Livermore Postal History
Androscoggin County, Maine

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V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
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(updated 14 May 2019)


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During the history of the town of Livermore, there have been six post offices.

Briefly, the history of these six is as follows:
1. East Livermore post office was established on 8 October 1822 and is still operating.
2. The former Brown’s Mills post office [town = ?] was renamed on 19 January 1872 as East Livermore Mills post office, which operated as such until closing on 15 February 1912.
3. Livermore post office was established on 1 April 1807 and is still operating.
4. Livermore Center post office opened on 21 June 1839 and closed on 15 February 1911.
5. North Livermore post office was established on 5 May 1824 and was renamed on 3 January 1960 as North Livermore Rur. Sta. Livermore Falls, which closed on 31 December 1964.
6. South Livermore post office opened on 19 August 1856, closed on 7 May 1858, re-opened on 24 May 1858, and closed on 30 June 1911.


In 1914, there were three post offices in Livermore: East Livermore, Livermore, and North Livermore. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from the town of Livermore include:
East Livermore
East Livermore Mills
Livermore
Livermore Center
North Livermore
North Livermore Falls Rur. Sta. Livermore Falls
South Livermore



East Livermore

1822 October 8:
   East Livermore post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1934 March 29:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
      
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today:
   East Livermore post office is currently in operation.



Livermore

1807 April 1:
   Livermore post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1902 July:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      
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1935 August 2:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
      
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1949 October 6:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      
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today:
   Livermore post office is currently in operation.



South Livermore

1856 August 19:
   South Livermore post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1858 May 7:
   South Livermore post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1858 May 24:
   South Livermore post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1893 August 21:
   The circular postmark is approximately 28 mm in diameter.
      
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1911 June 30:
   South Livermore post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)