Bridgton
Cumberland County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 21 February 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Bridgton include:
Bridgton
Bridgton Valley
North Bridgton
Sandy Creek
South Bridgton
West Bridgton



Bridgton


1800 September 8:
   Bridgton post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1880 June 30:
   Bridgton post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1880 July 1:
   Bridgton post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1893 November 9 through 1908 June 6:
   The circular postmark is 27–29 mm in diameter.
         

1931 March 25 through 1938 March 16:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
         

today:
   Bridgton post office is still in operation.



North Bridgton


1821 January 26:
   North Bridgton post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1938 November 9 through 1940 November 13:
   The circular postmark is 32– 34 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
         


South Bridgton


1829 January 5:
   South Bridgton post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1934 August 9 through 1945 October 13:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
         

1955 June 30:
   South Bridgton post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)