Frenchboro Postal History
Hancock County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975

(updated 18 June 2020)

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

During the history of the town of Frenchboro, there has been only one post office.

Briefly, the history of this one is as follows:
1. Frenchboro post office was established on 26 October 1892 and is still in operation.

In 1914 there was only post office in Frenchboro: Frenchboro. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
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Postmarks from the town of Frenchboro include:


1892 October 26:
   Frenchboro post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1909 December 24:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter. (image side of card)
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1931 December 18:
   The circular postmark is 31–34 mm in diameter.
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2001 April 21:
   The circular postmark is 34–35 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 16 mm.
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   Frenchboro post office is still in operation.