Hallowell Postal History
Kennebec County, Maine

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

(updated 15 November 2020)


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



Postmarks from the town of Hallowell include:
Bodwell
Hallowell
Hallowell Hook



Hallowell


1797 October 1:
   Hallowell post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

year? March 29:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      

1833 June 18:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      

1833 June 21:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      

1836 June 18:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      

1836 July 27:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      

1836 October 22:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      

1837 or 1827? May 6:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation (1827); letter (1837))
      

year October 5:
   The circular postmark is 24–25 mm in diameter.
      

1840 April 9:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      

1841 October 31:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      

1842 March 26:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter (page 1), letter (page 2))
, letter (page 3), letter (page 4))
      

1842 July 28:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter (page 1), letter (page 2))
      

1843 June 16:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      

1843 June 21:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      

1844 May 3:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter (page 1), letter (page 2), letter (page 3))
      

1847 March 6:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      

1847 May 5:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      

1850 November 25:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      

1851 May 8:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter (page 1), letter (page 2))
      

1907 July 8:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.
      

1939 December 11:
   The circular postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter.
      

1937 December 23 through 1950 July 21:
   The machine cancellation circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
         

1962 June 21:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter. The rectangle containing “Hallowell’s 200th year” is 41–42 mm wide and 20–21 mm high.
      

2020:
   Hallowell post office. 95 Second Street; Hallowell, Maine  04347. Lat./Long.: N 44°17′14″ x W 69°47′27″
      

today:
   Hallowell post office is still in operation.