1-50    51-99 MA-8   S,100-150   151-200   201-250   251-299   300-350 MA-9
351-402   403-455    456-514 GT-2    515-569 GT-3, GT-4, GT-5    570-621 GTA-6 GT-7 

AS-201, GTA-8, GTA-9, GTA-10, AP-3, GTA-11        688-769 AS-202, GTA-12, AS-204, AS-501, AS-502, AP-7    

AP-8, AP-9, AP-10, AP-11, AP-12, AP-13, AP-14     842-899 AP-14, AP-15, AP-16, AP-17, SL-II, SL-III, SL-IV    

900-951   952-1000


Morris W. Beck Naval Covers

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Updated February 6, 2019

Beck Applied the Round Space Rubber Stamp After Space Flights
to Any Cover Sent to Him by Collectors






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Beck Applied the Round Space Rubber Stamp After Space Flights to Any Cover Sent to Him by Collectors...Beck also sold sets of the Rubber Stamps to a few Dealers

Note the small maroon, red or blue or black rubber stamp that was applied to collector's envelopes after the space flight was over. 

Collectors wishing to have this rubber stamp applied to covers, sent their covers with SASE to Mr. Beck. 

 Mr. Beck applied the rubber stamp and returned the covers to the collectors using their SASE.

Mr. Beck offered this service to all space collectors who wanted it applied to their covers.  Beck would apply the rubber stamp to other cachet maker's envelopes if the collector sent him the cover after the flight. 

Because the small rubber stamps contain specific flight details we know that these small rubber stamps were applied after the space flight and not before.

We think that Mr. Beck offered the rubber stamp starting with GT-3. 

We have seen different rubber stamps specifically for these missions:  Gemini 3, 4, 5, 6, 6a, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. AS-201, AS-202.

We don't think Mr. Beck kept any records of how many covers he applied this small rubber stamp to, but it must be a small number for each flight. 

We also now know that Mr. Beck sold sets of 10 rubber stamps to some dealers that wanted to apply the design to their own covers.  We are aware of at least one dealer still owning the rubber stamps.  That means that there are many covers with this added design and that not all were applied by Mr. Beck. (updated 2019)


Beck placed the above ad in the Supplement to the USCS
Log publication in April 1967





Scans cropped from covers shown above.


Here is a small random selection of covers with the rubber stamp.

There is not a checklist available.

Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith

Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith

Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith


Scans are courtesy of Larry Johnson

The Cover Above is NOT a BECK printed cover.  However, the small round cachet was either applied by Beck or a dealer that had the rubber stamps created by Mr. Beck. 




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