Charleston Postal History
Penobscot County, Maine

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

(updated 1 December 2020)


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




Postmarks from Charleston include:
Charleston
Eagle (1)
New Charleston
South Charleston
West Charleston



Charleston

1827 November 5:
   Charleston post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1840 April 13:
   Manuscript postmark. (letter [page 1, top]; letter [page 1, bottom]; letter [page 2, top]; letter [page 2, bottom]; letter [page 3, top]; letter [page 3, bottom])
      

1884 February through 1885 March 11:
   The outermost circle of the postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter; the innermost, 16–17 mm.
         

1932 February 8:
   The circular postmark is 30–32 mm in diameter.
      

1945 October 30:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

2020:
   Charleston post office. 33 Charleston Road; Charleston, Maine  04422. Lat./Long.: N 45°05′08″ x W 69°02′13″
      

today:
   Charleston post office is still in operation.


West Charleston

1832 March 14:
   West Charleston post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

18-- November 14:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
      

1904 February 13:
   West Charleston post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)