Orono Postal History
Penobscot County, Maine

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

(updated 27 September 2020)


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



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



Orono

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

1838 June 20:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (letter)
      

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

1849 May 21:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter. (notation; letter)
      

1851 July 10:
   The circular postmark is approximately 29 mm in diameter. (notation; 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.
      

date?:
   Orono post office.
      

2020:
   Orono post office. 1 Bennoch Road; Orono, Maine  04473. Lat./Long.: N 44°53′02″ x W 68°40′23″
      

today:
   Orono post office is still in operation.