Etna Postal History
Penobscot County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, ME  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 3 February 2020)


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



Postmarks from the town of Etna include:
Etna
Etna Centre
South Etna



Etna

1823 June 16:
   Etna post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1900 May 24:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      

1934 October 24:
   The circular postmark is 31–34 mm in diameter.
      

1937 October 14 through 1939 December 18:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm.
         

1939 December 11:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is approximately 19 mm.
      

today:
   Etna post office is still in operation.