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History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network

Other Cable Covers

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1964 Paquebot cover.  Mailed aboard CS Long Lines while laying cable from Florida to Virgin Islands, December 1964

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Insert to the 1964 cover shown on the left, from a Bell System employee announcement offering marking of plain envelopes with the first CS Long Lines commemorative imprint

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1965 Paquebot cover for TAT-4 transatlantic telephone cable, laid by CS Long Lines from New Jersey to France

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1970 Paquebot cover, laying of TAT-5 cable from Rhode Island to Spain

 

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1983 TAT-7 cover.  Mailed aboard CS Long Lines while laying cable from New Jersey to England, March, 1983.
The view of the Cable Ship Long Lines in the link above is from an oil painting by Melvin O. Miller, Jr

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1978 cover - ASEAN Singapore-Philippines Submarine Cable.

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1978 cover - ASEAN Singapore-Philippines Submarine Cable.
Stamp close-up
showing cable route

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1983 cover - ASEAN Malaysia-Singapore-Thailand Submarine Cable

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1979 Ireland cableship cover

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1986 cover - South East Asia - Middle East - Western Europe Submarine Cable Systems.
Click on the cover image for technical information about the cable project.

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1970 Portugal-Great Britain cable centenary cover

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1963 British cover - COMPAC Trans-Pacific Telephone Cable

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1963 New Zealand COMPAC cover, showing CS Retriever.
Large images of cachet and stamp

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1963 Australia COMPAC cover.
Large images of cachet and stamp

Last revised: 16 February, 2010

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