Cover of the Month

This is an eclectic group of covers posted over many years and by a variety of members. Steve Shay should be credited with most of these.  Many of the archived covers give highlights of the ship’s history, the cachet maker if appropriate and what the cancellation date and type are.

USS Porpoise (SS-172)

Thanksgiving 2006 Cover of the Month By Don Tjossem (#L-10987) Thanksgiving Greetings from the USS PORPOISE! This very colorful Thanksgiving cachet was cancelled aboard PORPOISE (SS-172) on 24 November 1938 nearly 70 years ago! The artistry and graphics are very

USS Relief (AH-1)

USS Relief – AH 1 Mid-January 2007 Cover of the Month By John Young (#L-8219) Happy New Year, 1933 North Bay Stamp Club “New Years” cachet by Harry Ioor (USCS #877) who produced several different series of printed envelopes that

USS Arctic (AF-7)

USS Arctic – AF-7 Don Tjossem, (USCS # L-10987) May 2007 Cover of the Month This cover honoring Mother’s Day was cancelled on 10 May 1936 aboard the third USS ARCTIC (AF-7) with a registered cancellation. This Scott 737, Mothers

USS Texas (BB-35)

USS Texas (BB 35) – Flag Day, 1932 By John Young (USCS #8219) June 2007 Cover of the Month Future USCS President York Briddell sent two cents Wahington envelope to Battleship No. 35 for cancellation commemorating Flag Day. John C.

Whale (SS-239)

USS Whale SS-239 By Steve Shay (#L-10,821)   August 2007 Cover of the Month This cover commemorates the keel laying of the submarine USS Whale. While submarines were once often named for fish, this one was named for a mammal

USS Arctic (AF-7)

USS Artic AF-7 By Steve Shay (#L-10,821) September 2007 Cover of the Month This cover commemorates Labor Day 1936. Labor Day is celebrated in the United States on the first Monday of September and makes for the last 3 day

Cachalot (SS-170)

USS Cachalot, SS-170 By Steve Shay (#L-10,821) October 2007 Cover of the MonthWitches, bats and black cats. It must be Halloween! This colorful hand drawn cover was produced by William Linto in 1938, his 79 th numbered cachet. It is

Tarpon (SS-175)

USS Tarpon SS-175 By Don Tjossem (#L-10987)   November 2007 Cover of the Month This cachet, cancelled aboard the USS Tarpon on 26 November 1936, shows a reluctant turkey being taken to a Thanksgiving dinner. This cover was designed and