Bristol
Lincoln County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 15 July 2017)


Postmarks from the town of Bristol include:
Bristol (1)
Bristol (2)
Bristol Mills
Chamberlain
Christmas
Christmas Cove
Christmas Cove Rur. Sta. South Bristol
Dingley
Heron Island
Loudville
Loudville Rur. Br. Round Pond
New Harbor
Pemaquid
Pemaquid Beach
Pemaquid Harbor
Pemaquid Point
Pemaquid Point Rur. Br. New Harbor
Round Pond
South Bristol
Walpole
West Bristol



Bristol (2)


1843 Auugust 26:
   Bristol (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1934 June 26:
   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.
      

today:
   Bristol (2) post office is still in operation.


Chamberlain


1905 September 30:
   Chamberlain post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1935 August 16:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19–20 mm.
      

today:
   Chamberlain post office is still in operation.


Christmas Cove


1910 September 24:
   Christmas Cove post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1933 September 9:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19 mm.
      

1967 May 18:
   Christmas Cove post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Loudville


1908 July 11:
   Loudville post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1934 June 30:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19 mm.
      

1960 June 30:
   Loudville post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


New Harbor


1874 June 22:
   New Harbor post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1884 December 1-: (year determined from backstamp)
   The circular postmark is approximately 24 mm in diameter.
      

1933 December 18:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

1950 June 6:
   The circular postmark is 31–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19 mm.
      

today:
   New Harbor post office is still in operation.


Pemaquid


1835 January 3:
   Pemaquid post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1891 January 15:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      

1935 July 8:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19 mm.
      

1987 December:
   Pemaquid post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Pemaquid Beach


1890 April 15:
   Pemaquid Beach post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1935 September 2:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter.
      

1980 April 8:
   Pemaquid Beach post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Pemaquid Harbor


1897 July 7:
   Pemaquid Harbor post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1935 August 12:
   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.
      

1980 April 8:
   Pemaquid Harbor post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Pemaquid Point


1901 August 23:
   Pemaquid Point post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1935 August 15:
   The circular postmark is 31–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19 mm.
      

1967 May 19:
   Pemaquid Point post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Round Pond


1850 April 19:
   Round Pond post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1937 August 12:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19 mm.
      

1950 January 3 through 1950 February 10:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19–20 mm.
         

today:
   Round Pond post office is still in operation.


South Bristol


1863 March 11:
   South Bristol post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1897 January 26:
   The circular postmark is approximately 28 mm in diameter.
      

1949 September 15 through 1949 September 22:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19 mm.
         

today:
   South Bristol post office is still in operation.