Otisfield
Oxford County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 6 March 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Otisfield include:
Bolsters Mills
East Otisfield
Oaks
Otisfield
Otisfield Gore
South Otisfield (1)
South Otisfield (2)



Bolsters Mills

1829 May 23:
   Post office opened as Bolster Mills. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1852:
   Postmaster: Wyatt Turner. (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1893 September 1:
   Spelling changed to Bolsters Mills. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1907 August 15:
   Bolsters Mills post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1909 August 30:
   Bolsters Mills post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1950 July 13 through 1956 October 11:
   The circular postmark is 31–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18 mm.
         

1968 December 31:
   Bolsters Mills post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)