Peru 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 contributionns to this page from James Husson and from the Strout family collection.



Postmarks from the town of Peru include:
Dickvale
East Peru
Peru (1)
Peru (2)
West Peru



Dickvale


1880 October 6:
   Dickvale post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1895 December 17:
   The circular postmark is 28 mm in diameter.
      
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1898 April 22: [year given on reverse]
   The circular postmark is 28 mm in diameter.
      
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1904 November 10:
   Dickvale post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


East Peru


1865 December 20:
   East Peru post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1873 December 24:
   East Peru post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1874 January 26:
   East Peru post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

date?:
   East Peru post office.
      
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1989:
   East Peru post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Peru (1)


1833 February 25:
   Peru (1) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1898 June 16:
   The circular postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter.
      
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date?:
   Peru (1) post office.
      
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1932 October 4:
   The circular postmark is 30–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
      
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1939 December 9:
   The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
      
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1949 August 1:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter.
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1990 May:
   Peru (1) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Peru (2)


1990 June 19:
   Peru (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

2017 June 11:
   Peru (2) post office.
      
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today:
   Peru (2) post office is still in operation.


West Peru


1850 May 27:
   West Peru post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1949 April 29:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
      
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1950 February 20:
   The circular postmark is 29–31 mm in diameter.
      
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1990 June 19:
   West Peru post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)