Oxford County, Maine
a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine 04653
(updated 10 March 2019)
Thank you for the contributions to this page from the Strout family collection.
Postmarks from the town of Hartford include:
1831 December 28:
East Sumner post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)
1906 January 1:
Post card received in East Sumner and handstamped on New Year's Day. The circular East Sumner postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter. The circular postmark that ties the stamp to the post card has both the number of the day (1) and the unit's digit of the year (6) upside down.
1914 September 14:
The circular postmark is approximately 29 mm in diameter.
1938 April 4:
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 18–19 mm.
1966 December 30:
East Sumner post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)