South Thomaston Postal History
Knox County, Maine

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

(updated 2 January 2021)


Thank you for the contributions to this page from James Husson.



Postmarks from the town of South Thomaston include:
Owls Head
Spruce Head



Owls Head


1836 May 3:
   Owls Head post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1838 December 8:
   Owls Head post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1840 February 7:
   Owls Head post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1841 July 20:
   Owls Head post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1854 July 5:
   Owls Head post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1868 August 18:
   Owls Head post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1884 June 20:
   Owls Head post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1934 December 17:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 13 mm.
      
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   Owls Head post office.
      
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   Owls Head post office. 5 Main Street; Owls Head, Maine  04854. Lat./Long.: N 44°04′57″ x W 69°03′26″
      
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today:
      Owls Head post office is still in operation.


Spruce Head


1880 March 4:
   Spruce Head post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1941 December 19:
   The circular postmark is 31–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the five bars to the right of the circle is 25–26 mm.
      
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7 December 2020:
   Spruce Head post office. 11 Post Office Road; Spruce Head, Maine  04859. Lat./Long.: N 44°00′35″ x W 69°07′55″
      
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today:
      Spruce Head post office is still in operation.