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 CSA Postmaster's Provisionals mailed into Arkansas Minimize

At the beginning of the War, the Confederacy had no national adhesive stamps.  While most CSA postmasters began by simply marking the rates due on letters with handstamps, many postmasters across the Confederacy had adhesive stamps and envelopes printed for use in their postoffice.

Arkansas has no Provisional issues, at least none that have been discovered to this point.  I have long been interested in compiling a census of the Postmaster Provisional issues used on letters into Arkansas and, in one case, into the Indian Nations.  Presented below is the census collection thus far.

Thanks to Trish Kaufmann I have added the cover from Columbia, SC, which I had not seen before I wrote the census for the CP.


Updated 2014-06-03  Added Memphis 56X2 to Camden in Siegel's 1073 sale, new cover to me.


    
 Austin, Texas Scott #9XU1 Minimize

    
 Columbia, South Carolina 18XU3 Minimize

    
 Fredricksburg, VA Scott# 26X1 Minimize

    
 Jackson, Mississippi Scott #43XU1 Minimize

    
 Memphis, TN Scott #s 56X2, 56XU1, 56XU2, 56XU3 Minimize
 Date of UseScott PM Provisional NumberSorted By Scott PM Provisional Number In Ascending OrderArkansas DestinationDescriptionCover Scan & Source
1862-01-0456X2MonticelloSingle on 11-Star Patriotic w/TMemphis 56X2 1-4-1862 on 11-star patriotic w T to Monticello RKaufmann_sale_60_lot_1733.jpg
1862-01-0756X2Helenasingle tied by Black CDSMemphis 56X2 1-7-1862 to Helena christiesOct1989Lot1174.jpg
1862-01-1956X2FalconSingle tied by Black CDSMemphis 56x2 1-19-1862 to Falcon Ark JKimbrough NetPrice 9-05.jpg
1861-07-x56X2CamdenSingle tied by Black CDS, Camden July15 CDS and ms forwarded due 5 ctsMemphis 56x2 7-1861 to Camden JKaufmannSale68 Lot361.jpg
1861-08-2556X2ChampagnolleSingle used over US stationary indicia tied by Black CDSMemphis 56x2 8-25-1861 to Champagnolle RSiegel_Sale927_Lot1585.jpg
1861-08-2756X2ChampagnolleSingle used over US Stationary indicia tied by Black CDSMemphis 56x2 8-27-1861 to Champagnolle RSiegel_Sale927_Lot1583.jpg
1861-09-0356X2MonticelloSingle tied by Black CDSMemphis 56X2 9-3-1861 to Monticello RSiegel_Sale907_Lot2682.jpg
1861-09-0656X2MonticelloSingle tied by Black CDSMemphis 56X2 9-6-1861 to Monticello RSiegel_Sale927_Lot1586.jpg
1861-09-x56X2Shawnee VillageSingle tied by Black CDSMemphis 56X2 9-X-1861 to Shawne Village christiesroblowgallaghertennsalelo255t.jpg
1861-10-x56X2ParaclifftaSingle cut severly at bottom tied by Black CDSMemphis 56X2 10-x-1861 to Paracliffta Ark dphillips_sale42884_lot428.jpg
1861-11-1756X2Shawnee VillageSingle tied by Black CDSMemphis 56X2 11-17-1861 to Shawnee Village Ark rfrajola_sale51_lot627.jpg
1861-11-2456X2Shawnee VillageSingle tied by Black CDSMemphis 5c PMP 11-24-61 to Shawnee BRoberts Collection.jpg
1861-12-1056X2HelenaSingle tied by Black CDS to envelope with Merchant's CCMemphis 56x2 12-10-1861 to Helena christiesroblowgallaghertennsalelot254.jpg
 56X2MonticelloSingle tied by Black CDS to cover front onlyMemphis 56X2 on cover front to Monticello JKaufmann_Sale62_Lot43.jpg
186x-x-1256X2HelenaSingle tied by Black CDS to cover with Brown Gayoso House CCMemphis 56x2 Gayoso House Hotel cc to Helena RSiegel_Sale_940_Lot_323.jpg
 56X2LaconiaSingle tied by Black CDS to All-over 7-Star Flag patrioticMemphis 56X2 on 7-star Patriotic Flag to Laconia amhistoricalauctionssale4lot251.jpg
1861-X-3156X2OsceolaSingle tied by Black CDS on 12-Star Flag PatrioticMemphis 56X2 on 12-star Patriotic to Osceola RSiegel_Sale_940_Lot_319.jpg
 56X2ChampagnolleSingle tied by Black CDS to Adams Southern Express CoverMemphis 56x2 on Adams Southern Express envelope to Champagnolle RSiegel_Sale823_Lot409.jpg
 56X2BatesvilleSingle tied by Black CDS on cover front onlyMemphis 56x2 on cover front to Batesville Regency_Sale10_Lot2753.jpg
 56X2HelenaSingle tied by Black CDS to cover with all-blue Jeff Davis Medallion PatrioticMemphis 56X2 on Jeff Davis Medallion Patrioitc to Helena RSiegel_sale772_lot3147.jpg
 56X2HelenaSingle tied by Black CDS to cover with all-blue Jeff Davis Medallion PatrioticMemphis 56x2 on Jeff Davis Medallion Patriotic to Helena robert_kaufmann_sale64_lot257.jpg
 56X2MonticelloSingle tied by Black CDS on red & blue Jeff Davis Medallion patrioticMemphis 56X2 on Jeff Davis Medallion Patriotic to Monticello RSiegel_Sale927_Lot1584.jpg
 56X2Oakland GroveSingle tied by Black CDS to US Star Die w/"2 bits" Express in manuscriptMemphis 56X2 on US star Die Express rate marking to Oakland Grove Ark RSiegel_Sale940_Lot226.jpg
 56X2BatesvilleSingle tied by Black CDS affixed over US 26Memphis 56x2 over US 26 to Batesville ghendershott_sale2_lot27.jpg
 56X2Indian BaySingle tied by Black CDSMemphis 56X2 to Indian Bay Ark JKaufmann_Sale31_Lot60.jpg
1861-12-0356X2HelenaTwo Pair tied by Black CDS to yellow cover frontMemphis 56x2 two pair12-3-1861 on cover front to Helena RSiegel_Sale_940_Lot_339.jpg
186x-10-x56X2Crocketts BluffSingle tied by Black CDS to back flapMemphis PMP on Back Flap to Crocketts Bluff amphilatelicbroakers_sale27_lot371.jpg
186156X2Shawnee Villagetied by CDS indistinct dateMemphis 56X2 x-1-1861 to Shawnee Village SRumsey_Sale37_Lot1410.jpg
 56X2PocahontasBlack partial Memphis CDS ties 56X2 to yellow envelope to Capt E.H.Fletcher at PocahontasMemphis 56X2 to Pocahontas HMcDonald Stock 20130914.JPG
1861-12-0456X2CamdenSingle with part of adjacent stamp tied by Black Memphis CDSMemphis 56X2 1861-12-04 to Camden RSiegelSale1073 Lot298.jpg
186x56X2MonticelloJeff Davis medallion, Black CDS ties 56X2Memphis 56X2 on Jefferson Davis Medalion to Monticello StanBednarczyk collection 2016-05-03.jpeg
1861-08-0256X2aAustinPair tied by Black CDS to cover with embossed Hotel ccMemphis 56x2a 8-2-1861 to Austin Ark RSiegel_sale_940_Lot_318.jpg
1862-07-1156XU1HelenaTied by Black CDSMemphis 56XU1 7-11-1862 to Helena RSiegel_Sale787_Lot3242.jpg
1862-01-x56XU1DorchetteTied by Black CDS with military manuscript 11th Ark RegMemphis 56XU1 Jan 1862 to Dorchette Ark dphillips_sale99_lot691.jpg
 56XU1DorchetteTied by Black CDSMemphis 56XU1 to Dorchette Ark RSiegel_Sale_940_Lot_340.jpg
1/15/186256XU1OsceolaDeep lake shade on cream colored entireMemphis 56XU1 1-15-1862 to Osceola SRumsey_Sale37_Lot1411.jpg
1862-09-0456XU2Gaines LandingTied by Black CDS with Memphis "DUE 5" Handstamp addedMemphis 56xU2 9-4-1862 To Gaines Landing RSiegel_Sale_940_Lot_341.jpg
1861-11-2056XU3HelenaTied by Black CDSMemphis 56XU3 11-20-1861 to Helena RSiegel_Sale_940_Lot_343.jpg
1861-12-1156XU3HelenaTied by Black CDSMemphis 56XU3 12-11-1861 to Helena RSiegel_Sale_940_Lot_342.jpg

    
 Nashville Scott #s 61X2, 61X5, 61XU1 Minimize
 Date of UseScott PM Provisional NumberSorted By Scott PM Provisional Number In Ascending OrderArkansas DestinationDescriptionCover Scan & Source
1861-08-1761X2Little RockSingle tied by Blue CDSNashville 61X2 8-17-1861 to Little Rock RSiegel_Sale907_Lot2695.jpg
 61X2Little RockStrip of 3 + Single all tied by CDSNashville 61X2 strip of 3+single to Little Rock JohnFox_Sale258-9_Lot107.jpg
1861-09-0961X5Gaines LandingSingle tied by Blue CDS with Mathching PAID, Memphis DUE 5 HSP addedNashville 61X5 9-9-1861 to Gaines Landing rsiegel_sale810_Lot1940.jpg
1861-07-0261XU1PlantersBlue Markings on Tan cover, manuscript "Mail Direct"Nashville 61XU1 to Planters RSiegel_Sale927_Lot1589.jpg

    
 New Orleans Scott#s 62X1, 62X2, 62X3, 62X4, Minimize
 Date of UseScott PM Provisional NumberSorted By Scott PM Provisional Number In Ascending OrderArkansas DestinationDescriptionCover Scan & Source
1861-07-3062X1ClarksvilleTied by Black CDS on yellow coverNew Orleans 62X1 7-30-1861 to Clarksville rsiegel_sale772_lot3155.jpg
1862-01-0662X2BentonTied by Black CDSNew Orleans 62X2 1-6-1862 to Benton RSiegel_Sale832_Lot3071 3071.jpg
 62X3North CreekPair not tied with pair of PAID handstamps, Black CDS to the sideNew Orleans 62X3 pair to North Creek robert_kaufman_sale_73_lot547.jpg
1861-08-0962X3LewisburgSingle tied by Black PAID Hsp, Black CDS and manuscript "Due 5"New Orleans 62X3 8-9-1861 to Lewsiburg w Due 5 BRoberts Collection.jpg
1861-08-1162X3Doaksville, Indian Nations, One of two known PmP sent to Indian Nations, both from same correspondencePair tied to back flap with PAIDNew Orleans 8-11-186x 62X3 pair to Doaksville BRoberts Collection.jpg
1861-08-1062X3HelenaPair not tied on cover by PAID Hsps, Black CDS to sideNew Orleans 62X3 8-10-1861 pair to Helena RSiegel_Sale966_Lot2598.jpg
1861-10-1362X3HelenaPair tied by Black CDS on torm orange envelopeNew Orleans 62X3 10-13-1861 pair to Helena rsiegel_Sale927_Lot1592.jpg
1861-08-1662X3bGrand LakePair tied by PAID Hsp, Black CDs on side, manuscript "Postage Paid"New Orleans 62X3b 8-16-1861 pair to Grand Lake rSiegel_Sale966_Lot2601.jpg
1861-09-0362X3bGaines LandingStamp folded over and tied with PAID Hsp + Black CDS on yellow coverNew Orleans 62X3b 9-3-186x to Gaines Landing RSiegel_Sale832_Lot3100.jpg
186x-09-1162X4LaconiaPair tied by Black CDSNew Orleans 62X4 9-11-186x to Laconia RFRajola_Sale57_Lot561.jpg
1861-10-1162X4ArkadelphiaTwo Singles tied by Black CDSNew Orleans 62X4 10-11-1861 pair to Arkadelphia jkaufman_sale8_lot214.jpg
1861-10-2162X4ArkadelphiaBlock of 4 not tied by Black CDS to Clarke County assumed ArkadelphiaNew Orleans 62X4 10-21-1861 Block 4 to Arkadelphia RSiegel_Sale618_Lot373.jpg
1861-11-1062X4Grand LakeTied by Black CDSNew Orleans 62X4 11-10-1861 to Grand Lake amphilatelicbroakers_sale26_lot413.jpg
1861-11-x62X4Grand LakeTied by Black CDSNew Orleans 62X4 11-x-186x to Grand Lake Regency_Sale48_Lot2276.jpg
1861-12-0162X4Little RockPair tied by Black CDS-Manuscript "Surgeon Breedlove CSA"New Orleans 62X4 12-01-1861 pair to Little Rock jkaufman_sale38_lot10.jpg
1861-11-0362X4LaconiaPair tied by Black CDSNew Orleans 62X4 11-3-1861 to Laconia Ark Bostic Collection.jpg
1861-09-2562X4Doaksville, Indian Nations, One of two known PmP sent to Indian Nations, both from same correspondencePair of 62X4 tied by pair of PAID Handstamps. New Orleans 62X4 1861-09-27 to Doaksville IN Bruce Fisher Collection.jpg

    
 Petersburg, VA Scott #65X1 Minimize

    
 Tuscumbia, AL Scott #84XU1 Minimize