Portland
Cumberland County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 183 Pleasant St., Apt. 1 - Canton, ME  04221
info@vfthomas.com - 207-266-5748

(updated 8 July 2016)


Postmarks from the city of Portland include:
Cliff Island
Cushing Island Sta. Portland
Deering
Deering Center
Diamond
Downtown Sta.
East Deering
Falmouth (1)
Fort Levett Sta., Portland
Fort McKinley Sta.
Little Chebeague
Mariner
North Deering
Northwest Annex Portland
Ottawa
Peak Island Sta. Portland
Peak’s Island
Pearl Street Sta. Portland
Portland
Portland Branch No. 10
Portland Fort Levett Sta.
Portland ME U.S. Fleet Post Office
Portland Sta. A (1)
Portland Sta. A (2)
Portland Sta. No. 1
Portland Sta. No. 2
Portland Sta. No. 3
Portland Sta. No. 4
Portland Sta. No. 5
Portland Sta. No. 6
Portland Sta. No. 7
Portland Sta. No. 8
Portland Sta. No. 9
Portland Sta. No. 11
Portland Sta. No. 12
Portland Sta. No. 13
Portland Sta. No. 16
Portland Sta. No. 18
Portland Sta. No. 19
Portland Sta. No. 20
Rand Road Annex
Steven's Plains
Stroudwater
Trefethen
West End Sta. Portland
Woodfords
Woodfords Sta. Portland



Cliff Island


1892 December 28:
   Cliff Island post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1938 September 20:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   Cliff Island post office is still in operation.


Deering


1882 February 14:
   Deering post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1899 November 17:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.
      

1900 June 30:
   Deering post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Peak Island Sta. Portland


1913 March 31:
   Peak Island Sta. Portland post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1940 July 27 through 1949 January 24:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
         

today:
   Peak Island Sta. Portland post office is still in operation.


Portland


1786 July 5:
   Portland post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1820:
   Postmaster: Robert Ilsley (source: Maine Register. 1821.)

1884 May 26: [year obtained from enclosed letter]
   The circular postmark is approximately 22 mm in diameter.
      

1887 January 29:
   The circular postmark is approximately 29 mm in diameter.
      

1894 December through 1895 January 22:
   The circular postmark is 25–26 mm in diameter.
         

1915 April 1 through 1915 May 1:
   The circular postmark is 22–23 mm in diameter.
         

1949 May 20 through 1950 June 25:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
         

1930 December 20 through 1950 May 15:
   The circular postmark is 21–22 mm in diameter.
         

today:
   Portland post office is still in operation.


Trefethen


1904 April 18:
   Trefethen post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1905 July 31:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      

1913 March 31:
   Trefethen post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


West End Sta. Portland


1907:
   West End Sta. Portland post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1932 April 8:
   The circular postmark is approximately 22 mm in diameter.
      

1980 September 15:
   West End Sta. Portland post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Woodfords Sta. Portland


1900 July 1:
   Woodfords Sta. Portland post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

19-- March 19:
   The circular postmark is 25–26 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   Woodfords Sta. Portland post office is still in operation.