Brownfield Postal History
Oxford County, Maine

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

(updated 24 April 2021)


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



Postmarks from the town of Brownfield include:
Brownfield
Brownfield Centre
East Brownfield
North Brownfield
West Brownfield



Brownfield


1803 December 9:
   Brownfield post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1884 Septeber 26:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      
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1888 December 10: [year determined by contents of envelope]
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      
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date?:
   Brownfield post office.
      
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1935 May 14:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      
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1948 August 12 through 1949 December 16:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter.
         
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1965 March 3 through 1965 May 15:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter.
         
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today:
   Brownfield post office is still in operation.


East Brownfield


1872 April 24:
   East Brownfield post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1898 January 12:
   The circular postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter.
      
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1909 December 31:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 14–15 mm.
      
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date?:
   East Brownfield post office.
      
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1956 October 20:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 20–21 mm.
      
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1963 June 21:
   East Brownfield post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


West Brownfield


1829 January 5:
   West Brownfield post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1834 January 27:
   West Brownfield post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1891 March 27:
   West Brownfield post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1903 August 15:
   West Brownfield post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)