Phillips Postal History
Franklin County, Maine

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

(updated 16 September 2020)


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



Postmarks from the town of Phillips include only:
Phillips



Phillips

1819 January 8:
   Phillips post office opened (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide). First postmaster: Joel Whitney (source: Page 211 in Dow, Sterling T. 1943. Maine Postal History and Postmarks).

1846 November 2:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1849 October 3:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1934 February 13:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter. The elliptical cancellation to the right of the circle is 29–30 mm tall.
      

1938 September 17:
   The circular postmark is approximately 22 mm in diameter. The seven straight lines to the right of the circle are 52–53 mm long and just over 3 mm apart on center.
      

1939 December 5:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
      

2020:
   Phillips post office. 91 Dodge Road; Phillips, Maine 04966. Lat./Long.: N 44°49′09″ x W 70°20′34″
      

today:
   Phillips post office is still in operation.