Kennebec County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 400 - Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 - 207-266-5748

(updated 5 July 2014)

Postmarks from the town of China include:
Dirigo (1)
Harlem (1)
Harlem (2)
South China
Weeks Mills
West China


1818 June 25:
   China post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

   postmaster: Oliver W. Washburn. (source: Maine Register, and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1932 January 7:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter. The elliptical cancellation to the right of the postmark is approximately 26 mm high and is composed of seven parallel line segments and two endcaps. The first day of issue for this stamped envelope (U525) was 1 January 1932.

   The China post office is still in operation.