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Morris W. Beck Naval Covers
 

Copyright ©2000-2017 Owen R Murray.  All Rights Reserved.      Revised: Thursday June 01, 2017.

jThis page lists covers 688-769  GO TO:  Previous Listing #622-687  Next Listing #770-841

 

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

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688 USS Sample DE-1048 Commission MAR/23/1968/AM
 

Number produced: 644

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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

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690 USS Albert David DE-1050 Commission 8/DEC/1968/AM 

Number produced: 680

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691 USS Niagara Falls AFS-3 Commission APR/29/PM/1967 

Number produced: 559

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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

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694 USS Biddle DLG-34 Commission JAN/21/1967/AM 

Number produced: 524

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695 USS Cleveland LPD-7 Commission APR/21/1967/PM 

Number produced: 529

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696 USS Kawishiwi AO-146 Pearl Harbor DEC/7/A.M./1966 

Number produced: 446

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696 USS Joseph Strauss DDG-16 Pearl Harbor DEC/7/1966 

Number produced:

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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 

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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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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

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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

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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 

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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.  If any readers
have any more information on
this cover, please contact us.

 
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 

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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 

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701 USS Joseph Strauss DDG-16 Pearl Harbor DEC/7/1966 

Number produced: 444

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702 USS Joseph Strauss DDG-16 Gemini 12 /  /NOV/15/1966 

Number produced: 451

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Another example.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

703 USS Hollister DD-788 Gemini 12 NOV/16/1966/A.M. 

Number produced: 438

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Another example.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

See a cover with printing errors.  HERE

 

704 USS Ozbourn DD-846 Gemini 12 NOV/15/1966/A.M. 

Number produced: 434 

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Also known with 16th date

Another example


Another example.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

704 USS Ozbourn DD-846 Gemini 12 NOV/16/1966/A.M. 

Number produced: See above 

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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

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Another example.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

705
CREW
USS Kawishiwi AO-146 Gemini 12 NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced: See above 

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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. 
For other examples of this type of CREW
cover printed on board, see Beck cover
634 Boxer.

Update Feb. 2007.  The exact origin of this
two-color cachet is still uncertain.  It is
doubtful that Beck printed this.  It is still
believed that someone on one of the ships
or stationed at Hawaii printed these covers
based on Beck's design.


CREW cover. Sold on eBay $43.50 in
02/06
The one shown above was the
only one observed by this collector
until early 2007.

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

Covers from:
USS Hollister
USS Kawishiwi
USS Ozbourn

USS Joseph Strauss

If you have any information about
these covers, please send Owen
Murray an email.

705 USS Hollister DD-788 Gemini 12 NOV/16/1966/A.M. 

Number produced: See above 

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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
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2010  $11.00
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2013  $20.50 Aldrin autog, $15.50
$21.50 Lovel autog, $21.50
2014  $9.00   

2015  $10.00
2016  $2.93
2017  $18.99
 
 


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
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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

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Correct Cover for this number.


Another example.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

707 USS Canisteo AO-99 Gemini 12 NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced: See above 

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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  

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Another example.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

707 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 12 NOV 15/PM/1966 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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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
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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.
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

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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 

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708 Cape Canaveral FL N/A Gemini 12 NOV 11/  PM/1966 

Number produced: See above 

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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 

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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
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708 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 12 NOV/15/P.M./1966
Hand Cancel Bottom

Number produced: See above  

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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

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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  

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709 USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr DD-850 Gemini 12 NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced: See above  

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709 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 12 NOV 15/PM/1966 

Number produced: See above  

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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 

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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.  If you have one in your
collection, please send us a scan.
710 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 12 NOV 15/PM/1966
Machine Cancel

Number produced: 433

eBay Prices Realized
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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 

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We believe that this cover exists
with Beck 710 with the November
15, 1966 date.  If you have an
example, please send a scan to us.


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 

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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 

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710 USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr DD-850 Gemini 12 NOV/15/A.M./1966 

Number produced: See above 

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710 Cape Canaveral FL N/A Gemini 12 NOV/15/P.M./1966 

Number produced: See above 

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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
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This is the only one we have seen.

 

 


Previously unlisted.

Added October 2008

Scan courtesy of Pete Thorsell of eBay dealer PeteStamps.

711 USS Wasp CVS-18 Gemini 12 NOV 15/PM/1966 

Number produced: 408

eBay Prices Realized
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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
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Most cancels are poor.


Another example.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

711 USS Charles H Roan DD-853 Gemini 12 NOV/15/1966/A.M. 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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Scarce
711 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  $ .97
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Scarce

712 Not returned N/A According to
Beck's Printing
 Log this number
was planned for
AS-204/Apollo 1.
Beck Cachets 712-720 were planned
and printed for AS-204.

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.

Not returned. Does not exist.

 

The Pacific covers 712-716 were never returned.

 

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

 

Beck covers produced:

B712 461

B713 448

B714 ?

B715 440

713 Not returned N/A
714 Not returned N/A
715 Not returned N/A
716 Kennedy Space Center N/A 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.

NOV 9/AM/1967 

Number produced: 483

eBay Prices Realized
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2014  $ .99 

2015  $4.77, $16.00
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Click to see note that was sent inside envelope. 

At right: B716 cover with popular airmail envelope.


It is possible that this cover was
aboard USS Ramsey DEG-2. Thanks
to Charlie Hamilton for these scans.

717 Kennedy Space Center N/A 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. 

NOV 9/AM/1967 

Number produced: 449

eBay Prices Realized
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2012 
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2015  $5.51
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B717 cover with popular
airmail envelope.

717 USNS Vanguard   Apollo 7

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

See the note below
for B720 USS Essex.

 
Oct 22 1968 

Number produced: See above

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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.


This is the only one we have seen.  Scan courtesy of Eddie Bizub.
 
718 Kennedy Space Center N/A 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. 

NOV 9/AM/1967 

Number produced: 447

eBay Prices Realized
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718 Cape Canaveral FL N/A According to Beck's Printing
 Log this number was planned for
 AS-204/Apollo 1.
JAN 22/PM/1968 

Number produced: See above

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Scan of cover from the collection of Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard Learn. Added 5/09
 
718 Vandenberg AFB CA N/A According to Beck's Printing
 Log this number was planned for
 AS-204/Apollo 1.
JAN 22/ -PM/1968 

Number produced: See above

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Scan of cover from the collection of Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard Learn. Added 5/09
719 Kennedy Space Center N/A 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. 

NOV 9/AM/1967 

Number produced: 438

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

2015
2016  $9.50, $11.00
2017 
 
 

 

 

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.




Only one we have seen with the KSC rubber stamp cachet on a Beck printed cover.  This one sold for $11.50
720 Kennedy Space Center N/A 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. 

NOV 9/AM/1967 

Number produced: 430 

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720 USS Essex CVS-9 Apollo 7

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

 

OCT/22/1968 

Number produced: See above

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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.
 


Scan courtesy of Eddie Bizub

Also note the AS-204 was changed to
 AS-205.
Click photo to see it larger.

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.

721 USS John F Kennedy CVA-67 Christening MAY 27/PM/1967 

Number produced: 561

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Cancellation Slogan:
Christening of the USS John F Kennedy

722 USS Sterett DLG-31 Commission APR/8/1967/AM 

Number produced: 531 

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723 USS Horne DLG-30 Commission APR/15/AM/1967 

Number produced: 512

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"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 

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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

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726 USS Wainwright DLG-28 Armed Forces Day MAY/22/1967/A.M. 

Number produced: 471 

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727 USS Bennington CVS-20 According to
 Beck's Printing
Log this number
was planned for
 Apollo AS-501.
 

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501

NOV 9/-AM/1967 

Number produced: 576

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2011 
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2015
2016  $9.99, $14.50
2017 

 


Correct cover for this number. Prime Recovery Ship.
728 USS Bennington CVS-20 According to
 Beck's Printing
Log this number
was planned for
 Apollo AS-501.
 

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501

NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: 556

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2017 
 


Correct cover for this number. Prime Recovery Ship.
728 USS Bennington CVS-20 According to
 Beck's Printing
Log this number
was planned for
 Apollo AS-501.
 

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501
 

NOV 9/-AM/1967 

Number produced: See above 

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Only one example observed. Very hard to find.
729 USS Bennington CVS-20 According to Beck's
Printing Log this number
was planned for Apollo AS-501.

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501

NOV 9/-AM/1967 

Number produced: 547

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2016  $9.00
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Correct cover for this number. Prime Recovery Ship.
729 USS Bennington CVS-20 According to Beck's
Printing Log this number
was planned for Apollo AS-501.

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501

NOV/9/A.M./1967 
Hand Cancel

Number produced: See Above
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Hand Cancel
Only one known to exist.
Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith
730 USS Bennington CVS-20 According to Beck's
Printing Log this number
was planned for Apollo AS-501.

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501

NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: 547

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2012  $8.00
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2015
2016  $10.00, $12.00, $12.00,
$15.50,  $2.93
2017  $8.00
 
 


Prime Recovery Ship
730 USS Bennington CVS-20 According to Beck's
Printing Log this number
was planned for Apollo AS-501.

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501

NOV 9/-AM/1967 

Number produced: See above

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Prime Recovery Ship
731 USS Sabine AO-25 According to Beck's
Printing Log this number
was planned for Apollo AS-501.

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501

NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: 549

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2017  $3.40
 
 


Correct cover for this number.
731 Cape Canaveral FL N/A According to Beck's
Printing Log this number
was planned for Apollo AS-501.

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501

NOV 9/AM/1967 

Number produced: 549

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

Number produced: 

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Previously unlisted


Scan of cover from the collection of Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard Learn. Added 5/09
732 USS Austin LPD-4 According to Beck's
Printing Log this number
was planned for Apollo AS-501.

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501

NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: 543

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Correct cover for this number
732 USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr DD-850 According to Beck's
Printing Log this number
was planned for Apollo AS-501.

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501

NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: See above

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Previously unlisted. 
732 USS York County LST-1175 According to Beck's
Printing Log this number
was planned for Apollo AS-501.

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501

NOV/9/1967/A.M. 

Number produced:See above 

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Previously unlisted. 
732 USS Sabine AO-25 According to Beck's
Printing Log this number
was planned for Apollo AS-501.

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501

NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: See above

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Added 3/15
733 USS Joseph P Kennedy Jr DD-850 According to Beck's
Printing Log this number
was planned for Apollo AS-501.

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501

NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: 534

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2015  $8.50, $8.50
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2017 
 
 


Correct cover for this number
733 Cape Canaveral FL N/A According to Beck's
Printing Log this number
was planned for Apollo AS-501.

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501

NOV 9/PM/1967 

Number produced: See above

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Scan of cover from the collection of Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard Learn. Added 5/09
733 USS Sabine AO-25 According to Beck's
Printing Log this number
was planned for Apollo AS-501..

Unmanned
Saturn/Apollo 4
AS-501

NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: See above

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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

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735 USS White Plains AFS-4 Commission NOV/23/AM/1968 

Number produced: 520 

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Nov 23 is correct date.  
735 USS White Plains AFS-4 Commission NOV/26/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above

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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

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737 USS Richard L Page DEG-5 Commission AUG/5/1967/  / 

Number produced: 544 

eBay Prices Realized
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738 USS Lexington CVS-16 Independence Day JUL/4/1967 

Number produced: 393

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739 USS Guam LPH-9 Independence Day JUL/4/1967/A.M. 

Number produced: 369 

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Unusual and seldom seen colored
envelope.  Scan courtesy C Hamilton
740 USS La Salle LPD-3 Independence Day JUL/4/1967/  / 

Number produced: 349

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741 USS Francis Marion APA-249 Independence Day /  /JUL/4/1967 

Number produced: 335

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742 USS Cascade AD-16 Independence Day JUL/4/1967/A.M. 

Number produced: 326

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743 USS Denver LPD-9 Commission OCT/26/1968/AM 

Number produced: 346

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744 USS Concord AFS-5 Commission NOV/27/1968/ / 

Number produced: 319

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Many covers observed have MT
Long Beach Nov 29 1968
745 USS O'Callahan DE-1051 Commission 13/JUL/1968/AM 

Number produced: 315

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746 Norfolk, VA   Apollo AS 501 NOV 14/1967

Number produced: See below

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Scan courtesy Dr R J Smith

 

 

746 USS Sabine AO-25 Apollo AS 501 NOV/9/A.M./1967 

Number produced: 506

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746 USS York County LST-1175 Apollo AS 501 NOV/9/1967/P.M. 

Number produced: See above

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747 USS Okinawa LPH-3 Apollo AS 502 APR/4/P.M./1968 

Number produced: 568

eBay Prices Realized
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2013  $15.28, $7.50, $12.75
2014  $5.00    

2015
2016  $12.50, $6.95, $15.00, $15.00
2017  $7.99

 


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
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2010 
2011 
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2013 
2014  $3.24, $2.99, $4.50  

2015  $4.00
2016  $25.00, $7.50
2017  $7.99, $7.99

 


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 

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Correct Cover for this number
749 USS Austin LPD-4 Apollo AS 502 APR/4/A.M./1968 

Number produced: See above 

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2016 $11.00
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Very Scarce
749 USS Chikaskia AO-54 Apollo AS 502 APR/4/1968/AM 

Number produced: See above

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2015 $16.00
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Very Scarce

749 USS York County LST-1175 Apollo AS 502 APR/4/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: 

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Very Scarce
750 USS Austin LPD-4 Apollo AS 502 APR/4/A.M./1968 

Number produced: 537 

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Correct Cover for this number
750 USS Chikaskia AO-54 Apollo AS 502 APR/4/1968/AM 

Number produced: See above

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Very Scarce
750 USS DuPont DD-941 Apollo AS 502 APR/4/PM/1968 

Number produced: See above

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Very Scarce
750 USS York County LST-1175 Apollo AS 502 APR/4/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: See above

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Very Scarce
751 USS York County LST-1175 Apollo AS 502 APR/4/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: 532

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Correct Cover for this number
751 USS Austin LPD-4 Apollo AS 502 APR/4/A.M./1968 

Number produced: See above

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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

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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 

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2013 
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2016  $1.73
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Very Scarce

 
752 USS Chikaskia AO-54 Apollo AS 502 APR/4/1968/AM 

Number produced: 525

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Correct Cover for this number


 

 

752 USS Austin LPD-4 Apollo AS 502 APR/4/A.M./1968 

Number produced: See above

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Very Scarce
752 USS DuPont DD-941 Apollo AS 502 APR/4/PM/1968 

Number produced: See above

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Very Scarce
752 USS York County LST-1175 Apollo AS 502 APR/4/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: See above

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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
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2013 
2014  $3.99, $3.50, $2.99    

2015
2016  $3.00
2017  $3.00

 


 
754 USS Kilauea AE-26 Commission AUG/10/1968/AM 

Number produced: 547

eBay Prices Realized
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2015
2016
2017  $3.74

 


Ships RS Cachet on reverse
755 USS Puget Sound AD-38 Commission APR/27/1968/AM 

Number produced: 542

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2013  $2.99, $1.99
2014  $2.59    

2015  $2.49
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756 USS Cochrane DDG-21 Apollo 7 OCT/A.M./22/1968 

Number produced: 531

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2015  $12.00
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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 

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2015  $10.00
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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

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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 recovery
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"  It appears
to be the same handwriting as
the address.. 

We have always assumed that
when the US Navy received the
shipment of printed envelopes
from Mr. Beck, they sent all the
covers to the Cochrane.  Now
we know that at least one
made it to the Nicholas. 


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

 


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 

 

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
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2015  $12.00
2016  $22.50, $41.00, $9.98
2017  $15.00

 


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  $
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2015
2016 $12.00
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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
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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
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760 USS Essex CVS-9 Apollo 7 OCT/22/1968/ / 

Number produced: 532

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
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2012 
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2015  $18.00
2016
2017 

 

Cover at right is from the
collection of John H. Dalton the
Secretary of the Navy, 1993-
1998.  This 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.

 


Prime Recovery Ship.
Correct Cover for this number.


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
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2009  $
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2012  $5.00
2013 
2014  $5.00, $9.00    

2015
2016  $9.00
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Very Poor Cancels
760 USS Cambria APA-36 Apollo 7 OCT/22/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above 

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

2015
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760 KSC   Apollo 7 OCT 22/AM/1968

Recovery Date

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2016
2017 

 


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



 

 

 

760 USNS Vanguard TAGM-19 Apollo 7 PM/22 OCT/1968 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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761 USS Essex CVS-9 Apollo 7 OCT/22/1968/ / 

Number produced: 487

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
761 USS Essex CVS-9 Apollo 7 OCT/11/1968

    
2015  $69.00
2016
2017 

 

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
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Very Poor Cancels
761 USS Cambria APA-36 Apollo 7 OCT/22/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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761 USNS Vanguard TAGM-19 Apollo 7 PM/22 OCT/1968 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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756-762 KSC

CREW

  Apollo 7 OCT 11/AM/1968

eBay Prices Realized
 
2015 $69.00, $57.00   
  
2016
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Added 11/2015
Sold on eBay

 

761 KSC   Apollo 7 OCT/11/1968

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized

2013
$260.00 
2014   
  
2015
2016
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Cover sold for $260 on eBay.
August 2013.
October 11, 1968 was the launch
date of Apollo 7.

 

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 

 


Prime Recovery Ship.  Correct Cover for this number.


Another example

 

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  $15.00

 


Very Poor Cancels
762 USS Cambria APA-36 Apollo 7 OCT/22/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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762 KSC   Apollo 7 OCT 11/AM/1968

Launch Date

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2016
2017 

 

 


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  $
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This is the most common version of
this cover.  This one has the corner
card of the Vanguard. The cover
shown below does not have the ship's
corner card.
 
762 USNS Vanguard TAGM-19 Apollo 7 PM/22 OCT/1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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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 on eBay.
763 USS Butte AE-27 Commission DEC/14/1968/PM 

Number produced: 529

eBay Prices Realized
2008 
2009  $
2010  $2.50
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Most cancels on this issue are
of poor quality.   Ships RS
 Cachet on reverse


Above: normal Beck cachet.


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
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2012  $6.00
2013 
2014   $3.50  

2015
2016   $4.00
2017 

 


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 


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 
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2012 
2013 
2014 $3.75     

2015
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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
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2009  $
2010  $4.99
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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 
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2015
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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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