Westbrook Postal History
Cumberland County, Maine

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

(updated 14 May 2019)


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



Postmarks from the city of Westbrook include:
Cumberland Mills
Cumberland Mills Sta. Westbrook
Duck Pond
Highland Lake
Pride's Corner
Saccarappa
Westbrook (1) Westbrook (2)



Cumberland Mills


1875 July 13:
   Cumberland Mills post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1881 January 20 through 1881 February 15: [year based on postmark on reverse side]
   The circular postmark is 24–26 mm in diameter.
         

1903 August 31:
   Cumberland Mills post office became Cumberland Mills Sta. Westbrook. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Cumberland Mills Sta. Westbrook


1903 August 31:
   The former Cumberland Mills post office became Cumberland Mills Sta. Westbrook post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1950 April 14 through 1950 April 17:
   The circular postmark is approximately 26 mm in diameter.
         

1981 June 30:
   Cumberland Mills Sta. Westbrook post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Saccarappa


1797 November 1:
   Saccarappa post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1882 March 17 through 1882 July:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
         

1890 April 11:
   Saccarappa post office was renamed as Westbrook (2) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Westbrook (2)


1890 April 11:
   The former Saccarappa post office was renamed as Westbrook (2) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1936 August 15
   Dedication of post office building. The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter.
      

1939 December 4
   The circular postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter.
      

1950 June 12
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
      

1950 June 15
   The circular postmark is approximately 21 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   Westbrook (2) post office is still in operation.