Long Island Postal History
Cumberland County, Maine

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

(updated 2 April 2021)


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



Postmarks from the town of Long Island include:
Long Island



Long Island


1878 February 25:
   Long Island post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1878 December 25:
   Long Island post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1884 September 29:
   Long Island post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1905 July 31:
   The circular postmark is 28 mm in diameter. The four double-bar cancellation is 11 mm x 23 mm with 3 mm spacing. (image side of card)
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1950 June 22 through 1961 January 4:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
         

2006 February 17:
   The circular postmark is 34–35 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   Long Island post office is still in operation.