Franklin Postal History
Hancock County, Maine

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

(updated 25 April 2019)


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



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.)

1912 October 16:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 18 mm.
      

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

1943 December 27:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
      

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.


West Franklin


1890 February 20:
   West Franklin post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1908 February 26:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter.
      

1956 November 1:
   West Franklin post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)