Orono Postal History
Penobscot County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine  04221

(updated 6 February 2020)

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

Postmarks from the town of Orono include:
Orono Sta. No. 1
State College


1819 November 1:
   Orono post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1843 October 10:
   The circular postmark is […] mm in diameter. (letter)

year? June 26:
   The circular postmark is […] mm in diameter.

1893 October 21: [year determined from reverse]
   The circular postmark is 22–23 mm in diameter.

1938 March 15 through 1947 January 21:
   The circular postmark is 20–21 mm in diameter.

1939 December 5:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.

   Orono post office is still in operation.