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Cover of the Month

April Cover
USS Henderson (AP-1)
Steve Shay (#L-10,821)
USS Henderson was a transport ship launched June 17, 1916 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Commissioned May 24, 1917, she went on to transport members of the AEF to France during World War I and then transported over 10,000 veterans back to the US after the war.

Member of the Month

George Dyer
Member #1667
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota 17 April 1898, Vice Admiral George C. Dyer, U.S. Navy (Retired) was graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1918, accelerated Class of 1919. He died 25 June 1989 and was buried at the cemetery at the U.S. Naval Academy. In 1921, Admiral Dyer married to Mary Adaline Dyer (1895-1991). He was a long-time collector of naval postmarks and USCS Member.
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About the Universal Ship Cancellation Society

Founded in 1932, the USCS is an international philatelic organization of over 1,100 members with an interest in postmarks and covers from all maritime services. This includes Navy ships of all countries, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Navy bases, merchant ships with seapost and paquebot markings, related cachets, and other naval memorabilia.

It is the only organization in the United States devoted to Navy and maritime covers, and is one of the oldest specialized postal history societies in the world. For more information on Naval Covers and Postmarks check out our What is a Naval cover? and What is a Postmark? pages.

American Philatelic Society Affiliate #98. In our 80th Year.

Cover of the Month:
USS Henderson (AP-1)

Cover by
Steve Shay (#L-10,821)

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