Exeter
Penobscot County, Maine

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

(updated 14 July 2020)


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



Postmarks from the town of Exeter include:
East Exeter
Exeter
Exeter Mills
Hill’s Corner
South Exeter



East Exeter

1855 February 16:
   East Exeter post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1896 October 19:
   East Exeter post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1897 January 18:
   East Exeter post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1900 December(?) 25:
   The circular postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter.
      
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1904 June 30:
   East Exeter post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Exeter

1824 May 1:
   Exeter post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1867 December 2: [year determined from contents]
   The circular postmark is 24–25 mm in diameter.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

date?:
   Exeter post office.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1956 October:
   The circular postmark is 30–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle si 18 mm.
      
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today:
   Exeter post office is still in operation.


South Exeter

1854 March 16:
   South Exeter post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1855 January 3:
   South Exeter post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1855 February 16:
   South Exeter post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1892 November 28:
   South Exeter post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1892 December 29:
   South Exeter post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1896 February 21: [year determined from receiving stamp on reverse]
   The circular postmark is 25–27 mm in diameter.
      
      (click on image to enlarge)

1908 February 15:
   South Exeter post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)