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Morris W. Beck Naval Covers
 

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

This page lists covers 770-841  GO TO: Previous Listing #688-769   Next Listing #842-899

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

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770 USS Yorktown CVS-10 Apollo 8 DEC 27/AM/1968
Number produced: 505

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $10.05
2009  $
2010  $15.00 
2011  $ 7.50
2012 
2013  $66.00 w/HT
2014  $22.50 , $300.00 w/crew auto       

2015  $10.00, $5.50, $19.99
2016  $15.50, $21.50
2017  $10.50

 

USS Yorktown newsletter for the Apollo 8 recovery.
Cancelled on the recovery date, December 27, 1968. 
The printed Beck cachet is orange and unnumbered.

 

This cover is VERY popular and an important KEY to the Beck recovery collection.

 


Prime Recovery Ship.
Correct Cover for this number.
 


Newsletter with recovery date
Scan courtesy of Steve Durst


An example of the Yorktown
hand cancel with RS cachet applied
by the US Navy. 
Only machine cancels have
been seen on Beck printed covers.

 

771 USS Yorktown CVS-10 Apollo 8 DEC 27/AM/1968 

Number produced: 495

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $19.95
2009  $
2010  $15.00, $!5.50 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014          

2015
2016  $22.00, $6.95
2017  $10.50, $21.00

 

 


Prime Recovery Ship.
Correct Cover for this number.

 

This cover is VERY popular and an important KEY to the Beck recovery collection.

772 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Apollo 8 DEC/21/A.M./1968 

Number produced: 525

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $7.16
2009  $7.45, $4.00
2010  $3.50, $6.00 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $3.25
2014  $4.75, $5.00      

2015  $60.00
2016  $24.00
2017 

 

 


See Cancel variety
772 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Apollo 8 DEC/21/1968/A.M

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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See Cancel variety
772 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Apollo 8 No Date 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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Cancel is only bars, no round cancel. See 332
772 USS Yorktown CVS-10 Apollo 8 JAN/6/AM/1969

Number produced: See above

B772 was designated for USS Guadalcanal

Jan 6 was the date the Yorktown
returned to port.
This is the only example we have
seen for this cover.

 

773 USS Sandoval LPA-194 Apollo 8 DEC/21/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: 510

eBay Prices Realized
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Correct cover for this number. Ships RS Cachet on reverse
773 USS Chukawan AO-100 Apollo 8 DEC/21/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $7.16
2009  $
2010  $4.99 
2011  $ 
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773 USS Francis Marion LPA-249 Apollo 8 DEC/27/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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773 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Apollo 8 DEC/21/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
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2015  $15.00, $20.00
2016
2017 

 

 


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


 

773 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Apollo 8 DEC/21/A.M./1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized

2011  $30.00
2012 
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Top cover is from the collection of John H. Dalton
 the Secretary of the Navy, 1993-1998.

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.
These covers have the "VIP" label.

We believe that the covers
with with VIP labels were
sent to a special list of people.

 

 


Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith


Cover has the VIP label. 
We thought the B773 with Guadalcanal might exist but didn't
know for sure until Feb. 2011 when this cover was sold on eBay for $30.
 

VIP Label
Scan courtesy of David Ball

773 USS Rankin AKA-103 Apollo 8 21/DEC/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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773 USNS Vanguard T-AGM-19 Apollo 8 DEC 28/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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Has ships corner card with Date: Dec 21 1968
774 USS Chukawan AO-100 Apollo 8 DEC/21/AM/1968 

Number produced: 505

eBay Prices Realized
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2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $
2012 
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2014   
        
2015
2016  $4.25
2017 

 

 


Correct cover for this number.
774 USS Francis Marion LPA-249 Apollo 8 DEC/27/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014  $5.00 
       
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Very Scarce Ships RS Cachet on reverse
774 USS Francis Marion LPA-249 Apollo 8 DEC/27/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above

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

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Note Hand cancel with ship's name at the bottom.
Very Scarce Ship RS cachet and ship crew member return address on back. 
It is likely that this was specially canceled for this crew member. 
774 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Apollo 8 DEC/21/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2016 $14.99
2017 

 

 

Added 3/2016
Sold on eBay

774 USS Rankin AKA-103 Apollo 8 21/DEC/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: See above

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

2015  $26.00
2016  $24.50, $4.02
2017 

 

 


Known for poor cancels
 
774 USS Sandoval LPA-194 Apollo 8 DEC/21/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $
2012 
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2014   
        
2015
2016  $41.00, $38.00
2017 

 

 


Ships RS Cachet on reverse
774 USNS Vanguard T-AGM-19 Apollo 8 DEC 28/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014  $5.50 
       
2015  $7.50
2016  $17.06
2017 

 

 


Has ships corner card in blue
775 USS Francis Marion LPA-249 Apollo 8 DEC/27/AM/1968 

Number produced: 499

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014   
       
2015
2016  $8.00
2017 

 

 


Correct cover for this number. Ships RS Cachet on reverse
775 USS Chukawan AO-100 Apollo 8 DEC/21/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $3.47 
2011  $

2012 
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775 USS Rankin AKA-103 Apollo 8 21/DEC/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $2.14
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014          

2015  $1.00
2016
2017 


 


 
775 USS Sandoval LPA-194 Apollo 8 DEC/21/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: See above

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

2015  $8.80
2016
2017 

 

 


Ships RS Cachet on reverse
775 USNS Vanguard T-AGM-19 Apollo 8 DEC 28/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.99
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $
2012 
2013 
2014   
       
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Has ships corner card
776 USS Sandoval LPA-194 Apollo 8 DEC/21/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: 490

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
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2011  $ 
2012 
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Correct cover for this number. Ships RS Cachet on reverse
776 USS Chukawan AO-100 Apollo 8 DEC/21/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $ .99
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $
2012 
2013 
2014         

2015
2016
2017 

 
 

 


Scarce
776 USS Francis Marion LPA-249 Apollo 8 DEC/27/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $

2012 
2013 
2014        

2015
2016  $31.00
2017 

 

 


Ships RS Cachet on reverse
776 USS Rankin AKA-103 Apollo 8 21/DEC/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 

2012 
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Most cancels are poor quality
776 USNS Vanguard T-AGM-19 Apollo 8 DEC 28/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016  $5.00
2017 

 

 


Has ships corner card
777 USS Anchorage LSD-36 Commission AUG/5/1969/AM 

Number produced: 496

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $2.50
2010  $2.29 
2011  $
2012 
2013  $9.99
2014   
       
2015
2016
2017 

 

 


Covers with different dates exist.  Actual commission date was March 15, 1969.
777 USS Anchorage LSD-36 Commission AUG/6/1969/AM 

Number produced: See above

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

2015  $4.00
2016
2017 

 
 

 


Covers with different dates exist.  Actual commission date was March 15, 1969.
777 USS Anchorage LSD-36 Commission AUG/7/1969/AM 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $2.50 
2011  $ 
2012 
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Covers with different dates exist.  Actual commission date was March 15, 1969.
778 USS Nicholas DD-449 Apollo 9 MAR/13/AM/1969 

Number produced: 534

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.95, $6.45, $8.49
2009  $
2010  $3.50, $2.50 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $13.50
2014  $1.04        

2015
2016  $3.50, $1.25, $1.00
2017 

 

 


Correct cover for this number 

 
778 USS Cochrane DDG-21 Apollo 9 13/MAR/A.M./1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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2009  $
2010  $
2011  $ 
2012  $
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Added 10/14
Note that A.M. has periods
instead of previous listing.

The only one we have observed.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

779 USS Nicholas DD-449 Apollo 9 MAR/13/AM/1969 

Number produced: 501

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $10.49
2009  $
2010  $6.50, $3.50, $3.75
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $5.00
2014   
       
2015
2016  $4.50
2017 

 

 


Correct cover for this number
779 USS Cochrane DDG-21 Apollo 9 13/MAR/A.M./1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014  $ .98        

2015
2016  $9.50
2017 
 

 

It is reported that this cover exists.  Scan not available.
780 USS Cochrane DDG-21 Apollo 9 13/MAR/A.M./1969 

Number produced: 479

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $6.50
2011  $ 4.50
2012 
2013 
2014        

2015
2016
2017 

 

 


Correct cover for this number
780 USS Nicholas DD-449 Apollo 9 MAR/13/AM/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $7.16
2009  $
2010  $4.75 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $35.00 McDivitt autog, $9.75
2014         

2015
2016 $10.00
2017 

 

 


 
781 USS Nicholas DD-449 Apollo 9 MAR/13/AM/1969 

Number produced: 469

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $8.27
2009  $3.25
2010  $4.24, $2.25
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $3.00, $9.50
2014          

2015  $5.00
2016  $16.00, $4.00
2017  $2.93

 

 


Correct cover for this number
782 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Apollo 9 MAR/13/PM/1969 

Number produced: 523

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $25.00
2010  $ 
2011  $ 22.00
2012 
2013  $54.00
2014  $2.00       

2015
2016  $10.00, $16.00, $12.99, $24.43, $15.50
2017 

 

Ship's Name on top of cancel


Prime Recovery Ship. Hand Cancel with ship's name at top of cancel.   Correct cover for this number
782 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Apollo 9 MAR/13/PM/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 17.50
2012 
2013  $45.00 CO autog
2014         

2015
2016
2017 

 

Ship's name on bottom of cancel

The scan to the right shows a blocked out
"Pacific" and "Atlantic" added to the cachet.
 


Prime Recovery Ship. Hand Cancel with ship's name at bottom of cancel.  Correct cover for this number.


Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith

782 Norfolk, VA   Apollo 9 AM/ /17 MAR/1969

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2016
2017 

 

Added 9/2016


Scan courtesy of Joe Volutza
This could be a one-of-a-kind.  This cover
might have missed the cancel on a ship and
the USPS applied the Norfolk Cancel.

 

783 USS Algol LKA-54 Apollo 9 MAR/13/PM/1969 

Number produced: 493

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $6.50, $9.00, $3.50
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $7.50
2014  $1.04, $ .98        

2015
2016
2017  $1.93

 

 


Correct cover for this number
783 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Apollo 9 MAR/13/PM/1969 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
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Prime Recovery Ship.
 Hand Cancel with ship's name at
bottom of cancel.   


VIP Label
Scan courtesy of David Ball

 

783 USNS Vanguard T-AGM-19 Apollo 9 MAR 21/AM/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $10.50 
2011  $4.95
2012 
2013 
2014  $7.00      

2015
2016  $2.75
2017 

 

 


Blue
Ship's corner card.  Atlantic added by Navy.
783 USNS Vanguard T-AGM-19 Apollo 9 MAR 21/AM/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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2016
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Scan not available. Same as above except cover has red Ship's corner card.  
784 USNS Vanguard T-AGM-19 Apollo 9 MAR 21/AM/1969 

Number produced: 483

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $12.00
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $

2012 
2013 
2014          

2015
2016
2017  $41.00

 


Correct cover for this number. Blue Corner card. Atlantic added by Navy.  Very Scarce
784 USNS Vanguard T-AGM-19 Apollo 9 MAR 21/AM/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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Correct cover for this number. Red Corner Card. Atlantic added by Navy.  Very Scarce
784 USS Algol LKA-54 Apollo 9 MAR/13/PM/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $6.00
2014   
       
2015  $8.50
2016
2017 

 

 


 
784 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Apollo 9 MAR/13/PM/1969

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 24.39
2012 
2013 
2014        

2015  $15.20
2016
2017 

 

In July 2007, Dan Duffy reports another
example of this very scarce cover.

It has the VIP address label seen on other covers.

Also see Beck 733,751, 773, 760

 

 


Very scarce.  Pacific.


Added 3/2015  $15



Note the VIP address label style.


Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith

785 USS Durham LKA-114 Commission

Number produced: 505

 

 

 
Covers were never returned.  No examples observed.
786 USS San Diego LKA Commission

Number produced: 494

 

 

Covers were never returned.  No examples observed.
787 USS Princeton LPH-7 Apollo 10 MAY 26/AM/1969 

Number produced: 512

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $16.50
2009  $
2010  $10.00 
2011  $ 

2012 
2013 
2014  $33.99, $19.97 

2015  $2.50, $4.25
2016  $22.51, $20.50, $34.33, $12.50
2017  $7.99, $7.99

 

This is a machine cancel. 

The hand cancel is very rare and not observed on a Beck cover. 
Watch for the hand cancel on a Beck. 

 A hand cancel on a Beck might be worth $200.

 


Prime Recovery Ship. Correct cover for this number


Scan courtesy of Tom Steiner
Example of this cover with
 a missing background color.

788 USS Chipola AO-63 Apollo 10 MAY/26/1969/A.M. 

Number produced: 483

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $8.49, $3.50, $2.50
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014  $1.55, $6.40, $3.08        

2015
2016  $1.93
2017 

 


Correct cover for this number


Scan courtesy of Tom Steiner
Example of this cover
 with a missing background color.

 

789 USS Chipola AO-63 Apollo 10 MAY/26/1969/A.M. 

Number produced: 477

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $2.50, $2.50, $3.25
2010  $3.50 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014          

2015
2016
2017 

 

 


Correct cover for this number
790 USS Arlington AGMR-2 Apollo 10 MAY/26/AM/1969 

Number produced: 472

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $3.00
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $9.50
2014          

2015
2016  $4.25
2017 

 

 


Correct cover for this number
790 USS Carpenter DD-825 Apollo 10 MAY/26/A.M./1969 

Number produced: See above

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

 

 


 
790 USS Chipola AO-63 Apollo 10 MAY/26/1969/A.M. 

Number produced: See above 

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

2015
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2017 

 

 


 
791 USS Ozark MCS-2 Apollo 10 MAY/26/AM/1969 

Number produced: 508

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $3.25
2010  $3.00, $3.50, $2.50
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014  $1.04        

2015
2016  $1.23
2017 

 

 


Correct cover for this number
791
CREW
USS Ozark MCS-2 Apollo 10 MAY/26/AM/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $32.00
2012 
2013  $70.00
2014   
       
2015  $20.00, $20.00
2016  $2.61, $1.95
2017 

 

 


No Beck number=CREW
VIP Label
Scan courtesy of David Ball


Another example


Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith
Note: VIP address label
$70 paid on Ebay 6/2013
 

792 USS Chilton LPA-38 Apollo 10 MAY/26/A.M./1969 

Number produced: 479

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 1.81
2012 
2013 
2014  $4.75       

2015
2016
2017 

 

 


Correct cover for this number
792 USS Rich DD-820 Apollo 10 MAY/26/AM/1969 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016  $5.25
2017 

 

 


 
793 USS Rich DD-820 Apollo 10 MAY/26/AM/1969 

Number produced: 470

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $3.25
2010  $4.24 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $9.50
2014          

2015
2016
2017 

 

 


Correct cover for this number
793 USS Chilton LPA-38 Apollo 10 MAY/26/A.M./1969 

Number produced: See above

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

2015  $5.00
2016  $ .97
2017 

 
 

 


 
794 USS Knox DE-1052 Commission JUN/27/1969/AM 

Number produced: 486

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

2015  $4.99
2016
2017 

 

 


 
795 USS Seattle AOE-3 Commission April 5 1969? 

Number produced: 481

 

Scan not available.
Covers were never returned.  No examples observed.
796 USS Carpenter DD-825 Apollo 10 MAY/26/A.M./1969 

Number produced: 423

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $3.25, $2.50
2010  $ 3.50
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014  $4.99, $2.26       

2015
2016
2017 

 


Correct cover for this number
797 USS Chilton LPA-38 Apollo 10 MAY/26/A.M./1969 

Number produced: 431

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

2015
2016
2017 

 
 

 


Correct cover for this number
797 USS Rich DD-820 Apollo 10 MAY/26/AM/1969 

Number produced :See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $5.50 
2011  $2.99, $11.00, $5.00
2012 
2013 
2014 $4.75      

2015
2016
2017 

   
 

 




Another example.
Scan courtesy of Dr. RJ Smith
798 USS Chilton LPA-38 Apollo 10 MAY/26/A.M./1969 

Number produced: 422 

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $3.50, $3.24 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014       

2015
2016  $8.85
2017 

  
 

 


Correct cover for this number
798 USS Rich DD-820 Apollo 10 MAY/26/AM/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $3.24
2011  $ 

2012 
2013 
2014  $15.50       

2015  $7.00
2016
2017 

 

 


 
799 USS Juneau LPD-10 Commission JUL/12/PM/1969 

Number produced:469 

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

2015
2016  $2.99
2017 

 

 


 
800 USS Newport LPD? Commission  

Number produced: 457 

 

Scan not available.
Covers were never returned.  No examples observed.
801 USS Hornet CVS-12 Apollo 11 JUL 24/-AM/1969 

Number produced: 493

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $21.05, $26.50
2010  $ 
2011  $45.00
2012 
2013  $22.00
2014  $20.00, $30.00        

2015
2016  $35.50, $15.00
2017  $7.00

 

 


Prime Recovery Ship.
Machine Cancel 23 mm wide

This cover is VERY popular and an important KEY to the Beck recovery collection.

801 USS Hornet CVS-12 Apollo 11 JUL 24/AM/1969

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $27.05
2010  $50.00, $54.00
2011  $45.00
2012 
2013 
2014         

2015
2016  $7.49
2017 

 

 


Prime Recovery Ship.
Machine Cancel 21 mm wide

 

This cover is VERY popular and an important KEY to the Beck recovery collection.

801 USS Hornet CVS-12 Apollo 11 JUL/24/1969/AM 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $  33.00
2011  $ 
2012  $10.50
2013 
2014         

2015
2016
2017 

 

The Hornet hand cancel on 801 and 802
are seen less frequently than
either of the machine cancels.
Est. Value $75-100


Prime Recovery Ship.
Hand Cancel Name of ship on top of cancel.  HT


Another example of this elusive hand cancel. 
Note that this cover is addressed to Robert Boudwin,
a very well know space cover dealer.

This cover is VERY popular and an important KEY to the Beck recovery collection.

801 USS Hornet CVS-12 Apollo 11 JUL/24/1969

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2013 
2014         

2015
2016
2017 

 

The Hornet hand cancel on 801 and 802
are seen less frequently than
either of the machine cancels.
Est. Value $75-100

Prime Recovery Ship.
Hand Cancel Name of ship
on top of cancel.  HT

Also see B802
 

This cover is VERY popular and an important KEY to the Beck recovery collection.

801 USS Goldsborough DDG-20 Apollo 11 JUL/24/AM/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2016
2017 

 

 

 


S
can courtesy of Tom Steiner

Cachet B801 was intended for USS Hornet.  This cover was added
to this page in April 2016.
This is the only one observed. Since this is for Apollo 11, the cover is of special interest and it is very valuable.

 

802 USS Hornet CVS-12 Apollo 11 JUL 24/-AM/1969 

Number produced: 474

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

2015  $9.00
2016
2017 

 

 

 


Prime Recovery Ship.
Machine Cancel 23  mm wide
802 USS Hornet CVS-12 Apollo 11 JUL 24/AM/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2005 $36.00
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014        

2015   $9.00
2016  $16.99
2017 

 

Cover at right has the autopen autograph of Neil Armstrong.


Prime Recovery Ship.
Machine Cancel 21  mm wide




 
802 USS Hornet CVS-12 Apollo 11 JUL/24/1969/AM 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2006  $40.00
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012  $39.00

2013 
2014       

2015  $9.00
2016  $10.50
2017 

  

 

The Hornet hand cancel on 801 and 802 are seen
less frequently than either of the machine cancels.

Est. Value $100


Prime Recovery Ship.
Hand Cancel.

 

802 USS Hornet CVS-12 Apollo 11 JUL/24/1969

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2013 
2014        

2015
2016
2017 

 

The Hornet hand cancel on 801 and 802
are seen less frequently than
either of the machine cancels.
Est. Value $75-100

 


Prime Recovery Ship.
Hand Cancel Name of ship
on top of cancel.  HT


 

803 USS Goldsborough DDG-20 Apollo 11 JUL/24/AM/1969 

Number produced: 463 

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $7.95, $3.00
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014  $3.00, $9.00, $10.00      

2015  $73.00 autog rescue team, $112.50 Autog frogmen
2016  $7.00
2017  $10.00, $4.93

 

 

Also watch for B803 and B804 with A.M.

This cancel exists on RS cachets but not observed on Beck.


 


Another example of B803. 
This one is signed by the Apollo 11 "Hawaii Rescue Two"  aircraft unit signed by the team members !

804 USS Goldsborough DDG-20 Apollo 11 JUL/24/AM/1969 

Number produced: 456

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $8.00, $10.10
2010  $4.24 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $2.99
2014  $7.25
       
2015
2016
2017 

 

 

 

Also watch for B803 and B804 with A.M.

This cancel exists on RS cachets but not observed on Beck.


 
804 USS Hornet CVS-12 Apollo 11 JUL 24/-AM/1969 

Added 07/2016

eBay Prices Realized
2016   $152.50

 

Only one observed.  Probably a unique cover.  Sold on eBay 6/2016  $152.50

 

 

805 USS Ozark MCS-2 Apollo 11 JUL/24/A.M./1969

Number produced: 465

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $5.50
2009  $11.50, $7.50
2010  $ 
2011  $3.95 
2012 
2013  $9.75, $5.00
2014          

2015  $20.00
2016  $17.50, $19.50
2017  $10.00, $8.00, $113.49 w/B Aldrin Autog

 

 



805
CREW
USS Ozark MCS-2 Apollo 11 JUL/24/A.M./1969 

Number produced: See above

465eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
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2015
2016
2017 

 

Beck's Log shows 465 cachets printed for 805,
but only about 25 were printed without the cachet number. 
Beck gave these covers to the ships crew for VIP usage. 
That is why it is called a CREW cover.  Also see HERE


CREW-No Beck Number

Both these CREW covers have an
 address label very similar to other
 VIP and crew covers observed.



CREW with VIP Label
Scan courtesy of David Ball
 
806 USS Ozark MCS-2 Apollo 11 JUL/24/A.M./1969 

Number produced: 449

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $5.00
2010  $6.00
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $2.99
2014  $60.54 W/autog rescue crew        

2015
2016  $7.50
2017 


 


Correct cover for this number
806 USS New  DD-818 Apollo 11 JUL/A.M./24/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $102*
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014  $3.00         

2015  $7.95
2016
2017 

 

*$102 priced paid for cover with autographs of Recovery Swim Team


 
806 USS New  DD-818 Apollo 11 JUL/24/AM/1969 

Number produced:
See above 

eBay Prices Realized
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2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
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807 USS New  DD-818 Apollo 11 JUL/A.M./24/1969 

Number produced: 444

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014  $10.00 
       
2015
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2017 

 

 


Correct cover for this number
807 USS New  DD-818 Apollo 11 JUL/24/AM/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 

2012 
2013 
2014  $10.00        

2015
2016  $4.93
2017 

 

Note that the difference in the
two above lines is the position
of the A.M. in the postmark.

We don't know how many
covers were cancelled with
each type of cancel.


Correct cover for this number

Another example of the USS New cover with interesting border.
807
CREW
USS New  DD-818 Apollo 11 JUL/A.M./24/1969 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
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2017 

 

Beck's Log shows 444 cachets printed for the numbered 807,
but does not show a quantity printed for the CREW cover,
given to the ship.  It is believed that about 25 covers of each
design were sent unnumbered to the navy for this flight,
but we have no confirmation on this.

Note that this cover has the same date cancel as one cover listed above.
We don't know how many
covers were cancelled with each type of cancel.


Correct cover for this number.

Scan from SB Milstein Feb 07

This is a CREW cover because it doesn't have the Beck number.

This cover is listed under B807
because most B807 covers  were postmarked by the USS New.  Beck's
printing log did not specifically identify the cachet number with a ship as he
did for some earlier flights.

 

807
CREW
USS New  DD-818 Apollo 11 JUL/24/AM/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2014 $53.00    

Beck's Log shows 444 cachets printed for the numbered 807,
but does not show a quantity printed for the CREW cover,
given to the ship.  It is believed that about 25 covers of each
design were sent unnumbered to the navy for this flight,
but we have no confirmation on this.

Note that this cover has the same date cancel as listed above.
We don't know how many
covers were cancelled with each type of cancel.


Correct cover for this number.

Scan courtesy of Dr Ross Smith

This is a CREW cover because it doesn't have the Beck number.

This cover is listed under B807
because most B807 covers  were postmarked by the USS New.  Beck's
printing log did not specifically identify the cachet number with a ship as he
did for some earlier flights.

 

807 USS Ozark MCS-2 Apollo 11 JUL/24/A.M./1969 

Number produced: See above 

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $7.46, $3.00
2010  $ 
2011  $

2012 
2013  $6.50
2014          

2015
2016
2017 

 

 


 
808 USS Wichita AOR1 Commission JUN/7/AM/1969 

Number produced: 466

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $3.50 
2011  $2.93
2012  $1.25
2013 
2014  $5.00        

2015
2016
2017 

 
 

 


 
809 USS L Y Spear AS-36 Commission FEB/28/PM/1970 

Number produced: 428

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $3.50
2009  $3.50,  $7.50
2010  $3.50 
2011  $

2012 
2013  $2.99
2014          

2015  $4.75
2016
2017 

 

 


 
810 USS Milwaukee AOR-2 Commission 1/NOV/1969 

Number produced: 430

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $8.50, $3.50, $3.50
2011  $4.14

2012 
2013 
2014         

2015  $2.49
2016
2017 

 

 


 
811 USS Connole DE-1056 Commission AUG/30/1969/AM 

Number produced: 409

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $
2012 
2013 
2014  $2.59 
        
2015
2016
2017 

 

 


This is the correct commission date
811 USS Connole DE-1056 Commission SEP/16/1969/AM 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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2009  $
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2011  $ 
2012 
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Date Variety
811 USS Connole DE-1056 Commission SEP/17/1969/AM 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
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Date Variety
811 USS Connole DE-1056 Commission SEP/18/1969/AM 

Number produced: See above

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

2015  $4.00
2016
2017 

 

 


Date Variety
812 USS Manitowoc LST-1180 Commission -PM/23 JAN/1970 

Number produced: 409 

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $1.19
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014  $2.99 
       
2015
2016
2017 

 

 



Actual Commissioning date was January 24 1970. One cover has ships RS Cachet on front of cover.


Another example.  Note the cancel has a straight line cancel, no date.
 

813 USS Santa Barbara AE-28 Commission 11/JUL/1970/AM 

Number produced: 408

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $3.50
2011  $ 
2012  $6.00
2013  $4.99, $9.99
2014          

2015
2016
2017 

 

 


 
814 USS Mobile LKA-115 Commission SEP/20/1969/AM 

Number produced: 401

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $2.75
2009  $2.75
2010  $2.25. $2.25 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $1.99
2014  $2.59 
       
2015
2016
2017 

      
 
 


 
815 USS W E Sims DE-1059 Commission JAN/3/PM/1970 

Number produced: 409

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.99
2009  $
2010  $3.50, $1.50
2011  $7.00 
2012 
2013 
2014        

2015
2016
2017 

 

 


 
816 USS Coronado LPD-11 Commission MAY/23/AM/1970 

Number produced: 397

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $3.00
2010  $3.50
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014  $2.99, $2.59      

2015
2016
2017 

 

 


Ships RS cachet on front
817 USS Roark DE-1053 Commission NOV/22/PM/1969 

Number produced: 442

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.99
2009  $
2010  $3.50 
2011  $3.00 
2012 
2013 
2014          

2015  $5.00, $5.00, $5.00
2016
2017 

 

 


 
818 USS Sumter LST-1181 Commission JUL/14/1970/AM 

Number produced: 445

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.13
2009  $3.00
2010  $3.50, $5.00
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $2.00
2014         

2015
2016
2017 

 

 


Ships RS cachet on front
819 USS St Louis LKA-116 Commission NOV/22/1969/PM 

Number produced: 399

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $3.50
2009  $3.50
2010  $2.25 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014          

2015  $2.49
2016
2017 

 

 


 
820 USS Patterson DE-1061 Commission MAR/14/1970/AM 

Number produced: 391

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.99
2009  $
2010  $3.50 
2011  $3.34 
2012  $6.00
2013 
2014          

2015
2016  $10.95
2017 

 

 


 
821 USS Hornet CVS-12 Apollo 12 NOV24/AM/1969 

Number produced: 658

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $15.00 $28.00, $16.00
2011  $66.00 w/Conrad autog
2012 
2013  $5.00
2014        

2015  $61.00 autog Air Boss, $7.26, $6.50
2016  $8.20, $13.50
2017 

 

 

This is a machine cancel. The hand cancel exists but not
 observed on a Beck cover.  If you have a Beck cover with a
hand cancel for this event please send scan to Owen Murray.


Prime recovery ship


This is not a Beck cover.  It is an Artopages cover. 
We show it here to illustrate the USS Hornet hand cancel for this event. 
This cancel has not been observed on a Beck cover.
 

822 USS Joseph Strauss DDG-16 Apollo 12 NOV/24/1969 

Number produced: 610

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $7.45
2010  $3.50, $5.65 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $7.50
2014  $1.04        

2015
2016
2017 

 


Most cancels are poor quality
822
CREW
USS Joseph Strauss DDG-16 Apollo 12 NOV/24/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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2009  $
2010  $ 
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2012 
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Crew
Cover. Beck cover with no number=CREW. 

Most cancels are poor quality
823 USS Austin LPD-4 Apollo 12 NOV/24/P.M./1969 

Number produced: 619

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $9.50
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012  $6.50
2013  $5.00
2014        

2015
2016  $16.50
2017 

 
 

 

823 USS Austin LPD-4 Apollo 12 NOV/24/PM/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
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2009  $
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2012 
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Cancel different. No periods on PM
823

CREW

USS Austin LPD-4 Apollo 12 NOV/24/P.M./1969 

Number produced: See above

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

2015  $12.00
2016
2017 

 

 


Beck cover without number  CREW


CREW with VIP Label
Scan courtesy of David Ball
 

824 USS Hawkins DD-873 Apollo 12 NOV/24/1969/PM 

Number produced: 613

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $7.49, $3.00
2010  $3.50, $3.50 
2011  $4.95 
2012 
2013 
2014  $5.00, $2.00, $59.54 w/auto recovery crew 
       
2015
2016  $1.93
2017 

 

 


Ship's name at top of cancel.


Another example
Note address label to well-known cover dealer.

824

CREW

USS Hawkins DD-873 Apollo 12 NOV/24/1969/PM 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2010  $ 16.50
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014        

2015
2016
2017 

 
 

Added Dec 2010
Previously unlisted


Scan courtesy of AZ Covers on eBay
Crew Cover.
Beck cover with no number=CREW. 

Ship's name at top of cancel.


Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross J Smith 2013
824 USS Hawkins DD-873 Apollo 12 NOV/24/1969/PM 

Number produced: See above

If you have one of these covers, please send us a scan for this listing.

 

Scan not available.
Hand Cancel with ship's name at bottom.

 
825 USS Mount Hood AE-29 Commission MAY/4/AM/1971 

Number produced: 504

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $3.76, $5.00, $2.50 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014  $2.84, $2.59, $9.99, $2.95       

2015
2016
2017 

 

 


 
826 USS Shreveport LPD-12 Commission DEC/12/1970/P.M. 

Number produced: 369

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $3.25
2009  $3.25
2010  $3.50, $2.50, $2.00 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014 
$2.99, $2.59      
2015
2016
2017 

 

 


 
827 USS Portland LSD-37 Commission OCT/3/1970/  / 

Number produced: 448

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $3.50 
2011  $
2012 
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2015
2016
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828 USS El Paso LKA-117 Commission 17/JAN/1970/  / 

Number produced: 352

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

2015  $3.00
2016
2017 

 

 


 
829 USS Gray DE-1054 Commission PM/APR/4/1970 

Number produced: 325

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $

2012 
2013 
2014       

2015
2016  $9.99, $2.40
2017 

  

 


 
830 USS Dixon AS-37 Commission 7/AUG/1971/PM 

Number produced: 393

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

2015
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831 USS Detroit AOE-4 Commission MAR/28/AM/1970 

Number produced: 385

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $3.00, $2.95 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $6.00, $2.99
2014  $2.59        

2015  $5.00
2016
2017 

 

 


 
832 USS Kansas City AOR-3 Commission JUN/6/AM/1970 

Number produced: 398

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

2015
2016  $2.98
2017 

  

 


 
833 USS Fresno LST-1182 Commission NOV/22/1969/PM 

Number produced: 336

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $5.51
2010  $3.50 
2011  $ 

2012 
2013 
2014  $2.59      

2015
2016
2017 


 


 
834 USS Peoria LST-1183 Commission FEB/21/A.M./1970 

Number produced: 371

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $4.99
2009  $
2010  $2.50 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $6.00
2014          

2015
2016
2017 

 

 


 
835 USS Inchon LPH-12 Commission JUN/20/1970/AM 

Number produced: 371

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $3.50
2010  $6.02 
2011  $
2012 
2013 
2014          

2015
2016
2017  $3.00

 

 


 
836 USS Meyerkord DE-1058 Commission JAN/2/1970/AM 

Number produced: 327 

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

2015
2016
2017 

 

 


 
837 USS Lang DE-1060 Commission MAR/28/1970/PM 

Number produced: 353

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $3.00
2010  $3.50, $2.25 
2011  $ 

2012 
2013 
2014       

2015  $4.00
2016
2017 

  

 


 
838 USS Iwo Jima LPH-2 Apollo 13 APR/17/AM/1970

Ship's name is at BOTTOM of cancel. SKEWED

 

Number produced: 668

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $33.20, $20.00, $22.50 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $13.00
2014  $8.00      

2015  $41.00 autog Samoa Gov
2016  $3.25
2017  $20.00, $20.00

 

 

Beck's Log shows 668 cachets printed for 838

Est value about $40.
 


Prime recovery ship. 

Most Common Beck cover for Iwo Jima/Apollo 13. 

Skewed date in cancel.   


Close-up of the skewed cancel
 

838 USS Iwo Jima LPH-2 Apollo 13 APR/17/AM/1970

Ship's name is at BOTTOM of cancel and NON-SKEWED

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $10.50
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013  $13.00
2014  $19.48        

2015
2016
2017 

 

Prime recovery ship.

 

Beck's Log shows 668 cachets printed for 838
 

Est value about $30-40

Full cachet scan is not available, but it has the same cancel shown directly below.

Above is the NON-SKEWED Iwo Jima Cancel.
This is the cancel on this cover.

 

Below is a sample of the SKEWED Iwo Jima Cancel.  Shown here just for comparison.

 

838 USS Iwo Jima LPH-2 Apollo 13 APR/17/AM/1970

Ship's name is at TOP of cancel and NON-SKEWED.

 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $76.00* Autographed
2011  $
2012 
2013  $13.00
2014         

2015
2016
2017 

 
 

 

Beck's Log shows 668 cachets printed for 838

Est value about $30-50
 


Prime recovery ship. 

HT is more scarce than name at bottom of cancel.

Shown in Cartier book. Date is not skewed.


Another example of the Iwo Jima cover with
ship's name at the top of the cancel.

Scan courtesy Luc Jallot

838   CREW USS Iwo Jima LPH-2 Apollo 13 APR/17/AM/1970

Ship's name is at BOTTOM of cancel and NON-SKEWED.

 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2016 $310.00
2017 


Est value about $300+

 

This is the first one observed.  Added 12/2016

Prime recovery ship.

D
ate is not skewed in cancel

 

838

CREW

USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 Apollo 13 APR/17/1970/AM 

 

 

Added to site 2010 & 2016.  

This CREW cover (no B
number) is listed under 838
because it is the first usage
of that cachet.

 

 

 

Est value about $75-100

 


Scan from CollectSpace Web site.
It is from the collection of M S Rasmussen.


Scan courtesy of Gerard Zonneveld

These two covers are the only Apollo13
Beck printed covers seen from the
Stoddert.

There are many US Navy RS cachets
available for the Stoddert, but no numbered
(printed) Beck covers have been seen.

 

839 USS Kawishiwi AO-146 Apollo 13 APR/17/AM/1970 

Number produced: 621

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $7.45. $3.00, $4.80
2010  $9.99, $5.00, $133.00*, $39.00*
2011  $ 
2012  $39.00 (Haise autog)
2013  $2.99, $3.00
2014       

2015  $8.55, $2.77, $9.25, $8.49, $19.50 autog swim team
2016  $4.23
2017  $3.98

  

*Frogmen autographs


 
839

CREW

USS Kawishiwi AO-146 Apollo 13 APR/17/AM/1970 

Prices Realized
2016
2017 

  

This cover is listed under B839
because most B839 covers  were postmarked by the USS Kawishiwi.

Beck's printing log did not specifically identify the cachet number with a ship as he
did for some earlier flights.

 

Est value about $50-100


Scan courtesy of Gerard Zonneveld via Dr Ross Smith

A previously unlisted CREW cover shown
here for Apollo 13 is a welcome addition to
this site.  This is the only one we have ever
seen. 
Added 2016

Note that this cachet is the Beck cachet for
Apollo 13 ATLANTIC fleet.  USS Kawishiwi
was actually part of the Pacific recovery
fleet.

This is the only Beck cover we know of
with an Atlantic Fleet cachet that was
postmarked on a Pacific Fleet ship.

 

839 Cape Canaveral     FEB/9/P.M./1971 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
2017 

 

This is the splashdown date for Apollo 14. 

Note that the cachet on the reverse of the cover is dated.

We have seen two examples of this cover.

One was offered on eBay in July 2008 by RJIPhilatelics.

 


Front


Reverse
Apollo 13 cachet on front and Apollo
14 Cape Canaveral rubber stamp
cachet on reverse.
840 USS New DD-818 Apollo 13 APR/17/PM/1970 

Number produced: 626

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $9.05
2010  $ 
2011  $6.70 

2012 
2013 
2014        

2015 $16.50 autog swim team, $1.00, $8.24, $60.54 aotog Capt, $17.80
2016  $3.58
2017 

 

The actual color of the lunar craft is actually gold/yellow

and not the gray/silver shown in this scan.  See note below.

 


Many cancels are poor quality.  No covers seen with P.M. (periods) or HT.  See #806
840 USS New DD-818 Apollo 13 APR/17/PM/1970 

Cancel Variety.

DD is missing in cancel

 

 



Scan courtesy of Dr R J Smith

Note this cover with a Navy
RS cachet has a cancelation where the DD is missing in the cancelation.

Please check your collections and see if you have any other examples of this variety.  Let us know.

 

840

CREW

USS New DD-818 Apollo 13 APR/17/PM/1970 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $19.95
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014  $24.00       

2015  $26.00, $15.00
2016  $27.50
2017 

 

 

Both CREW covers shown at right are the same color.  Any
difference in color is due to the quality of the scan.  The
bottom cover is closer to the actual cover.

Est value about $100

 


Beck cover without number=CREW


This Beck CREW cover was
sold on eBay in September 2008 $19.95
Scan Courtesy of Ross Smith

841 USS Hawkins DD-873 Apollo 14 FEB/9/PM/1971 

Number produced: 1098

eBay Prices Realized
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $7.99
2011  $2.00
2012 
2013  $7.50, $4.00, $9.50
2014  $3.97       

2015  $6.50, $2.76
2016  $8.24, $2.85
2017 
$3.34
 

 


 
841

CREW

USS Hawkins DD-873 Apollo 14 FEB/9/PM/1971 

Number produced: See Above

 

First one observed.


Added 3/2015
Sold for $42.50 along with
USS Ozark Apollo 11 CREW,
B805
841

CREW

KSC   Apollo 14  

Number produced: See above

This cover was offered in August 2006 on eBay.

This might be a one-of-a-kind cover. 
It is the Beck Apollo 14, Atlantic cachet
CREW COVER. 
Postmarked at Kennedy Space Center on Feb. 9, 1971, the recovery date. 
It also has the Official Blue KSC Cachet. 

This VERY RARE cover is likely worth over $100 because it is so unique.

 


Kennedy Space Center postmark and Official KSC Cachet on Beck Apollo 14 CREW Cover.

Take a good look because it is likely the only one you will ever see with the #9

Note that the colors for all the 841 covers are the same, blue, red and silver/gray.  Any differences is due to scans.

841

CREW

KSC   Apollo 14 Machine Cancel
JAN 31/PM/1971
Kennedy Space Center
The day of Launch
 

Number produced: See above

The scan for this cover was sent to us by David Ball.

See the line above.

If any collectors have more information about these covers please contact us.


Scan courtesy of David Ball
 

This page lists covers 770-841  GO TO: Previous Listing #688-769   Next Listing #842-899

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