Jay
Franklin County, Maine

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

(updated 23 February 2019)


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







Postmarks from the town of Jay include:
Bean
Beans Corner
Bean’s Corners
Chisholm
Jay
Jay Bridge
Jay Point
North Jay
North Jay Sta. Jay
North Jay CPO Jay
Riley



Bean

1895 February 16:
   The former Bean’s Corner post office was renamed as Bean post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1896 November 6:
   The circular postmark is 24–25 mm in diameter. This cover was mailed from Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine to “Bean Jay”, Maine, and was backstamped Bean upon arrival.
      

1900 April 30:
   Bean post office renamed as Bean’s Corner[s?] post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Chisholm

1897 May 26:
   Chisholm post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1905 January 13:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      

1933 September 27:
   The circular postmark is approximately 23 mm in diameter.
      

1974 May 17:
   Chisholm post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Jay

1815 January 1:
   Jay post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1849 December 4:
   Jay post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1853 April 11:
   Jay post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1932 December:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   Jay post office is still in operation.


North Jay

1850 January 9:
   North Jay post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1932 October 10:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   North Jay post office is still in operation.


Riley

1897 May 5:
   Riley post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1938 October 24:
   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.
      

1958 November 30:
   Riley post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)