Standish Postal History
Cumberland County, Maine

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

(updated 14 July 2020)


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



Postmarks from the town of Standish include:
Bonny Eagle
East Standish
Sebago Lake
South Standish (1)
South Standish (2) Standish
Steep Falls



Bonny Eagle


1853 February 24:
   Bonny Eagle post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

date?:
   Bonny Eagle post office.
      
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1919 July 31:
   Bonny Eagle post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Sebago Lake


1871 December 12:
   Sebago Lake post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1932 July 5:
   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.
      
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date?:
   Sebago Lake post office.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1949 December 31 through 1950 January 30:
   The circular postmark is 34–35 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
         
      (click on an image to enlarge)

1965 March 15:
   The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
      
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today:
   Sebago Lake post office is still in operation.


Standish


1797 August 27:
   Standish post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1927 December 20:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
      
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1939 December 13:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
      
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1948 August 13:
   The circular postmark is 32–35 mm in diameter. The outside height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 19 mm.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

today:
   Standish post office is still in operation.


Steep Falls


1850 May 27:
   Steep Falls post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1918 May 21:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1929 November 14:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 4 mm on center.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1943 August 25:
   The circular postmark is approximately 34 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1948 November 4 through 1950 November 2:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
         
      (click on an image to enlarge)

1965 March 15:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

today:
   Steep Falls post office is still in operation.