Coburn Gore Postal History
Franklin County, Maine

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

(updated 14 July 2021)


Thank you for the contributions to this page from James Husson and Roland Simard.



During the history of Coburn Gore, there has been only one post office.

Briefly, the history of this one is as follows:
1. The former Big Island post office (in Seven Ponds Township) was renamed as Moosehorn post office, which was renamed as Big Island post office (in Seven Ponds Township).


In 1914, there were no post offices in Coburn Gore. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from the town of Coburn Gore include:
Coburn Gore
Moosehorn



Coburn Gore

1939 June 28:
   Coburn Gord post office, a summer office, opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1960 November 11:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. This cover was sent from the acting postmaster and was postmarked on the last day of operation of this post office.
      

1960 November 11:
   Coburn Gore post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Moosehorn

1932 October 1:
   Moosehorn post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1938 September 21 through 1939 September 28:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The four bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
         

1945 July 31:
   Moosehorn post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)