Jim Forte Postal History

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Oklahoma philatelic literature consists of:

Oklahoma Post Offices by Richard W. Helbock is the post office listing.

A Checklist of Indian Territory Post Offices 1824-1907  by Richard W. Helbock is a compact listing with scarcity rating of half the states.

Oklahoma Place Names by George Shirk is a good place name book with extensive post office date information.

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


I once issued an Oklahoma list and did not get a single order. That had never happened before and thankfully, it has not happened since. That about says it all for the Oklahoma cover market. On a more positive note, there appears to be some new life. A couple of collectors are working on the territorial period. Several other collectors are working on certain parts of the states. I have been told there are a number of natives who collect, but I can't confirm the story. There is slightly more interest in the Indian territory half of the state than the Oklahoma Territory half. With such a long and accessible territorial period, a fair amount of material on the market, there are tremendous opportunities for a potential collector.

Among the 50 states, the District of Columbia, R.P.O.'s and Streetcars, Oklahoma rates as the 38th state in terms of percentage of covers sold at 49.09%. It ranks 36th in terms of the value of covers sold as percentage of all town cancels sold at 0.86%. The overall rank is 42nd. This is a ten year running average. The most recent trends are about the same. 

Covers For Sale

All Oklahoma Covers

Oklahoma By County

19th Century







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.