Cachet Maker Walter G Crosby

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Page 1  (1931-1935)
Page 1a  (June 1931-July 1932 w/ Robert Beazell)
Page 2  (1936)
Page 3  (1937)
Page 4  (1938)
Page 5  (1939-1940)
Page 6  (1941-)
Page 7  (The collection of Bob Boyd (grandson of Walter Crosby)
Page 8  (First Day Covers)

 

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 Arizona BB 39 19310329 2 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19310329 2.jpg

N/A

1931-03-29
Locy Type 6
USS Arizona BB-39

Presidential Cruise
Ship Commemorative

Cachet is thermographed. Center symbol is the U.S. Navy emblem with the words "Second To None" added. There are two cachets on this cover: the Presidential Cruise cachet from Harry Klotzbach and the photo cachet from Crosby. Since the Klotzbach cachet is normally seen by itself, did Crosby add his cachet later?


 

Bunter Tennessee BB 43 19310530 1 pm1.jpg
Bunter Tennessee BB 43 19310530 1 front.jpg
Bunter Tennessee BB 43 19310530 1 back.jpg

1931-05-30
Locy Type 6
USS Tennessee BB-43

Memorial Day

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Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19310915 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19310915 1.jpg

N/A

1931-09-15
Locy Type P [3t "U.S. FLEET FLAGSHIP" hollow star at bottom of dial]
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. P-15f
"FIRST DAY / FLEET FLAG"
USS Pennsylvania BB-38

Person Commemorative - Admiral F. H. Schofield

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Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19310915 2 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19310915 2 Front.jpg
Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19310915 2 Back.jpg

1931-09-15
Locy Type P [3t "U.S. FLEET FLAGSHIP" hollow star at bottom of dial]
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. P-15f
FIRST DAY / FLEET FLAG
USS Pennsylvania BB-38

Other - The Original Crosby Cover Album

The cachet is actually a sticker


 

N/A

Crosby Cover Advertising Insert.jpg

N/A

1931-09-15

N/A

This is an advertising insert that Crosby included in the USS Pennsylvania cover immediately above.


 

Bunter Texas BB 35 19310915 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Texas BB 35 19310915 1 front.jpg
Bunter Texas BB 35 19310915 1 pm1.jpg

1931-09-15
Locy Type P [U.S. FLEET FLAGSHIP T-3s]
"LAST DAY / FLEET FLAG"
USS Texas BB-35

Admiral F H Schofield
Ship Change Of Command

Postmark from Naval Station San Pedro California on back of cover.


 

Bunter Texas BB 35 19311111 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Texas BB 35 19311111 1 Front.jpg
Bunter Texas BB 35 19311111 1 Note.jpg

1931-11-11
Type 6
USS Texas BB-35

Armistice Day

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Bunter Wyoming AG 17 19311111 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Wyoming AG 17 19311111 1 front.jpg
Bunter Wyoming AG 17 19311111 1 back.jpg

1931-11-11
Locy Type 5hks
"GALVESTON / TEXAS"
USS Wyoming AG-17

Armistice Day

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Bunter Bushnell AS 2 19320112 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Bushnell AS 2 19320112 1 front.jpg
Bunter Bushnell AS 2 19320112 1 back.jpg

1932-01-12
Locy Type 5hks
USS Bushnell AS-2

Category

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Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19320222 2 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19320222 2.jpg

N/A

1932-02-22
Locy Type 6i
USS Pennsylvania BB-38

President George Washington

Cachet is thermographed.


 

Bunter Biddle AG 114 19320704 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Biddle AG 114 19320704 1 front.jpg
Bunter Biddle AG 114 19320704 1 Crosby Insert.jpg

1932-07-04
Locy Type 5hks (C)
USS Biddle AG-114

Independence Day

Envelope contained an insert from Crosby.


 

Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19320704 3 cachet.jpg
Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19320704 3 front.jpg
Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19320704 3 pm1.jpg

1932-07-04
Locy Type 3
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. P-15
"STARS & STRIPES / FOREVER"
USS Pennsylvania BB-38

Category

Cachet is thermographed.


 

Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19320730 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19320730 1.jpg

N/A

1932-07-30
Locy Type 3
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. P-15
"FIRST DAY / OLYMPIC GAMES"
USS Pennsylvania BB-38

10th Olympiad 1932 at Los Angeles

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Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19320810 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19320810 1.jpg

No Image

1932-08-10
Locy Type P [3t "U.S. FLEET FLAGSHIP" and hollow star at bottom of dial]
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. P-15f
"CHANGE IN / COMMAND"
USS Pennsylvania BB-38

Person Commemorative: Admiral R. H. Leigh
Person Commemorative: Admiral F. H. Schofield
Ship Event - Change of Command

This cachet style is essentially the same as the one for 1932-07-30


 

Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19321111 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19321111 1.jpg

N/A

1932-11-11
Locy Type 3
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. P-15
"ARMISTICE / DAY"
USS Pennsylvania BB-38

Armistice Day

This cachet style is essentially the same as the one for 1932-07-30


 

GregCiesielski Kittery AK2 19330328 1 Cachet.jpg
GregCiesielski Kittery AK2 19330328 1 Front.jpg
GregCiesielski Kittery AK2 19330328 1 Postmark.jpg

1933-03-28
Locy Type LDPS 3 (B-BBT)
"LAST DAY / MAIL SERVICE"
USS Kittery AK-2

Last Day of Postal Service

This cachet is attributed to Crosby from the USCS Cachet Makers Catalog


 

Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19330430 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19330430 1 front.jpg
Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19330430 1 letter.jpg

1933-04-30
Locy Type 3
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. P-15
"PRESIDENT'S / DAY"
USS Pennsylvania BB-38

Category

The letter provides information about a cachet for President's Day but it is for USS Medusa AR-1 and not the cachet on this cover. As such, it is not clear that Crosby is the maker of the cachet on this cover.


 

Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19330805 1 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19330805 1.jpg

N/A

1933-08-05
Locy Type P [3t "U.S. FLEET FLAGSHIP" and hollow star at bottom of dial]
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. P-15f
"U.S.S. / PENNSY."
USS Pennsylvania BB-38

Fleet Week
Port Visit - Tacoma, Washington
Person Commemorative - Admiral D. F. Sellers

This cachet style is essentially the same as the one for 1932-07-30



Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19331225 2 cachet.jpg
Bunter Pennsylvania BB 38 19331225 2.jpg

N/A

1933-12-25
Locy Type 3 (B-TBT)
"SANTA CLAUS / COMES AGAIN"
USS Pennsylvania BB-38

Christmas

Postmark in red ink.


 

Bunter Relief AH 1 19331225 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Relief AH 1 19331225 1 front.jpg
Bunter Relief AH 1 19331225 1 back.jpg

1933-12-25
Locy Type 3 (B-BBT)
"PEACE / ON EARTH"
USS Relief AH-1

Christmas Day

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Bunter Northampton CA 26 19340212 1 cachet1.jpg
Bunter Northampton CA 26 19340212 1 front.jpg
Bunter Northampton CA 26 19340212 1 back.jpg

1934-02-12
Locy Type F
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. N-18c
"WITH MALICE / TOWARD NONE"
USS Northampton CA-26

Lincoln's Birthday

Back of cover has a postmark from US Naval Station San Pedro California.


 

Bunter Northampton CA 26 19340212 1 cachet2.jpg
Bunter Northampton CA 26 19340212 1 front.jpg
Bunter Northampton CA 26 19340212 1 crosbystamp.jpg

1934-02-12
Locy Type F
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. N-18c
"WITH MALICE / TOWARD NONE"
USS Northampton CA-26

Lincoln's Birthday

Back of cover has a postmark from US Naval Station San Pedro California. Same cover as above only showing second cachet and Crosby rubber stamp.



N/A

GregCiesielski Relief AH1 19340220 1 Front.jpg

N/A

1934-02-20
Locy Type 5hks
"COMMEMORATE / OLD IRONSIDES"
USS Relief AH-1

Saluting "Old Ironsides" on her victory against
HMS Cyane & HMS Levant, Feb. 20, 1815

Cachet Artist Clyde G. Morris, sponsored by A. H. G. Voss, W. P. D'Amour and Walter G. Crosby. Signed by Voss and D'Amour, both Navy Mail Clerks aboard USS Relief.


 

Bunter Nevada BB 36 19350801 2 cachet.jpg
Bunter Nevada BB 36 19350801 2 front.jpg

N/A

1935-08-01
Locy Type 5hks
"FLEET WEEK / SEATTLE WN"
USS Nevada BB-36

Fleet Week

Cachet is not thermographed.


 

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350802 3 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19350802 3.jpg

N/A

1935-08-02
Locy Type 3 (B-BBT)
"FLEET WK / SEATTLE"
USS Arizona BB-39

Fleet Week
Port Visit - Seattle

Cachet is thermographed.


 

Bunter Oklahoma BB 37 19350803 1 cachet.jpg
Bunter Oklahoma BB 37 19350803 1 front.jpg
Bunter Oklahoma BB 37 19350803 1 pm1.jpg

1935-08-03
Locy Type 3 (BC-BBB)
USCS Postmark Catalog Illus. O-7c
"FLEET WEEK / SEATTLE, WN"
USS Oklahoma BB-37

Fleet Week

Cachet is thermographed.


 

N/A

GregCiesielski Oklahoma BB37 19351007 2 Front.jpg

N/A

1935-10-07
Locy Type 3 (BC-BBB)
"SANPEDRO / CALIFORNIA"
USS Oklahoma BB-37

Presidential Fleet Review

Cachet by C. Wright Richell, sponsored by Walter G. Crosby. From the Tom Kean collection.


 

Bunter Arizona BB 39 19351027 4 Cachet.jpg
Bunter Arizona BB 39 19351027 4 Front.jpg

N/A

1935-10-27
Locy Type 3 (AC-TTB)
"FIRST TIME / CANCEL USED"
USS Arizona BB-39

Ship Commemorative

Cachet is thermographed. Center symbol is the Great Seal of the State of Arizona.


 

JonBurdett bobolink am20 19351225Cachet.jpg
JonBurdett bobolink am20 19351225.jpg
JonBurdett bobolink am20 19351225 pm.jpg

1935-12-25
Locy Type 9 (C)
USS Bobolink AM-20

Christmas Day

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