Ellsworth
Hancock County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine04653
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 9 March 2019)


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



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



Ellsworth


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

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

1932 May 10:
   The circular machine postmark is 25–26 mm in diameter.
      

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.
      

1938 April 7 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.
         

today:
   Ellsworth post office is still in operation.


Ellsworth Falls


1852 January 28:
   Ellsworth Falls post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1867 September 16:
   Ellsworth Falls post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1878 April 22:
   Ellsworth Falls post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1915 May 24:
   The circular machine postmark is 29–31 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is approximately 19 mm.
      

9 May 1975:
   Ellsworth Falls post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)