Owls Head
Knox County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 400 - Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
info@vfthomas.com - 207-266-5748

(updated 17 July 2014)


Postmarks from the town of Owls Head include:
Ashpoint / Ash Point



Ashpoint / Ash Point


1884 September 5:
   Ash Point (two words) post office opened. (Source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1933 May 12:
   This cover from 1933 bore the one-word name "Ashpoint". Compare with the later (1939) postmark below with the two-word name "Ash Point". Research is needed to determine if an official name change occurred or whether there was a period of time during which both spellings were used. The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter. The horizontal bars to the right of the circle are just over 4 mm apart on center.
      

1939 September 26:
   This cover from 1939 bore the two-word name "Ash Point". Compare with the earlier (1933) postmark above with the one-word name "Ashpoint". Research is needed to determine if an official name change occurred or whether there was a period of time during which both spellings were used. The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter. The horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm apart on center.
      

1944 August 31:
   Ashpoint (one word) post office closed. (Source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)