Cumberland
Cumberland County, Maine

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

(updated 3 March 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Cumberland include:
Bald Hill
Chebeague Island
Cumberland
Cumberland Center
Cumberland East
North Yarmouth West
West Cumberland



Chebeague Island


1868 May 11:
   Chebeague Island post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1937 March 24 through 1950 May 24:
   The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm apart on center.
         

1950 June 28 through 1950 July 22:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
         

today:
   Chebeague Island post office is still in operation.



Cumberland


1821 June 2:
   Cumberland post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1821 August 23:
   Cumberland post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1824 July 3:
   Cumberland post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1893 August 4:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      

1918 March 30:
   Cumberland post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Cumberland Center


1826 May 16:
   Cumberland Center post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1888 June 1 through 1888 July 17:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
         

1934 January 11:
   The circular postmark is 29–39 mm in diameter.
      

1949 November 21:
   The circular postmark is 21–22 mm in diameter.
      

1950 October 4:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   Cumberland Center post office is still in operation.