Cachet Maker USCS Chapter 1 Old Ironsides

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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.


 

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Bunter Portland CA 33 19330329 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Portland CA 33 19330329 1 front.jpg
Bunter Portland CA 33 19330329 1 back.jpg

1933-03-29
Locy Type FDPS 3 (B-BTT)
"FIRST DAY / P.O. SERVICE"
USS Portland CA-33

First Day of Postal Service
Cachet is for the Commissioning

Note: 2nd chapter sponsored cover.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski IOC 1 19330704 1 Front.jpg

N/A

1933-07-04
USPO Duplex Cancel
"U.S. Receiving Ship"
Boston MA

Independence Day

Cachet by Joseph M. Hale, sponsored by the Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1, USCS. US Receiving Ship SOUTHERY 1922-1933.
4th chapter sponsored cover.


 

GregCiesielski NYPNH 19331027 1 Cachet.jpg
GregCiesielski NYPNH 19331027 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski NYPNH 19331027 1 Postmark.jpg

1933-10-27
Locy Type 6g-1
Dial Text: "PORTSMOUTH, N.H. /
NAVY YARD STA."

Navy Day

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N/A

GregCiesielski Armistice 19331111 1 Front.jpg

N/A

1933-11-11
USPO Duplex
"NAVY YARD STA."
Boston MA

Armistice Day

Note:


 

GregCiesielski MacDonough DD351 19350315 1 Cachet.jpg
GregCiesielski MacDonough DD351 19350315 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski MacDonough DD351 19350315 1 Postmark.jpg

1935-03-15
Locy Type F
"FIRST DAY IN / COMMISSION"
USCS Catalog Illus. M-2
USS MacDonough DD-351

Commissioning

Cachet artist - John E. Gill


 

Bunter Macdonough DD 351 19350315 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Macdonough DD 351 19350315 1 front.jpg
Bunter Macdonough DD 351 19350315 1 pm1.jpg

1935-03-15
Locy Type F  (USCS Illustration M-2)
FIRST DAY IN / COMMISSION
USS MacDonough DD-351

Ship Commissioning

Notes: Cachet Makers: USCS Chapter 1 Old Ironsides and John E Gill


 

Bunter Macdonough DD 351 19351027 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Macdonough DD 351 19351027 1 front.jpg
Bunter Macdonough DD 351 19351027 1 pm1.jpg

1935-10-27
Locy Type 3 (BC-BBT)
"NAVY DAY / BOSTON MASS"
USS Macdonough DD-351

Navy Day

Cachet by Clarence Gwynne and sponsored by the Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1, USCS.
"Chapter #1 USCS" is visible just below the ship's wheel encompassing the text of the cachet.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Eagle 19 19351027 1 Front.jpg

N/A

1935-10-27
Locy Type F
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. E-1
USS Eagle 19

Navy Day

Cachet by Clarence Gwynne and sponsored by the Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1, USCS.
"Chapter #1 USCS" is visible just below the ship's wheel encompassing the text of the cachet.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Hamilton DD141 19351027 2 Front.jpg

N/A

1935-10-27
Locy Type 3s (A)
"OUR 14th / NAVY DAY"
USS Hamilton DD-141

Navy Day

Cachet by Clarence Gwynne and sponsored by the Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1, USCS.
"Chapter #1 USCS" is visible just below the ship's wheel encompassing the text of the cachet.


 

GregCiesielski Phelps DD360 19360331 1 Cachet.jpg
GregCiesielski Phelps DD360 19360331 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Phelps DD360 19360331 1 Postmark.jpg

1936-03-31
Locy Type FDPS 3 (AC-BBT)
"1ST DAY POS- / TAL SERVICE"
USS Phelps DD-360

First Day of Postal Service

Cachet artist - John E. Gill


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Mugford DD389 19380220 1 Front.jpg

N/A

1938-02-20
Locy Type 3(AC-TTB)
"5TH ANNIVERSARY / OLD IRONSIDES CHAP"
Locy Type 9v
Locy Type 9x
USS Mugford DD-389

5th Anniversary of the Chapter

Cachet is the banquet menu.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Kane DD235 19400331 1 Front.jpg

N/A

1940-03-31
Locy Type 3r (AC-TBT)
"NAVY YARD / BOSTON MASS."
USS Kane DD-235

3rd Annual Exhibition

Cachet by John E. Gill


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Nicholson DD442 19410620 2 Front.jpg

N/A

1941-06-20
Locy Type FDPS 3 (A-TTT)
"1ST DAY / COVER"
USS Nicholson DD-442

First Day of Postal Service

Cachet by Reba Osgood


 

Bunter Monssen DD 436 19420113 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Monssen DD 436 19420113 1 front.jpg
Bunter Monssen DD 436 19420113 1 pm1.jpg

1942-01-13
Locy Type Fz
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. CD-Z3
USS Monssen DD-436

Second USCS Convention
Ship Commemorative - USS CONSTITUTION

Cachet by John E. Gill.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Greensboro PF101 19451027 1 Front.jpg

N/A

1945-10-27
Locy Type 2z
USS Greensboro PF-101

Navy Day

Rubber stamp cachet.


 

Hoffman Kalamazoo AOR 6 19721111 1 cachet.jpg
Hoffman Kalamazoo AOR 6 19721111 1 front.jpg
Hoffman Kalamazoo AOR 6 19721111 1 insert.jpg

1972-11-11
USPS Machine Cancel
Quincy MA

Ship Launching - USS Kalamazoo AOR-6

Cachet by Malcolm C Walker, sponsored by the General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division and the Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1, USCS
Contributed by Jennifer Hoffman.


 

Bunter Dwight D Eisenhower CVN 69 19780708 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Dwight D Eisenhower CVN 69 19780708 1 front.jpg
Bunter Dwight D Eisenhower CVN 69 19780708 1 pm1.jpg

1978-07-08
Locy Type 2-1(n)(USS)
USS Dwight D Eisenhower CVN-69

70th Anniversary of USN Postal Service

Cachet by John E Gill and sponsored by the Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1, USCS


 

GregCiesielski FortSnelling LSD30 19730302 1 Cachet.jpg
GregCiesielski BELLEAU WOOD LHA 3 19730302 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski FortSnelling LSD30 19730302 1 Postmark.jpg

1973-03-02
Locy Type 2t(n+u)(USS)
USS Fort Snelling LSD-30

Keel Laying of the USS Belleau Wood LHA-3

Although is states "Old Ironsides", this is not a Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1 sponsored cover.
It is here for instructional purposes of Cachetmaker Frederick Karcher's work.


 

JonBurdett uscs pharris.jpg
JonBurdett pharris de1094 12674.jpg

No Image

1974-01-26
Locy Type 2
USS PHARRIS DE-1094

First Day in Commission

Red/blue/black thermographed cachet...Back is clean
Although is states "Old Ironsides", this is not a Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1 sponsored cover.
It is here for instructional purposes of Cachetmaker Frederick Karcher's work.


 

Bunter Hancock CV 19 19740415 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Hancock CV 19 19740415 1 front.jpg
Bunter Hancock CV 19 19740415 1 pm1.jpg

1974-04-15
Locy Type 9efu(n+) (USS) "N.Y."
Locy Type PPR  (USCS Illustration H-8e)
USS Hancock CV-19

Ship Birthday

Notes: Cachet Makers: USCS Chapter 1 Old Ironsides and Frederick L Karcher.
Cachet is thermographed.


 

Bunter Hancock CV 19 19740415 2 cachet.jpg
Bunter Hancock CV 19 19740415 2 front.jpg
Bunter Hancock CV 19 19740415 2 pm1.jpg

1974-04-15
Locy Type PPR  (USCS Illustration H-8e)
USS Hancock CV-19

Ship Birthday

Notes: Cachet Makers: Frederick L Karcher and USCS Chapter 1 Old Ironsides.
Cachet is thermographed.


 

JonBurdett uscs ironsides scarolina.jpg
JonBurdett scarolina cgn37 19750125.jpg
JonBurdett scarolina cgn37 19750125 back.jpg

1975-01-25
Locy Type 2
USS SOUTH CAROLINA DLGN-37

First Day in Commission

Red/purple/black/blue thermographed cachet...Back pencil notations ship/cancel info
Although is states "Old Ironsides", this is not a Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1 sponsored cover.
It is here for instructional purposes of Cachetmaker Frederick Karcher's work.


 

JonBurdett uscs miller.jpg
JonBurdett miller de1091 19750630.jpg

No Image

1975-06-30
Locy Type 2
USS MILLER DE-1091

Last Day as DE

Purple/black/red/blue thermographed cachet...Back is clean
Although is states "Old Ironsides", this is not a Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1 sponsored cover.
It is here for instructional purposes of Cachetmaker Frederick Karcher's work.


 

Bunter Dwight D Eisenhower CVN 69 19751011 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Dwight D Eisenhower CVN 69 19751011 1 front.jpg

No Image

1975-10-11

Ship Launching: USS Dwight D Eisenhower CVN-69

Notes: Cachet Makers: USCS Chapter 1 Old Ironsides and Frederick L Karcher


 

JonBurdett uscs ironsides merrill.jpg
JonBurdett merrill dd976 19780311.jpg
JonBurdett merrill dd976 19780311 back.jpg

1978-03-11
Locy Type 2
USS MERRILL DD-976

First Day in Commission

Blue/green/red thermographed cachet...Back pencil notations ship/cancel info
Although is states "Old Ironsides", this is not a Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1 sponsored cover.
It is here for instructional purposes of Cachetmaker Frederick Karcher's work.


 

JonBurdett uscs ironsides stump.jpg
JonBurdett stump dd978 19780819.jpg
JonBurdett stump dd978 19780819 back.jpg

1978-08-19
Locy Type 2
USS STUMP DD-978

First Day in Commission

Red/blue/green thermographed cachet...Back pencil notations ship/cancel info
Although is states "Old Ironsides", this is not a Old Ironsides Chapter No. 1 sponsored cover.
It is here for instructional purposes of Cachetmaker Frederick Karcher's work.


 

GregCiesielski Constitution USF 19810701 2 Postmark.jpg
GregCiesielski Constitution USF 19810701 2 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Constitution USF 19810701 2 Back.jpg

1981-07-01
USPS Meter
USF Constitution

50th Anniversary of Recommissioning.

Cachet by Detlef H. Clausen

 


 

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