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Nov 11

Armistice Day 1935

Thursday, November 11, 2010 12:01 PM


Oct 27

Navy Day 1936 USS Cassin Postal Cover

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:01 AM


Jul 4

Happy Independence Day from the USS California

Sunday, July 4, 2010 12:01 AM


May 15

Guest Post by LCDR Glenn Smith (USN-Ret.): Cover from a China Marine

Saturday, May 15, 2010 6:11 AM


This cover was mailed from Quartermaster Clerk L. F. Shoemaker, a Marine with the Marine Detachment, Tientsin, China (now known as Tianjin). The letter was posted in early 1941 apparently to his wife at home in rural Texas. The cachet appears to be hand drawn, and shows a street vendor with his monkey. Many old China hands would be familiar with this kind of sight on any street in the China of that era. At a time when Shanghai was only a small, unremarkable town among the paddies along the Huangpu River, Tientsin was already a vibrant ancient walled Chinese… Read the rest of this entry »

May 8

Saturday Ship cover: USS Finback (SS-230)

Saturday, May 8, 2010 12:01 AM


For more about the Finback, click here.

May 1

Saturday Ship Cover: USS Cassin (DD-372

Saturday, May 1, 2010 12:01 AM


Apr 17

Extra Edition of the Saturday Ship Cover: USS Dixie AD-14

Saturday, April 17, 2010 8:20 AM


For Dixie’s Ship History, click here.

Apr 17

Saturday Ship Cover: USS Helm (DD-388)

Saturday, April 17, 2010 5:27 AM


USS Helm (DD-388) was commissioned 16 October 1937 and earned 11 battle stars for World War II service.

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