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Morris W. Beck Naval Covers
 

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

Updated May 2019

We have received new information regarding the number of cachets Morris W. Beck produced for cover #220, USS Lowry. 

Since the 1995 publication of Les Winick's Beck Handbook, everyone thought that Beck produced only six covers for the cover number 220. 

We now have more information.  The documented cover printing log written in Beck's handwriting states that a total of 65 #220 covers were made. 

We know the Cover Log shown below is authentic because of a signed letter from M W Beck dated February 14, 1974 when Beck sent the Cover Log to a long-time friend. 

The two "thumbnails" below show the pages from Winick's 1995 Beck Handbook
and the hand written Cover Log kept by Morris Beck. 

Left:  Winick's Beck Handbook Page 5

Right: Mr. Beck's Cover Log (Covers 211-240)

Click on the picture below to view the page larger for more detail.

 

The USS Lowry DD-770 cover #220.
Below are examples of this cover.

Thanks goes to Norm Ferguson, Stewart Milstein for sending a scan of the very elusive 220 cover from their collection.


Reverse is Type 1


Reverse is Type 1


Reverse is Type 1


Reverse is Type 1
Thanks goes to Norm Ferguson for sending in the above scan.


Reverse is Type 1
Thanks goes to Stewart Milstein for sending in the above scan.


Reverse is Type 2
Thanks goes to Ron for sending in the above scan.



Reverse side scan not available


Reverse side scan not available

Below explains the reverse types


Reverse Type 1
As of August 14, 2005 we have observed two different "reverses" for the 220 Beck cover. 
The reverse of the 220 USS Lowry cover are all similar for five of the six covers as shown above
The cover addressed to Harold Barnes has a different rubber stamp on the back.  See below.



Reverse Type 2
This is the reverse of the cover addressed to Harold Barnes.

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