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Morris W. Beck Naval Covers
 

Copyright 1999-2021 Owen R Murray.  All Rights Reserved.      Revised: 03/23/2021

 

Morris W. Beck First Day Covers


See the checklist of Beck FDCs

Morris W. Beck produced First Day Covers (FDC) for many new stamps.  He produced self service envelopes and
provided the service for collectors.  Several FDC examples are shown below. 


His first FDC was for the 3c Baltimore and Ohio RR stamp of February 28, 1952


 

Beck's first FDC


Mr. Beck produced FDCs under several brand names such as "Tri Color", "mb" "Beck", "M W Beck", "B", etc.  
 


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
Unusual postmark on this one

 


Scan courtesy of Jeff Mills


Scan courtesy of Jeff Mills



Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Added 2019-Also see Beck #412
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 


 

 


Scans courtesy of Larry Johnson

 

 


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 


Beck FDC for 1967 JFK, Scott #1287
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 


Above: scan courtesy of Richard Hoffner. 
Becks "generic" FDC cachet under the Tri Color brand.
 


 

 


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Scan courtesy of Charlie Hamilton


 


 


 


 


We have several of these FDCs on our site, but this one is special because if has Morris Beck's autograph!
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson
 


Scott Number 1529. 

Sean Marsar a long-time collector and very well respected space cover dealer
designed this cover and had M W Beck print it. 
According to Sean, 500 of these were printed.  Note that the autograph was added by a
 collector and does not appear on all these first day covers. 
Sean served in the US Navy in the 1960's aboard USS Essex and USS Enterprise.


The cover shown above was sold on eBay in July 2008 for $36.00. 

It is signed by Ed Gibson of Skylab 4. Scan courtesy of RJIPhilatelics.


The scan of the cover shown above was sent to us by Steve Durst. 
Steve writes: "The Beck first day cover is not especially difficult, but try finding it with
authentic autographs of the 9 astronauts who flew on the 3 manned Skylab flights 
and all of them autographing one cover!"

 

Beck TriColor Covers

Stewart Milstein sent us a scan of a previously unlisted Beck TriColor cover.

The cachet was printed for the 1960 Inter American Conference of American States.

The cover is postmarked in Appleton WI in August of 1962.

 


 

 

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