Cachet Maker Bette Tambling

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Bunter Saratoga CV 3 19390914 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Saratoga CV 3 19390914 1 Front.jpg
Bunter Saratoga CV 3 19390914 1 Back.jpg

1939-09-14
Locy Type 3 (AC-TBB)
"LONG BEACH / CALIFORNIA"
USS Saratoga CV-3

125th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner

Cachet director is G. W. Buckler. You can see Bette's initials ("bt.") in the lower right corner.


 

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GregCiesielski California BB44 19390914 1 Front.jpg

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1939-09-14
Locy Type 3 (A-BBT)
"LONG BEACH / CALIFORNIA"
USS California BB-44

125th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner

You can see Bette's initials ("bt.") in the lower right corner.




 

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GregCiesielski Cincinnati CL6 19390703.jpg

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1939-07-03
Locy Type 3 (A-BTT)
"SAN DIEGO / CALIF."
USS Cincinnati CL-6

Treasure Island

Bette Tambling's initials are in the lower right corner.


 

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GregCiesielski Gamble DM15 19400503 1 Front.jpg

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1940-05-03
Locy Type 3r (A-BTT)
"MARE ISLAND / CALIFORNIA"
USS Gamble DM-15

United States Neutrality Patrol

Red Cachet. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Crowninshield DD134 19400529 1 Front.jpg

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1940-05-29
Locy Type 3 (A-BTT)
"KEY WEST / FLORIDA"
USS Crowninshield DD-134

United States Neutrality Patrol

Red Cachet.


 

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GregCiesielski Evans DD78 19400527 1 Front.jpg

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1940-05-27
Locy Type 3r (A-BTT)
"SAN JUAN / P. R."
USS Evans DD-78

United States Neutrality Patrol

Blue Cachet. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Rodgers DD254 19400527 1 Front.jpg

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1940-05-27
Locy Type 3 (A-BBT)
"NAVYYARD / NEWYORK N.Y."
USS Rodgers DD-254

United States Neutrality Patrol

Brown Cachet. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Kennison DD138 19400900 1 Front.jpg

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1940-09-00
Locy Type 3 (A-BBT)
"SAN DIEGO / CALIF"
USS Kennison DD-138

United States Neutrality Patrol

Black Cachet. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Sturtevant DD240 19410110 1 Front.jpg

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1941-01-10
Locy Type 3 (A-BTT)
"KEY WEST / FLORIDA"
USS Sturtevant DD-240

United States Neutrality Patrol

Black Cachet. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski NAS KodiakAK 19410902 1 Front.jpg

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1941-09-02
Locy Type 2
(N.Air Sta.) "Kodiak,Alaska Br."
Seattle Wash.

No "United States Neutrality Patrol" caption

Red Cachet. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski MIS VallejoCA 19410715 1 Front.jpg

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1941-07-15
USPO Slogan Machine Cancel
"Mare Island / Station"
Vallejo Calif.

"The Submarine"

Black Cachet. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Grayling SS209 19410730 1 Front.jpg

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1941-07-30
Locy Type 3 (A-BTB)
USS Grayling SS-209

"The Submarine"

Red Cachet. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Tuna SS203 19410805 1 Front.jpg

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1941-08-05
Locy Type 3r (A-BTB)
USS Tuna SS-203

"The Submarine"

Green Cachet. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.



Tradition Series #2


 

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GregCiesielski Stuffer Card 1940 1 Front.jpg

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c 1940

Davy Jones' Locker

Stuffer card prepared by cachet director Arthur A. Christensen. This card gives the clues to deciphering the series and that there are three cachet designs in this series.
Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski USNavyHosp NewportRI 19401225 1 Front.jpg

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1940-12-25
Locy Type 2
"U.S. Naval Hospital Br."
Newport RI

Merry Christmas

Cover No. 1 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 1 is seen holding up the women's stocking on the mantle. Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen.
Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Concord CL10 19400126 1 Front.jpg

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1940-01-26
Locy Type 3 (A-TBT)
"NAVY YARD / MARE ISLAND CA"
USS Concord CL-10

Davy Jones' Locker

Dark Green cachet. Cover No. 2 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 2 is seen in the upper right corner in the octopus' tentacle. Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen.
Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Ramsay DM16 19400126 1 Front.jpg

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1940-01-26
Locy Type 3r (A-BBT)
"PORT ANGELES / WASHINGTON"
USS Ramsay DM-16

Davy Jones' Locker

Olive Green cachet. Cover No. 2 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 2 is seen in the upper right corner in the octopus' tentacle. Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen.


 

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GregCiesielski SeaGull AM30 19400219 2 Front.jpg

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1940-02-19
Locy Type 3s (BC-BTT)
"SUB BASE / PEARL HARBOR"
USS Sea Gull AM-30

Davy Jones' Locker

Bright Green cachet. Cover No. 2 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 2 is seen in the upper right corner in the octopus' tentacle. Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen.
Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski GoldStar AG12 19400417 1 Front.jpg

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1940-04-17
Locy Type 3 (A-BBT)
"GUAM / M.I."
USS Gold Star AG-12

Davy Jones' Locker

Blue cachet. Cover No. 2 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 2 is seen in the upper right corner in the octopus' tentacle. Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen.
Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski GoldStar AG12 19420810 1 Front.jpg

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1942-08-10
USPO 4-bar Cancel
"Recruit Depot M.C.B. Br."
San Diego CA

Davy Jones' Locker

Light Blue cachet. Cover No. 2 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 2 is seen in the upper right corner in the octopus' tentacle. Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen.


 

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GregCiesielski Idaho BB42 19400325 1 Front.jpg

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1940-03-25
Locy Type 3r (AC-BBT)
"SAN PEDRO / CALIF."
USS Idaho BB-42

Join The Navy and See The World

Red cachet. Cover No. 3 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 3 is seen in the upper right corner. Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen.
Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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Bunter Portland CA 33 19400319 1 front.jpg
Bunter Portland CA 33 19400319 1 back.jpg

1940-03-19
Locy Type 3 (A-BTT)
"LONG BEACH / CALIF."
USS Portland CA-33

Join The Navy and See The World

Brown cachet. Cover No. 3 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 3 is seen in the upper right corner. Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen.


 

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GregCiesielski Saury SS189 19400328 1 Front.jpg

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1940-03-28
Locy Type 3r (A-BBT)
"SAN DIEGO / CALIF."
USS Saury SS-189

Join The Navy and See The World

Dark Blue cachet. Cover No. 3 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 3 is seen in the upper right corner. Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen.
Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski OregonCity CA122 19460620 1 Front.jpg

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1946-06-20
Locy Type 2(n)
USS Oregon City CA-122

Join The Navy and See The World

Dark Purple cachet. Cover No. 3 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 3 is seen in the upper right corner. Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen.
Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.



Tradition Series #9


 

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GregCiesielski Stuffer Card 1940 2 Front.jpg

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c 1940

Tradition series, 10 designs

Stuffer card prepared by cachet director Arthur A. Christensen. This card gives the clues to deciphering the series and that there are ten cachet designs in this series.
Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Kingfisher AM25 19401202 1 Front.jpg

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1940-12-02
Locy Type 3 (B-BTT)
USS Kingfisher AM-25

"Boxing The Compass"

"Expressions which have originated amongst sea-faring men". Red cachet. Cover No. 1 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 1 is seen in the upper right corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Mississippi BB41 19391121 1 Front.jpg

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1939-11-21
Locy Type 3 (A-BTT)
USS Mississippi BB-41

"Boxing The Compass"

"Expressions which have originated amongst sea-faring men". Maroon cachet. Cover No. 1 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 1 is seen in the upper right corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Scan courtesy of Rich Nallenweg.


 

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GregCiesielski SaratogaAG 19410725 1 Front.jpg

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1941-07-25
Locy Type 3
SARATOGA AIR GROUP

"Boxing The Compass"

"Expressions which have originated amongst sea-faring men". Red cachet. Cover No. 1 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 1 is seen in the upper right corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Truxtun DD229 19400930 1 Front.jpg

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1940-09-30
Locy Type 3 (AC-BBT)
"KEY WEST / FLA"
USS Truxtun DD-2229

"Boxing The Compass"

"Expressions which have originated amongst sea-faring men". Green cachet. Cover No. 1 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 1 is seen in the upper right corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Argonaut A1 19400429 1 Front.jpg

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1940-04-29
Locy Type F
"SUBMARINE / DETACHMENT / HONOLULU"
USS Argonaut AM-1

"Swab The Decks"

"Expressions which have originated amongst sea-faring men". Red cachet. Cover No. 4 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 4 is seen in the upper right corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Falcon ASR2 19400504 1 Front.jpg

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1940-05-04
Locy Type 3 (BC-BBT)
"SUB BASE / N.L. CT."
USS Falcon ASR-2

"Swab The Decks"

"Expressions which have originated amongst sea-faring men". Black cachet. Cover No. 4 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 4 is seen in the upper right corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Swordfish SS193 19400527 1 Front.jpg

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1940-05-27
Locy Type 3 (A-TBT)
"PEARL / HARBOR TH"
USS Swordfish SS-193

"Swab The Decks"

"Expressions which have originated amongst sea-faring men". Dark Blue cachet. Cover No. 4 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 4 is seen in the upper right corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski USMC MCRD 19420810 1 Front.jpg

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1942-08-10
Locy Type 2
"Recruit Depot, M.C.B. Br."
San Diego, Calif.

"Swab The Decks"

"Expressions which have originated amongst sea-faring men". Brown cachet. Cover No. 4 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 4 is seen in the upper right corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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JonBurdett phhosp 19410726.jpg

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1941-07-26
USPO Type 6
"USN Hosp. Pearl Harbor"
Honolulu TH

"Whistle For A Wind"

"Expressions which have originated amongst sea-faring men". Blue cachet. Cover No. 5 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 5 is seen in the lower left corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen.


 

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GregCiesielski Hannibal AG1 19420810 1 Front.jpg

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1942-08-10
Locy Type 3 (A-BBT)
"NORFOLK NYD / PORTS. VA"
USS Hannibal AG-1

"Whistle For A Wind"

"Expressions which have originated amongst sea-faring men". Maroon cachet. Cover No. 5 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 5 is seen in the lower left corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski ReinaMercedes IX25 19400802 1 Front.jpg

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1940-10-27
Locy Type 3 (A-BBT)
"U.S. NAVAL / ACADEMY"
USS Reina Mercedes IX-25

"Adventures of Midshipman Joe Gish"

Red cachet. Cover No. 6 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 6 is seen in the lower right corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Partridge AM16 19401103 1 Front.jpg

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1940-11-03
Locy Type 3 (AC-BTB)
"PEARL HARBOR / T. H."
USS PARTRIDGE AM-16

"Adventures of Midshipman Joe Gish"

Blue cachet. Cover No. 6 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 6 is seen in the lower right corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski NAS Alameda 19440924 1 Front.jpg

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1944-09-24
Locy Type 7z
NAS Alameda CA

"Adventures of Midshipman Joe Gish"

Green cachet. Cover No. 6 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 6 is seen in the lower right corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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JonBurdett vincennes ca44 19401210.jpg

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1940-12-10
Locy Type 3 (A-BTT)
"V 7 CRUISE / NORFOLK VA"
USS Vincennes CA-44

"Adventures of Midshipman Joe Gish"

Blue cachet. "The $100 Haircut". Cover No. 7 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 7 is seen in the lower right corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen.


 

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GregCiesielski Potomac AG25 19401225 1 Front.jpg

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1940-12-25
Locy Type 3 (A-TTB)
"MERRY / XMAS"
USS Potomac AG-25

"Adventures of Midshipman Joe Gish"

Green cachet. "The $100 Haircut". Cover No. 7 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 7 is seen in the lower right corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Craven DD382 19410218 1 Front.jpg

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1941-02-18
Locy Type 3r (AC-BBB)
USS Craven DD-382

"Adventures of Midshipman Joe Gish"

Blue cachet. "J. Gish and a Yard Engine". Cover No. 8 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 8 is seen in the lower center.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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JonBurdett raleigh cl7 19410220.jpg

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1941-02-20
Locy Type F
"HONOLULU / HAWAII"
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. R-1h
USS Raleigh CL-7

"Adventures of Midshipman Joe Gish"

Black cachet. "J. Gish and a Yard Engine". Cover No. 8 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 8 is seen in the lower center.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen.


 

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GregCiesielski Niagara PG52 19410404 1 Front.jpg

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1941-04-04
Locy Type 3 (A-BBT)
USS Niagara PG-52

"Adventures of Midshipman Joe Gish"

Red cachet. "Tecumseh-God of 2.5". Cover No. 9 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 9 is seen in the upper right corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.


 

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GregCiesielski Livermore DD429 19410418 1 Front.jpg

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1941-04-18
Locy Type 3 (A-BTT)
USS Livermore DD-429

"Adventures of Midshipman Joe Gish"

Blue cachet. "Tecumseh-God of 2.5". Cover No. 9 by Bette Tambling. The numeral 9 is seen in the upper right corner.
Cachet director is Arthur A. Christensen. Courtesy of the Jimmy Jordan collection.

 


 

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