Naval Cover Museum
The Museum collection consists of scanned images of Naval Covers or parts of Naval Covers. The images are grouped into various categories and accessed via the following indexes:
- U.S. Ships - By Name
All ships are listed in alphabetical order. For each ship, images are provided for the various postmarks used by the ship as well as for covers associated with the ship.
- U.S. Ships - By Designation
All ships are listed by their designation and hull number. Ultimately you end up at the same page for a given ship as you would by using the "By Name" index.
- Cachets - By Maker
Naval Covers grouped by cachet maker. Cachet makers are the people or organizations who sponsored, directed, designed, and/or drew the cachets that appear on the cover.
- Covers - By Category
Naval Covers grouped by category. Examples of categories are: Ship Commissioning, Christmas, Fleet Problem, etc. Naval Covers in these categories should either have a cachet or some other relevance to the given category (eg, killer bar text).
- Other U.S. Navy
Naval Covers related to the U.S. Navy that do not fit into the above indexes. Examples are Navy bases or installations, Air Ships, Receiving Ships, Scouting Fleet, Air Groups, etc.
- United States Marine Corps
U. S. Marine Corps covers related to the various Fleet Marine Forces (FMF) bases or installations.
- United States Coast Guard
U. S. Coast Guard covers from ships, stations, lighthouses, Army manned vessels & Navy manned vessels.
- Non-U.S. Naval Covers
Naval Covers related to non-U.S. ships or locations.
- Fakes, Forgeries and Frauds
A list of individuals that created fake Naval Covers, cachets and/or postmarks.
- U.S. Ships - Classics
All ships are listed in alphabetical order.
The Naval Cover Museum is a virtual museum that exists only on the Internet.
Our mission is to provide a central place where collectors of Naval Covers
can pool their resources to increase the knowledge and understanding of this hobby.
As there are literally millions of Naval Covers encompassing tens of thousands of different
postmarks and cachets, it is necessary to amass
a sufficient number of samples to identify, establish and/or improve the classifications and
patterns related to various aspects of Naval Covers - or just to know what exists.
To achieve this goal, the Museum is set up as a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki wiki].
Wiki sites allow visitors to directly update the web pages and add / edit content.
This means that anyone can add images of their Naval Covers to the Museum, by themselves, at any time.
All they have to do is click on the Edit tab of the given page, make the changes, preview the updates, and when finished, save it.
This wiki also provides a discussion page associated with each regular page (article) that allows visitors to discuss and
debate topics relevant to that article page.
However, in order to maintain some control and avoid vandalism, only authorized users who are logged in can edit pages.
To obtain a free userid, contact the Museum Curator.
You do not need a userid for viewing the pages, only for editing.
In fact, even visitors who have a userid should not log in unless they plan to make updates - page retrieval is slower if you are logged in.
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