Cachet Maker USCS Chapter 4 Stephen Decatur

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Cachets should be listed in chronological order based on earliest known usage. Use the postmark date or best guess. This applies to add-on cachets as well.

Chapter Covers

The Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4 is very prolific and has created many covers since their organization on September 9, 1933. Cachets for this chapter have been created by various artists and efforts are made to identify them. To speed up the time for a page to fully load, they have been separated into smaller year increments starting with the year 1980. This Chapter is based out of Philadelphia, PA and they create covers for US Navy vessels, US Coast Guard vessels and other maritime entities. Please enjoy these covers that show our maritime history.

1933-35 1936-59 1960-69 1970-77 1978pg1 1978pg2 1979 1980 1981 1982p1 1982p2 1983 1984 1985 1986p1 1986p2 1986p3
1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994p1 1994p2 1995p1 1995p2 1996p1 1996p2 1996p3 1997p1 1997p2 1997p3
1998p1 1998p2 1999p1 1999p2 1999p3 2000p1 2000p2 2001p1 2001p2 2001p3 2002p1 2002p2 2003p1 2003p2 2003p3 2004p1
2004p2 2004p3 2005p1 2005p2 2005p3 2006p1 2006p2 2006p3 2007p1 2007p2 2007p3 2008p1 2008p2 2008p3 2008p4 2009p1
2009p2 2009p3 2009p4 2010p1 2010p2 2010p3 2010p4 2011p1 2011p2 2011p3 2011p4 2012p1 2012p2

 
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1933-10-27
Locy Type 3 (B-TBT)
"NAVY DAY / PHILA,PA"
USS New Mexico BB-40
Navy Day
Originally named Philadelphia Chapter No. 4, this is their first sponsored cachet. Robert Ritter was the Cachet Director.
 
1933-10-27
Locy Type 3 (B-TBT)
"NAVY DAY / PHILA, PA"
USS New Mexico BB-40
Navy Day
Cachet by Claude E Grosse.
 
N/A N/A 1933-12-25
"Merry Christmas To Our Friends The Mail Clerks"
Cachet by Dr. Stephen E. Hutnick, signed by T.M. Holcombe IV
 
N/A N/A 1934-01-05
Locy Type 5hks
USS Nitro AE-2
Commodore Stephen Decatur
(155th anniversary of his birth)
Dr. Stephen E. Hutnick, cachetmaker
 
N/A 1934-01-05
Locy Type 3
"NAVY YARD / PHILA. PA"
USS New Mexico BB-40
Commodore Stephen Decatur
(155th anniversary of his birth)
Dr. Stephen E. Hutnick, cachetmaker
 
N/A 1934-01-05
Locy Type 3s (B)
"WASHINGTON / D.C."
USS Cormorant AM-40
Commodore Stephen Decatur
(155th anniversary of his birth)
Dr. Stephen E. Hutnick, cachetmaker
 
N/A N/A 1934-01-05
USPO Machine Cancel
Berlin MD
(Birthplace of Decatur)
Commodore Stephen Decatur
(155th anniversary of his birth)
Dr. Stephen E. Hutnick, cachetmaker
 
1934-01-05
Locy Type 3 (B-TBT)
NAVY YARD / PHILA, PA
USS New Mexico BB-40
Commodore Stephen Decatur
Dr. Stephen E. Hutnick, cachetmaker
 
1934-01-26
Locy Type 3 (BC-BTT)
"DECATUR / {blank}"
USS Decatur DD-341
Battle of Seattle, January 26, 1856
Cachet dedicated to the Stephen Decatur Chapter.
Cachet artist was W.C. Chester, sponsored by Deane C. Bartley and the John Paul Jones Chapter No. 2 USCS.
 
1934-05-19
Locy Type F
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. M-32a
USS Minneapolis CA-36
First Day In Commission
Cachet applied by T.M. Holcombe IV and Ralph Casner. NMC J.F. Currier posted the covers.
 
1934-08-17
Locy Type 3
"FIRST DAY / GREETINGS"
USS Tuscaloosa CA-37
First Day In Commission
Cachet designed by Ralph Casner. NMC E.D. McAndrews posted the covers.
 
1934-10-02
Locy Type 3(B-BBT)
"GREETINGS / DECATUR CHAP"
USS Hulbert DD-342
Commemorating the 1st Anniversary of the Decatur Chapter
Richard H. Green, cachetmaker
 
1934-10-15
Locy Type LDC 3 (B)
"LAST DAY IN / COMMISSION"
USS William B. Preston DD-344
Last Day of Commission
Richard H. Green, cachetmaker
 
1934-10-15
Locy Type LDC 3 (B)
"LAST DAY IN / COMMISSION"
USS William B. Preston DD-344
Last Day of Commission
Richard H. Green, cachetmaker
 
1934-10-15
Locy Type LDC 3s
"NAVY-YARD / PHILA"
USS Noa DD-343
Last Day of Commission
(Actual date is Oct. 11, 1934)
Richard H. Green, cachetmaker
 
1934-10-15
Locy Type LDC 3s
"NAVY-YARD / PHILA"
USS Noa DD-343
Last Day of Commission
(Actual date is Oct. 11, 1934)
Richard H. Green, cachetmaker
 
N/A N/A 1934-10-27
Locy Type 2
US Receiving Ship
Philadelphia PA
Navy Day
Dr. Stephen E. Hutnick, cachetmaker
 
N/A N/A 1934-10-27
Locy Type 3 (BC-BBT)
"NAVY YARD / PHILA. PA"
USS Minneapolis CA-36
Navy Day
Dr. Stephen E. Hutnick, cachetmaker
 
N/A N/A 1935-04-12
Locy Type 2
"Naval Hospital League Is. Branch"
Philadelphia, PA
First Day in Commission
US Naval Hospital, Philadelphia PA
Dr. Stephen E. Hutnick cachetmaker. Rubberstamp on reverse from Russell N. Worman, USCS #450.
 
N/A N/A 1935-04-12
Locy Type 3 (AC-BBT)
"DEDICATED / AT SEA"
USS Minneapolis CA-36
Dedication
US Naval Hospital, Philadelphia PA
Dr. Stephen E. Hutnick cachetmaker.
 
N/A N/A 1935-04-29
Locy Type 3s
"PIER 11 / PHILA PA"
USS Herbert DD-160
Port Visit of HMCS CHAMPLAIN and HMCS SAGUENAY D79
Cachetmaker -
 
N/A N/A 1935-05-12
Locy Type 3 (AC-BTT)
"MOTHER DAY / PHILA.P.A."
USS Aylwin DD-355
Mother's Day
USS Olympia IX-40
Richard H. Green, cachet director.
 
N/A N/A 1935-06-18
Locy Type 3
"PHILADELPHIA / PENNSYLVANIA"
USS Antares AG-10
Port Visit to Philadelphia PA
Dr. Stephen E. Hutnick, cachetmaker
 
N/A N/A 1935-07-09
Locy Type 5hks
"NAVY YARD / PHILA.PA"
USS Nitro AE-2
USS Nitro arrives in Philadelphia, PA
Richard H. Green, cachet director.
 
1935-07-23
Locy Type 3 (BC-BTT)
"RESERVE / CRUISE"
USS J. Fred Talbott
Reserve Cruise
Artist and Cachet Director - Richard H. Green
 
N/A 1935-07-31
Locy Type 3 (C-BTT)
"MIDDIES 2ND / VISIT PHILA"
USS Babbitt DD-128
Midshipman Visit to Fels Planetarium
Artist and Cachet Director - Richard H. Green
 
N/A 1935-08-28
Locy Type 3
"NAVY YARD / PHILA.PA"
USS Herbert DD-160
USS Philadelphia CL-41
Keel Laying
Richard Green, cachet director.
 
1935-10-28
USPO Machine Postmark
"Navy Yard Station"
Philadelphia PA
USS Cassin DD-372
Launching
Cachet designed by Dr. S. E. Hutnick.
Backstamped with Hutnick's R/S and T. M. Holcombe's R/S markings.

 


 

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