New Gloucester
Cumberland County, Maine

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V. F. Thomas Co. - 183 Pleasant St., Apt. 1 - Canton, ME  04221
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(updated 12 August 2014)


Postmarks from the town of New Gloucester include:
Intervale
New Gloucester
Sabbathday Lake
Upper Gloucester
West Gloucester



Intervale


1892 February 25:
   Intervale post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1938 February 7:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 5.5 mm apart on center.
      

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



New Gloucester


1794 October 1:
   New Gloucester post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1852:
   Postmaster: E. H. Mosely. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1934 May 1 through 1950 August 31:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the postmark are approximately 6 mm apart on center.
         

today:
   New Gloucester post office is still in operation.



Sabbathday Lake


1890 June 16:
   Sabbathday Lake post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1947 August 11 through 1950 March 15/16:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the postmark are approximately 5.5 mm apart on center.
         

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



Upper Gloucester


1829 February 4:
   Upper Gloucester post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1852:
   Postmaster: S. H. Chandler. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1949 November 12:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 5.5 mm apart on center. Note that the abbreviation for the month, "NOV", is upside down.
      

1956 April 30:
   Upper Gloucester post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)



West Gloucester


1826 April 10:
   West Gloucester post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1852:
   Postmaster: William Proctor. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1889 December 6:
   The circular postmark is approximately 28 mm in diameter. The circular cancellation to the right of the postmark is approximately 17 mm in diameter. The year (1889) on the envelope is confirmed by the envelope's contents.
      

1890 January 16:
   West Gloucester post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)