Rockland Postal History
Knox County, Maine

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

(updated 29 October 2020)


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



Postmarks from the town of Rockland include:
East Thomaston
Rockland



East Thomaston


23 December 1824:
   East Thomaston post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1845 July 16:
   The circular postmark is too faint to measure accurately. (notation; letter)
      
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1847 June 22:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter [page 1], letter [page 2])
      
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1851 January 21:
   East Thomaston post office renamed as Rockland post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Rockland


1851 January 21:
   The former East Thomaston post office was renamed as Rockland post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1851? January 17:
   The blue circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      
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year? July 31:
   The blue circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. (letter)
      
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date?:
   Rockland post office.
      
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1913 April 28 through 1917 April 18:
   The circular postmark is 22–23 mm in diameter.
         
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1917 October 30 through 1924 November 22:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
         
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1939 December 4 through 1940 March 4:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
         
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1938 May 23 through 1947 November 10:
   The circular postmark is 20–22 mm in diameter.
         
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2020:
   Rockland post office. 21 Limerock Street, Suite 9998; Rockland, Maine  04841. Lat./Long.: N 44°06′07″ x W 69°06′36″
      
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today:
   Rockland post office is still in operation.