Apollo PRS Hand Cancel Variations

Until recently the only variations in Apollo PRS hand cancels that were widely recognised were the obvious ones such the USS Iwo Jima for Apollo 13 (position of the ship's name at the top or bottom of the postmark) or the USS Hornet for Apollo 12 (position of the time slug below or above the year or missing).

The following represent those variations I have personally observed plus a few extra from David's book which will be noted. There were no variations in the Apollo unmanned mission PRS hand cancels.

 



 

 

Mission

Postmark

Notes

Reference Number1

Apollo 7

None

19681922HCVS-9

Apollo 8

Extremely Scarce

19681227HCVS-10

Apollo 9

Ship's Name at Bottom.
Distance between P & M is smaller.

19690313HT1V2LPH-7

Apollo 9

Ship's Name at Bottom.
Distance between P & M is wider.

19690313HT1V1LPH-7

Apollo 9

Ship's Name at Top.
Distance between P & M is smaller.

19690313HT2V1LPH-7

Apollo 9

Ship's Name at Top.
Distance between P & M is wider.

19690313HT2V3LPH-7

Apollo 91

Ship's Name at Top.
Year Slug missing.

19690313HT2V2LPH-7

Apollo 101

Rare

19690526HLPH-5

Apollo 11

Distance between A & M is smaller.

19690724HV1CVS-12

Apollo 11

Distance between A & M is wider.

19690724HV2CVS-12

Apollo 11 Time Slug Missing None
Apollo 11 Year Below the Time Slug - Extremely Rare  
Apollo 12

Time Slug below Year.
Distance between A & M is smaller.

19691124HT1V1CVS-12

Apollo 12

Time Slug below Year.
Distance between A & M is wider.

19691124HT1V2CVS-12

Apollo 12

Time Slug above Year.

19691124HT2V1CVS-12

Apollo 12

Time Slug Missing.

19691124HT3V1CVS-12

Apollo 13

Ship's Name at Bottom.
Date & Time Slug Normal.
Distance between A & M is wider.

19700417HT1V1LPH-2

Apollo 13

Ship's Name at Bottom.
Date & Time Slug Skewed .
Distance between A & M is smaller.

19700417HT1V3LPH-2

Apollo 13

Ship's Name at Top.
Distance between A & M is smaller.

19700417HT2V1LPH-2

Apollo 13

Ship's Name at Top.
Distance between A & M is wider.

 19700417HT2V2LPH-2

Apollo 14

Distance between A & M is smaller.

19710209HV1LPH-11

Apollo 14

Distance between A & M is wider.

19710209HV3LPH-11

Apollo 15

Ship's Name at Bottom.
Distance between A & M is smaller.

19710807HT1V2LPH-3

Apollo 15

Ship's Name at Bottom.
Distance between A & M is wider.

19710807HT1V1LPH-3

Apollo 15

Ship's Name at Top.
Distance between A & M is smaller.

19710807HT2V2LPH-3

Apollo 15

Ship's Name at Top.
Distance between A & M is wider.

19710807HT2V1LPH-3

Apollo 16

None

19720427HV1CVS-14

Apollo 17

None

19721219HV1CVS-14


Notes:
1) From the collection of David Ball or his book

 


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