Navy Day 1935

Official Mare Island cachet marking Navy Day 1935. Because October 27 fell on a Sunday, the celebrations were held October 28. Vallejo, California machine cancel.




USS Barracuda Type 3 cancel postmarked October 28 marking the keel laying of the destroyer USS Henley at Mare Island. Cachet design by Martin Aden.



An unusual double cacheted cover with USS Chicago Type 3 cancel. The cachet designs are by Walter Crosby and C. Wright Richell and the sponsor was Henry Stinemetts featuring paper corners and mounting for the stamp. Navy Mail Clerk signature in lower left corner.




Real mail from a sailor aboard USS Chicago postmarked on October 28, 1935 with USS Chicago Type 8 machine cancel.


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