Bucksport Postal History
Hancock County, Maine

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

(updated 3 May 2019)

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

Postmarks from the town of Bucksport include:
Buck's Mills
Bucksport Center
East Bucksport
North Bucksport
Small's Mills


1816 July 13:
   Bucksport post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

   Postmaster: William G. Chase. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1886 June 7 through 1893 April 5:
   The circular machine postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter.

1934 May 17:
   The circular machine postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter. The six wavy lines of the cancellation at the right of the postmark are approximately 3 mm apart on center.

1939 December 5:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.

1980 February 6:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.

   Bucksport post office is still in operation.