Perham Postal History
Aroostook County, Maine

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

(updated 20 July 2021)




During the history of Perham, there have been four post offices.

Briefly, the history of these four is as follows:
1. East Perham post office opened on 19 March 1878 and closed on 21 July 1891.
2. North Perham post office opened on 29 October 1891 and closed on 14 July 1905.
3. Perham post office opened on 5 January 1883, closed on 26 October 1887, re-opened on 18 July 1891, and is still operating.
4. Spaulding post office opened on 31 December 1913, closed on 15 June 1918, re-opened on 24 August 1918, and closed on 30 September 1935.


In 1914, there were two post offices in Perham: Perham and Spaulding. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from Perham include:
East Perham
North Perham
Perham
Spaulding



East Perham


1878 March 19:
   East Perham post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1891 July 21:
   East Perham post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


North Perham


1891 October 29:
   North Perham post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1905 July 14:
   North Perham post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Perham


1883 January 5:
   Perham post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1887 October 26:
   Perham post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1891 July 18:
   Perham post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

today:
   Perham post office is still in operation.


Spaulding


1913 December 31:
   Spaulding post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1918 June 15:
   Spaulding post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1918 August 24:
   Spaulding post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1935 September 30:
   Spaulding post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)