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Copyright 2000-2017 Owen R Murray.  All Rights Reserved.      Revised: Monday July 24, 2017.

 

  Interesting Morris W. Beck Cover varieties and oddities.


Scan courtesy of David Ball, missing yellow.  added 12/15

 

Tom Steiner sent us the above scan of three Beck GT-3 Gemini covers that are
missing the yellow.

 


Above:  Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross J. Smith.  Paul Huber found this very unusual Beck cover for the
PRS USS Intrepid for GT-3.  The cover is missing the silver color.  The yellow and blue are printed normally.
 

Below: Is the correctly printed B515.  The YELLOW color difference between the two B515 covers is due to the scan.

 

 


Scans courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith. 
The red background color is missing from the B998 cachet.

The yellow background color is missing from the B999 cachet.





Scans courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith. 
The background color is missing from the above GTA-8 cachets.
The cover below shows the cachet with the background color.



Scan is courtesy of Dr. Ross Smith.  Note that this cover shows B999. 
All other Pacific ASTP we have observed have the B998 cachet.

 

Above: Scan of cachet printing variety cover from the Tom Steiner.
Below: Beck cover with correct cachet colors for comparison.

 


Above: Scan of cachet printing variety cover from the Tom Steiner.
Below: Beck cover with correct cachet colors for comparison.


 

  
Skylab missing RED color

 


Tom Steiner sent us this scan of missing background color on a Beck printed cover for Apollo 10.


Ton Steiner sent us this scan of missing background color on a Beck printed cover for Apollo 10.


Luc Jallot, France sent us this scan of a Beck Gemini cover with the green color missing.

 


Above: Scan of cover from the collection of Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard Learn. Note the missing black color.
Below: Beck cover with correct cachet colors for comparison.

 


Above: Scan of cover from the collection of Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard Learn. Note the missing blue color.
Below: Beck cover with correct cachet colors for comparison.

 


Above: Scan of cover from the collection of Eddie Bizub via the estate of Richard Learn. Note the missing green color.
Below: Beck cover with correct cachet colors for comparison.

 

Above: Tom Steiner, President, Space Unit sent us this scan of B579 cover that is missing the background color of the Beck cachet.
Shown  for comparison is the "normal" B579 (TOP) and the cover missing the background (BOTTOM). There are three additional examples of the missing background found by Tom.  1.Cochrane B581  2. Rupertus B582  3.Renshaw B583

 

Above: Tom Steiner, President, Space Unit sent us this scan of B896 cover that is missing the green color of the Beck cachet.
Shown  for comparison is the "normal" B896 CREW (TOP) and the cover missing the green (BOTTOM).

 



Above: The very interesting TRIPLE CACHET cover shown above has the Beck cachet number B515 printed on the BACK of the cover.

The Project Gemini cachet was applied to the front of the cover
before it was sent to Mr. Beck.  Beck printed his cachet on the back of the envelope and then sent the envelope to the US Navy for postmarking. 

The US Navy applied the round cachet on the front.  There is one other example of a similar cover for GT-5 Beck 561

Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross J. Smith



Beck 958 Columbus Day cover ERROR cover. The cover above is missing the black color. 
At first, we thought it was a CREW cover because it didn't have a printed Beck number.
Then we realized that it was missing a color!  Thanks to Steve Durst for sending us the scan.


Above: Beck 958 cover with all colors in the cachet.
 


Scan courtesy of Tom Steiner    Cachet is missing the green color.  Also see behow.



Above: B874 missing Black Color. Scan courtesy of Dr. Ross J Smith
Below:  Normal cachet with Red, Green and Black colors. 
Note that the red and blue lines at the top of the cover are not part of Beck's cachet. 
The lines were already on the envelope sent to Beck.


 


Printing test sample made by Beck to prepare covers.  Both of these cachets are printed on the same envelope.


Above: B763 Beck cachet missing Brown Color.  Below: Normal Beck cover


Above: B973 cachet missing Blue Color.  Below is a comparison.

 

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