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 Pioneer Air Mail Flights in Arkansas Minimize
There were 'Pioneer" airmail flights conducted at Fort Smith in 1911 and Hot Springs in 1912.  These were publicity stunts, but mail was carried by plane, and the cancelled items are part of any 20th Century Arkansas Postal History collection.


Updated 2018-11-16


    
 Fort Smith Flight Covers, November 1911 Minimize
 DateDestinationDescriptionCover Scan and Source
1911-11-05Not shownOn PostCard for 1st Natil Bank with the Aeroplane flight info, bold strike of cancel, 1c Stamp1911-11-05 Fort Smith on PPC for 1st Natl Bank AZimmerman_Sale56_Lot 554.jpg
1911-11-05Aberdeen South DakotaOn PC with 1c Stamp, blurry Aeroplane cancel1911-11-05 Fort Smith AR on PPC to SD eBay 20160928.jpg
1911-11-05Little Cypress Kentucky1st Natl Bank text, Aeroplane cancel over struck with Little Cypress KY CDS1911-11-05 Fort Smith AR Sov PC to KY eBay 2012-09-01.jpg
1911-11-05Not Shown1c stamp, Nice Aeroplane cancel, text advertising Fort Smith1911-11-05 Fort Smith on Picture Postcard AZimmerman_Sale45_Lot568.jpg
1911-11-06Not Shown1c stamp, Nice Aeroplane cancel, "Souvenir PostCard" with Plane Silhouette1911-11-06 Fort Smith 1 cent postcard JKaufmann_Sale9_Lot860.jpg
1911-11-06Not ShownPC, 1c Stamp, Bold Aeroplane cancel, Ad for Traveler's Checks Van Buren Bank1911-11-06 Fort Smith 1 cent postcard azimmerman_sale34_lot608.jpg
1911-11-06Oklahoma City, OklahomaPC, 1c Stamp, Bold Aeroplane cancel, Souvenir Post Card with Plane Silhouette1911-11-06 Fort Smith 1 cent postcard Sothebys S-51 Lot 1137.jpg
1911-11-06Van Buren, ArkansasPC, 1c Stamp, Bold Aeroplane cancel, Ad for Traveler's Checks Van Buren Bank1911-11-06 Fort Smith 1 cent postcard.jpg
1911-11-06Fot Smith, Arkansas1c stamp,slightly faint Aeroplane cancel, "Souvenir PostCard" with BiplaneSilhouette1911-11-06 Fort Smith 1 cent souvenir postcard extremely fine ebay 8-8-10.jpg
1911-11-06Not Shown1c McKinley Post Card, Bold Aeroplane cancel1911-11-06 Fort Smith on 1 cent McKinnley PC jkaufmann_sale87_lot14.jpg
1911-11-06Santa Barbara, CaliforniaPersonal Post Card, 1c Stamp Bold Aeroplane cancel1911-11-06 Fort Smith on PPC eBay 20121126.jpg
1911-11-06Fort Smith, Arkansas2c Washington stamp, on letter, bold Aeroplane cancel1911-11-06 Fort Smith AR 2 cent envelope Nutmeg_Sale174_Lot2164.jpg
1911-11-06Not Shownon PC with 1c stamp, Printed Pennant containing "ACI" and bird, cancel slopes up to right1911-11-06 Fort Smith AR on Cacheted Post Card.jpg
1911-11-06Little Rock, ArkansasEnvelope with 2c Hudson-Fulton stamp, Bold Aeroplane cancel1911-11-06 Fort Smith RSiegel_Sale950_Lot2389.JPG
1911-11-06Fort Smith ArkansasSouvenir Post Card mailed to "City"1911-11-06 Fort Smith 1 cent postcard mailed to city-FS ebay20190628.jpg

    
 Hot Springs Flight Covers, March 1912 Minimize
 DateDestinationDescriptionCover Scan and Source
1912-03-13Not Shown"Aerial Mail Service/MAR 13 1912/Hot Springs, ARK" Blue CDS does not tie 1c Franklin on PPC w CCCC cross, Black Hot Springs round cancel on stamp1912-03-13 Hot Springs aeromail rsiegel_sale761_lots864.jpg
1912-03-13Springfield Illinois,"Aerial Mail Service/MAR 13 1912/Hot Springs, ARK" Blue CDS does not tie 1c Franklin on PPC, Hot Spring Flag cancel ties stamp1912-03-13 Hot Springs aeromail rsiegel_sale761_lots865.jpg
1912-03-13Brookville, Indiana"Aerial Mail Service/MAR 13 1912/Hot Springs, ARK" Blue CDS does not tie 1c Franklin on PPC , Black Hot Springs round cancel on stamp1912-03-13Hot Springs on Picture PCard BidStart 3-10-11.jpg
1912-03-13Linsville, Pennyslvania"Aerial Mail Service/MAR 13 1912/Hot Springs, ARK" Blue CDS does not tie 1c Franklin on PPC, Hot Spring Flag cancel ties stamp1912-03-15 Hot Springs Flag on Picture PC jkaufmann_sale87_lot29.jpg