014  $16.25 

2015
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Added 11/14
Only one observed
 
697 USS Robert A Owens DD-827

Apollo AS202

AUG/25/P.M./1966 

Number produced: 343 

eBay Prices Realized
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2015  $15.00
2016  $12.00
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Ship's Cachet on reverse

 

697

CREW

USS Robert A Owens DD-827

Apollo AS202

AUG/25/P.M./1966 

Number produced: See above

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Beck cover without number =CREW


Scan courtesy of G J W Smith.


Scan courtesy of David Ball



Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith
Notice that the airmail covers are addressed to the same person.
 

698 USS James C Owens DD-776

Apollo AS202

AUG/25/P.M./1966 

Number produced: 339

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2014  $5.01, $4.50  

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Correct Cover for this number
 
698

CREW

 

USS James C Owens DD-776

Apollo AS202

AUG/25/P.M./1966

Number produced: 

See above

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Scan is courtesy of Martin S Rasmussen

Beck cover without number =CREW
Added 6/2012.  This CREW cover was unlisted prior to June 2012

 

698 USS Robert A Owens DD-827

Apollo AS202

AUG/25/P.M./1966 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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Ship's Cachet on reverse


Another example.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

699 USS Robert A Owens DD-827

Apollo AS202

AUG/25/P.M./1966 

Number produced: 330

eBay Prices Realized
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2012  $1.99
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Ship's Cachet on reverse

 

699 USS James C Owens DD-776

Apollo AS202

AUG/25/P.M./1966 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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699 Norfolk, VA Apollo AS202 DEC 8/PM/1966

Number produced: See above 

Added to site February 2011



Dr. Ross Smith noticed this Beck B699 in a eBay lot of covers. 

The cover is postmarked Norfolk, VA on December 8, 1966 and
addressed to Germany.  The date doesn't seem to be of any significance
so perhaps the cover was just used for correspondence.

 
699 Norfolk, VA Apollo AS202 AUG/27/PM/1966

Number produced: See above 

Added to site April 2015


Sold on eBay for $76

 

700 USS Robert A Owens DD-827

Apollo AS202

AUG/25/P.M./1966 

Number produced: 327 

eBay Prices Realized
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Ship's Cachet on reverse

 

700 USS James C Owens DD-776

Apollo AS202

AUG/25/P.M./1966 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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2010 
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2012  $8.45
2013  $9.50, $9.50
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701 USS Joseph Strauss DDG-16

Pearl Harbor

DEC/7/1966 

Number produced: 444

eBay Prices Realized
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2009  $
2010 
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2013  $4.75
2014  $4.00   

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2018 $
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702 USS Joseph Strauss DDG-16

Gemini 12

/  /NOV/15/1966 

Number produced: 451

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $5.02
2009  $3.00
2010  $4.24
2011  $6.50
2012 
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2015
2016 $6.00, $1.36, $5.50
2017     
2018 $3.95
2019 $
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703 USS Hollister DD-788

Gemini 12

NOV/16/1966/A.M. 

Number produced: 438

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $2.25
2010  $4.24
2011 
2012  $1.25
2013 
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2015
2016  $1.43, $15.00,$6.00
2017     
2018 $
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See a cover with printing errors.  HERE

 

704 USS Ozbourn DD-846

Gemini 12

NOV/15/1966/A.M. 

Number produced: 434 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2010  $5.00
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2015  $2.99, $2.99
2016  $6.00
2017     
2018 $3.95
2019 $
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Also known with 16th date

 
704 USS Ozbourn DD-846

Gemini 12

NOV/16/1966/A.M. 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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2016  $3.93
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We believe that this cover exists with Beck 704. 
 If you have an example, please send a scan to us.
705 USS Kawishiwi AO-146

Gemini 12

NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced: 434

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.95
2009  $
2010 
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2012  $1.00
2013 
2014     

2015  $6.25
2016  $5.00
2017     
2018 $3.00
2019 $
2020 $
 
 

 

705
CREW
USS Kawishiwi AO-146

Gemini 12

NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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CREW cover. Sold on eBay $43.50 in 02/06

The four covers shown below also
have the same 2 color cachet.

Covers from:
USS Hollister
USS Kawishiwi
USS Ozbourn
USS Joseph Strauss

The exact origin of this cover is uncertain, but it is a CREW cover and likely printed on
the ship.  It is not the usual rubber stamp BECK cachet applied on board the ship. 

It is believed that someone on one of the ships or stationed at Hawaii printed these
covers based on Beck's design.

 

705 USS Hollister DD-788

Gemini 12

NOV/16/1966/A.M. 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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We believe that this cover exists with Beck 705 and the Nov 16 date. 
If you have an example, please send a scan to us.
 

706 USS Wasp CVS-18

Gemini 12

NOV 15/PM/1966
Machine Cancel

Number produced: 506 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $9.99, $9.99
2010  $11.00
2011 
2012 
2013  $20.50 Aldrin autog,
$15.50
$21.50 Lovel autog, $21.50
2014  $9.00   

2015  $10.00
2016  $2.93
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Machine Cancel
Prime Recovery Ship.

 

706 USS Wasp CVS-18

Gemini 12

NOV/15/P.M./1966
Hand Cancel
 

Number produced: 
See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010  $19.00
2011 
2012 
2013  $43.00
2014   
 
2015
2016  $18.99
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
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Est value $35-50


Prime Recovery Ship. Hand Cancel-Bottom.
Shown in Cartier book. Very Scarce.


Above Scan courtesy of Luc Jallot

707 USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr DD-850

Gemini 12

NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced: 448

eBay Prices Realized
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Correct Cover for this number.

 

707 USS Canisteo AO-99

Gemini 12

NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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2015  $7.00
2016  $7.00
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Most cancels are poor.

 

707 USS Charles H Roan DD-853

Gemini 12

NOV/15/1966/A.M. 

Number produced: See above  

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

2015
2016  $3.58
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


 
707 USS Wasp CVS-18

Gemini 12

NOV 15/PM/1966 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $10.55
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012  $20.00
2013 
2014   
 
2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
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Any color variations in the
scans are from scans.  The
cachets are same and colors
are the same.
 


Prime Recovery Ship
Machine Cancel



Scan courtesy of RJIPhilatelics.

 

707 USS Wasp CVS-18

Gemini 12

NOV/15/P.M./1966 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $62.51 w/CO autog
2011 
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2015
2016  $18.99, $56.55
2017     
2018 $
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2020 $
 
 

 


Prime Recovery Ship.
Scan courtesy of Dr Ross J Smith
Hand cancel is Very Scarce on Beck GTA-12 covers for Wasp, PRS. 



Scan courtesy of Luc Jallot
Beck printing error.  Green color missing.

 

708 USS Charles H Roan DD-853

Gemini 12

NOV/15/1966/A.M. 

Number produced: 441

eBay Prices Realized
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Correct Cover for this number

 

708 USS Canisteo AO-99

Gemini 12

NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced: 
See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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708 Cape Canaveral FL N/A

Gemini 12

NOV 11/  PM/1966 

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

 
708 USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr DD-850

Gemini 12

NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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2015
2016  $41.00
2017     
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A second example of the Kennedy cover with the small round cachet applied after the mission.

 

708 USS Wasp CVS-18

Gemini 12

NOV 15/PM/1966
Machine Cancel 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011  $15.50
2012 
2013  $9.05
2014     

2015 $2.99
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


 

708 USS Wasp CVS-18

Gemini 12

NOV/15/P.M./1966
Hand Cancel 

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
This is the only one observed.  Previously unlisted.

 
709 USS Canisteo AO-99

Gemini 12

NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced: 435

eBay Prices Realized
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Correct Cover for this number

 

709 USS Charles H Roan DD-853

Gemini 12

NOV/15/1966/A.M. 

Number produced: See above  

eBay Prices Realized
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709 USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr DD-850

Gemini 12

NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced: See above  

eBay Prices Realized
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709 USS Wasp CVS-18

Gemini 12

NOV 15/PM/1966 

Number produced: See above  

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
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2012  $21.50
2013 
2014    

2015 $6.75, $11.50
2016
2017     
2018 $
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Prime Recovery Ship.
 
709 USS Wasp CVS-18

Gemini 12

NOV/15/P.M./1966
Hand Cancel


Number produced: 
See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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Scan of very hard to find B709 with Wasp hand cancel from Steve Durst's new book
 about Project Gemini event covers.
Scan Courtesy of Steve Durst.


The hand cancel is seen on many GTA-12 Wasp covers with the Beck
designed rubber stamp cachet, but the hand cancel on Beck 709 cachet is
almost impossible to find.  This is the only one we have seen in over 40
years. 

 

710 USS Wasp CVS-18

Gemini 12

NOV 15/PM/1966
Machine Cancel

Number produced: 433

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
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2014     

2015
2016  $12.00
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Prime Recovery Ship. May also exist with Hand Cancel.  Correct Cover for this number

 
710 USS Wasp CVS-18

Gemini 12

NOV/15/P.M./1966
Hand cancel
 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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Cover above is the B710 Wasp hand cancel postmarked after the
recovery date.  It is postmarked on November 25, 1966. 
Scan is courtesy of Dr. Ross J. Smith.

 

710 USS Canisteo AO-99

Gemini 12

NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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Known for poor cancels

 

710 USS Charles H Roan DD-853

Gemini 12

NOV/15/1966/A.M. 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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710 USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr DD-850

Gemini 12

NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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710 Cape Canaveral FL N/A

Gemini 12

NOV/15/P.M./1966 

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
 
710 Providence, RI Gemini 12 NOV 17/PM/1966 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $19.95
2009  $
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Previously unlisted. Added October 2008
This is the only one we have seen.
Scan courtesy of Pete Thorsell
711 USS Wasp CVS-18

Gemini 12

NOV 15/PM/1966 

Number produced: 408

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011  $9.00
2012 
2013 
2014  $7.25   

2015
2016  $18.99, $21.00
2017     
2018 $
2019 $16.50
2020 $
 
 


Prime Recovery Ship. May also exist with Hand Cancel. 
Correct Cover for this number

 
711 USS Canisteo AO-99

Gemini 12

NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced:  See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
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2015
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Most cancels are poor.
 
711 USS Charles H Roan DD-853

Gemini 12

NOV/15/1966/A.M. 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
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2012 
2013 
2014   

2015
2016  $3.02
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
   
 


Scarce

 

711 USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr DD-850

Gemini 12

NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced: See above

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

2015  $ .97
2016
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2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Scarce

712

713

714

715

Not returned N/A    Not returned. Does not exist.

The Pacific covers 712-716 were never returned.

The Atlantic covers 716-720 were held for AS-501.

Beck Cachets 712-720 were planned and printed for AS-204 also called Apollo 1

Cachets 712-715 were printed with the word Pacific. 
716-720 were printed with the word Atlantic.

On Jan. 27 1967 a fire on the launch pad killed the crew of 3 during a test.

In honor of the astronauts, the mission As-204 was renamed to Apollo 1.

Cachets 712-716 were never returned.

Cachets 717-720 were held by the Navy and postmarked for the
AS-501 flight on Nov. 9 1967.

Beck covers produced:

B712 461

B713 448

B714 ?

B715 440
 

716 Kennedy Space Center N/A NOV 9/AM/1967 

Number produced: 483

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $2.00, $3.00
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $15.00
2014  $ .99 

2015  $4.77, $16.00
2016
2017     
2018 $3.95
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


 

 

According to Beck's Printing  Log this number was planned for AS-204/Apollo 1.

Cover was held by Navy and postmarked Nov. 9 1967 for AS-501 unmanned flight.

It is possible that this cover was aboard USS Ramsey DEG-2.
Scan courtesy of Charlie Hamilton


Click to see note that was sent inside envelope. 

717 Kennedy Space Center N/A NOV 9/AM/1967 

Number produced: 449

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.75
2010 
2011  $4.20, $10.50, $3.95
2012 
2013  $2.99
2014     

2015  $5.51
2016  $8.55
2017     
2018 $
2019 $3.00
2020 $
 
 

 


 

According to Beck's Printing  Log this number was planned for AS-204/Apollo 1.

Cover was held by Navy and postmarked Nov. 9 1967 for AS-501 unmanned flight. 


B717 cover with popular airmail envelope.

 

717 USNS Vanguard Apollo 7  Oct 22 1968 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
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This is the only one we have seen.  Scan courtesy of Eddie Bizub.
The appearance of a yellow background on this cover is due to the scan and the
tone of the envelope.  The actual color of the cachets in the B716-720 series is consistent.

 

718 Kennedy Space Center N/A  NOV 9/AM/1967 

Number produced: 447

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.75, $3.75
2010 
2011  $4.95
2012 
2013  $13.00
2014  $4.00, $4.00   

2015
2016  $11.00
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


 

According to Beck's Printing  Log this number was planned for AS-204/Apollo 1.

Cover was held by Navy and postmarked Nov. 9 1967 for AS-501 unmanned flight.

 

718 Cape Canaveral FL N/A  JAN 22/PM/1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014   
 
2015
2016
2017     
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2019 $
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Scan of cover from the collection of Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard Learn.
Added 5/09


According to Beck's Printing  Log this number was planned for AS-204/Apollo 1.

Cover was held by Navy and postmarked Nov. 9 1967 for AS-501 unmanned flight.

 

718 Vandenberg AFB CA N/A

 

JAN 22/ -PM/1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
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2020 $
 
 


Scan of cover from the collection of Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard Learn.
According to Beck's Printing Log this number was planned for AS-204/Apollo 1.
 

 

719 Kennedy Space Center N/A NOV 9/AM/1967 

Number produced: 438

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.75
2010  $11.50 w/KSC RS
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014  $5.00, $6.00, $3.00 , $7.00, $4.00 

2015
2016  $9.50, $11.00
2017     
2018 $3.50, $3.50, $6.99
2019 $3.00
2020 $
 
 

 

 

 




Only one we have seen with the KSC rubber stamp cachet on a Beck printed cover. 
This one sold for $11.50

According to Beck's Printing  Log this number was planned for AS-204/Apollo 1.

Cover was held by Navy and postmarked Nov. 9 1967 for AS-501 unmanned flight.

The appearance of a yellow background on this cover is due to the scan and the
tone of the envelope.  The actual color of the cachets in the B716-720 series is
consistent.

 

720 Kennedy Space Center N/A

 

NOV 9/AM/1967 

Number produced: 430 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $3.50
2011  $7.00, $12.50
2012 
2013  $13.00
2014     

2015  $7.00
2016  $2.00
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


 

According to Beck's Printing  Log this number was planned for AS-204/Apollo 1.

Cover was held by Navy and postmarked Nov. 9 1967 for AS-501 unmanned flight.

 

720 USS Essex CVS-9

Apollo 7

 

 

OCT/22/1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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2012 
2013 
2014   
 
2015
2016
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Scan courtesy of Eddie Bizub

Also note the AS-204 was changed to  AS-205.

Dr. Ross Smith makes the following point:

The real question is how did most of the B720 covers find their way to KSC.
 Maybe they were returned from the Essex to the Navy with a few being
kept as a souvenir and then modified for Apollo 7.
 

The B720 cover was sent to the Essex for postmarking because the Essex was to be
 the PRS for Apollo 1.  When that mission  was cancelled the cover was held for the
next event that the Essex participated in  which was Apollo 7.

The appearance of a yellow background on this cover is due to the scan and the
tone of the envelope.  The actual color of the cachets in the B716-720 series is
consistent.
 

721 USS John F Kennedy CVA-67

Christening

MAY 27/PM/1967 

Number produced: 561

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $3.99
2009  $10.50
2010 
2011 
2012  $32.00
2013  $5.00
2014   

2015 $5.00. $7.50
2016  $5.00, $3.00
2017    $5.50 
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
   
 


Cancellation Slogan:
Christening of the USS John F Kennedy

 

722 USS Sterett DLG-31

Commission

APR/8/1967/AM 

Number produced: 531 

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.23
2009  $
2010  $2.50
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014   

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $2.00
2019 $
2020 $
   
 


 

 

723 USS Horne DLG-30

Commission

APR/15/AM/1967 

Number produced: 512

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $2.95, $5.19
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014    

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $2.40, $1.59
2019 $
2020 $
  
 




"FREE" mail Viet Nam
Scan courtesy of Rich Hoffner.


Seldom seen YELLOW envelope.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

724 USS Talbot DEG-4

Commission

APR/22/1967/?M 

Number produced: 499 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $3.50
2011  $7.00
2012 
2013 
2014   
 

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $4.50
2020 $
 


Most cancels are poor

 

724 USS Talbot DEG-4

Commission

APR/22/1967/?M 

Number produced: See Above 

 

This is a cachet variety.  Note that the B724 number is on the bottom left of the cachet
 instead of the right.  We have inspected about 10 of these covers and all had the
B724 number on the right of the cachet. Most cancels are poor.

It is difficult to identify if the background color is different between the two varieties
unless we see the actual covers.  From the scans, it looks like there is a color
density difference.

 

725 USS Tidewater AD-31

Armed Forces Day

MAY/20/AM/1967 

Number produced: 476

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $3.33
2011  $4.99
2012 
2013 
2014    

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $4.23
2019 $4.50
2020 $
  
 


 

726 USS Wainwright DLG-28

Armed Forces Day

MAY/22/1967/A.M. 

Number produced: 471 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.99, $.25, $4.26
2010 
2011  $6.00
2012 
2013 
2014  

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
    
 


 

727 USS Bennington CVS-20 NOV 9/-AM/1967 

Number produced: 576

eBay Prices Realized
2003 $76.00
2009  $
2010  $7.47, $13.50
2011 
2012 
2013  $15.00, $7.60
2014  $5.00, $9.01, $5.00, $6.50, $5.00
2015
2016  $9.99, $14.50
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Correct cover for this number. Prime Recovery Ship.

 

728 USS Bennington CVS-20 NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: 556

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $18.00
2011 
2012 
2013  $15.00, $13.25
2014   
2015  $15.00
2016  $8.00, $10.00, $19.95, $11.50, $5.50
2017     
2018 $6.50
2019 $
2020 $
 


Correct cover for this number. Prime Recovery Ship.

 

728 USS Bennington CVS-20 NOV 9/-AM/1967 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017     
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Only one example observed. Very hard to find.

 

729 USS Bennington CVS-20 NOV 9/-AM/1967 

Number produced: 547

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $13.50
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014  $7.00, $10.00    

2015
2016  $9.00
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Correct cover for this number. Prime Recovery Ship.
 
729 USS Bennington CVS-20 NOV/9/A.M./1967 
Hand Cancel

Number produced: 
See Above
eBay Prices Realized
2016 $57.00
2017 
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Hand Cancel   Only one known to exist.
Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith

 

730 USS Bennington CVS-20 NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: 547

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $7.95
2009  $
2010  $13.50
2011 
2012  $8.00
2013  $11.50
2014     

2015
2016  $10.00, $12.00, $12.00, $15.50, $2.93
2017     
2018 $7.74
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Prime Recovery Ship

 

730 USS Bennington CVS-20 NOV 9/-AM/1967 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $11.50
2014     

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Prime Recovery Ship

 

731 USS Sabine AO-25 NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: 549

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00, $3.25
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014  $5.00    

2015  $16.00
2016  $3.58, $ .97, $8.49
2017     
2018 $5.99, $3.50, $2.00, $3.95
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Correct cover for this number.

 

731 Cape Canaveral FL N/A NOV 9/AM/1967 

Number produced: 549

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012  $2.99
2013 
2014  $2.04   

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Only one observed.

 

731 Cape Canaveral FL N/A NOV/9/A.M./1967
Hand Cancel 

Number produced: 

See aboveeBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017     
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2019 $
2020 $
 

 


Scan of cover from the collection of Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard Learn.
 
Previously unlisted
 
732 USS Austin LPD-4 NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: 543

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00, $3.25
2010  $3.50
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014  $1.04, $5.00   

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $3.50, $5.99
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Correct cover for this number

 

732 USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr DD-850 NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $5.20
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $3.50
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Previously unlisted. 

 

732 USS York County LST-1175 NOV/9/1967/A.M. 

Number produced:
See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Previously unlisted. 

 

732 USS Sabine AO-25 NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2015  $55.00    
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 
 



Added 3/15

 

733 USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr DD-850 NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: 534

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $4.04, $3.25
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014  $5.00, $3.48   

2015  $8.50, $8.50
2016  $4.15
2017     
2018 $4.99, $10.48
2019 $
2020 $
 
 


Correct cover for this number

 

733 Cape Canaveral FL N/A NOV 9/PM/1967 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $3.00
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014   
 
2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
   
 


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

 

733 USS Sabine AO-25 NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014    

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
  
 

 


Scan courtesy of Dan Duffy. 

Added July 2007
This previously unlisted cover was sent to us by Dan Duffy.  Dan has two copies of this
cover.  This cover has the VIP label we have seen on a number of unique covers.  Also
 see B784 and B805

734 USS Dubuque LPD-8

Commission

SEP/1/PM/1967 

Number produced: 538

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014     

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $4.00
2020 $
 
 



 
735 USS White Plains AFS-4

Commission

NOV/23/AM/1968 

Number produced: 520 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $1.00
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014    

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $2.50, $2.00
2020 $
  
 


Nov 23 is correct date.  

 

735 USS White Plains AFS-4

Commission

NOV/26/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

 


This cover is postmarked November 26.  The correct date is November 23.

 

736 USS Samuel Gompers AD-37

Commission

JUL/18/AM/1967 

Number produced: 553

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $2.49
2009  $
2010 
2011  $5.00
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

 


 

737 USS Richard L Page DEG-5

Commission

AUG/5/1967/  / 

Number produced: 544 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $2.50
2010  $3.50
2011  $7.00
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

 


 

738 USS Lexington CVS-16

Independence Day

JUL/4/1967 

Number produced: 393

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.19
2009  $5.00
2010  $3.00
2011  $4.00
2012 
2013 
2014  $2.99    

2015
2016  $4.00, $2.40
2017     
2018 $3.00
2019 $
2020 $

 


 

739 USS Guam LPH-9

Independence Day

JUL/4/1967/A.M. 

Number produced: 369 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $2.95
2011  $3.07
2012 
2013  $1.99
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

 




Unusual and seldom seen pink envelope. 
Scan courtesy Charlie Hamilton

 

740 USS La Salle LPD-3

Independence Day

JUL/4/1967/  / 

Number produced: 349

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00
2010 
2011  $6.00
2012  $4.99
2013 
2014      

2015  $4.00, $2.40
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $4.50, $4.50
2020 $

 


 

741 USS Francis Marion APA-249

Independence Day

/  /JUL/4/1967 

Number produced: 335

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.25
2009  $3.00
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

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

 


 

742 USS Cascade AD-16

Independence Day

JUL/4/1967/A.M. 

Number produced: 326

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $2.50
2011  $6.00, $3.75
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


 

743 USS Denver LPD-9

Commission

OCT/26/1968/AM 

Number produced: 346

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $2.50, $2.50
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014  $9.99    

2015  $2.55
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


 

744 USS Concord AFS-5

Commission

NOV/27/1968/ / 

Number produced: 319

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011  $4.89
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


Many covers observed also have MT Long Beach Nov 29 1968

 

745 USS O'Callahan DE-1051

Commission

13/JUL/1968/AM 

Number produced: 315

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


 

746 Norfolk, VA Apollo AS 501 NOV 14/1967

Number produced: 
See below

eBay Prices Realized
2013 
2014      

2015
2016 $4.01
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Scan courtesy Dr R J Smith

 

746 USS Sabine AO-25

Apollo AS 501

NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: 
506

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00
2010  $1.00
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014  $5.00    

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

746 USS York County LST-1175

Apollo AS 501

NOV/9/1967/P.M. 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.50, $3.00
2010  $3.50
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014  $2.04     

2015  $8.49
2016
2017     
2018 $3.95
2019 $
2020 $

 


 

747 USS Okinawa LPH-3

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/P.M./1968 

Number produced: 568

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $22.80
2009  $
2010  $10.00
2011 
2012 
2013  $15.28, $7.50, $12.75
2014  $5.00    

2015
2016  $12.50, $6.95, $15.00, $15.00
2017     
2018 $
2019 $5.00
2020 $

 


Prime Recovery Ship
 


Another example
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

748 USS Okinawa LPH-3

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/P.M./1968 

Number produced: 545

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $12.00 poor copy
2009  $14.57
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014  $3.24, $2.99, $4.50  

2015  $4.00
2016  $25.00, $7.50
2017     
2018 $3.95, $5.99
2019 $6.76
2020 $

 


Prime Recovery Ship


An example of the B748 with an added machine cancel because the hand cancel didn't
cancel all the stamps.

 

749 USS DuPont DD-941

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/PM/1968 

Number produced: 550 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $4.48, $4.00
2019 $
2020 $

 


Correct Cover for this number

 

749 USS Austin LPD-4

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/A.M./1968 

Number produced:
See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016  $11.00
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Very Scarce

 

749 USS Chikaskia AO-54

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/1968/AM 

Number produced: 
See above

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

2015 $16.00
2016 $16.00
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Very Scarce

749 USS York County LST-1175

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/1968/A.M. 

Number produced:
See Above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014  $10.03, $3.25     

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Very Scarce

 

750 USS Austin LPD-4

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/A.M./1968 

Number produced: 537 

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

2015
2016  $20.50
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Correct Cover for this number

 

750 USS Chikaskia AO-54

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/1968/AM 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Very Scarce

 

750 USS DuPont DD-941

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/PM/1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $4.00
2019 $
2020 $

 


Very Scarce

 

750 USS York County LST-1175

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Very Scarce

 

751 USS York County LST-1175

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: 532

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016  $11.00
2017     
2018 $4.00
2019 $
2020 $

 


Correct Cover for this number

 

751 USS Austin LPD-4

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/A.M./1968 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017    
2018 $4.00, $3.98
2019 $
2020 $

 


Very Scarce
Scan courtesy of Dr Ross J Smith

 

751 USS Chikaskia AO-54

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/1968/AM 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00
2010 
2011  $32.00
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016  $9.00
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Very Scarce


Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith

Note that cover is addressed to John Dalton, Sec of Navy, 1993-1998 Also
see 773, 760, 784 for more Dalton covers.
 

751 USS DuPont DD-941

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/PM/1968 

Number produced:
See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.82
2010 
2011  $32.00
2012  $2.00
2013 
2014      

2015
2016  $1.73
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Very Scarce

 
752 USS Chikaskia AO-54

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/1968/AM 

Number produced: 525

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014  $8.80   

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Correct Cover for this number


 

752 USS Austin LPD-4

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/A.M./1968 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $37.00
2014  $2.75    

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $10.48, $3.00
2019 $
2020 $

 


Very Scarce

 

752 USS DuPont DD-941

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/PM/1968 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Very Scarce

 

752 USS York County LST-1175

Apollo AS 502

APR/4/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Very Scarce

 

753 USS New Jersey BB-62

Recommission

APR/6/AM/1968 

Number produced: 555 

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $3.99
2009  $
2010  $10.50
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014  $3.99, $3.50, $2.99    

2015
2016  $3.00
2017     
2018 $3.95
2019 $
2020 $

 


 

754 USS Kilauea AE-26

Commission

AUG/10/1968/AM 

Number produced: 547

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014 $2.95     

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

 


Ships RS Cachet on reverse

 

755 USS Puget Sound AD-38

Commission

APR/27/1968/AM 

Number produced: 542

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.50
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013  $2.99, $1.99
2014  $2.59    

2015  $2.49
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


 

756 USS Cochrane DDG-21

Apollo 7

OCT/A.M./22/1968 

Number produced: 531

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

2015  $12.00
2016
2017     
2018 $4.99, $4.48,
$4.00, $4.00, $5.00
2019 $
2020 $

 


Correct Cover for this number.  Ships RS Cachet on reverse

757 USS Cochrane DDG-21

Apollo 7

OCT/A.M./22/1968 

Number produced: 523 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.00
2010  $8.50
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015  $10.00
2016  $8.00, $8.00
2017     
2018 $4.00
2019 $
2020 $

 


Correct Cover for this number.  Ships RS Cachet on reverse

 

757 USS Nicholas DD-449

Apollo 7

OCT/22/AM/1968 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $3.25
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


Added 12/09 Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith.  Previously unlisted

This cover is a B757 postmarked on the USS Nicholas for Apollo 7 recovery.
This is the first B757 we have seen.

Beck's hand-written printing log shows B756 and B757 were designated for Pacific
ships. Until now, the only Apollo7 Pacific covers observed were from USS Cochrane. 
The cover shown might be a unique cover.  Note the handwritten note above the cachet. 
 " D. R. Ray USS Nicholas DD-449"

 

758 USS Essex CVS-9

Apollo 7

OCT/22/1968/ / 

Number produced: 566

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $20.50
2009  $15.50
2010  $12.50, $15.50
2011  $9.20, $16.50
2012  $34.00
2013 
2014      

2015  $9.87, $15.99
2016  $10.00, $35.00,
$18.01
2017     
2018 $17.50
2019 $
2020 $

 


Prime Recovery Ship

 

758 USNS Vanguard TAGM-19

Apollo 7

PM/22 OCT/1968 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2016  $77.00, 76.00
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

Added 9/2016


Another example. 
Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith

 

 

759 USS Cambria APA-36

Apollo 7

OCT/22/AM/1968 

Number produced: 518

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015  $12.00
2016  $22.50, $41.00, $9.98
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Correct Cover for this number


It is very unusual to see a printed Beck cachet without postmark or address.  This cover
 probably came from Mr. Beck's printing samples.  It sold on eBay for $22.50.  3/2016

759 USS Arneb AKA-56

Apollo 7

OCT/22/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016 $12.00
2017     
2018 $4.99, $7.06, $4.00
2019 $
2020 $

 


This ship is known for Very Poor Cancels

 

759 USS Essex CVS-9

Apollo 7

OCT/22/1968/ / 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2013  $105.18  Eisele autog
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Prime Recovery Ship

 

759 USNS Vanguard TAGM-19

Apollo 7

PM/22 OCT/1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009 
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014 $2.00, $3.25       

2015
2016  $8.00
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 



 
760 USS Essex CVS-9

Apollo 7

OCT/22/1968/ / 

Number produced: 532

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011  $24.50

2012 
2013 
2014      

2015  $18.00
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Prime Recovery Ship. Correct Cover for this number.

Cover at right is from the collection of John H. Dalton the Secretary of the Navy, 1993-
1998.  The cover has the "VIP" label that we have seen on some very hard to find covers.
 
We believe that the covers with with VIP labels were sent to a special list of people and
not to collectors.  Industry, Navy, Contractors, Space and Government officials. 

In 1968-69, Dalton was serving in the Navy and received Navy Nuclear Power training. 
He served on USS Blueback SS-581 and USS J C Calhoun SSBN-630.


VIP Label.


Scan courtesy of David Ball VIP Label

760 USS Arneb AKA-56

Apollo 7

OCT/22/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: 
See above

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

2015
2016  $9.00
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Very Poor Cancels

 

760 USS Cambria APA-36

Apollo 7

OCT/22/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011  $15.10
2012 
2013 
2014  $6.00, $6.25    

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $4.99, $7.06, $4.00
2019 $
2020 $

 



 
760 KSC Apollo 7 OCT 22/AM/1968

Recovery Date

Number produced:
See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Scan courtesy of Gerard Zonneveld

According to Mr. Beck's printing log, B760 was assigned to the PRS USS Essex.

Added 12/2016 One observed Est value $50+

 

760 USNS Vanguard TAGM-19

Apollo 7

PM/22 OCT/1968 

Number produced:
See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $4.99, $7.06, $4.00
2019 $
2020 $

 


 

761 USS Essex CVS-9

Apollo 7

OCT/22/1968/ / 

Number produced: 487

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
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Scan of cover from the collection of Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard  Learn.

 

761 KSC  

Apollo 7

OCT/11/1968

    
2015  $69.00
2016
2017    $260.00
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

 

Apollo 7 Launch date KSC Cancel

 

761 USS Arneb AKA-56

Apollo 7

OCT/22/1968/A.M. 

Number produced:
See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $3.98, $6.99, $2.80
2019 $
2020 $

 


Very Poor Cancels

 

761 USS Cambria APA-36

Apollo 7

OCT/22/AM/1968 

Number produced:
See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016  $8.00
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


 

761 USNS Vanguard TAGM-19

Apollo 7

PM/22 OCT/1968 

Number produced:
See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $27.00
2019 $
2020 $

 

Very hard to find
 

756-762 KSC

CREW

Apollo 7 OCT 11/AM/1968

eBay Prices Realized
 
2015 $69.00, $57.00   
  
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 



Added 11/2015
Sold on eBay $69

 

762 Unknown Apollo 7  

Note the unique cancel.

There is no date slug.


Scan courtesy of W. Magnus

The ship that postmarked this is
 unknown.  There is a possibility that
 it was handled by USNS Vanguard.
added 6/18

 

762 USS Essex CVS-9

Apollo 7

OCT/22/1968 

Number produced: 503

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $26.55
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015  $71.00 w/2 others
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Prime Recovery Ship.  Correct Cover for this number.


Another example  Sold for $26.55 in 2010. Cover is hard to find

 

762 USS Arneb AKA-56

Apollo 7

OCT/22/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Very Poor Cancels

 

762 USS Cambria APA-36

Apollo 7

OCT/22/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $3.98, $2.75
2019 $
2020 $

 


 

762 KSC Apollo 7 OCT 11/AM/1968

Launch Date

Number produced:
See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


Scan courtesy of Gerard Zonneveld

According to Mr. Beck's printing log, B762 was assigned to the PRS USS Essex.

Added 12/2016
One observed

 

762 USNS Vanguard TAGM-19

Apollo 7

PM/22 OCT/1968 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $5.50
2009  $
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
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2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


This is the most common version of 762. This one has the corner card of the Vanguard.

 
762 USNS Vanguard TAGM-19

Apollo 7

PM/22 OCT/1968 

Number produced: 
See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010 
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2015
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This cover is the same as the one above except for the corner card. 
This is the only example we have seen without the corner card. 
Scan courtesy of RJIPhilatelics

 
763 USS Butte AE-27

Commission

DEC/14/1968/PM 

Number produced: 529

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $2.50
2011 
2012  $1.25 poor cancel
2013 
2014      

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $2.50 poor cancel,
$3.98
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

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Above: normal Beck cachet.
Most cancels on this issue are of poor quality.  
Ships RS Cachet on reverse


Above: Another example of the USS Butte.  Note the poor cancel which is typical on this cover.

The rubber stamp shown here is on the reverse of the cover applied by the ship.


Above: Cachet printing error.  Brown missing.  Only green and Red printed.  See HERE

 

764 USS John F Kennedy CVA-67

Commission

7/SEP/1968/AM 

Number produced: 569

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $7.00
2010 
2011 
2012  $6.00
2013 
2014   $3.50  

2015
2016   $4.00
2017     
2018  $5.00
2019 $
2020 $

 


Most cancels are light. This is a popular cover on the secondary market because
so many sailors have served on the JFK and this cover is a great souvenir.

 
764

CREW

USS John F Kennedy CVA-67

Commission

7/SEP/1968/AM 

Number produced: Unknown

  
2015
2016 $3.00
2017     
2018 $18.00
2019 $
2020 $


Same cover as above except this one doesn't have the usual B764.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson added 1/2015

 
765 USS Newell DER-322

Last Day Commission

SEP 11/AM/1968 

Number produced: 480 

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.21
2009  $3.00, $3.00
2010 
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014 $3.75     

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

 


Actual Decommission date was 21 Sep 68
 
765 USS Newell DER-322

Last Day Commission

SEP/10/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 



Actual Decommission date was 21 Sep 68

 

766 USS Kirwin APD-90

Last Day Postal Service

 

Number produced: 452

 
Scan not available.  Covers were never returned.  No examples observed.
767 USS Beale DD-471

Last Day Postal Service

SEP/23/  /1968 

Number produced: 452

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $1.75
2010  $1.00
2011 
2012 
2013 
2014      

2015
2016  $3.00
2017     
2018 $2.40
2019 $
2020 $

 



 
768 USS Charleston LKA-113

Commission

1968 

Number produced: 505

 

Scan not available.
Covers were never returned.  No examples observed.
769 USS New Orleans  LPH-11

Commission

1968

Number produced: 501

 

Scan not available.
Covers were never returned.  No examples observed.
 

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