Jim Forte Postal History

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Minnesota is represented in philatelic literature by:

The Post Offices of Minnesota by Alan Patera and John Gallagher is the basic post office listing.

Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance by W. Upsham is a non philatelic work concerns name origins..

Minnesota Territory in Postmarks, Letters and History by Floyd Risvold catalogs the territorial period in great depth.

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


Minnesota covers have never been in strong demand. There are a few counties where there is some interest, primarily those in and around the larger cities. There are now a few more collectors. Most material goes begging. With an accessible territorial period, scads of interesting material, a large population, there would appear to be more potential than has been shown to date.

Among the 50 states, the District of Columbia, R.P.O.'s and Streetcars, Minnesota rates as the 52nd state in terms of percentage of cover sold at 38.49%. It ranks 40th in terms of the value of covers sold as percentage of all town cancels sold at 0.72%. The overall rank is 52nd. This is a ten year running average. The most recent trends are about the same.

Covers For Sale

All Minnesota Covers

Minnesota 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.