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From: Washington, DC, USA
Registered: Apr 2003

posted 09-06-2005 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is an article in the latest Universal Ship Cancellation Society (USCS) Log about a new website on Beck covers. Morris Beck produced high quality cachets from the 1940's into the '70's, and most notably for us, a bunch of cachets for the recovery ships in Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. Beck made the rubber stamps used for the "Navy Cachet" recovery ship covers, then made a more refined, printed version of the artwork for his covers.

This excellent site is put together by Owen Murray, a USCS and Space Unit member. It lists some different information than the Winick monograph on Beck Cachets including photos, listings of unnumbered Becks, and more. Mr. Murray is also keeping this a living site, so if you have new info you can submit it to him to put on the website.


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From: Shady Side, Md
Registered: Sep 2004

posted 09-06-2005 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo-Soyuz   Click Here to Email Apollo-Soyuz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Everybody who collects Morris Beck covers now has a website with much information about Morris Beck and the covers he produced.

The Space Unit has for sale 2 CDs titled: Suspect Cover Handbook and Apollo cover catalog. The Suspect Cover CD is a compilation of any and all information on suspect and fake space covers. Included is an account of the Charles Riser affair.

The Apollo CD is a compilation of covers serviced for the Apollo moon missions. Both CD's are a must for the space collector. The CD's are $15 each plus postage.


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From: Lakewood Ranch FL USA
Registered: Jul 2004

posted 09-09-2005 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DOX32   Click Here to Email DOX32     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a fantastic website on Beck cancels! The link to USCS is also very useful! Thank you very much for sharing it.

Does anyone know of a site for Skylab and ASTP covers?


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From: South Bend, IN
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 09-09-2005 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW! We owe a deep debt of gratitude to yet another collector...

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