Cranberry Isles Postal History
Hancock County, Maine

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

(updated 16 May 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Cranberry Isles include:
Cranberry Isles
Islesford
Sutton



Cranberry Isles


1847 May 9:
   Cranberry Isles post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1946 October 30:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the postmark is approximately 20 mm.
      

1956 May 14:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 20–21 mm.
      

1970 October 24:
   The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 18 mm.
      

today:
   Cranberry Isles post office is still in operation.


Islesford


1884 August 15:
   Islesford post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1906 November 1 through 1907 December 22:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter. (image on other side of lower left card)
         

1909 July 29:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal double-line bars to the right of the postmark is approximately 13 mm. (image side of card)
      

1949 January 24:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the postmark is 18–19 mm.
      

today:
   Islesford post office is still in operation.


Sutton


1898 March 17:
   Sutton post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1919 January 1:
   Sutton post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1919 March 31:
   Sutton post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1937 August 20 through 1946 September 10:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the postmark is 19–20 mm.
         

1947 September 30:
   Sutton post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

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