Deer Isle
Hancock County, Maine

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

(updated 17 March 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Deer Isle include:
Deer Isle
Dirigo (3)
Dirigo Island
Eagle (2)
Eggemoggin
Isle au Haut (1)
Isle au Haut (2)
Isle au Haut Rur. Sta. Stonington
Little Deer Isle
Mountainville
North Deer Isle
Reach
South Deer Isle
Sunset
Sunshine
West Deer Isle



Deer Isle


1820 June 16:
   Deer Isle post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1852:
   Postmaster: H. R. Haskell. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1903 March 17: [year determined from contents]
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

1917 May 31:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. To the right of the postmark is an elliptical cancellation, but not enough is present to provide any measurements here.
      

1949 March 23 through 1950 December 4:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. The elliptical cancellation to the right of the postmark is approximately 33 mm tall and is composed of four horizontal bars above and four below the encircled numeral.
         

today:
   Deer Isle post office is still in operation.


Little Deer Isle


1893 August 12:
   Little Deer Isle post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1966 August 18 through 1968 September 18
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
         

today:
   Little Deer Isle post office is still in operation.