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 BEAR ARKANSAS FANCY CANCELS 1929-36 Minimize
Bear Arkansas has by far the most reported uses of its Fancy Cancels. 

Of the Bear design, there are only two types.  Type 1 is a rump view of a Bear outline. Type 2 is a side wise view of a Bear, apparently used for only one day, and I have only seen three examples.

In addition, the rump view of the Bear also appears on envelopes that have B E A R in block letters applied to the stamps.  I have only seen three of these.

Another fancy is a Fools Head in circle, used on April Fools day.  Why this was used at Bear Ark I don't know, and it may appear at other post offices in other states.

The list is long, so I chose to put these on a separate page from the other towns that had Fancy Cancels between 1929 and 1936.

BiR 12-20-2022

    
 Bear-Sidewise View Minimize
 DateSorted By Date In Ascending OrderRegistry # if RegisteredAddressed ToCancel TypeCover Scan and Source
1930-01-131st ClassWilliam GilleyBlack side wise view of Bear facing left, one strikeBear AR 1930-01-13 bear from side BRoberts Collection.jpg
1930-01-13Registered but number not visableNot Shown, Auction viewBlack side wise view of Bear facing left, seven strikes1930-01-13 Sideways Bear on Registered Cover AZimmerman_Sale46_Lot389.jpg
1930-01-131st ClassWilliam GilleyBlack side wise view of Bear facing left, one strike1930-01-13 Sideways Bear FC eBay20210108.jpg
1930-01-131st ClassWilliam GilleyBlack side wise view of Bear facing left, one strikeBear AR 1930-01-13 bear from side-2 BRoberts Collection.jpeg
1931-09-2918M.L.Harris, Pacolet Mills, South CarolinaBlack Sidewise View of Bear, 8 strikes plus Bear Rump view 3 strikes1931-09-Bear Rump plus Sideways eBay20230707.jpg

    
 Bear-B E A R on stamps Minimize
 DateSorted By Date In Ascending OrderRegistry # if RegisteredAddressed ToCancel TypeCover Scan and Source
1931-09-0512M.L.Harris, Pacolet Mills, SCGreen Bear outline one strike plus B E A R on the stamps1931-09-05 B E A R on stamps Reg#12 Kelleher Sale5104 Lot8014 20200617.jpg
1931-09-0513M.L.Harris, Pacolet Mills, SCGreen Bear outline one strike plus B E A R on the stamps1931-09-05 B E A R on stamps Reg #13 Kelleher Sale5115 2020.jpg
193x16M.L.Harris, Pacolet Mills, SCBlack, Green, and Purple Bear outline one strike each plus B E A R letters on the stamps193x-BEAR ARK Handstamp with Rump view Reg #16 DKelleher Sale 5133 Lot 3017 20210103.jpg

    
 Bear-April Fools Head Minimize
 DateSorted By Date In Ascending OrderRegistry # if RegisteredAddressed ToCancel TypeCover Scan & Source
1931-04-011st ClassWilliam Gilley, Chicago, ILGreen Fool's Head in Dbl Circle, one strike1931-04-01 Bear AR Fools Head in green Von Stubein stamp eBay20160123.jpg
1931-04-011st ClassWilliam Gilley, Chicago, ILGreen Fool's Head in Dbl Circle, one strike1931-04-01 Bear AR Fools Head in green eBay20130829.JPG
1931-04-011st ClassWilliam Gilley, Chicago, ILGreen Fool's Head in Dbl Circle, one strike1931-04-01 Bear AR Fools Head in green eBay20160123.jpg
1931-04-011st ClassWilliam Gilley, Chicago, ILGreen Fool's Head in Dbl Circle, one strike1931-04-01 Bear AR Fools Head in green JMcCusker 2012-03-26.jpg
1931-04-011st ClassWilliam Gilley, Chicago, ILGreen Fool's Head in Dbl Circle, one strike1931-04-01 Bear with April Fools head.jpg
1931-04-011st ClassWilliam Gilley, Chicago, ILGreen Fool's Head in Dbl Circle, one strikeBear AR 1931-04-01 Green Fools Head BRoberts Coll.jpeg
1931-04-011st ClassWilliam Gilley, Chicago, ILGreen Fool's Head in Dbl Circle, one strikeBear AR 1931-04-01 Green Fools Head Von Stuben BRoberts Coll.jpeg.jpeg
1931-04-011st ClassJ.G. Urey, Chicago, ILGreen Fool's Head in Dbl Circle, one strike1931-04-01 Bear AR Fools Head in green Delcamp dealer 20221221.jpg

    
 Bear-Rump View Minimize
 DateSorted By Date In Ascending OrderRegistry # if RegisteredAddressed ToCancel TypeCover Scan and Source
1929125Floyd Shockley, Indianapolis, INBlack Outline Bear RumpThree strikes1929 Bear Rump Black Reg # 125 to Indianapolis eBay20200513.jpg
1929164Charles Hermann, Los Angles, CABlack Outline Bear Rump six strikes plus one in purple1929 Bear Rump black & purple register No 164 w 1c Franklin BPane ebay 10-1-10.jpg
192937W.C.Phillips & Col, Hartford, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump five strikes1929 Bear Rump Register 37 eBay20181224.jpg
1929-10-2245John Kuspert, Mishawaka, INBlack Outline Bear Rump four strikes1929-10-22 Bear Rump Register No 45 eBay20140128.JPG
1929-10-2854LeGrand Payne, Indianapolis, INBlack Outline Bear Rump seven strikes1929-10-28 Bear Rump Reg #54 to Indiana eBay20200814.jpg
1929-10-30111A.W.Bork, Prescott, AZBlack Outline Bear Rump five strikes1929-10-30 Bear Register No 111 ebay 10-3-10.jpg
1929-10-3091A.W.Bork, Prescott, AZBlack Outline Bear Rump Nine strikes1929-10-30 Bear Rump Register No 91 eBay20140128.JPG
1929-10-30102A.W.Bork, Prescott, AZBlack Outline Bear Rump four strikes plus one in purple1929-10-30 Bear Rump Register No 102 JTMcCusker_Sale298_Lot756.jpg
1929-10-3097A.W.Bork, Prescott, AZBlack Outline Bear Rump four strikes plus one in purpleunknown date Bear Rump Register No 97 eBay 8-21-11.jpg
1929-11-02127Carl Condon, Indianapolis, INBlack Outline Bear Rump four strikes1929-11-02 Bear Rump Register No 127 JTMcCusker_Sale298_Lot757.jpg
1929-11-05132Charles Hermann, Los Angles, CABlack Outline Bear Rump seven strikes1929-11-05 Bear Rump Register No 132 eBay 12-27-11.jpg
1929-11-05134Charles Hermann, Los Angles, CABlack Outline Bear Rump seven strikes1929-11-05 Bear Rump Register No 134 eBay 12-12-11.jpg
1929-11-07142M.H.Spies, Decatur, ILBlack Outline Bear Rump two strikes, Purple two strikes1929-11-07 Bear rump register No 142 JMcCusker_Sale308_Lot1391.jpg
1929-11-07155Floyd Schockley Indianapolis INBear Rump, 3 strikes, two purple, one black1929-11-07 Bear Rump Black Reg # 155 to Indianapolis Kelleher Sale Lot 5422 2024.jpg
1929-11-10154Not VisableBlack Outline Bear Rump two strikes1929-Bear Register No 154 w-15c&5c DPhillips_Sale84_Lot352.jpg
1929-11-12157D.Olin Herriott, St Joseph, MOBlack Outline Bear Rump seven strikes1929-11-12 Bear Rump Reg No 157 LBaum Collection 20140301.jpg
1929-11-14165Charles Hermann, Los Angles, CABlack Outline Bear Rump two strikes1929-11-14 Bear rump Register No 165 ebay 6-3-10.jpg
1929-11-14166Charles Hermann, Los Angles, CABlack Outline Bear Rump Three strikes 1929-11-14 Bear Rump Register No 166 eBay 11-29-11.jpg
1929-11-14167Charles Hermann, Los Angles, CABlack Outline Bear Rump Three strikes1929-11-14 Bear rump register No 167 eBay 8-12-11.jpg
1929-11-15169William Gilley, Chicago, ILBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike plus one in purple1929-11-15 Bear Rump Reg # 169 eBay20201011.jpg
1929-11-15172S.A. Nelson, Chicago, ILBlack Outline Bear Rump two strikes plus one purple1929-11-15 Bear Rump Registered #172 eBay20181113.jpg
1929-11-19189William Housman, Steelton, PABlack Outline Bear Rump five strikes1929-11-09 Reg #189 to Penn. eBay20210212.jpg
1929-11-19181Chales Housmann, Bridgeville, PABlack Outline Bear Rump Three strikes plus two purple1929-11-19 Bear Rump Register No 181 Kelleher Sale 5107 Lot 6018 20200703.jpg
1929-11-19187William Housman, Steelton, PABlack Outline Bear Rump four strikes plus three purple strikes1929-11-19 Bear Rump Register No 187 Ebay 2012-06-20.jpg
1929-11-19191O.G. Souder, Huntington Park, CAPurple Outline Bear Rump five strikes1929-11-19 Bear Rump Register No 191 eBay20151120.jpg
1929-11-20194Andrew Schmadlen, Steelton, PAPurple Outline Bear Rump five strikes1929-11-20 Bear Rump Register No 194.jpg
1929-11-20196Andrew Schmadlen, Steelton, PABlack Outline Bear Rump two strikes plus one purpleBear AR 1929-11-20 Reg #196 BRoberts Coll.jpeg
1929-11-26223Capital City Philatelic Society, Harrisburg, PABlack Outline Bear Rump six strikes1929-11-26 Bear Rump on Blk of 12 1.5 Harding imperf Reg # 223 eBay20210301.jpg
1929-12-08Registered but no # visableW.F.Callahan, Detroit, MIBlack Outline Bear Rump six strikes1929-12-08 Bear Rump Registered eBay 8-21-11.jpg
1929-12-101st ClassBay State Thread Works, Chicago, ILBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1929-12-10 Bear Rump 1st Class eBay20210121.jpg
1929-12-231st ClassJohn Jungwirth, Detroit, MIBlack Outline Bear Rump four strikes1929-12-23 Bear 1st class PBansner_NetPrice_12-10-10.jpg
1929-12-281st ClassVirginia Fisher, Cleveland, OHBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1929-12-28 Bear Rump 1st class ebay20131207.JPG
1930-01-011st ClassJessie Glass, Pacolet Mills, SCBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-01-01 Bear Rump 1st Class eBay20151202.jpg
1930-01-071st ClassJohn Jungwirth, Detroit, MIBlack Outline Bear Rump Three strikes1930-01-07 Bear Rump First Class eBay 5-8-11.jpg
1930-01-071st ClassJohn Jungwirth, Detroit, MIBlack Outline Bear Rump Three strikes1930-01-07 Bear Rump First Class eBay 2012-02-20.jpg
1930-01-081st ClassJohn Jungwirth, Detroit, MIBlack Outline Bear Rump four strikes1930-01-08 Bear Rump 4 strikes on 1st class eBay20170202.jpg
1930-01-161st ClassVirginia Fisher, Cleveland, OHBlack Outline Bear Rump two strikes1930-01-16 Bear Rump 1st class.jpg
1930-01-171st ClassRichard Ragar, Dayton, OHBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-01-17 Bear rump 1st class eBAy 11-24-11.jpg
1930-01-17Special DeliveryVirginia Fisher, Cleveland, OHBlack Outline Bear RumpFour strikes1930-01-17 Bear Rump 1st Class eBay20140602.JPG
1930-01-211st ClassC.L. Elliott, Montclair, NYBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-01-21 Bear Rump 1st class eBay 20121010.jpg
1930-01-211st ClassC.L. Elliott, Montclair, NYBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-02-01 Bear Rump 1st Class eBay20170304.jpg
1930-01-211st ClassC.L. Elliott, Montclair, NYBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike on Stationary1930-01-21 Bear Rump 1st class on Sesqucenttenial staionary eBay20220201.jpg
1930-01-211st ClassC.L. Elliott, Montclair, NYBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike on Stationary1930-01-21 Bear Rump 1st class on stationary eBay20130622.jpg
1930-01-241st ClassLorraine Fisher, Cleveland, OHBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-01-24 Bear Rump 1st class.jpg
1930-02-011st ClassLorraine Fisher, Cleveland, OHBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-02-01 Bear Rump 1st Class eBay20141104.JPG
1930-02-011st ClassRobert Fisher, Cleveland, OHBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-02-01 Bear Rump 1st Class eBay20210618.jpg
1930-02-01Special DeliveryVirginia Fisher, Cleveland, OHBlack Outline Bear Rump Three strikes1930-02-03 Bear Rump Special Delivery to Cleveland OH eBay20191017.jpg
1930-02-061st ClassLorraine Fisher, Cleveland, OHBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-02-06 Bear Rump 1st Class Worthpoint20221222.jpg
1930-02-111st ClassJames Smith, San Francisco, CABlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-02-11 Bear Rump 1st Class TCrumbley Stock 03-05-17.jpg
1930-02-211st ClassMerril W. Doolittle Bridgeport, ConnBlack Outline Bear Rump four strikes, Airmail and Special Delivery service1930-02-21 Bear Rump eBay20230410.jpg
1930-02-251st ClassD.B.Dodge, St. Louis, MOBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike on 1.5 cent stationary1930-02-25 Bear Rump 1st Class on 1.5c stationary ebay 10-23-10.jpg
1930-03-011st ClassRichard Foster, Bridgeport, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-03-01 Bear Rump 1st class on airmail envelope eBay20130623.jpg
1930-03-011st ClassRichard Foster, Bridgeport, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike on 2c Columbian Stationary1930-03-01 Bear Rump 1st class on Columbian 2c envel eBay 6-8-11.jpg
1930-03-01AirmailRichard Anderson, Bridgeport, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-03-01 Bear Rump 1st class on Lindberg C10 to Conn eBay20190829.jpg
1930-03-031st ClassHorace Secor, Bridgeport, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-03-03 three quarters rump bear first class to bridgeport ct.jpg
1930-03-151st ClassLazarus Ribak, Bridgeport, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-03-15 Bear Rump 1st class eBay20140124.JPG
1930-03-151st ClassLazarus Ribak, Bridgeport, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike with additional 1930-02-12 Bear Branch IN CDS1930-03-15 Bear Rump 1st Class from Bear Branch IN eBay20190129.jpg
1930-03-151st ClassSam Ribak, Bridgeport, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump two strikes1930-03-15 Bear Rump 1st class.jpg
1930-03-181st ClassHenry Diderich, Stratford, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-03-18 Bear Rump 1st Class eBay 12-25-11.jpg
1930-03-181st ClassHenry Diderich, Stratford, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-03-18 Bear Rump 1st Class eBay20130629.jpg
1930-03-191st ClassGeorge Gordon, Bridgeport, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump one strikeBear AR 1930-03-19 Rump 1st Class BRoberts Coll.jpeg
1930-03-191st ClassNot VisableBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-03-19 Bear Rump 1st Class Kover King 94 Lot 9.jpg
1930-03-281st ClassNot VisableBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-03-28 Bear Rump First Calss Kover King 100 Lot56.jpg
1930-04-081st ClassHenry Diderich, Stratford, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-04-08 Bear Rump on 1.5 cent rate TCrumbley Stock 3-5-17.jpg
1930-04-141st ClassJ. Cilbirk, Southport, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-04-14 Bear Rump first class.jpg
1930-04-281st ClassS.A. Nelson, Chicago, ILBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-04-28 Bear Rump 1st class eBay20130802.JPG
1930-04-281st ClassS.A. Nelson, Chicago, ILBlack Outline Bear Rump two strikes1930-04-28 Bear Rump 2 strikes 1st Class eBay20210125.jpg
1930-06-051st ClassH.M. Brehum, Appleton, WIBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-06-05 Bear Rump 1st class eBay 8-21-11.jpg
1930-06-301st ClassWalter Bink, Genesee Depot, WIBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-06-30 Bear Rump 1st Class Kelleher Sale5104Lot8015 202006017.jpg
1930-09-291st ClassHayne Surrage Co., St Louis, MoBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-09-29 Bear Rump 1st Class.jpg
1930-10-251st ClassTalahassee Highlands Corp, Miami, FLGreen Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-10-25 Green Bear Rump 1st Class eBay20170304.jpg
1930-11-0416French, Hartford CNBlack Outline Bear Rump four strikes1930-11-04 Bear Rump Register No 16 to Hartford Conn cover 2 eBay 10-6-11.jpg
1930-11-0419French, Hartford CNBlack Outline Bear Rump five strikes1930-11-04 Bear Rump Register No 19 to Hartford Conn eBay20150805.JPG
1930-11-0421French, Hartford CNBlack Outline Bear Rump Three strikes plus two green strikes1930-11-04 Bear Rump Register No 21 to Hartford Conn eBay 4-2-11.jpg
1930-11-0423French, Hartford CNBlack Outline Bear Rump Three strikes plus two purple1930-11-04 Bear Rump Register No 23 to Hartford Conn cover 3 eBay 10-6-11.jpg
1930-11-081st ClassNot VisableBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-11-08 Bear Rump 1st class Kover King 141 Lot 117.jpg
1930-11-2027L.W. Hasten, Hartford, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump four strikes1930-11-20 Bear Rump register No 27 ebay 11-26-10.jpg
1930-11-281st ClassO.G. Johnson, Golvea, NDGreen Outline Bear Rump two strikes1930-11-28 Bear Rump 1st class eBay 4-16-11.jpg
1930-11-281st ClassE. Ulbert Hartford, ConnecticutBear Rump 1 strike in blue1930-11-28 Bear Rump 1st class eBay 20240203.jpg
1930-11-291st ClassHenry Diderich, Stratford, CNBlue Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-11-29 Bear Rump 1st class eBay 2012-08-26.jpg
1930-12-021st ClassNot VisableBlue Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-12-02 Bear Rump first class ebay 9-3-09.jpg
1930-12-021st ClassS.C. Bushnell, St Louis, ILBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-12-02 Bear Rump Green 1st Class eBay20150730.JPG
1930-12-051st ClassEdward Cejka, Council Bluffs, IABlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-12-05 first class rump Black eBay20140103.JPG
1930-12-051st ClassEdward Cejka, Council Bluffs, IABlue Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-12-05 first class rump Blue eBay20140116.JPG
1930-12-061st ClassLester Browning, Natchez, MSBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-12-06 Bear rump 1st class eBay20130802.jpg
1930-12-161st ClassHenry Diderich, Stratford, CNBlue Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-12-16 1st class on GPC eBay 2012-08-02.jpg
1930-12-161st ClassHenry Diderich, Stratford, CNBlue Outline Bear Rump one strikeBear AR 1930-12-16 Rump 1st Class BRoberts Coll.jpeg
1930-12-161st ClassHenry Diderich, Stratford, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-12-16 Bear Rump Green on GPC eBay 2012-05-26.jpg
1930-12-171st ClassGilbert Burr, Mishoppen, PAGreen Outline Bear Rump one strike1930-12-17 Bear Green 3-4 Rump.jpg
1930-12-2237Richard Foster, Bridgeport, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump two strikes1930-12-22 Bear Reg #37 eBay20210502.jpg
1931-02-261st ClassWilliam Gilley, Chicago, ILGreen Outline Bear Rump one strike1931-02-26 Bear Rump first class.jpg
1931-04-161st ClassWilliam Gilley, Chicago, ILGreen Outline Bear Rump one strike1931-04-16 Bear Rump 1st class Green ink ebay20181123.jpg
1931-04-2568O.G. Johnson, Golvea, NDGreen Bear Outline Rump one strike on 17c Wilson-Unusual full payment of registryBear AR 1931-04-25 Rump 17c Wilson Reg #68 BRoberts Coll.jpeg
1931-04-2534W.C.Phillips & Col, Hartford, CNBlack Outline Bear Rump five strikesBear AR 1931-04-25 Rump Reg #34 BRoberts Coll.jpeg
1931-04-251st ClassO.G. Johnson, Golvea, NDBlue Outline Bear Rump two strikes1931-04-25 Bear Rump 1st Class Blue Ink TCrumbley Stock 3-5-17.jpg
1931-11-201st ClassEdward Cejka, Council Bluffs, IAOne Outline Bear Rump color unknown1931-11-20 Bear Rump on 2c NEB ovpt AmPhilatelicBrokers Sale#7 Lot 701 1977.jpg
1933-02-021st ClassP.G.Russo, Atlantic City, NJGreen Outline Bear Rump two strikes1933-02-02 1st Class Bear and CDS struck in Green eBay20170503.jpg
1933-03-091st ClassJames Grant, Clearfield, PAGreen Outline Bear Rump one strike1933-03-09 Bear Green bear rump eBay20210601.jpg
1933-03-101st ClassC. Gordon Harrington, Clearfield, PAGreen Outline Bear Rump one strike1933-03-10 Bear Green bear rump.jpg
1933-06-021st ClassNot VisableColor not known Bear outline rump three strikes1933-06-02 Bear 1st Class AZimmerman_Sale62_Lot248.jpg
1933-10-311st ClassGuy Tweed, Lancaster, PABlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1933-10-31 Bear Rump 1st class SForte stock 20181228 .jpg
1933-10-311st ClassC.L. Elliott, Montclair, NYBlack Outline Bear Rump one strike1933-10-31 Bear Rump 1st class.jpg