NJFSC Chapter #44S..........PHS Affiliate #1A..........APS Affiliate #95
Society & Member's Galleries....
As we continue to add more galleries, some will be for public display while many will be reserved for members access only.
Featured Covers Gallery
February 2010 Issue of the NJPH Journal featuring a 1995 cover of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, the last of the conventionally-powered US aircraft carriers, decommissioned in 2009.
This great ship served almost 50 years in service of her country.
For more on Kitty Hawk and her long history, we suggest the following sites:
A picture gallery at:
http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/63.htm and http://www.navsource.org/archives/02/63a.htm
Her DANFS history at:
Her own page at
Since August 2009, we have been following the histories of 13 different aircraft carriers in the pages of NJPH, journal of the New Jersey Postal History Society. All of these were built in Camden, New Jersey at the New York Shipbuilding Company. These include:
- USS Saratoga (CV-3)
- USS Independence (CVL-22)
- USS Princeton (CVL-23)
- USS Belleau Woods (CVL-24)
- USS Cowpens (CVL-25)
- USS Monterey (CVL-26)
- USS Langley (CVL-27)
- USS Cabot (CVL-28)
- USS Bataan (CVL-29)
- USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
- USS Wright (CVL-48)
- USS Saipan (CVL-49)
- USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-6)
Member Captain Lawrence B. Brennan, JAGC, USN (Ret.) has provided both history and philatelic covers such as the one shown for all of these – a wealth of information. Any ship cover collector would find these articles full of interesting material.
Anyone interested in back issues of NJPH should contact the secretary at Secretary@NJPostalHistory.org
Past Featured Covers
November 2009 Issue of the NJPH Journal featuring a Holiday Greetings from Viet Nam
Just before Christmas of 1971, a GI-produced Christmas card was distributed to the troops of the 101st Airborne for them to send home. A hand-made envelope served to carry it home to New Jersey.
As it was late in December, member Jim Walker used a U.S. air mail stamp instead of the usual free frank available to soldiers in combat,
August 2009 Issue of the NJPH Journal featuring a a Graf Zeppelin cover.
L127 First Trip to the USA in 1928. Special credit to John Trosky for this nice article!
WEB-SITE SPECIAL: an addendum to this article with additional information on an originating 1928 LZ-127 cover from Len Peck!
May 2009 Issue of the NJPH Journal featuring a DPO cover from Maurer, New Jersey.
A pretty little letter sheet invitation from a local hotel in Maurer (now part of Perth Amboy, Middlesex County), NJ turned up at the Garfield-Perry Show in Cleveland, in JWF (Jim Faber’s) stock. Used in 1905, it is from a community that literally does not exist anymore. The location is now the site of a large “tank farm” belonging to Chevron.Read more.....
February 2009 Issue of the NJPH Journal featuring a cameo campaign cover.
A December 15, Hoboken, NJ postmarked Embossed Cameo Campaign Envelope produced by William Eaves was offered this March by Robert A. Siegel Auctions featuring a beardless Abe Lincoln. Only a few examples are known. This Hoboken, New Jersey cover hammered on March 25, 2009 for $2600.00 before the 15% buyers premium! Read more.....
November 2008 Issue of the NJPH Journal featuring a cover of seasonal greeting.
A RFD ”Season’s Greetings” post card, cancelled December 24, 1915 with a Pittstown, NJ postmark, sent by the carrier on Route 2 out of Pittstown to the people along his route. Special thanks to Member Jim Walker for sharing this cover. Read more.....
Members: One of the benefits of membership is sharing your interests and collections! If you would like to share an interesting single item from your collection, or have multiple items to share - the NJPHS Galleries offer you the opportunity to put your collectibles on center stage. Please e-mail your webmaster about contributing to our on-line Galleries. We can even help you if you do not have a scanner or digital images. Just ask. Remember, we are always looking for articles of interest for the NJPH Journal, and would welcome your contribution whether it's a single page or five page article.
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