Hancock County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 400 - Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
info@vfthomas.com - 207-266-5748

(updated 21 August 2014)

Postmarks from the town of Ellsworth include:
Bayside (1)
Lakewood (1)
North Ellsworth
Trenton (1)
West Ellsworth


1803 July 13:
   Ellsworth post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

   Postmaster: Moses Hale. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1944 July 10:
   The circular machine postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter. The six wavy lines of the cancellation to the right of the postmark are approximately 3 mm apart on center.

1950 August 41(?) through 1950 December 1:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. The elliptical cancellation to the right of the postmark is approximately 33 mm tall and 14–15 mm wide.

   Ellsworth post office is still in operation.