Lincoln County, Maine

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

(updated 7 May 2019)

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

Postmarks from the town of Damariscotta include:


1876 February 14:
   Damariscotta post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1876 May 4:
   The earliest cancellations for Damariscotta were likely made by hand, called manuscript cancellations. Based on the correspondence inside, this cover was canceled less than three months after the post office opened.

1940? February 7:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.

1965 July 21:
   The circular cancellation is approximately 20 mm in diameter.

   Damariscotta post office is still in operation.