Hope
Knox County, Maine

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

(updated 13 April)


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



Postmarks from the town of Hope include:
Hope
Hope Rur. Sta. Camden
North Hope
South Hope



Hope


1819 January 20:
   Hope post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1917 April 17:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is approximately 19 mm.
      

1964 December 30:
   Hope post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


South Hope


1848 August 22:
   South Hope post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1936 June 25:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19 mm.
      

1949 May 3 through 1949 August 3:
   The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is approximately 20 mm.
         

1956 March 16 through 1956 November 7:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 19–20 mm.
         

1957 June 30:
   South Hope post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)