Blue Hill Postal History
Hancock County, Maine

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

(updated 28 April 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Blue Hill include:
Blue Hill
Blue Hill Falls
East Blue Hill
East Blue Hill Rur. Br. Surry
Granite
North Blue Hill
Seaville
South Blue Hill



Blue Hill


1794 September 2:
   Blue Hill post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1852:
   Postmaster: Arthur F. Drinkwater. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1890 April 2: [year found on reverse side]
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      

1904 December 8:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      

1918 November 5:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

1940 May 21 through 1950 August 10:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. The elliptical cancellation at the right of the postmark is approximately 33 mm tall and is composed of four bars above and four bars below the numeral (only "1" found to date).
         

1965 August 19:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

2006 June 21:
   The outer oval of the postmark is 35–36 mm wide and 34–34 mm high. The outside height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the oval is approximately 28 mm.
      

today:
   Blue Hill post office is still in operation.


Blue Hill Falls


1852 May 1:
   Blue Hill Falls post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1985 August 16:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the oval is approximately 18 mm.
      

today:
   Blue Hill Falls post office is still in operation.


East Blue Hill


1872 June 14:
   East Blue Hill post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

2006 June 20:
   The oval postmark is 37–38 mm wide and 36–37 mm high. The outside height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the oval is 23–24 mm.
      

2018 July:
   East Blue Hill Post Office (UTM: 19T 0538075, 4918318; Lat./Long.: N 44°25′01.7″ x W 68°31′18.2″)
      

today:
   East Blue Hill post office is still in operation.


Seaville


1907 December 28:
   Seaville post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1909 June 7:
   The circular postmark is approximately 31 mm in diameter.
      

1919 July 15:
   Seaville post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)