Masardis Postal History
Aroostook County, Maine

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 15 November 2020)




During the history of the town of Masardis, there have been two post offices.

Briefly, the history of these two is as follows:
1. Haywood post office opened on 11 August 1900 and closed on 15 February 1914.
2. Masardis post office opened on 6 October 1843, closed on 19 February 1855, and reopened on 19 July 1855. On 25 August 1967, it was renamed as Masardis Rur. Br. Ashland, which on [date?] became Masardis CPO Ashland, which is still operating.


In 1914, there was only one post office in Masardis: Masardis. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from Masardis include:
Haywood
Masardis Masardis Rur. Br. Ashland
Masardis CPO Ashland



Masardis


1843 October 6:
   Masardis post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1855 February 19:
   Masardis post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1855 July 19:
   Masardis post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1950 March 22 through 1950 December 4:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
         
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1956 November 13:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle 19–20 mm.
      
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1967 August 25:
   Masardis post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)