Dixmont Postal History
Penobscot County, Maine

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

(updated 10 October 2021)


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



Postmarks from the town of Dixmont include:
Butman’s Mills
Collegetown
Dixmont
Dixmont Center
Dixmont Mills
East Dixmont
North Dixmont
North East Dixmont
Simpson Corner



Dixmont

1807 July 1:
   Dixmont post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1851 January 7:
   The circular postmark is approximately 26 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      
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date?:
   Dixmont post office.
      
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date?:
   Dixmont post office.
      
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1904 August 20:
   The circular postmark is 22–23 mm in diameter.
      
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1906 February 21:
   The circular postmark is 29 mm in diameter.
      
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1929 March 1 through 1934 October 18:
   The circular postmark is 31–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19󈞀 mm.
         
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date?:
   Dixmont post office.
      
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1945 November 19 through 1946 February 23:
   The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19–20 mm.
         
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1949 October 4:
   The circular postmark is approximately 33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is 19–20 mm.
      
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1952 August 1:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is approximately 18 mm.
      
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1956 November 29:
   The circular postmark is approximately 31–32 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is approximately 18 mm.
      
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2020:
   Dixmont post office. 975 Western Avenue; Dixmont, Maine 04932. Lat./Long.: N 44°40′22″ x W 69°08′58″
      
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today:
   Dixmont post office is still in operation.


Dixmont Center

1854 January 7:
   Dixmont Center post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1856 September 1:
   Dixmont Center post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1857 February 6:
   Dixmont Center post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1895 June 13:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.
      
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date:
   Dixmont Center post office.
      
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1935 August 31:
   Dixmont Center post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


North Dixmont

1831 February 2:
   North Dixmont post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

date?:
   North Dixmont post office.
      
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1939 August 8:
   The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four bars to the right of the circle is approximately 19 mm.
      
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1942 September 30:
   North Dixmont post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)