Amherst Postal History
Hancock County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
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(updated 18 April 2019)




During the history of the town of Amherst, there has been only one post office.

Briefly, the history of that one is as follows:
1. Amherst post office was established on 19 January 1833 and closed on 27 January 1967.


In 1914, there was only one post office in Amherst: Amherst. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from the town of Amherst include:
Amherst



Amherst

1833 January 19:
   Amherst post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1852:
   Postmaster: George C. White. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1910 October 10:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are a little more than 4 mm apart on center.
      

1939 September 16:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm apart on center.
      

1967 January 27:
   Amherst post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)