Cachet Maker USCS Chapter 74 USS Puget Sound

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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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PugetSound AD38 1 Crest.jpg
PugetSound AD38 1 Front.jpg
PugetSound AD38 1 Photo.jpg

04/27/1968 - 01/27/1996

USS Puget Sound AD-38

USCS Chapter #74 serving the Seattle/Tacoma area


 

Bunter Eagle WIX 327 19780801 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Eagle WIX 327 19780801 1 front.jpg
Bunter Eagle WIX 327 19780801 1 back.jpg

1978-08-01
USS Eagle WIX-327

Seafair Fleet

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Bunter Oceanographic Unit 2 19810806 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Oceanographic Unit 2 19810806 1 front.jpg
Bunter Oceanographic Unit 2 19810806 1 back.jpg

1981-08-06
Locy Type 2-2et (FPO SF 96663) "OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT TWO"
Locy Type 9-2e (FPO SF 96663) "OCEANOGRAPHIC UNIT TWO"
Oceanographic Unit 2

Category

Note: Cachet also mentions USNS Dutton T-AGS-22


 

Bunter hmas darwin ffg 44 19820326 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter hmas darwin ffg 44 19820326 1 front.jpg
Bunter hmas darwin ffg 44 19820326 1 back.jpg

1982-03-26

Launching - HMAS Darwin FFG-44

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GregCiesielski GraysHarbor 19820614 1 Front.jpg

N/A

1982-06-14
USPS 4-bar Cancel
Westport WA

USCG Station Grays Harbor

Cachet by Don Abrahamson, sponsored by the USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS. From the Tom Kean collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Dixon AS37 19820918 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Dixon AS37 19820918 1 Back.jpg

1982-09-18
Locy Type 2-1(n+) (D1,USS)

Port Visit - USS Dixon AS-37

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Bunter Fife DD 991 19840803 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Fife DD 991 19840803 1 front.jpg
Bunter Fife DD 991 19840803 1 back.jpg

1984-08-03
Locy Type 2-1n+ (D1,USS)
USS Fife DD-991

Fleet Week
Port Visit - Seattle

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N/A

GregCiesielski Northland WMEC904 19850108 1 Front.jpg

N/A

1985-01-08
USPS Slogan Machine Cancel
Baltimore MD
USCGC Northland WMEC-904

Collectors request

Signed by the CO. Cachet artist is Don Abrahamson. Contributed by Tom Kean.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski WhidbeyIsland LSD41 19850209 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski WhidbeyIsland LSD41 19850209 1 Back.jpg

1985-02-09
FDC 9-1(nu) (USS)
USS Whidbey Island LSD-41

Commissioning

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N/A

GregCiesielski Vandegrift FFG48 19850430 1 Front.jpg

N/A

1985-05-30
Locy Type 9-1(n+u) (USS)
USS Vandegrift FFG-48

First Missile Shot

Contributed by Tom Kean.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Germantown LSD42 19860317 1 Front.jpg

N/A

1986-03-17
Locy Type 2-1(n+)(USS)
USS Germantown LSD-42

Departing Seattle

Contributed by Tom Kean.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski JohnAdams SSBN620 19880914 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski JohnAdams SSBN620 19880914 1 Back.jpg

1988-09-14
USPS 4-bar Cancel
"Bangor Br."
Bremerton WA

Deactivation of -
USS John Adams SSBN-620

Cachet printed by Robert Clark and sponsored by the USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS. From the Neal Mills collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Dace SSN607 19881202 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Dace SSN607 19881202 1 Back.jpg

1988-12-02
USPS Type 9 cancel
"Naval Base Sta."
Bremerton WA

Decommissioning of -
USS Dace SSN-607

Cachet printed by Robert Clark, serviced by Tom Armstrong and sponsored by the USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS. From the George Marcincin collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski JohnAdams SSBN620 19890324 4 Front.jpg

N/A

1989-03-24
USPS Type 9
"Naval Base Sta."
Bremerton WA

Decommissioning of -
USS John Adams SSBN-620

Cachet printed by Robert Clark and sponsored by the USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS. From the Neal Mills collection.


 

Bunter Hudson WLIC 801 19891023 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Hudson WLIC 801 19891023 1 front.jpg
Bunter Hudson WLIC 801 19891023 1 back.jpg

1989-10-23

First Day Cachet Used -
USCGC Hudson WLIC-801

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N/A

GregCiesielski Adak WPB1333 19891117 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Adak WPB1333 19891117 1 Back.jpg

1989-11-17
USPS Machine Cancel
Red Bank NJ

Commissioning -
USCGC Adak WPB-1333

Signed by the CO & XO. From the John Young collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Wrangell WPB1332 19891219 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Wrangell WPB1332 19891219 1 Back.jpg

1989-12-19
USPS Machine Cancel
Portsmouth NH

First Day Cachet Used -
USCGC Wrangell WPB-1332

Signed by the CO & XO. From the John Young collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski PolarStar WAGB10 19900804 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski PolarStar WAGB10 19900804 1 Back.jpg

1990-08-04
Locy Type 9fy (USCGC / NEW YORK NY USPO)
USCGC Polar Star WAGB-10

200th Anniversary of the USCG

Cachet by Richard J. (Dick) Weber.


 

Bunter Carl Vinson CVN 70 19910704 1 cachet1.jpg
Bunter Carl Vinson CVN 70 19910704 1 front.jpg
Bunter Carl Vinson CVN 70 19910704 1 cachet2.jpg

1991-07-04
Locy Type 9-1(n+) (USS)
Locy Type Meter OFR2 (#520280) ZIP 96629
USS Carl Vinson CVN-70

Category

Cachet by Charles B. Hall and sponsored by the USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Nimitz CVN68 19910818 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Nimitz CVN68 19910818 1 Back.jpg

1991-08-18
Locy Type F
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. N-35e
USS Nimitz CVN-68

Homebound from the Arabian Gulf

Cachet by Tom Armstrong and sponsored by the USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Wrangell WPB1332 19990804 1 Front.jpg

N/A

1991-08-21
USPS Machine Cancel
Portsmouth NH

Collector request -
USCGC Wrangell WPB-1332

Signed by the CO. From the John Young collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Wrangell WPB1332 19990804 2 Front.jpg

N/A

1993-08-04
USPS 4-bar Cancel
South Portland ME

Collector request -
USCGC Wrangell WPB-1332

Signed by the CO. From the John Young collection.


 

GregCiesielski Midgett WHEC726 19990701 1 Cachet.jpg
GregCiesielski Constellation CVA64 19990701 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Constellation CVA64 19990701 1 Postmark.jpg

1999-07-01
Locy Type 2-2mtn+(USS APO AP 96635-2780)
USS Constellation CV-64

Category

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Bunter Bridge AOE 10 19991225 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Bridge AOE 10 19991225 1 front.jpg
Bunter Bridge AOE 10 19991225 1 back.jpg

1999-12-25
Locy Type 2-2mt(n+) (USS,FPO AP 96661-3040)
USS Bridge AOE-10

Christmas Day

Cachet by Tom Armstrong, and sponsored by the USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS
Cover has postmarks from USS Bridge AOE-10, USS Camden AOE-2, USS Rainier AOE-7, USS Sacramento AOE-1, USS Carl Vinson CVN-70, and USS Fife DD-991.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Shoup DDG86 20020704 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Shoup DDG86 20020704 1 Back.jpg

2002-07-04
Locy Type 2(n) (USS)

Independence Day

Serviced by Dave Richardson, sponsored by the USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS. From the Denny Gill collection.
 

N/A

GregCiesielski Europa 20020816 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Europa 20020816 1 Back.jpg

2002-08-16
USPS CDS
Seattle WA

Seattle port call and first day circular cachet used
Dutch Barque EUROPA

Serviced by Dave Richardson, sponsored by the USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS. From the Denny Gill collection.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Argus WMSM915 20200428 2 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Argus WMSM915 20200428 2 Back.jpg

2020-04-28
USPS Pictorial Postmark
"Keel Laying Station"
Panama City FL

Keel Laying of the -
USCGC Argus WMSM-915

Cachet by Dennis W. Gill


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Missouri BB63 20200902 1 Front.jpg

N/A

2020-09-02
USPS Pictorial Postmark
"Surrender Station"
Honolulu HI

75th Anniversary of end of WWII aboard the -
USS Missouri BB-63

Cachet by Dennis W. Gill


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Apalachicola TEPF13 20211113 1 Front.jpg

N/A

2021-11-13
USPS Type 12 Cancel
"Mobile Main Office"
Mobile AL

Christening of -
USNS Apalachicola T-EPF-13

Cachet by Dennis W. Gill, sponsored by the USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Harrisburg LPD30 20220128 1 Front.jpg

N/A

2022-01-28
USPS Double 4-bar Cancel
"Flagship City Br."
Pascagoula MS

Keel Authentication of -
USS Harrisburg LPD-30

Cachet by Dennis W. Gill, sponsored by the USS Puget Sound Chapter No. 74, USCS.

 


 

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