Franklin
Hancock County, Maine

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V. F. Thomas Co. - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221
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(updated 6 March 2017)


Postmarks from the town of Franklin include:
East Franklin
Egypt
Franklin
West Franklin



East Franklin


1891 November 14:
   East Franklin post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1932 December 21:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm apart on center.
      

1956 October 31:
   East Franklin post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Egypt


1884 August 25:
   Egypt post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1898 July 16:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter. The five horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 2 mm apart on center.
      

1919 December 31:
   Egypt post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Franklin


1834 February 26:
   Franklin post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1836 March 9:
   Franklin post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1837 May 15:
   Franklin post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1934 June 19:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
      

1950 January 12 through 1950 December 2:
   The circular postmark is 33–35 mm in diameter. The four bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm on center.
         

today:
   Franklin post office is still in operation.