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Copyright 2000-2019 Owen R Murray.  All Rights Reserved.      Revised: 10/09/2019

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

Number Ship 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 autograph       

2015  $10.00, $5.50, $19.99
2016  $15.50, $21.50
2017  $10.50, $7.98   
2018 $
2019 $13.06, $31.99, $9.06
2020 $

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Prime Recovery Ship.
Correct Cover for this number.

 


Above: No background fill Added 4/2018
Joe Volutza spotted these Apollo 8 Yorktown covers missing the background fill. 
We have seen other Beck printed covers with the missing fill background but these are the
first ones seen from Apollo 8.

Also see HERE for other examples of variety covers.




USS Yorktown newsletter for the Apollo 8 recovery.
Cancelled by US Navy with rubber stamp cancel on recovery date, Dec 27, 1968. 
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   
2018 $
2019 $4.24
2020 $

 

 


Prime Recovery Ship.
Correct Cover for this number.



No background fill Added 4/2018
Joe Volutza spotted this Apollo 8 Yorktown cover missing the background fill. 
 

Also see HERE for other examples of variety covers.

 

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  $1.99, $3.25   
2018 $4.95, $4.99,$5.50
2019 $21.50 CREW Autog
2020 $

 

 



See Cancel variety below (A.M. located before year verses after year)
This version seems to be the most seen.  Just compare the number of covers sold on eBay.
 
772 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7

Apollo 8

DEC/21/1968/A.M

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
2017  $3.00, $4.00   
2018 $4.92
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

See Cancel variety (Noted above)
 

772 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7

Apollo 8

No Date 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
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Cancel is only bars, no round cancel. Also see B332
 
772 USS Yorktown CVS-10

Apollo 8

JAN/6/AM/1969

Number produced: See above

 


 

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

B772 was designated for USS Guadalcanal

 

773 USS Sandoval LPA-194

Apollo 8

DEC/21/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: 
for all of

B773 is 510

.

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

2015
2016
2017  $34.77   
2018 $7.50, $4.00
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

Ships RS Cachet on reverse

Updated February 2019

In our listing of numbered covers on this site, we have grouped the covers first by the Beck
number, then the ships name. 

For some series of covers, Beck designated the Navy ship he intended the covers to go to
and marked the boxes that way when he sent them in bulk to the US Navy for postmarking.

For the later flights it became too difficult to plan which cover should go to a certain ship he
 just let the Navy make the distribution once the Navy coordinator received the bulk shipment
of covers before a space flight.

For the Apollo 8 flight, Beck probably didn't have a firm  list of ships at the time he printed the covers.

After the flight was over, it was generally recognized which ship received the largest share of Beck covers
for postmarking.

In our listings of Beck space covers on this site we generally list which Beck cover number belonged to which ship.  This was based on what we understood to be the largest number of covers returned for each number.

For all these years, we thought B773 was for USS Sandoval.

We have now concluded that B773 was probably NOT the correct one for Sandoval.

There are 6 different ships postmarked on B773 covers, Including the PRS.

I hope this makes sense.  We have changed our listing of B773 to indicate that we don't
know which ship B773 was intended for.

Interesting to note that in March 2018 a lot of 4 covers with several B773 sold for $102
 showing that some of these covers are very hard to find.  One long time Beck
collector reports that he is still missing 3 B773 shown in our list.

We don't know which ship Beck intended B773 to go to

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  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014          

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $6.99, $8.00
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

 

773 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
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

 


This cover has not been offered on eBay for over 10 years
 

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 
2014          

2015  $15.00, $20.00
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $23.75
2020 $

 


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

Note that this cover has the VIP label. See more information on VIP labels HERE

 

773 USS Guadalcanal LPH-7

Apollo 8

DEC/21/A.M./1968 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized

2011  $30.00
2012 
2013 
2014          

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


 

 


Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith

The 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 the USS Blueback SS-581 and USS J C Calhoun SSBN-630.

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



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
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014          

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $


 


 

773 USNS Vanguard T-AGM-19

Apollo 8

DEC 28/AM/1968 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 
 

 

 



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
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $
2012 
2013 
2014   
        
2015
2016  $4.25
2017     
2018 $3.48
2019 $
2020 $

 

 



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 
       
2015
2016
2017     
2018 $5.50
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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       

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 
 

 



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 $14.99

 

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     
2018 $7.50
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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 
2013 
2014   
        
2015
2016  $41.00, $38.00
2017  $9.98   
2018 $7.00, $4.00, $7.50
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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     
2018 $5.50
2019 $3.25
2020 $

 

 


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 
2013 
2014          

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

Seldom seen

 

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     
2018 $7.50, $4.48
2019 $
2020 $


 


 

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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

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   
       
2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

Has ships corner card

 

776 USS Sandoval LPA-194

Apollo 8

DEC/21/1968/A.M. 

Number produced: 490

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

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $4.25
2019 $3.99
2020 $

 
 

 

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     
2018 $4.00
2019 $10.00
2020 $

 
 

 


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     
2018 $4.00
2019 $
2020 $

 

 



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 
2013 
2014          

2015
2016
2017 $5.07     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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    
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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     
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 
 

 


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 
2013 
2014         

2015
2016
2017 
$2.40   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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  $2.75   
2018 $3.95
2019 $
2020 $

 

 



Correct cover for this number 

 
778 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          

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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     
2018 $3.00, $ .99
2019 $4.00, $4.48, $200.00 Schweichkart autog
2020 $

 

 


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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $
 

 

It is reported that this cover exists. 

Scan not available.

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

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  $3.18   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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   $9.75, $35.00
McDivitt autog,
2014         

2015
2016 $10.00
2017  $3.00   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


This autographed Beck cover sold for $35 in 2013


Another example


 

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   
2018 $6.95
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


Correct cover for this number

 

782 USS Algol LKA-54

Apollo 9

MAR/13/PM/1969 

Number produced: 493

eBay Prices Realized

2017  $   
2018 $
2019 $179.75
2020 $

 

 

 


Added October 2017
Only one observed.
We have viewed dozens of Beck Apollo 9 covers and this is the only onewe have seen for Algol
on B782;



Back of Cover   Scans courtesy of Gerard Zonneveld

This is the only Apollo 9 cover we have seen with the round TF-140 rubber stamp. 
The 3 line rubber stamp with the astronauts names is seldom seen. 
We also saw it on a Guadalcanal PRS cover. 
Not sure of the origin of the 3 line rubber stamp.

 

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  $33.00   
2018 $5.99, $5.00,
$87.89 Autog D Scott
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


Prime Recovery Ship. Hand Cancel with ship's name at top of cancel.  
Correct cover for this cachet 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     
2018 $
2019 $179.75 D Scott Autog
2020 $

 

 

 


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


Another example with XO autograph


Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith


Scan courtesy of Joseph Volutza.  Beck RS cachet mailed by Associated Press Photographer on board.


Added 2019  Sold for $179.75 on eBay.  Autograph of Dave Scott

 

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

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

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 used 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, $3.51   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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
2017 
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014          

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $


 

 

Scan not available.

Same as 783 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   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


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
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014       

2015
2016
2017  $4.75   
2018 $8.50
2019 $
2020 $

  
 

 


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     
2018 $3.48, $4.00
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


 

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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

 


Very scarce.  Pacific.

Added 3/2015  $15.20 sold on eBay   VIP Label



Note the VIP address label style.


Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith

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

 

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   
2018 $4.99, $3.25, $4.99
2019 $113.50Young Auto,
$5.25, $63.00 Autog recov pilot
2020 $

 

machine cancels. 


 

 


Prime Recovery Ship. Correct cover for this number

 


Added 4/2019  Sold on eBay $113.50


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


This cover is one of two known to exist.  Missing background and B Number on left


Second example

See more information HERE

The hand cancel is very rare and not observed on a Beck cover. 
A hand cancel on a Beck cachet might be worth $200

 

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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

Correct cover for this number


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


Scan courtesy of Tom Steiner  Another example of missing background

 

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  $1.50, $2.93   
2018 $3.95, $7.00
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


Correct cover for this number


Scan courtesy of Tom Steiner  An example of the cover with missing background

 

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     
2018 $2.00, $4.48
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


Correct cover for this number


Scan courtesy of Tom Steiner  An example of the cover with missing background

 


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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

 

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
2016
2017     
2018 $7.50, $7.50,$
2019 $7.00
2020 $

 

 

 

790
CREW
Kennedy Space Center Apollo 10 MAY 19/PM/1969

 

Number produced: ?

eBay Prices Realized
2019 $
2020 $

 

 



This CREW cover is listed here because it is the first Atlantic cachet for this flight.


Scans courtesy of Tom Steiner

 

790
CREW
Patrick AFB Apollo 10 Hand Cancel
MAY/26/P.M./1969

 

Number produced: ?

eBay Prices Realized
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


This CREW cover is listed here because it is the first Atlantic cachet for this flight.


Scans courtesy of Tom Steiner

 

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  $3.00   
2018 $1.00, $4.48
2019 $4.99
2020 $

 

 


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 VIP label
2014   
       
2015  $20.00, $20.00
2016  $2.61, $1.95
2017     
2018 $4.00, $18.00
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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  $6.28   
2018 $4.00
2019 $4.00, $2.00, $2.98
2020 $

 

 


Correct cover for this number

 

792

CREW

USS Chilton LPA-38

Apollo 10

MAY/26/A.M./1969 

Number produced: 

eBay Prices Realized

2019 $
2020 $

 

 


Scan courtesy of Tom Steiner

 

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     
2018 $3.48
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


 

 

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     
2018 $3.00, $4.00, $4.00
2019 $4.99
2020 $

 

 


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     
2018 $4.00
2019 $
2020 $

 
 

 


Scan courtesy of Tom Steiner

 

793 Norfolk VA   PM/  /27 MAY 1969
Added April 30, 2019 

Nearly all 470 B793 Beck covers were cancelled on the USS Rich, a secondary recovery ship for Apollo 10. 
Just a few B793 were cancelled on the USS Chilton and we have only seen only ONE B793 cancelled at
Norfolk, VA.   The above cover dated May 27 1969, was sent to us by Gerard Zonneveld and was
previously unlisted.

 

 

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     
2018 $
2019 $2.65
2020 $

 

 



 
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     
2018 $3.58, $4.99
2019 $
2020 $

 


Correct cover for this number
 


Scan courtesy of Tom Steiner.  Missing background

 

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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 
 

 


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     
2018 $2.00
2019 $
2020 $

   
 

 


Another example. Scan courtesy of Dr. RJ Smith

 

797 Norfolk VA Apollo 10 PM/   /27 MAY/1969

 

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     
2018 $
2019 $4.99
2020 $

  
 

 


Correct cover for this number

 

798 USS Rich DD-820

Apollo 10

MAY/26/AM/1969 
HB

Number produced: See above

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

2012 
2013 
2014  $15.50       

2015  $7.00
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


Scan courtesy of Tom Steiner

 

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  $3.00   
2018 $1.59
2019 $2.00
2020 $

 

 

 

800 USS Newport LPD?

Commission

 

Number produced: 457 

 

Scan not available.
Covers were never returned. 

No examples observed.

If you have one, send us a scan.

 

801 USS Hornet CVS-12

Apollo 11

JUL 24/-AM/1969 
MC 23 mm wide

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,$15.00, $16.00   
2018 $20.00
2019 $13.00
2020 $

 

 

 


Prime Recovery Ship.  Machine Cancel 23 mm wide

A Hornet cover for this date on an Ekas cachet sold for $40.25.

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

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!
 

801 USS Hornet CVS-12

Apollo 11

JUL 24/AM/1969
MC 21 mm wide

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     
2018 $15.00
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


Prime Recovery Ship.
Machine Cancel 21 mm wide

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

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!
 

801 USS Hornet CVS-12

Apollo 11

JUL/24/1969/AM 
Hand Cancel

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


Est. Value $75+

 


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

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

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!

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

801 USS Hornet CVS-12

Apollo 11

JUL/24/1969

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2013 
2014         

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $37.00, $14.75
2020 $

 

 

Est. Value $75+

 


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

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

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!

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

801 USS Goldsborough DDG-20

Apollo 11

JUL/24/AM/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

 


Scan 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.

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!

 

802 USS Hornet CVS-12

Apollo 11

JUL 24/-AM/1969 
MC 23 mm wide

Number produced: 474

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

2015  $9.00
2016
2017     
2018 $18.50
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

 


Prime Recovery Ship.  Machine Cancel 23  mm wide


This cover has the autopen autograph of Neil Armstrong. Valued at $125

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!
 

802 USS Hornet CVS-12

Apollo 11

JUL 24/AM/1969 
MC 21 mm wide

Number produced: See above

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

2015   $9.00
2016  $16.99
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 



Prime Recovery Ship. Machine Cancel 21  mm wide

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!

 

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  $21.00   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

  

Est. Value $100

 


Prime Recovery Ship.Hand Cancel.

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


Another example.  This one sold for $39.00

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This seriesof covers is VERY HOT!
 

802 USS Hornet CVS-12

Apollo 11

JUL/24/1969
HT

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2013 
2014        

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Est. Value $75-100


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

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

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!
 

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 tm, $112.50 Autog frogmen
2016  $7.00
2017  $10.00, $4.93   
2018 $4.99
2019 $
2020 $

 

 



 

Note that this cancel does not have periods after A M


Also watch for B803 and B804 with A.M.
The cancel exists on Navy RS cachets but not observed on Beck. See sample above.

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!
 

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     
2018 $7.50, $10.00,
$5.95,
$7.50
2019 $
2020 $

 

 



Note that this cancel does not have periods after A M

Also watch for B803 and B804 with A.M.
The cancel exists on Navy RS cachets but not observed on Beck.

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!

 

804 USS Hornet CVS-12

Apollo 11

JUL 24/-AM/1969 

Added 07/2016

eBay Prices Realized
2016   $152.50   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


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

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!

 

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,
$4.25   
2018 $8.00, 8.00, $9.00
2019 $9.00
2020 $

 

 


Another example.
 
2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!
 

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 
2014         

2015
2016
2017  $18.00
2018 $20.00
2019 $
2020 $

 


CREW-No Beck Number



These CREW covers have an address label very similar to other  VIP covers observed.



Scan courtesy of David Ball

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!
 

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     
2018 $8.00
2019 $
2020 $


 


Correct cover for this number

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!

 

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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!

*$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
2008  $
2009  $
2010  $ 
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014        

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!
 

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
2016
2017     
2018 $2.98
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


Correct cover for this number

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!

 

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  $4.25   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 



Correct cover for this number

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


Another example of the USS New cover with interesting border.

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!

 

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
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Scan courtesy of S. 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.

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 coordinator for this flight ,but we have no confirmation on this.

 

807
CREW
USS New  DD-818

Apollo 11

JUL/24/AM/1969 

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2014 $53.00    

 

 


Scan courtesy of Dr Ross Smith  Correct cover for this number.

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

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 coordinator for this flight, but we have no confirmation on this.

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. 

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!

 

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     
2018 $4.48
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


 

2019 is 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.  This series of covers is VERY HOT!


 

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     
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

 
 

 


 

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     
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


 

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  $1.00   
2018 $
2019 $2.65
2020 $

 

 

 


 

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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

This is the correct commission date

 

811 USS Connole DE-1056

Commission

  SEP/16/1969/AM 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 



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
2017  $3.48   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

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  $1.32   
2018 $5.00-slogan can
2019 $2.00
2020 $

 

 


Actual Commissioning date  was January 24 1970.
All covers observed were postmarked on the 23rd.




One cover has ships RS Cachet on front of cover


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

 

We have also seen the Philadelphia machine cancel with slogans of "Army ROTC" and another with
"Always use Zip Code" Dated January 23, 1970.


 

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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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  $3.00   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

      
 
 


 

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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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     
2018 $
2019 $3.58, $2.65
2020 $

 

 


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  $1.82   
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


 

818 USS Sumter LST-1181

Commission

JUL/14/1970/AM 
JUN/20/1970/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  $3.25   
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

Ships RS cachet on front.

Actual date of Commission is JUN 20,1970


JUN 20 1970
Autog CO CMDR James C Hayes
One observed with this date.
Scan courtesy of Charlie Hamilton
 

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     
2018 $
2019 $4.50
2020 $

 

 


 

 

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     
2018 $1.59
2019 $2.00
2020 $

 

 


 

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  $5.00 poor quality   
2018 $4.99, $4.48
2019 $9.00, $56.55
w/Conrad Autog
2020 $

 

 

 

 



Prime recovery ship

 

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 us a scan or photo.


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  $4.00   
2018 $3.00, $4.48
2019 $
2020 $

 


 Most cancels are poor quality

 

822
CREW
USS Joseph Strauss DDG-16

Apollo 12

NOV/24/1969 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $2.25
2020 $

  

 


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  $4.00   
2018 $3.00
2019 $
2020 $

 
 

 


 
823 USS Austin LPD-4

Apollo 12

NOV/24/PM/1969 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
2017  $4.00, $18.00   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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   $18.00   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


Beck cover without number  CREW

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 auto recovery crew 
       
2015
2016  $1.93
2017  $4.00   
2018 $4.49, $3.00
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


 


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 

HT

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2010  $ 16.50
2011  $ 
2012 
2013 
2014        

2015
2016
2017  $24.00   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 
 

 


Scan courtesy of AZ Covers on eBay
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

 

 

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

If you have one of these covers, please send us a scan for this listing.
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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

 

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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 



 
827 USS Portland LSD-37

Commission

OCT/3/1970/  / 

Number produced: 448

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

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

  
 

 





 
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     
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


 

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     
2018 $1.59, $1.50
2019 $
2020 $

  

 


 

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
2016
2017     
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

  

 


 

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     
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


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     
2018 $
2019 $3.50
2020 $

  

 





 

 

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    
2018 $
2019 $1.98
2020 $


 



 
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     
2018 $2.00
2019 $4.50
2020 $

 

 



 
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, $5.99   
2018 $9.99, $2.50
2019 $
2020 $

 

 



 
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     
2018 $1.59
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


 

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  $1.32, $3.00   
2018 $1.59
2019 $13.06
2020 $

  

 


 

838 USS Iwo Jima LPH-2

Apollo 13

APR/17/AM/1970

HB 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   
2018 $14.50, $26.00,
$19.00
2019 $10.00, $12.25
2020 $

 

 


 

Ship's name is at BOTTOM of cancel. SKEWED

Prime recovery ship. 

Most Common Beck cover for Iwo Jima/Apollo 13. 

Skewed date in cancel.   


Close-up of the skewed cancel
 

Beck's Log shows 668 cachets printed for 838

Est value about $40.

We reviewed all the B838 covers we have access to.  There are MANY more Iwo Jima 838 covers with the
ships name is at the bottom of the cancel.  A non scientific ratio of 8 to 1. (bottom vs top)

 

838 USS Iwo Jima LPH-2

Apollo 13

APR/17/AM/1970

 

Number produced: 
See above

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

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

 

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

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.

Prime recovery ship.

Beck's Log shows 668 cachets printed for 838
Est    Value  $30-40

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

HT

 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $100.00 CREW autog
2020 $

 
 

 

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


Prime recovery ship. 

HT is more scarce than name at bottom of cancel.

Shown in Cartier book. Date is not skewed.


Scan courtesy of Luc Jallot

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

Beck's Log shows 668 cachets printed for 838

Est value about $50
 

838   CREW

Pacific Cachet

USS Iwo Jima LPH-2

Apollo 13

APR/17/AM/1970

Number produced: See above

eBay Prices Realized
2016 $310.00
2017     
2018 $4.35 (poor cancel)
2019 $
2020 $


 

 

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

This is the first one observed.  Added 12/2016

Prime recovery ship.

D
ate is not skewed in cancel

 

838   CREW

Atlantic
 Cachet

USS Iwo Jima LPH-2

Apollo 13

APR/17/AM/1970

Number produced: ?

Sold on eBay:$416.00


 

 


Scan courtesy of Joe Volutza

We were surprised to see this Iwo Jima CREW cover with an Atlantic cachet.  This cover had
 multiple bids and ended up selling for $416 plus shipping.  This might be the highest price paid for a Beck Space Cover without an Autograph.
 
This CREW cachet and ship combination might be one of a kind. 
Joe Volutza notes that Capt James Martin was the Staff Legal Officer, Commander cruiser-
destroyer force, Atlantic Fleet.

 

838

CREW

USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22

Apollo 13

APR/17/1970/AM 

 eBay Prices Realized
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

 

 


Scan courtesy of Gerard Zonneveld

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

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

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   
2018 $4.73, $4.49, $12.50,
 $4.00
2019 $5.00, $5.00, $5.00
2020 $

  

*Frogmen autographs

 

839

CREW

USS Kawishiwi AO-146

Apollo 13

APR/17/AM/1970 

Prices Realized

2019 $100 (85 Euros)
2020 $

  

 

 

 

Pacific Cachet

Scan courtesy of Andre Gutmann

Added 1/2019  Sold on eBay for 85 Euros/$100 USD

The USS Kawishiwi was actually part of the Pacific recovery fleet.

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

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

839

CREW

USS Kawishiwi AO-146

Apollo 13

APR/17/AM/1970 

Prices Realized
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

  

 

 

Est value  $50-100


 Atlantic Cachet

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.  
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 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.

 

839 Cape Canaveral Apollo 13 FEB/9/P.M./1971 

Number produced: See above

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

2015
2016
2017     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


Front



Reverse
Apollo 13 cachet on front and Apollo 14 Cape Canaveral rubber stamp cachet on reverse.

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

 

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     
2018 $4.49, $4.98, $9.50,
$4.98, $4.49, $2.98
2019 $317.50 autog crew
2020 $

 

 

 


Many cancels are poor quality.  No covers seen with P.M. (periods) or HT.  See #806


Scan courtesy Ross Smith

Interesting variety.  Cachet cut off in printing process.

The actual color of the lunar craft is actually gold/yellow
and not the gray/silver shown in this scan.

 

840 USS New DD-818

Apollo 13

 

APR/17/PM/1970 

Cancel Variety.

 

   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 


Scan courtesy of Dr R J Smith

DD is missing in cancel

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

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

 

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     
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

 

 

 

Beck cover without number=CREW


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

Both CREW covers shown here are the same color. 
Any difference in color is due to the quality of the scan. 

 

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, $3.25   
2018 $4.00, $5.50, $3.98,
 $3.58
2019 $
2020 $

 

 


 

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

   
2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

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

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

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.

 

841

CREW

KSC Apollo 14 Machine Cancel
 

Number produced: 
See above


2018 $
2019 $
2020 $

 

Scan courtesy of David Ball
JAN 31/PM/1971
Kennedy Space  Center The day of Launch
 

 

 

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