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 Four new Little Rock Shield townmarks found at UALR Research Library Minimize
I requested a search of the Robert Toland correspondence at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture Library. Four new examples of the Little Rock Shield were found!  I have uploaded scans of these letters to the Little Rock Shield subpage to the Arkansas Territory page. Click Here to see the page.

Updated 2021-01-25

 Two new 1936 Goodwin Crash Covers, from Little Rock, and from Painesville, OH Minimize

I have added two new covers from the 1936 Goodwin Arkansas crash; the first  that I have seen since 2016.
Go to the 20th Century then Airmail and Crash Covers to see the Registered letter from Little Rock to San Diego CA and letter from Painesville, Ohio to San Antonio, Texas

Updated 2021-01-16

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 Welcome To the Arkansas Postal History Website Minimize
This site is dedicated to the accumulation and dissemination of information about the Postal System in Arkansas and in the Indian Nations. The site is still under construction so many pages are blank, but will be filled as time goes on. 

The main menu pages are active as well as the subpages that appear when you click on a main menu, so look both places.  You will find sections about:

1) Arkansas History.
2) 19th Century Postal History
    a. Territory-Non-Little Rock Covers
        *Little Rock Shield usages
        *Little Rock Non-Shield covers
    b. State 1836-1845
       *1836-45 Little Rock Covers
       *1836-45 Non-Little Rock Covers
    c. State 1845-1851
        * US 1847 Adhesive usages
    d. State 1851-1861
        *1850s Stampless Covers
        *2nd Adhesive Issue (1851)
        *3rd Adhesive Issue (1857)
        *1st Embossed Envelope Issue(Nesbitt)
        *2nd Embossed Envelope Issue(Star Die)
        *Butterfield Overland Mail
    e. Independent Statehood and CSA in the US system.
    f. Confederate Arkansas
        *CSA Postoffices
CSA Stampless Covers
        *CSA Adhesive uses
        *Postmaster Provisonal Uses into Arkansas
        *CSA Patriotics to and from Arkansas
       *Transmississippi Express Covers
    g. Union Occupation-1862-65
    h. State 1865-1899
       * 1869 Adhesive Issue
    i. Inland Waterways
    j. 19th Century Fancy Cancels
3)  Award winning Arkansas Postal History Exhibits
4) 20th Century Arkansas Postal History
    a. RFD Cancels
    b. Doane Cancels
    c.  Arkansas Precancels
    d. Air Mail
        -Air Mail Week
        -First Flights, 
        -Crash Covers
        -Air Port Dedications
         -Pioneer Flights
    e. 20th Century Fancy Cancels
    f. First Day Covers & Cachets
5) Railway and Highway Post Offices
6) Auction records and scans of significant Arkansas Postal History Items.
7) References and Bibliography for Arkansas Postal History
8) Links to useful web sites
9) Award winning Arkansas Postal History Exhibits - NEW 4/25/08.  Pages can be viewed one at a time (best resolution) or as a slide show.  Check this out!

The site is still being built.  Visit often for updates. Updated 2021-11-29
Bruce Roberts, Knoxville, Tennessee

 Acknowledgments Minimize
The following firms and individuals have generously granted me permission to use cover images from their auctions, stock, or collections.  This site would be much less useful without their assistance. Those with active websites can be clicked to link to their website.

Arkansas History Commiission
Brian Green
Bruce Fisher
Cherrystone Auctions
Chris Records
Chris Winters, MD (dec)
Conrad L. Bush
Deane Briggs, MD
Don Tocher
Douglas Weisz Covers
Elwyn Doubleday
Galen Harrison
Garry Hendershott
George Kramer
Gerald Leverant
James Milgram, MD
James Monroe
Jeff Dunn
Jeremiah Farrington
Jerry Palazolo
Jerry Wells
Joe Crosby
John W.Kaufmann, Inc.
John Kimbrough, MD
John Walker, England
Ken Miller
Kenneth A. Pitt
Labron Harris
Larry Baum
Leonard H. Hartmann
Mark Scheuer
Pam Owens
Regency-Superior Auctions
Richard Frajola
Robert Crossman
Robert Siegel Auctions
Rod Kelly
Stan Shepp
Stephen T. Taylor, England
Tony Crumbley
 Willam Shulleeta


Updated 2021-11-05