Jim Forte Postal History

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P.O. Box 371541 Las Vegas, NV 89137




Tennessee philatelic literature is scarce:

Tennessee Post Offices and Postmaster Appointments 1789-1984 by D. Frazer is a massive work, unfortunately replete with many errors.

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


Only a decade ago there were virtually no collectors of Tennessee covers. This has changed. Tennessee now is fairly avidly collected.  Some parts of the state seem to have more interest, especially the Memphis area. There seems to be some demand for most parts of the state. 19th century covers are more sought then 20th century, but most all will find buyers. Other than the cities and larger town, material is hard to come by.

Among the 50 states, the District of Columbia, R.P.O.'s and Streetcars, Tennessee rates as the 14th state in terms of percentage of covers sold at 61.84%. It ranks 33rd in terms of the value of covers sold as percentage of all town cancels sold at 0.98%. The overall rank is 21st. This is a ten year running average. The most recent trends are decreasing.

Covers For Sale

All Tennessee Covers

Tennessee 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.