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Morris W. Beck US States Covers


Morris W. Beck produced two different series of covers honoring the states and territories.  These covers were produced for collectors that sent in their envelopes.  It was a similar service to his other series such as Presidents and Naval event covers.  See the checklist below after the example scans from the two state series.  These covers are hard to find especially in a complete set.  A complete set of the 1951-2  or 1956-7 series sells for about $250-300 each and the full sets are rarely found.

 


An interesting variety from the 1951-52 Beck state anniversaries is shown above.
A collector used the 1951 cover for a dual cancel for the 1976 state flags issue.
Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 


Larry Johnson sent us this scan of a Beck States POSTCARD!

This is the first Beck states postcard we have seen and we have no idea if others exist.

Note the wording on the reverse of the card.

 

The Wyoming scan above from Larry Johnson is very interesting because it shows Wyoming
Statehood covers from 1951 and 1952 with two different cachets. 


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

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Above: another example of the Alaska cover.





1955 dated Beck cover for Puerto Rico with "states" cachet.
The actual date of the opening for the airport in San Juan was
two days later, May 22, 1955. Scan on eBay and courtesy of C. Hamilton.

 


Scan courtesy of Don Hensley


Scans courtesy of Larry Johnson


Scan courtesy of Larry Johnson

 


This single 1961 Alabama cover is similar to the State series.

See the checklist of Beck's State covers HERE

 

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