Jim Forte Postal History

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Arkansas literature is fairly scarce. You can begin here:

Checklist of Arkansas Post Office by Alan Patera and John Gallagher

Arkansas Place Names by Ernie Deane

Handling the Mail in Benton County Arkansas 1836-1976 by George Phillips

Postal History of Washington County Arkansas by Cook and Maringer Available from the author.

You can access my online guide of Arkansas Post Offices here.


The demand for Arkansas covers has risen steadily over the past 20 years. While far from a popular state, 20 years ago there were very few collectors and now there are a few collectors. The demand seems to be broad based, with many collectors focusing on the whole state or a group of counties, rather than a single county of one particular town.

Among the 50 states, the District of Columbia, R.P.O.'s and Streetcars, Arkansas rates as the 17th state in terms of percentage of covers sold at 57.80%. It ranks 39th in terms of the value of covers sold as percentage of all town cancels sold at 0.73%. The overall rank is 29th. This is a ten year running average. The most recent trends are about the same.

Covers For Sale

All Arkansas Covers

Arkansas By County

19th Century






Military Cancels

World War One

Picture Postcards

Machine Cancels

Auxiliary Markings

Fancy Cancels

Non Standard Postmarks

Registered Covers

Special Delivery Covers

Foreign Destinations



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If you'd like printable version of these covers, please e-mail me.