Gray Postal History
Cumberland County, Maine

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

(updated 20 May 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Gray include:
Dry Mills
Dry Mills Rur. Sta.
East Gray
Gray
North Gray
West Gray



Dry Mills


1865 February 15:
   Dry Mills post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1935 September 3 through 1956 June 18:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
         

1960 December 31:
   Dry Mills post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


East Gray


1886 April 7:
   East Gray post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1904 August 25:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      

1931 June 30:
   East Gray post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Gray


1795 March 9:
   Gray post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1886 January 8:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      

1939 December 4:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
      

1947 August 11:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
      

1949 June 17 through 1950 May 23:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
            

date?:
   The rectangular postmark is approximately 38 mm wide by 16–17 mm high.
      

today:
   Gray post office is still in operation.