Gouldsboro Postal History
Hancock County, Maine

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

(updated 16 May 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Gouldsboro include:
Ashville
Birch Harbor
Corea
Gouldsboro (1)
Gouldsboro (2)
Prospect Harbor
South Gouldsboro
West Gouldsboro



Ashville


1886 November 9:
   Ashville post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1913 May 13:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 19 mm. (image side of card)
      

1937 July 21:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm apart on center.
      

1979 May 10:
   The circular postmark is 33 mm in diameter.
      

1980 June 14:
   Ashville post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Corea


1896 May 5:
   Corea post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1949 October 12:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
      

1956 November 27:
   The circular postmark is 31–33 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   Corea post office is still in operation.