Southport
Lincoln County, Maine

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

(updated 31 August 2017)


Postmarks from the town of Southport include:
Capitol
Capitol Island
Capitol Island CPO Boothbay Harbor
Capitol Island Rur. Sta. Boothbay Harbor
Mouse Island
Newagen
Newagen CPO West Southport
Southport
Southport Rur. Br. Boothbay Harbor
Squirrel Island
Squirrel Island Rur. Br Boothbay Harbor
Squirrel Island CPO Boothbay Harbor
Townsend
West Southport



Capitol


1898 April 7:
   Capitol post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1941 June 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 18 mm.
      

1941 July 1:
   Capitol post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Capitol Island


1941 July 1:
   Capitol Island post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1942 August 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 18–19 mm.
      

1960 May 31:
   Capitol Island post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Newagen


1900 April 24:
   Newagen post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1936 August 24:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 20–21 mm.
      

1950 January 10:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
      

1996 March 31:
   Newagen post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Southport


1851 January 17:
   Southport post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1852 August 30:
   Southport post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1855 March 9:
   Southport post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

188- December 9:
   The circular postmark is approximately 24 mm in diameter.
      

1934 August:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is approximately 14 mm.
      

1963 June 21:
   Southport post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Squirrel Island


1872 June 11:
   Squirrel Island post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1873 March 3:
   Squirrel Island post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1880 April 9:
   Squirrel Island post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1936 August 27:
   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.
      

1949 through 1950 July 25:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter.
         

1965 September 22:
   The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19–20 mm.
      

1967 June 18:
   Squirrel Island post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)