Sorrento Postal History
Hancock County, Maine

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

(updated 13 December 2020)

Thank you for the contributions to this page from James Husson.

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

Briefly, the history of this one is as follows:
1. Sorrento post office was established on 5 May 1888 and is still operating.

In 1914 there was one post offices in Sorrento: Sorrento. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
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Postmarks from the town of Sorrento include:


1888 May 5:
   Sorrento post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1927 July 29:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18 mm.
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1934 October 25:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter.
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1950 December 4:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
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1955 January 3:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter.
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   Sorrento post office. 16 Main Street; Sorrento, Maine  04677. Lat./Long.: N 44°28′24″ x W 68°10′58″.
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   Sorrento post office is still in operation.