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 Helena 3 cent 1869 adhesive ad cover Minimize
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 Little Rock 3 cent 1869 Ad cover Minimize
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 Van Buren 3c x 4 highest rate paid by 1869 adhesives from Arkansas Minimize
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 6 cent single used from Clarendon Minimize
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 6c usage Little Rock to Jamaica Minimize


    
 10 cent use to Switzerland from Eudora Minimize
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 Use of the US 1869 Adhesive Issue in Arkansas Mail Minimize

The United States issued a set of pictorial adhesives March 19, 1869.  The issue was replaced April 20, 1870.  For postal historians the short period of use of the 1869 adhesives presents a challenge not found in earlier and later issues.  The State of Arkansas and the Indian Territory (whose post offices were assigned to Arkansas for administration) was a sparsely populated region, far from the East Coast.  The number of surviving covers containing examples of use of the 1869 adhesives from these areas is very small.  While single uses of the 3c value on Arkansas mail are still inexpensive enough not to always be auction-level items, uses of any of the other values are generally seen in auction catalogs.

 

 

 

The list below contains all the 1869 adhesive uses I have seen on Arkansas mail.  I continue to add several covers a year, especially 3 cent uses, so this list in no where yet complete.

New Cover added 2016-08-10 Little Rock 3c to Morrisville PA

    
 Uses of the One Cent 1869 adhesive alone Minimize
 Originating Post OfficeSorted By Originating Post Office In Ascending OrderAdhesive(s) usedDestinationCommentsCover Scan & Source
Little Rock1 cent singleLittle Rock, ArkansasDrop Letter rate, only drop letter paid by 1c 1869 seen from Arkansas1 cent drop letter little rock.jpg
Unknown1 cent pairClarksville, ArkansasPair on unsealed envelope pays unsealed circular rate1 cent pair pays circular rate.jpg
Versailles, Kentucky1c strip of 3 paying single letter rateFort Smith, ArkansasOnly strip of 3 1 cent value I have seen1c 1869 x 3 Versailes KY 11-17-18xx to Fort Smith RSiegel_Sale1004_Lot15.jpg

    
 Uses of the Two Cent 1869 Adhesive alone Minimize

    
 Uses of the One Cent and Two Cent 1869 adhesives together Minimize
 Originating Post OfficeSorted By Originating Post Office In Ascending OrderAdhesives UsedDestinationCommentCover Scan & Source
Batesville1 cent + 2 CentSmithville, ArkansasCombination pays single letter rate1 cent + 2 cent pay first class rate batesville.jpg
Pine Bluff1 Cent + 2 CentJackson, MississippiCombination pays single letter rate1 cent + 2 cent pay first class rate pine bluff.jpg
Washington1 cent + 2 centAlfred, MainePhoenix Insurance corner card1c 1869 + 2c 1869 Washington X-16-18xx Insurance Co Ad RSiegel_Sale906_Lot1996.jpg

    
 Uses of the Three Cent Adhesive Minimize
 Originating Post OfficeSorted By Originating Post Office In Ascending OrderAdhesives UsedDestinationCommentsCover Scan & Source
Arkadelphia3 CentMontezuma, TennesseeBlack CDS plus black target tying 3 cent on yellow cover3 cent arkadelphia to tennessee.jpg
Arkadelphia3 centSt. Louis, MissouriBlack CDS, Black target ties 3 cent to yellow cover3c 1869 Arkadelphia 7-11-1870 ebay 9-23-07.jpg
Atoka, CN3 centForsythe, GeorgiaHand stamp FORWARDED and sent to Fort Valley GeorgiaAtoka, CN to Georgia rfrajolasale44lot53.jpg
Batesville3 centCarson City, Colorado TerritoryBlack CDS, Black Target ties 3 cent on white envelope3 cent batesville to colorado terr.jpg
Batesville3 centBallston, New YorkBlack CDS, Black Target ties 3 cent on white envelope3 cent batesville to balliston ny.jpg
Batesville3 centFranklin North CarolinaBlack CDS and Black target tie 3 cent 1869 to yellow envelope3c 1869 Batesville 1870-01-03 JPalazolo Coll.jpg
Boonesboro3 centUniversity, VirginiaManuscript Townmark and date, pen cancel on 3 cent on yellow envelope3 cent boonesboro to virginia.jpg
Branchville3 cent Manuscript townmark and date, pen cancel does not tie 3 cent3c 1869 Branchville 3-5-1870 w 114 HSpellman_Sale33_Lot24.jpg
Camden3 centNewark, New JerseyBlack CDS ties 3 cent on yellow envelope with Attorneys CC3 cent commercial camden to nj.jpg
Camden TN3 centBoonville ArkansasStraight Line Town AHC William Perkins MS.000211Camden TN 1855-12-15 AHC William Perkins MS.000211.jpg
Choteau Station Cherokee Nation3 cent Manuscript townname ties 3 cent3c 1869 Choteau Station-Cher Nat US114 8-16-74 HSpellman_Sale33_Lot214.jpg
Clarksville3 cent Black CDS, Cork smudge ties 3 cent3c 1869 Clarksville 8-30-1869 AZimmerman_Sale46_Lot190.jpg
Clinton, Missouri3 centWashington, ArkansasHexagonal Townmark, black smudge ties 3 cent, Washington Ark receiving on front3c 1869 Clinton MO to Washington ebay 11-09-07.jpg
Cloverport KY3 centLittle Rock ArkansasArk Hist Comm John & Harriet Jabine MS.000383Cloverport KY 1869-11-04 AHC John & Harriett Jabin MS.000383.jpg
Columbus3 cent Washington Arkansasms town name and date. Pen cancelled 3c 18693c 1869 Columbus AR 1870-06-23 to Washington AR eBay20150415.JPG
Creek Agency, Creek Nation3 cent Manuscript name, pen cancel X does not tie 3 cent3c 1869 Creek Agency 6-11-1869 rsiegel_sale774_lot665.jpg
Creek Agency, Creek Nation3 centDayton, OhioManuscript townmark, pen cancel does not tie 3 cent3c 1869 Creek Agency 12-17-1869 RSiegel_Sale927_Lot1034.jpg
Cummins3 centTuscaloosa, AlabamaBlack manuscript town name, pen cancel does not tie 3 cent to white cover3 cent cummins may 1870 to alabama.jpg
Cummins3 centTuscaloosa, AlabamaManuscript town name and date tie 3 cent to yellow coverCummins 1-22-1870 3c 1869 BRoberts Collection.jpg
Dardanelle3 cent pairCarthage, illinoisBlack CDS, Black targets tie pair of 3 cent to white cover3c 1869 Dardanell pair to Carthage Ill ebay 2-25-09.jpg
Devalls Bluff3 centDenmark, TennesseeCC of Land Agents, no town mark, "3 c Due" manuscript, railroad routes on reverse3 cent devalls bluff rr cover.jpg
Devalls Bluff3c singleHenderson, KentuckyBlack CDS on yellow cover, 3c not tied by cork cancel3c 1869 Devalls Bluff AR 1869-07-14 eBay 20130107.jpg
Fort Gibson3 centCreek Agency, Creek NationBlack CDS, black target ties 3 cent to white envelope3 cent fort gibson ark.jpg
Fort Gibson3 centNot GivenUS #114 tied by Black CDSFort Gibson 186x-05-20 #114 SPB SaleS-36 Lot179.jpg
Fort Smith3 centAlfred, MaineBlack CDS, black target ties 3 cent to yellow envelope3c 1869 Fort Smith 10-8-18xx to Maine.jpg
Fort Smith3 centSt Peters, MinnesotaBlack CDS, Black Target ties 3 cent on yellow cover3c 1869 Fort Smith 12-23-18xx rkaufmann_sale60_lot_1102 enlarged.jpg
Fort Smith3 centFort Levenworth, KansasBlack CDS ties 3 cent on yellow cover3 cent fort smith to kansas.jpg
Greenville, Ohio3 centCreek Agency, Creek NationBlack CDS ties 3 cent to white envelopeGreenville OH 5-23 to Creek Agency 3c 1869 BRoberts Collection.jpg
Helena3 centCynthiana, KentuckyHanly & Thweatt Attorneys cc, Black CDS does not tie 3 cent to white envelopeHelena 3c 1869 cc BRoberts Collection.jpg
Helena3 centAlfred, MaineShelby House CC, smudgy black CDS, cork cancels 3 cent on yellow coverHelena 3c 1869 fancy CC BRoberts Collection.jpg
Helena3 centHollow Square, AlabamaBlack CDS, black cork ties 3 cent to white envelope3c 1869 Helena 5-X-18XX to Alabama eBay 5-5-11.jpg
Little Rock3 centPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaBlack CDS ties 3 cent on 5-18-1870 white cover3c 1869 Little Rock 5-18-1870 Nutmeg_Sale128_Lot1320.jpg
Little Rock3 centNew Orleans, LouisianaNew York Life Insurance Little Rock agent cc, Black CDS ties 3 cent3c 1869 Little Rock 9-8-18xx Life Insurance ad RSiegel_Sale906_Lot2002.jpg
Little Rock3 centPrinceton, ArkansasAuditor's Office/Little Rock, Ark cc, Black CDS, cork ties 3 cent to yellow cover3c 1869 little rock 10-25-186x audtiors office cc nutmeg_sale162_lot3.jpg
Little Rock3 centVan Buren, ArkansasBlack CDS, black cork ties 3 cent on 12-24-1869 cover3c 1869 Little Rock 12-24-1869 Nutmeg_Sale128_Lot1316.jpg
Little Rock3 centAlfred, MaineBlack CDS, cork ties 3 cent on white cover3 cent little rock to alfred maine.jpg
Little Rock3 centLarrel, IndianaBlack CDS, Black cork ties 3 cent on white cover3 cent little rock to laurel indiana.jpg
Little Rock3 centNew York, New YorkAll over bird design, C.E.Hartung 11-8-1869 receiving stamp on front3 cent little rock to ny.jpg
Little Rock3c cent Black CDS, Black cork ties 3c 18693c 1869 Little Rock 1870-06-17 eBay 2012-05-08.jpg
Little Rock3 centMorrisville, Buck Co., PennsylvaniaBold Black CDS, stamp tied with cork killer on small envelope3c 1869 Little Rock 01-11-18xx eBay20160810.jpg
Louisville KY3 centLittle Rock ArkansasSecond Natl Bank Louisville cc Ark Hist Comm John & Harriett Jabine MS.000383Louisville KY 1869-10-05 AHC John & Harriett Jabine MS.000383.jpg
Macon, Georgia3 centCamden, ArkansasBlack CDS ties 3 cent, Camden "ADVERTISED" in circle hand stamp on front3c 1869 Macon Georgia 11-21-18xx to Camden w advertised rfrajolasale05lot461.jpg
Marion, Alabama3 centArkansasText Only description from Auciton Catalog3c 1869 Marion AL to Ark SPB4037B Lot1409 text only.jpg
Micco, CN3 centLewisburg, ArkansasManuscript town name & date, pen cancel does not tie 3 cent on yellow cover3 cent micco cn.jpg
Monticello3 centAlfred, MaineBlack CDS, cork smudge ties 3 cent on white envelope3c 1869 Monticello 12-3-18xx to Maine.jpg
Morristown New Jersey3 cent 1869Hubbard Mass then forwarded to Fort Smith Arkadhesive tied by small 5 pointed star3c 1869 Morristown NJ 1869-11-27 to Hubbard Mass forwarded to Fort Smith Ark eBay20150701.JPG
Nashville TN3 centFort Smith ArkansasPublisher cc Ark Hist Comm E.L.Compere MG.00069Nashville TN 187x-05-20 3c 1869 AHC ELCompere MG.00069.jpg
New York, New York3 centLittle RockLittle Rock CDS and 'Returned to Writer" hand stamp on front3 cent little rock return to writer.jpg
Osceola3 centCamden, ArkansasDbl Circle OSCEOLA ARKANSAS DEC 5 1869 ties 3 cent on yellow cover3c 1869 Osceola Arkansas CDS robert_kaufmann_sale68_lot617.jpg
Owego, New York3 centArkansasDbl Circle CDS ties 3 cent3c 1869 Owego NY 3-1-1869 to Ark HSpellman_Sale36_Lot674.jpg
Pella, Iowa3 centClarksville, ArkansasBlack CDS, cork smudge on 3 cent on white envelope with fancy design3 cent incoming pella iowa.jpg
Plum Bayou3 centGermantown, MississippiManuscript town name and date ties 3c on white cover3c 1869 Plum Bayou 12-8-1869 Nutmeg_Sale128_Lot1286.jpg
Princeton3 centAbington, VirginiaBlack CDS ties 3 cent to white envelope3c 1869 Princeton 7-31-1869 3 cent 1869 Nutmeg_Sale128_Lot1357.jpg
Richmond3 cent Collinsburgh, GeorgiaManuscript town name and date, pen cancelled 3 c 18693c 1869 Richmond AR 1870-05-16 LHarris stock.jpg
Shelbyville KY3c Little Rock ArkansasShelby County Court cc Ark Hist Comm John & Harriet Jabine MS.000383Shelbyville KY 1869-10-29 AHC John & Harriett Jabin MS.000383.jpg
Smithville3 centAlfred, MaineBlack CDS, Black target ties 3 cent to brown envelope3c 1869 Smithville 10-8-18xx to Maine.jpg
Sulphur Rock3 centAlfred, MaineManuscript townmark and date, pen canceled 3 cent not tied to yellow cover3 cent sulphur rock to alfred maine.jpg
Sulphur Rock3 centMemphis, TennesseeManuscript town name & date, pen cancel ties 3 cent to yellow envelopeSulphur Rock 8-8-1869 3c BRoberts Collection.jpg
Sunny Side3 centNew Orleans, LouisianaPurple manuscript town name and date tie 3 cent to white coverSunny Side 4-2-1870 3c BRoberts Collection.jpg
Swan Lake3 centClarksville, Virginiams town name and date tie 3c 1869Swan Lake AR 1870-03-01 3c 1869 to Virginia KPitt Stock 20151010.jpg
Tuscombia, Missouri3 centHelena, ArkansasBlack CDS, Black target ties 3 cent to white coverTuscombia MO 3-9-1870 to Helena 3c 1869 BRoberts Collection.jpg
Unknown Tennessee PO3 centOsceolaBlue CDS + cork tie 3 cent on white mourning coverTennessee to Osceola Mourning cover 3c 1869 BRoberts Collection.jpg
Van Buren3 cent, 4 copiesBentonville, ArkansasBlack CDS with cork smudges, 12 cent total highest rate outgoing from Arkansas paid with 1869 adhesivesVan Buren 2-9-1870 3c x 4 BRoberts Collection.jpg
Van Buren3 centNew York, New YorkBlack CDs, cork smudge ties 3 cent to Orange envelope3c 1869 Van Buren 2-2-1870 to New York.pdf
Van Buren3 centLittle RockBlack CDS, cork star ties 3 cent to small white envelope3c 1869 Van Buren to Little Rock ebayLot 5615145494.pdf

    
 Uses of the Six Cent Adhesive Minimize
 Originating Post OfficeSorted By Originating Post Office In Ascending OrderAdhesive(s) UsedDestinationCommentsCover Scan & Source
Clarendon6 centAthens, AlabamaBlack CDS, Black target cancels 6 cent on repaired coverClarendon 5-12 6c 1869 single use BRoberts Collection.jpg
Lake Village6 cent + 3c grilled No 94New OrleansBlack CDS, Black targets tie both stamps6c 1869 Lake Village + 3c No 94 1861 ebay 320128178333.jpg
Little Rock6 cent + 1c Franklin on 2c embossed envelopeKingston, JamaicaBlack CDS, Black corks cancel stamps & envelope6c 1869 Little Rock 1-29-1870 to Jamica HeritageAuctions Sale_62310_Lot30299 from site.jpg
Little Rock6 cent Text only description from early Robert Siegel Catalog6c 1869 Little Rock single on cover with RR map on back RSiegel_Sale366_Lot1016.jpg

    
 Use of 10 cent & 15 cent adhesives Minimize
 Originating Post OfficeSorted By Originating Post Office In Ascending OrderAdhesive(s) usedDestinationCommentsCover Scan & Source
Eudora10 centFaulensee Spritz, SwitzerlandBlack CDS, Black target ties 10 cent, New York Paid all transit in redEudora 6-19-1870 10c Usa to Switzerland BRoberts Collection.jpg
Shreveport, Louisiana15 cent Type II + 4 x 3cent BanknotesLewisville, ArkansasBlack CDS, cork smudge ties 15 cent on registered letter15c 1869 Shreveport 10-20-18xx to Lewisville rkaufmann_sale54_lot_68 15c.JPG