Winthrop
Kennebec County, Maine

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

(updated 6 September 2020)


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



Postmarks from the town of Winthrop include:
East Winthrop
Winthrop
Winthrop Center



East Winthrop


1829 December 26:
   East Winthrop post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

year? April 8:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      
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2020:
   East Winthrop post office. U. S. Route 202; East Winthrop, Maine 04343. Lat./Long.: N 44°18′34″ x W 69°53′06″.
      

today:
   East Winthrop post office is still in operation.


Winthrop


1794 October 1:
   Winthrop post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1837 September 30:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      
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1837 December 4:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      
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1841 November 5:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      
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1842 October 7:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter [page 1], letter [page 2])
      
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1843 January 18:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      
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1843 October 18:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter [page 1], letter [page 2], letter [page 3])
      
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1849 November 17:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      
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1853 May 1:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter. (letter)
      
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1854 November 24:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter. (letter [page 1], letter [page 2], letter [page 3])
      
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year? February 3:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      
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date?:
   Winthrop post office.
      
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1939 December 5 through 1946 June 15:
   The circular postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter.
         
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1946 June 15:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
      
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1946 December 9:
   The circular postmark is 21–22 mm in diameter.
      
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2017 November 19:
   The Winthrop post office (at 112 Main Street) was gutted by fire on 21 February 2017.
      
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2020:
   Winthrop post office (repaired after fire [see 2017 above]). 112 Maine Street; Winthrop, Maine 04364. Lat./Long.: N 44°15′36″ x W 69°58′23#8243;.
      
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today:
   Winthrop post office is still in operation.


Winthrop Center


1886 January 15:
   Winthrop Center post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1903 September 21:
   The circular postmark is approximately 29 mm in diameter.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1928 May 31:
   Winthrop Center post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)