Gardiner Postal History
Kennebec County, Maine

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

(updated 16 November 2020)


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



Postmarks from the town of Gardiner include:
French’s Corner
Gardiner
Pittstown
South Gardiner
West Gardiner
West Gardiner Centre



Gardiner


1803 August:
   Gardiner post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1824 June 14:
   The circular postmark is approximately 24 mm in diameter. (letter [page 1], letter [page 2], letter [page 3])
      

1833 May 3:
   The outer circle of the postmark is 24–25 mm in diameter; the inner, approximately 15 mm. (notation; letter)
      

1835 February 14:
   The outer circle of the postmark is 24–25 mm in diameter; the inner, approximately 15 mm. (notation; letter)
      

1835 February 27:
   The outer circle of the postmark is 24–25 mm in diameter; the inner, approximately 15 mm. (notation; letter)
      

1835 September 12:
   The circular postmark is approximately 29 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      

1836 June 2
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      

1838 March 18:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      

1839 April 18:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter [page 1, top], letter [page 1, bottom], letter [page 2, top], letter [page 2, bottom], letter [page 3, top], letter [page 3, bottom], letter [page 4, top], letter [page 4, bottom], letter [page 5, top], letter [page 5, bottom], letter [page 6])
      

1842 October 4:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      

1843 June 10:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      

1845 December 22:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      

1846 May 31:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter [page 1], letter [page 2], letter [page 3])
      

1846 May 31:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter [page 1], letter [page 2], letter [page 3])
      

1847 April 8:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter [page 1], letter [page 2])
      

1847 May 27:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      

1847 September 5:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation)
      

1848 October 12:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      

1849 December 26:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      

1850 June 21:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter (page 1), letter (page 2), letter (page 3))
      

1850 July 1:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      

1851 February 1:
   The circular postmark is approximately 31 mm in diameter. (letter)
      

1874 May 18: [year determined from contents]
   The circular postmark is approximately 26 mm in diameter.
      

year? March 27:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      

year? July 31:
   The circular postmark is 18–19 mm in diameter.
      

1923 December 20:
   The circular postmark is 21–22 mm in diameter.
      

1936 August 11 through 1947 February 8:
   The circular postmark is approximately 20 mm in diameter.
         

1939 December 4:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
      

1947 January 8 through 1950 March 9:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
         

2020:
   Gardiner post office. 348 Water Street; Gardiner, Maine  04345. Lat./Long.: N 44°13′46″ x W 69°42′27″
      

today:
   Gardiner post office is still in operation.


South Gardiner


1870 February 8:
   South Gardiner post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1934 November 17:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      

1949 November 30:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
      

1950 October 30 through 1956 November 16:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
         

2020:
   South Gardiner post office. 681 River Road; South Gardiner, Maine  04359. Lat./Long.: N 44°11′03″ x W 69°45′25″
      

today:
   South Gardiner post office is still in operation.