USS New Mexico Navy Yard Philadelphia cancel Photographic Cachet Cover Crosby Beazell Sept 18 1931


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This photographic cancel of the USS New Mexico was mailed to Mr. H.P.Piser on Sept 18 1931.
The Cancel says Navy Yard Philadelphia

The Crosby-Beazell cachet covers were unique because of the high quality of the ship photo on the cover. This was achieved by using photographic paper to make the envelope. Beazell was a photographer and Crosby collaborated with him to develop the ship photos onto the paper, which afterwards they converted into an envelope. Then Crosby arranged for the envelope to be cancelled aboard the corresponding ship.