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Cover of the Month

August Cover
USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740)
By Captain Lawrence B. Brennan, U.S. Navy (Retired), (USCS #L-6221)
At first glance little would appear remarkable about this cover. It bears a 37 cent stamp at a time when first class postage is 49 cents for the first ounce. There is no postage due markings. But this cover had a round trip that took nearly a decade. Learn More

Member of the Month

John Wager
Member #4106
...When the covers arrived, the contents included a welcome to the USCS letter dated 16 September 1998 received by the former member from John Wager who at the time was president of the local USS OREGON Chapter #79. After reading John Wager's welcome letter, I realized John had written a great "member of the month" article almost fifteen years ago and that I had to share it. Learn More

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.

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USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740)

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By Captain Lawrence B. Brennan, U.S. Navy (Retired)
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