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US NAVY COVERS & NAVAL POSTAL HISTORY
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US NAVAL COVERS--N SHIP NAMES
Cachets & text in killer bars are always mentioned, if present.
Typically these covers have a return address
& one or more owner's or service provider's marks
on the back. Cancel color is black unless stated otherwise.
Alphabetization includes titles & first names if present.
For example, USS President Adams is filed under P, not A.
Another example: USS John Young is under J, not Y.
Other Navy ships: A-M page O  P-Q  R   S-T page & U-Z page.

Cover_USPlateNumberSingle_20234_small.jpg (4593 bytes)OCT 17 1935 USS NARWHAL cancel with NAVY DAY / AT SEA in killer bars ties 1-c perforated Yosemite & PNS 20234 2-c Washington stamps franking #6 cover to Pennsylvania, gorgeous & intricate red-violet Navy Day cachet well struck, toning along two front edges. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 n*

USS NEOSHO (AO-143). Wanted to buy--covers from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars. en

Cover_Naval_USSNewMexico1937-200_small.jpg US Navy covers available from LotsOfCards.comWell-inked JUL 4 1937 U. S. S. NEW MEXICO / SAN FRANCISCO handstamp ties 1-c & 2-c navy stamps franking a #6 cover to Illinois, quality paper with no envelope glue show-through, neatly addressed, never sealed. $4.50 nc

USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH-11). Wanted to buy--please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

Cover_Naval_USSNiblack1940-200_small.jpg Navy covers available from Judnick.comClear SEP 14 1940 U. S. S. NIBLACK / FIRST DAY / POSTAL SERVICE hand cancel ties 3-c Emerson stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, large multicolor cachet notes other important dates for the ship, a little envelope glue show-through on back, neatly addressed, never sealed. An important ship, this escort destroyer was soon to launch the first US attack against the Germans in World War II (April 10 1941). $4.25 na

Cover_Naval_Nicholson5-31-40-100.jpg (318642 bytes)USS NICHOLSON (DD-442) launching from Boston MAY 31 1940, clear Navy Yard Sta. cancel ties 1-1 / 2-c Martha Washington prexie franking #6 cover to New York, 2-color champaign bottle cachet, paper browning with age, some envelope glue show-through on back. $3.75 nm

Cover_Naval_USSNicholson1941-200_small.jpg author topical cover available from LotsOfCovers.comClear JUN 20 1941 USS NICHOLSON / 1ST DAY COVER hand cancel on 3-c Emerson stamp franks #6 envelope with multicolor 'FIRST DAY POSTAL SERVICE' cachet to Illinois, envelope glue shows through the back a lot (front just a little), neatly addressed, never sealed. $4.25 na NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear Aug 1 1930 USS NORTHAMPTON cancel on unstamped #10 penalty envelope from that ship on official business to the Bureau of Navigation in Washington DC, typed address, neatly opened, light wrinkling in left front, small corner bends at bottom. $2.00 sn

Cover_Naval_Northampton1935Washington-100.jpg (356231 bytes)USS NORTHAMPTON. Clear JUL 4 1935 violet cancel with '1776-1935 /  EVERETT WASH' in killer bars ties 3-c California-Pacific expo stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, deep red Fourth of July cachet depicts fireworks from the deck, brownish paper, envelope glue show-through on back. $4.25 nwe%!

USS NORTHAMPTON. "YOU THINK / I'M GROUCHY / TODAY??? /  ...YOU SHOULD / SEE ME WHEN / I'M SOBER" post card with cartoon art depicting a drunk on his hands and knees with an open bottle, light partial cancel on front, long curved crease, mailed JUL 19 1966 from the USS Northampton (CC-1). $1.00 a-n%

NR-1. Wanted to buy--covers from or pertaining to this ship. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c


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US NAVY COVERS--O SHIP NAMES
Cachets & text in killer bars are always mentioned, if present.
Typically these covers have a return address
& one or more owner's or service provider's marks
on the back. Cancel color is black unless stated otherwise.
Alphabetization includes titles & first names if present.
For example, USS President Adams is filed under P, not A.
Another example: USS John Young is under J, not Y.
Other Navy ships: A-M page N  P-Q  R   S-T page & U-Z page.

Bold MAY 5 1969 USS O'BANNON (DD-450) cancel ties 6-c Walt Disney stamp on #6 cover, not addressed, not sealed. Pencil writing on back reads 'Yellow Sea'. $1.75 nd NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Almost complete JAN 3 1970 USS O'BANNON (DD-450) cancel ties 6-c Alabama state bird stamp franking #6 cover to Maryland, almost complete violet double-ring New York City branch cancel for the ship in cachet area, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.00 n(o)nb

Clear MAR 3 1940 USS O'BRIEN with BOSTON / MASS. in the killer bars ties 2-c James Fenimore Cooper & 1-c Washington Irving stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, typed address, never sealed, envelope glue shows through back. $3.25 nma NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear MAR 9 1940 USS O'BRIEN with BOSTON / MASS. in the killer bars ties 2-c James Fenimore Cooper & 1-c Washington Irving stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, typed address, never sealed, envelope glue shows through back. $3.25 nma

Clear MAR 14 1940 USS O'BRIEN with BOSTON / MASS. in the killer bars ties 2-c James Fenimore Cooper & 1-c Washington Irving stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, typed address, never sealed, envelope glue shows through back & lightly on front. $3.25 nma

Clear MAR 26 1940 USS O'BRIEN with BOSTON / MASS. in the killer bars ties 2-c James Fenimore Cooper & 1-c Washington Irving stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, typed address, never sealed, envelope glue shows through back. $3.50 nma NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Bold APR 19 1940 USS O'BRIEN with BOSTON / MASS. in the killer bars ties 2-c James Fenimore Cooper & 1-c Washington Irving stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, typed address, never sealed, envelope glue shows through back & lightly on front. $3.50 nma

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Clear APR 24 1940 USS O'BRIEN with BOSTON / MASS. in the killer bars ties 2-c James Fenimore Cooper & 1-c Washington Irving stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, typed address, never sealed, envelope glue shows through both sides. $3.00 nma NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear JUN 6 1940 USS O'BRIEN with CROSSING EQUATOR in killer bars ties 3-c Pony Express stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, envelope glue shows through back. $3.50 nh

Light AUG 20 (1963) USS OBSERVATION POINT (EAG 154) cancel ties 5-cent Carolina Charter stamp franking # cover to California, large cachet in dark gray pver most of the back depicts the ship & reads in part 'Mailed Upon the Occasion of a / POLARIS MISSILE FIRING'. $2.00 nm NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Light APR 26 1973 USS O'CALLAHAAN (DE-1051) hand cancel ties 8-c colonial printing stamp with MAIL EARLY IN THE DAY selvedge franking #6 cover to Ohio, violet double-ring cancel of the ship's New York City branch also struck on front, corner card of the Commanding Officer indicates San Francisco 96601, well struck fancy ship's cachet at lower left front. $2.50 n NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Almost complete OCT 17 1955 USS O'HARE (DDR-889) hand cancel ties 3-c Great Lakes ship transportation stamp franking #6 cover to Maryland, addressed twice (by hand & hand-stamped) the same way, never opened. $2.00 ns

Bold APR 25 1973 USS OKINAWA (LPH-3) hand cancel ties 8-c flag over White House stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, small label for address, never sealed, stamp has a corner bend. $1.50 n

USS OKLAHOMA. Wanted to buy--covers from this ship while in Spanish waters. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars. *c

JUN 23 1972 USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CLG-5) cancel on 8-c Transpo postal stationery sent to Ohio, violet cachet, no address, backflap lightly crinkled but not the front. $2.50 ntu

JUN 29 1972 USS OKLAHOMA CITY (CLG-5) cancel on free #6 cover to Ohio, violet cachet. $3.00

Bold FEB 24 1938 USS OMAHA hand cancel with PORTSMOUTH /  VIRGINIA in the killer bars ties 3-c Alaska stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic brown ship cachet with blue-anchors border all around, one bottom corner with small bend. $3.50 nv. Same except no corner bend. $3.75 nv


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Bold MAAR 21 1938 USS OMAHA hand cancel with AT / SEA in killer bars ties 3-c Virgin Islands stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic brown ship cachet with blue-anchors border all around, tiny surface scrape within the cancel dial affects nothing. $3.50 n

Cover_France_OmahaJun12'39-100.jpg (279237 bytes)USS OMAHA. JUN 12 1939 clear U. S. S. OMAHA cancel with VILLEFRANC / FRANCE (no HE in Villefranche is an error because cancel is complete) ties US 3-c Golden Gate stamp franking #6 cover to Joliet Illinois, slight yellowing of the paper, faint corner crease. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 fn

Cover_Naval_1940USSOntarioAtSamoaStation.jpg (308310 bytes)USS ONTARIO. 9 FEB 1940 clear USS ONTARIO cancel ties horizontal pair of 1-1 / 3-c Martha Washington stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, typed cachet in green 'USS ONTARIO / Samoa Station ship', neatly addressed, slight yellowing of the paper. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 wn

Clear AUG 30 1938 USS ORIOLE hand cancel with MARE ISLAND / CALIFORNIA in the killer bars ties a horizontal pair of 1-1 / 2-c Martha Washington prexies franking #6 cover to Illinois, attractive blue-anchors border all around, paper browning evenly with age, neatly addressed, tiny bends at 2 corners. $3.50 ncb NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Bold FEB 1 1939 USS ORIOLE hand cancel with MARE ISLAND / CALIFORNIA in the killer bars ties 1-c Washington & 2-c Adams prexies franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic brown ship cachet with blue-anchors border all around, paper browning evenly with age, neatly addressed. $3.75 ncb NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear MAR 5 1973 USS ORLECK (DD-886) hand cancel ties 8-c flag over White House coil stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, small clear violet ship's cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.00 n

Bold MAY 29 1937 USS ORTOLAN hand cancel with SAN DIEGO / CALIFORNIA in the killer bars ties 1-c Jones / Barry & 2-c Decatur /  Macdonough stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, blue-anchors border all around, neatly addressed, 2 small creases at one bottom corner. Typed cachet identifies the ship as ASR-5, a submarine rescue vessel. $3.50 nc NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear upper left 12 1938 USS ORTOLAN hand cancel with SAN FRANCISCO / CALIFORNIA in the killer bars ties 3-c Washington stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, blue-anchors border all around, neatly addressed, tiny spot of cancel in upper left corner affects nothing, never sealed, paper browning evenly with age. This ship ASR-5 was a submarine rescue vessel. $3.50 nc

Cover_Naval_Osprey1941-120.jpg (380642 bytes)Somewhat light MAR 17 1941 USS OSPREY hand cancel with FIRST DAY / POSTAL SER in killer bars ties 3-c Victor Herbert stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, neatly addressed, never sealed. Large dark blue patriotic eagle cachet for the commissioning of the ship at Norfolk Navy Yard as Minesweeper 56. $3.75 nmvb

Clear but lightly doubled AUG 1 1952 USS OTTERSTETTER hand cancel ties 2-c Adams prexy franking #6 cover to North Carolina, violet 'FIRST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE' in lower left front corner, typed address, never sealed, crinkling at upper corner away from the stamp needs an iron. $2.25 n

Cleaar OCT 13 1974 USS OUELLET (DE-1077) hand cancel ties 10-c Independence Hall stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, green text in script for cachet explains origin of Navy Day, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.00 n NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Bold 7 DEC 1951 USS OWEN hand cancel ties 3-cent Capital sesquicentennial stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, clear violet double-ring New York City branch cancel for the ship serves as cachet, typed address, never sealed. $3.00 n

Clear OCT 10 1939 USS OWL hand cancel with NEWPORT / R.I. in killer bars ties 3-c Alaska stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed, never sealed, could use an ironing. $3.00 nr


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US NAVY POSTAL HISTORY--P TO Q SHIP NAMES
Cachets & text in killer bars are always mentioned, if present.
Typically these covers have a return address
& one or more owner's or service provider's marks
on the back. Cancel color is black unless stated otherwise.
Alphabetization includes titles & first names if present.
For example, USS President Adams is filed under P, not A.
Another example: USS John Young is under J, not Y.
Other Navy ships: A-M page N  O  R   S-T page & U-Z page.

USS PAMPANGA. Wanted to buy--covers bearing markings of this ship. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c!

Cover_CubaUSShips_1931Pennsylvania-100.jpg (321859 bytes)Bold violet USS PENNSYLVANIA MAY 21 1931 cancel with GUANTANAMO BAY in killer bars cancels 1-c & 2-c Cuban leader stamps franking #6 cover to North Carolina, quality paper with no envelope glue show-through, clear violet Charlotte N. C. MAY 28 1931 GEN DEL arrival mark on back. Nice! $11.00 cn

USS PENSACOLA. Wanted to buy--covers from that ship mailed in 1931-2. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

Fragment bearing clear JUN 12 1915 USS PETREL cancel with TAMPICO / MEXICO in killer bars ties US 2-c Washington stamp, pasted by former owner to a #6 cover. Last name of addressee was Remlein. This gunboat on patrol was decommissioned after active service in the Spanish-American War, and later recommissioned in 1910, $4.50 mn


USS PHOENIX
The Phoenix was later named "Manuel Belgrano"
and was sunk in the Falklands War.

Cover_Naval_PhoenixDec1933-200_small.jpgUSS PHOENIX. Clear DEC 13 1933 cancel with LONG BEACH /  CALIFORNIA in killer bars ties pair of 1-1 / 2-c Martha Washington stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, neatly addressed. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 fcn

Cover_Naval_PhoenixNov1938-200_small.jpgUSS PHOENIX. Clear NOV 25 1938 cancel with NAVY YARD /  PHILA., PA. in killer bars ties vertical pair of 1-1 / 2-c Harding stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, generic red-brown ship cachet & decorative multi-anchor border, browning paper, neatly addressed. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 fpn

Cover_ArgentineAntarctic_LotOf2Belgrano_small.jpg (4405 bytes)FEB 14 1939 clear U.S.S. PHOENIX at NAVY YARD, PHILA, PA. cancel ties US 3-c Jefferson prexy franking #6 cover to Joliet Illinois, generic blue ship cachet, browning paper. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 npfa#


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Cover_CubaUSShip_USSPhiladelphiaShakedown.jpg (171229 bytes)USS PHILADELPHIA (CL-41). Gtmo. Bay, Cuba, Jan 6, 1938, arriving for her shakedown in the West Indies. Constitution Sesquicentennial stamp. USCS Chapter 4 notice enclosed & stuck to backflap--interesting! Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan. $1.50 (nc)

USS PICUDA. Wanted to buy--covers from this ship, especially from the 1950's. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars. *c

Bold DEC 8 1949 USS PLATTE (AO24) cancel ties 3-c Annapolis Tercentenary stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, large blue USCS cachet prepared for its joining of the mothball fleet was not appropriate. $2.75 n%

Cover_Naval_USSPlatte1950-200_small.JPGClear APR 25 1950 USS PLATTE (AO24) hand cancel ties 3-c Annapolis Tercentenary stamp franking #6 envelope to North Carolina, large & fancy blue 'WITH OUR PACIFIC FLEET' cachet is well struck, neatly addressed, violet sailing ship handstamp on back, never sealed. $3.00 n*

Cover_Naval_USSPlunkett1939-200_small.JPG available from Judnick.comClear MAR 1 1939 KEARNY N. J. machine cancel ties 1-1/2-c Harding stamp franking #6 cover to New York, red & blue & gray flying stork cachet for the keel laying of the USS PLUNKETT (DD-431) at the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company there, internal crease from the left front edge, paper starting to yellow evenly with age. $3.50 n(p)n

Clear JAN 27 1940 USS PLATTE with NAVY YARD / PHILA. PENNA in the killer bars ties 1-c Washington & 2-c Adams prexies franking #6 cover to Illinois, large gray & red & blue commissioning cachet (Navy Yard at Norfolk), neatly addressed, envelope glue show-through on back. $4.25 np

Cover_Naval_USSPlunkett1939-200_small.JPG available from Judnick.comClear MAR 1 1939 KEARNY N. J. machine cancel ties 1-1/2-c Harding stamp franking #6 envelope to New York, red & blue & gray flying stork cachet for the keel laying of the USS PLUNKETT (DD-431) at the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company there, internal crease from the left front edge, paper starting to yellow evenly with age. $3.50 n(p)n NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear MAR 1 1939 machine cancel ties 3-c Jefferson prexy franking #6 cover to Illinois, large red & gray & blue cachet for the USS PLUNKETT KEEL LAYING overlaps a decorative border of multiple blue anchors, neatly addressed, light & even browning of the paper with age. Location was the Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. at Kearny New Jersey. $4.25 n(p)n!


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Clear MAR 9 1940 KEARNEY N. J. machine cancel ties 1-c Washington & 2-c Adams prexies franking #6 envelope to Illinois, large red cachet for the launching of the USS Plunkett (DD-431) is well struck, neatly addressed, envelope glue show-through starting on back. $3.50 n(p)n!

Almost complete 1940 15 AUG USS PLUNKETT hand cancel with MAIL SERVICE / FIRST DAY in the killer bars ties 1-c Washington Irving & 2-c James Fennimore Cooper stamps franking #6 envelope to Illinois, some envelope glue show-through both sides. $3.25 na!

Cover_Naval_Plunkett1940-200_small.jpg naval cover available from LotsOfCovers.comBold 1940 15 AUG USS PLUNKETT hand cancel with MAIL SERVICE / FIRST DAY in the killer bars ties 1-c Washington & 2-c Adams prexy stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, attractive purple & blue & red cachet for that event, neatly addressed, envelope glue show-through on back. $4.00 n(p)!

Somewhat light 1940 15 AUG USS PLUNKETT hand cancel with MAIL SERVICE / FIRST DAY in the killer bars ties 1-1/2-c Martha Washington prexy franking #6 envelope to New Jersey, a little envelope glue show-through on the back, faint small corner crease, small corner bend. $3.00 n!

Cover_Naval_USSPlunkett1941-200_small.JPGClear JAN 7 1941 USS PLUNKETT handstamp with NEW YORK in the killer bars ties vertical pair of 1-c Gilbert Charles Stuart stamps franking #6 cover to Missouri, large blue A NAVY SECOND TO NONE / GOD BLESS AMERICA !! cachet includes an eagle over shield, neatly addressed, never sealed, small very light spot of toning at upper front center edge, otherwise quite attractive. $3.75 np!

Crisp NOV 13 1975 USS PLYMOUTH ROCK (LSD-29) hand cancel ties 10-c postal service stamp franking #6 envelope to Ohio, 17 NOV 1975 USPS cancel overlaps ship cancel & stamp, neatly addressed, small H3 routing mark on back. $1.25 n

USNS POINT BARROW (T-AKD1).  Wanted to buy--covers from there, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

Mostly clear AUG 16 1940 USS PRAIRIE hand cancel with PHILA. / PA. in the killer bars ties 3-c statehood stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, large red & blue cachet for first day of postal service (blue ink from same also in tiny spots near the top center, neatly addressed, envelope glue shows through back side. $3.25 np NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Bold FEB 6 1950 USS PRAIRIE (AD 15) hand cancel ties 30c Red Cross stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 nr

Cover_Naval_USSPrairie1973-200_small1.JPG available from Judnick.comMostly clear OCT 13 1973 USS PRAIRIE (AD 15) hand cancel ties Colonial 8-c craftsman stamp franking #6 envelope to Ohio, patriotic eagle cachet well struck near neat address, Navy Day cachet in red at upper left, POSTED ABOARD / USS RAMSEY DEG 2 / IN PORT / PORT OF LONG BEACH violet cachet well struck, large violet USCS cachet on back, never sealed, gouge in paper at top front center affects nothing philatelic. $2.00 n(p)c

Bold USS PRAIRIE (AD-15) hand cancel ties 8-c flag over White House stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, red & blue pictorial cachet for Washington's birthday, never sealed. $2.00 n


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Clear APR 20 1973 USS PREBLE (DLG-15) hand cancel on 8-c printing press stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, small ship's cachet in black is well struck, never sealed. $2.00 n NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

USS PRESIDENT ADAMS (APA 19). Light but complete MAR 14 1950 hand cancel ties 3-c Lincoln stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed. $2.50 n(p)l

USS PRESIDENT ADAMS (APA 19). Light but complete MAR 14 1950 hand cancel ties 3-c Palomar Observatory stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, green cachet "LAST DAY POSTAL SERVICE / ANOTHER SHIP / PLACED IN 'MOTHBALLS'" with ship, corner crease & corner bend affect nothing. $2.75 na

Cover_Naval_USSPreston1936-200_small.JPGCrisp NOV 26 1936 USS PRESTON hand cancel with THANKSGIVING DAY in killer bars ties 3-c Susan B. Anthony stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, large fancy green Thanksgiving cachet with turkey against ship's wheel, neatly addressed, blue handstamp of the Battleship Oregon BERTHED at Portland Oregon on reverse, small tear in the top would close nicely with ironing. $3.00 n. Same, but no tear at the top. $3.75 nb NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV.

Mostly clear AUG 28 1951 USS PRICHETT hand cancel ties 2-c John Adams prexy franking #6 cover to North Carolina, straight-line FIRST DAY OF POSTAL SERVICE at lower right, neatly addressed, never sealed, vertical internal crease from bottom affects nothing on front. $2.25 n

Mostly clear SEP 25 1951 USS PRICHETT hand cancel ties 2-c John Adams prexy franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.50 n NEW / NUEVO / NEU

USNS PRIVATE JOHN R. TOWLE. AUG 1 1958 clear US Army-Air Force APO 121 machine cancel ties 3-c International Naval Review stamp franking #6 cover from USNS Pvt. John R. Towle (T-AK-240) to Texas, large dark yellow 'SEALIFT FOR SECURITY / ARCTIC OPERATIONS 1958' cachet with polar bear, neatly addressed, 2 faint vertical paper bends, some envelope glue show-through on both sides, autographed by the purser of the ship. $3.00 n(p)a%

Bold Jul 6 1947 USS PROTEUS (AS 19) hand cancel ties 3-c doctor stamp franking #6 envelope to California, large blue & brown cachet for the John Paul Jones Bicentennial shows his portrait wrapped by an anchor, neatly addressed, quality envelope paper. $3.00 n

Clear & neatly applied AUG 16 1962 USS PROTEUS (AS19) hand cancel ties 4-c Girl Scouts stamp franking #6 cover to California, violet cachet 'JAMES MADISON / 4th PRESIDENT' under his image, short edge by the cachet has a tiny tear & could use an ironing, never sealed. $2.00 n

Clear AUG 266 1962 USS PROVIDENCE (CLG-6) hand cancel ties 4-c Project Mercury stamp franking #6 envelope to New Jersey, small but well-struck violet ship cachet, neatly addressed. $2.50 n

Bold MAY 12 1970 USS PROVIDENCE (CLG-6) hand cancel ties 6-c Roosevelt stamp franking #6 envelope to New Mexico from Edward Sanchez, unimportant wrinkling at bottom right corner could be ironed. Not philatelic. $1.75 n NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

USS PRUITT. Wanted to buy--covers from this ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

Mostly clear 7 MAR 1973 US Postal Service HI 967 machine cancel with slogan cancel ties 8-c alligator stamp franking #6 cover from the Commanding Officer of the USS PUFFER (SSN652) to Ohio, yellow-green PRIDE IN / PERFECTION cachet, never sealed. $2.25 n

Clear APR 17 1977 USS PUGET SOUND (AD-38) hand cancel ties 13-c JULY 4 1776 stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, Commanding Officer's corner card over a purple cachet with totem pole anticipating its 5th anniversary celebration 10 days later, bold boxed PORT EVERGLADES at lower left corner, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 nf

Bold OCT 19 1985 USS PUGET SOUND hand cancel ties 22-c reticulated helmet stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, blue WELCOME HOME / ... / From Mediterranean Deployment / ... / Michael Felicio & Jeff Ward PC3's / Postal Clerks cachet, small P4 & Z4 routing marks on the back, never sealed. $2.00 n

Clear JAN 6 (1950) USS PUTNAM DD 757 hand cancel ties 3-c Rough Riders stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, dark blue 'LAST DAY POSTAL SERVICE / ANOTHER SHIP / PLACED IN 'MOTHBALLS' cachet under which is the signature of Florian J. Henri (their postal clerk), lightly typed address, never sealed. $2.75 n


Notice: The following ships with names beginning PR - PY
are currently in stock. Please inquire & we will describe them to you quickly: William V. Pratt, Prentiss, Proctor, Procyon, Prometheus, Prosperine, Purdy, Hugh Purvis & Pyro.


Cover_Alaska_1934Survey.jpg (165447 bytes)USS QUAIL. JUL 24 1934 light but complete & clear USS Quail cancel with LITTLE TAN / AGA, ALASKA in killer bars of handstamp ties 3-c Maryland Tercentenary stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, black boxed 'ALEUTIAN ISLANDS / SURVEY EXPEDITION / 1934 handstamp, large US flag in color serves as cachet, browning paper, light wrinkling at upper corners. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 an

USS QUINCY. Wanted to buy--covers from this ship while in Spanish waters. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c


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Cachets & text in killer bars are always mentioned, if present.
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Alphabetization includes titles & first names if present.
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USS R-12. Wanted to buy--mail from this submarine. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars. *c

Tilted but complete 14 JUL 1976 USS RACINE (LST 1101) hand cancel ties 10-c peace on earth Christmas stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, black cachet with anchor shows FPO San Francisco 96601 return address, USPS cancel overlaps slightly at the top right, neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 nc

USS RALEIGH (LPD-1). Wanted to buy--covers mailed from that ship, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

Cover_CubaUSShip_USSRalphTalbot.jpg (205516 bytes)USS RALPH TALBOT (DD-390). Cienfuegos Bay Cuba, Feb 21 1938 on her way to the Eastern Pacific, large blue cachet of the Navy Department, to Georgia, 3-c Constitution stamp tied. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan. $1.50

Bold DEC 11 1937 USS RAMSAY with LAST-DAY-IN / COMMISSION hand cancel ties 1-c Franklin & 2-c Washington stamps franking #6 cover to Illinois, large &  attractive blue & black ship's cachet, neatly addressed, never sealed. $3.75 n

Clear MAY 9 1975 USS RAMSEY (DEG-2) cancel ties 10-c collective bargaining stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, small violet ship's cachet light is but complete, small corner bend misses everything. $2.00 nl

Wanted to buy--USS RANGER (CV-61) last day in commission covers. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

Clear MAR 24 1957 USS RANKIN cancel ties 3-c wild turkey stamp franking #6 cover to Illinois, small violet cachet reads 'The / Importance / of the / NAVY / is / INCREASING', neatly addressed, never sealed. $2.25 nb

Clear 22 NOV 1972 USS REASONER (DE 1053) hand cancel ties 8-c Olympics bobsled stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio, label for address, never sealed. $1.75 no

Clear 5 MAY 1973 USS REASONER DE 1053) hand cancel ties 8-c Geroge Gershwin stamp with Mr. Zip selvedge franking #6 cover to Ohio, label for address, never sealed. $1.75 nm

Clear JUN 4 1975 USS REEVES (DLG-24) hand cancel ties 10-c collective bargaining stamp (plate number 35588 single) franking #6 cover to Ohio, light but complete violet ship cachet, neatly addressed, small corner crease affects nothing. $2.25 nlu(p)

Clear SEP 6 1933 U.S.S. REINA MERCEDES hand cancel with ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND in the killler bars ties block of four 2-c Washington stamps franking unaddressed #6 envelope on blue stock, large Maryland Commemorative Association Clipper Ships Aethon cachet in darker blue is well-struck, excellent condition. $4.00 n(r)m NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Almost complete USS RELIEF SEP 6 1936 cancel with SAN PEDRO / CALIFORNIA in killer bards ties 3-c Susan B. Anthony stamp franking #6 cover to California, nonphilatelic, short edge near stamp a little ragged from opening. $3.25 nc

Complete U.S.S. SAVANNAH JUL 28 1938 hand cancel with PILA. / PA. in the killer bars ties 3-c Sherman-Grant-Sheridan stamp franking #6 envelope to Illinois, large dark blue USS RHIND / DD 404 / LAUNCHING / NAVY YARD / PHILADELPHIA, PA. cachet within a decorative blue anchors border all-around, neatly addressed, never sealed. $4.25 n(r)n(s) NEW / NOUVEAU / NOV

Clear FEB 20 1950 USS RHIND with NORFOLK / VA hand cancel ties 1-c Irving & 2-c Cooper stamps franking #6 envelope from the destroyer to Illinois, neatly addressed, some envelope glue show-through both sides. $2.75 nva

Clear APR 11 1940 USS RHIND with NEW / ORLEANS, LA. in killer bars ties 2-c Cooper & 1-c Irving author stamps franking #6 cover from the destroyer to Illinois, small paperclip stain near center of upper edge, neatly addressed, envelope glue show-through on back. $2.75 nla

Bold JAN 30 1950 USS ROBERT A. OWENS (DDK 827) hand cancel ties 3-c Edgar Allan Poe stamp franking #6 cover to North Carolina, neatly addressed, never sealed, envelope glue shows through back. $2.25 na

Cover_China_USSRochester-100.jpg (289681 bytes)Light but legible USS ROCHESTER / SEP / 1 / 2 / PM with SHANGHAI / CHINA in the killer bars ties pair of 1-1 / 2-c Washington Bicentennial stamps franking #6 cover to Missouri, black cachet depicts Washington mounted on a horse, slight envelope glue show-through in address area. small corner crease affects nothing. The USS Rochester (ACR-2) was a cruiser. The year is 1932. Cover sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cwn

Cover_Naval_RochesterSep1964-100.jpg (317936 bytes)Light but complete SEP 16 1954 USS ROCHESTER hand cancel ties 3-c Navy stamp franking #6 cover to Ohio; well struck fancy red cachet shows ship & Capitol dome & 'The Nation's Pride / United States Navy', neatly addressed, slight envelope glue show through on back. $2.50 nm%

Gorgeous blue SEP 1 1938 USS ROPER cancel with VERA CRUZ /  MEXICO in killer bars ties 3-Washington franking #6 cover to Illinois, large brown generic firing ship cachet, typed address, never sealed, heavy & long crease at upper left front mercifully misses everything. DD-147 was on an exercise then. $3.75 mn*


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