Jim Forte Postal History

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Idaho postal history is primarily represented in these two works:

A Checklist of Idaho Post Offices by Patera and Gallagher

A Checklist of Idaho Post Offices 1862-1988 by Richard Helbock

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


Idaho is small state postal history wise. It has a long and accessible territorial period. Even though its population is small, many people of some connection because of vacationing. That makes it an attractive state to collect. Demand for Idaho was once strong. Prices were strong. Demand was stable for years, but there are now fewer collectors and the marketing is weakening.

Among the 50 states, the District of Columbia, R.P.O.'s and Streetcars, Idaho rates as the 3rd state in terms of percentage of cover sold at 75.29%. It ranks 41st in terms of the value of covers sold as percentage of all town cancels sold at 0.71%. The overall rank is 15th. This is a ten year running average. The most recent trends are about the same.

Covers For Sale

All Idaho Covers

Idaho 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.