Dexter
Penobscot County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine  04221
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(updated 2 April 2020)


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Postmarks from the town of Dexter include:
Dexter
North Dexter
Silver(s) Mills
South Dexter



Dexter

1819 January 2:
   Dexter post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1843 November 13: [year determined from enclosed letter]
   The circular postmark is approximately 26 mm in diameter. (letter [page 1]; letter [page 2])
      

1846? August 3:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      

1851 March 8:
   The circular postmark is approximately 29 mm in diameter. (letter)
      

1879 May 26: [year determined from reverse]
   The circular postmark is approximately 26 mm in diameter.
      

year May 29:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      

1895 September through 1908 July 10:
   The circular postmark is 27–29 mm in diameter.
         

1921 October 5:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

1927 July 15 through 1949 June 23:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
         

1940 August 28 through 1950 January 10:
   The circular postmark is 29–31 mm in diameter.
         

today:
   Dexter post office is still in operation.


Silver(s) Mills

1890 March 29:
   Silver(s) Mills post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1932 August 2:
   The circular postmark is 31–33 mm in diameter.
      

1938 December 3:
   The circular postmark is 31–33 mm in diameter.
      

1962 May 31:
   Silver(s) Mills post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)