Brunswick
Cumberland County, Maine

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

(updated 24 March 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Brunswick include:
Brunswick
Brunswick Maine Navy 10082 Sta.
Brunswick University Br.
Bunganuc
Harding
Merepoint
Merepoint Rur. Br. Brunswick
Naval Air Sta. MOU
Oak Hill Station
West Brunswick



Brunswick


1792 June 30:
   Brunswick post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1851 October 23: [year determined from contents]
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      

1852:
   Postmaster: John McKeen (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1859 April 30:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. Note: this cover was mailed to the mother of Joshua L. Chamberlain, who later became a general of note during the Civil War.
      

year? July 12:
   The circular postmark is 24–25 mm in diameter.
      

year? January 8:
   The circular postmark is approximately 26 mm in diameter.
      

1890 April: [This cover is backstamped 1890 April 2]
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      

1892 December 19:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.
      

1896 November 5:
   The circular postmark is 24–25 mm in diameter.
      

1907 March 29:
   The circular postmark is 23–24 mm in diameter. The vertical bars to the right of the circle are approximately 4.5 mm apart on center.
      

1911 January 12:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

1949 October 9 through 1949 December 29:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
         

1939 October 7 through 1950 July 12:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
         

today:
   Brunswick post office is still in operation.



Merepoint


1895 May 11:
   Merepoint post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1913 July 2:
   The circular postmark is approximately 31 mm in diameter. The horizontal bars to the right of the circle are a little more than 4 mm on center.
      

1967 May 19:
   Merepoint post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)