Newcastle
Lincoln County, Maine

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

(updated 29 August 2017)


Postmarks from the town of Newcastle include:
Dyer's River
East Newcastle
Newcastle
North Newcastle
Rosicrucian
Sheepscott
Sheepscott Bridge
Sheepscott Rur. Br. Wiscasset
South Newcastle



East Newcastle


1890 August 19:
   East Newcastle post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1902 April:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      

1909 December 31:
   East Newcastle post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Newcastle


1794 October 1:
   Newcastle post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1933 December 22:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   Newcastle post office is still in operation.


North Newcastle


1857 July 23:
   North Newcastle post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1905 December 2-:
   The circular postmark is approximately 28 mm in diameter.
      

1946 June 30:
   North Newcastle post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Sheepscott


1810:
   Sheepscott post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1820 December 29:
   Sheepscott post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1894 May 26:
   Sheepscott post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1904 February 24:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter. Note spelling of Sheepscot (with one "t").
      

1935 January 21:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter.
      

1965 April 7:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is approximately 20 mm.
      

1966 July 30:
   Sheepscott post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)