Mexico Postal History
Oxford County, Maine

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

(updated 14 November 2021)


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


Postmarks from the town of Mexico include:
Hale
Holmantown
Mexico
Ridlonville



Hale


1893 July 27:
   Hale post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1894 July 6:
   The circular postmark is 28 mm in diameter. Target killer. Registered envelope.
      
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1895 January 31:
   Hale post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Mexico


1823:
   Mexico post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1898 June 15 through 1899 March 16:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
         
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1934 August 9:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
      
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1939 December 4:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter.
      
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1948 May 29 through 1949 October 17:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
         
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today:
   Mexico post office is still in operation.


Ridlonville


1897 June 5:
   Ridlonville post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1902 February 22:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      
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1939 December 8:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
      
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date?:
   Ridlonville post office.
      
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1949 August 16 through 1951 March 30:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
         
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1957 August 23:
   Ridlonville post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)