Brooksville Postal History
Hancock County, Maine

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

(updated 15 May 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Brooksville include:
Brooksville (1)
Brooksville (2)
Cape Rosier
Harborside
Herricks
North Brooksville
South Brooksville
West Brooksville



Cape Rosier

1877 August 24:
   Cape Rosier post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1934 December 6:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter. The horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm apart on center.
      


1961 June 30:
   Cape Rosier post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Harborside

1890 March 31:
   Harborside post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1890 July 31:
   Harborside post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1898 April 7:
   Harborside post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1899 July 13:
   Harborside post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1900 June 14:
   Harborside post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1949 February 2:
   The circular postmark is 31–33 mm in diameter. The outside height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
      


today:
   Harborside post office is still in operation.


North Brooksville

1862 March 25:
   North Brooksville post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1936 October 28:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter.
      


1961 June 30:
   North Brooksville post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


South Brooksville

1856 January 20:
   South Brooksville post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1915 July 27:
   The circular postmark is approximately ]30 mm in diameter. (
image side of card)
      

1932 January 18:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

1961 June 30:
   South Brooksville post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


West Brooksville

1841 October 19:
   Cape Rosier post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1913 October 17:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle 19–20 mm.
      


1961 June 30:
   West Brooksville post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)