Windham Postal History
Cumberland County, Maine

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

(updated 5 September 2020)


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



Postmarks from the town of Windham include:
East Windham
Newhall
North Windham
South Windham
South Windham Sta. Windham
Windham (1)
Windham (2)
Windham Centre (1)
Windham Center (2)



North Windham


1833 May 11:
   North Windham post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1935 July 11:
   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.
      
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1985 September 28:
   North Windham post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


South Windham


1828 March 11:
   South Windham post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

date?:
   South Windham post office.
      
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1934 June 8:
   The circular postmark is approximately 29 mm in diameter.
      
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1938 August 27 through 1950 September 29:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. Note that the 1938 of the first cover is upside down.
         
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1985 September 28:
   South Windham post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Windham (1)


1800 September 5:
   Windham (1) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1838 July 24
   Manuscript postmark. (notation; letter)
      
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1844 April 17
   Manuscript postmark. (notation 1, notation 2; letter [page 1], letter [page 2], letter [page 3])
      
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1872 August 30:
   Windham (1) post office was renamed as Windham Center (2) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Windham Center (2)


1872 August 30:
   Windham Center (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1889 March 12 through 1889 June 12:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
         
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1891 November 23
   It appears that the postmark was originally circular but later became distorted.
      
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1906 April 14:
   Windham Center (2) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)