Readfield
Kennebec County, Maine

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

(updated 6 May 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Readfield include:
East Readfield
Kents Hill
Maranacook
Readfield (1)
Readfield (2)
Readfield Depot
Readville
Sanborndale



Kents Hill


1826 December 11:
   Kents Hill post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1878 March 25: [year determined from cover contents]
   The circular postmark is approximately 25 mm in diameter.
      

1991 February 2:
   The circular postmark is 31–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
      

1991 February 2:
   The circular postmark is approximately 22 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   Kents Hill post office is still in operation.


Maranaook


1891 June 19:
   Maranacook post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1939 December 28:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter.
      

1942 January 19:
   Maranacook post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1942 September 5:
   Maranacook post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1955 June 30:
   Maranacook post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)