Aurora Postal History
Hancock County, Maine
a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine 04653
(updated 22 May 2019)
Thank you for the contributions to this page from the Strout family collection.
During the history of the town of Aurora, there has been only the Aurora post office.
Briefly, its history is as follows:
1. Aurora post office was established on 20 September 1833 and is still operating.
In 1914, there was one post office in the town of Aurora: Aurora. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
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Postmarks from the town of Aurora include:
1833 September 20:
Aurora post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)
Postmaster: Roswell Silsby (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)
1932 October 15 through 1946 January 4:
The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm apart on center.
1953 December 16:
The circular postmark is 31–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
1999 May 7:
The outer circle of the postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter; the inner, 18–19 mm.
Aurora post office is still in operation.