Newport Postal History
Penobscot County, Maine

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

(updated 9 September 2020)


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



Postmarks from the town of Newport include:
East Newport
Newport
North Newport



East Newport

1839 December 11:
   East Newport post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1855 October 18:
   East Newport post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1855 December 4:
   East Newport post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1894 October 30 through 1896 December 23: [full dates obtained from reverse]
   The circular postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter.
         

2020:
   East Newport post office. 679 Elm Street; East Newport, Maine. 04933. Lat./Long.: N 44°49′10″ x W 69°13′13″
      

today:
   East Newport post office is still in operation.


Newport

1818 January 23:
   Newport post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1932 March 1 through 1933 May 16:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.
         

1939 December 11:
   The circular postmark is 30–31 mm in diameter.
      

2020:
   Newport post office. 85 Main Street; Newport, Maine. 04953. Lat./Long.: N 44°50′08″ x W 69°16′51″
      

today:
   Newport post office is still in operation.