Weston Postal History
Aroostook County, Maine

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

(updated 26 November 2020)


Thank you for the contributions to this page from the Strout family collection.



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

Briefly, the history of these four is as follows:
1. Roxie post office opened on 12 February 1885 and closed on 30 June 1919.
2. Selden post office opened on 16 December 1904 and closed on 30 April 1957.
3. South Weston post office opened on 22 January 1862 and closed on 5 December 1879.
4. Weston post office opened on 15 August 1837, closed on 15 October 1918, re-opened on 24 December 1918, andclosed on 5 September 1975.


In 1914, there were three post offices in Weston: Roxie, Selden, and Weston. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from Weston include:
Roxie
Selden South Weston
Weston



Selden


1904 December 16:
   Selden post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1941 October 1:
   The circular postmark is 31–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 13 mm.
      
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1957 April 30:
   Selden post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Weston


1837 August 15:
   Weston post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

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

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

1947 May 8:
   The circular postmark is approximately 34 mm in diameter.
      
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1975 September 5:
   Weston post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)