Jim Forte Postal History

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Utah philatelic literature consists of:

The Post Offices of Utah by John S. Gallagher is the basic post office listing.

A Checklist of Utah Post Offices 1849-1988 by Richard W. Helbock is a compact post office guide with scarcity ratings.

Utah Post Office with Stations, Branches and CPOs & Railway Post office, Stations, Agents and Clerks by Lloyd W. Shaw is a very complete post office listing with scarcity and pricing information.

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


The market for Utah is the slowest of any western state. There are only a limited number of collectors. No discernable collecting pattern seems to exist. Despite a very accessible territorial period, I know of no collector of Utah territorial covers. With express covers, ghost towns, big cities and agricultural settlements, Utah would seem to offer something for almost anyone. A shame almost no one has taken on the challenge.

 Among the 50 states, the District of Columbia, R.P.O.'s and Streetcars, Utah rates as the 47th state in terms of percentage of covers sold at 44.73%. It ranks 50th in terms of the value of covers sold as percentage of all town cancels sold at 0.52%. The overall rank is 53rd. This is a ten year running average. The most recent trends are decreasing.

Covers For Sale

All Utah Covers

Utah By County

19th Century






Military Cancels

World War One

Picture Postcards


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.