January 6, 2009
This 1936 commemorative stamp was the first official Arkansas centennial celebration collectible to be sold to the public. The U.S. Postal Service recorded the sale of 79,992,650 of the commemorative stamps. At least 376,693 of the stamps issued were canceled by the Postal Service attached to envelopes known as “first-day covers.” The issuing of such a large number of the stamps and first-day cancelations makes them an easily obtainable Arkansas collectible even today.